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Scientists figure out why foetus is not rejected


June 10th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 10 (IANS) An important discovery seems to answer a question that has long perplexed scientists - why a mother's immune system does not reject a developing foetus as ... Read more...

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Potent new vaccine found effective against Alzheimer’s


June 8th, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, June 8 (IANS) People ravaged by Alzheimer's can now look forward to a potent new vaccine that can help them overcome the severely debilitating and complex conditions of the ... Read more...

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Clue to early diagnosis of pregnancy-related disease


May 16th, 2012 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 16 (IANS) Doctors will now be able to identify early on whether a mother will develop pre-eclampsia, the most common and severe pregnancy-related disease, a study says. "It ... Read more...

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Exposure to dirt in childhood promotes immunity


March 26th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 26 (IANS) The concept of exposing infants to germs in order to build up immunity is known as the hygiene hypothesis. Now, researchers of Brigham and Women's Hospital ... Read more...

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Discovery could prevent deaths from severe flu outbreaks


March 1st, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 1 (IANS) Researchers have stumbled on a new discovery that may help prevent deaths from severe flu outbreaks and also lung injuries, especially among seemingly healthy people.Specifically, the ... Read more...

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‘Pep talk’ can revive exhausted immune cells: Study


December 14th, 2011 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) Chronic infections stay on because they wear the immune system out, which immunologists describe as exhaustion. Yet exhausted immune cells can be revived by introduction of ... Read more...

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New cell type boosts immunity to infection


November 30th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 30 (IANS) A new type of cell actually boosts the body's ability to fight off infections and threatening diseases, reveals a study.It recognises lipid antigens, or foreign molecules, ... Read more...

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Super microscope helps pinpoint our immunity ’switch’


June 6th, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 6 (IANS) Scientists have pinpointed the exact molecular 'switch' which spurs T-cells into activating our immune system against the invasion of germs, thanks to the only super microscope ... Read more...

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Blame your gut for your skin allergies


May 3rd, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): According to a new study, many children with atopic dermatitis also have food allergies, and in the course of skin contact with food allergens, the disease can worsen.Atopic ... Read more...

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Neutralizing cytokine GM-CSF can halt multiple sclerosis


April 25th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 25 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the neutralization of the cytokine GM-CSF could halt the development of multiple sclerosis.In a major breakthrough in the battle against the ... Read more...

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New fusion molecule ‘empowers immune system to fight cancer’


April 13th, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): Scientists are one step closer to tap the body's own resources to fight cancer.Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center have developed a molecule that lies dormant ... Read more...

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‘Immune profile’ may guide chemotherapy for breast cancer


April 4th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 4 (ANI): US researchers have discovered a new way to predict breast cancer survival based on an 'immune profile' - the relative levels of three types of immune cells within ... Read more...

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New drug target for inflammatory bowel disease found


April 1st, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 1 (ANI): Scientists have identified IL-23, a cytokine used by the immune system to ward off disease, as a major contributor to the inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).The new discovery raises ... Read more...

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Vaccine to treat cat allergy developed


April 1st, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 01(ANI): Researchers at McMaster University have developed a new vaccine that could successfully treat cat allergies, promising relief to those who suffer from itching, watering eyes and sneezing.Immunologist Mark ... Read more...

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Cause of fatal inflammation of the heart muscle found


March 30th, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 30 (ANI): Scientists have found that inflammations of the heart muscle are caused by attacks of a specific type of immune cells.These immune cells attack the body's own tissue ... Read more...

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Novel immune therapy for pancreatic cancer discovered


March 25th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 25 (ANI): A novel way of treating pancreatic cancer by activating the immune system to destroy the cancer's scaffolding has been discovered by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania's Abramson ... Read more...

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Friendly bacteria help fend off flu: Study


March 15th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 15 (ANI): Researchers have discovered that friendly bacteria not only help in digestion, but also fight against the flu.Akiko Iwasaki, an immunologist at Yale University, and her colleagues treated mice ... Read more...

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New study offers hope to those with multiple sclerosis


February 24th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): A new study conducted by researchers at Wayne State University's School of Medicine has offered hope to people with multiple sclerosis.Harley Tse, associate professor of immunology and microbiology ... Read more...

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Vaccine-delivering nanoparticles may help fight HIV, malaria


February 23rd, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 23 (ANI): Engineers at MIT have come up with a new type of nanoparticle that could safely and effectively deliver vaccines for diseases such as HIV and malaria.The new particles ... Read more...

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How reovirus kills cancer cells


February 21st, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): A new study has found a virus that can help treat cancer.Reoviruses are successfully being used in clinical trials to treat patients with cancer.Not only does the ... Read more...

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Bioengineered protein may help fight leukemia


February 19th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Scientists have announced a breakthrough discovery in understanding how the body fights leukemia.They have identified a protein called CD19-ligand (CD19-L) located on the surface of certain white blood ... Read more...

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Now, a universal vaccine that kills all strains of flu virus


February 7th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 7 (ANI): Oxford University scientists have successfully tested a universal flu vaccine that could work against all known strains of the illness.The treatment-using a new technique and tested for the ... Read more...

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Key gene helps virus sabotage immune system


January 6th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 6 (IANS) A key gene helps viruses sabotage the immune system by making them 'invisible' and spreading infections.Immunologists from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Australia with the University ... Read more...

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Cellular mechanism behind chronic inflammation, type 2 diabetes identified


December 22nd, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have uncovered the cellular mechanism responsible for chronic inflammation and type 2 diabetes.They demonstrated that certain T cells require input ... Read more...

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Catching flu early can protect you from asthma later


December 15th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 15 (IANS) Catching viruses such as flu when you're younger could protect you from developing allergies later in life, says a new study.Kids today are far too 'clean' for their ... Read more...

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‘Fountain of youth’ pill may restore aging immune system


December 14th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): Scientists have found an existing medication that restores key elements of the immune system that, when out of balance, lead to a steady decline in immunity and health ... Read more...

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How TB bacteria to survive in infected organs


December 7th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): Indian researchers at the International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology in New Delhi, have identified how tuberculosis bacteria thrive in infected organs.Tuberculosis, caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium ... Read more...

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How swallowing worms can heal ulcerative colitis


December 2nd, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): A man who swallowed worm eggs to relieve symptoms of ulcerative colitis has shed new light on how worms promote healing in the intestine.The study also identifies ... Read more...

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Scientists use patient’s tumor to form cancer vaccine


November 25th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): Scientists have come up with a novel way to approach cancer treatment.They say that a new process for creating a personalized vaccine may become a crucial tool in ... Read more...

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How a drop of blood can reveal your age


November 23rd, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 23 (ANI): Researchers based in the Netherlands have reported a genetic signature for a person's age - to within a decade or so - in a type of white blood ... Read more...

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How some people control HIV infection naturally


November 5th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 05 (ANI): The rare ability of some individuals to control HIV infection without the need for medications may be explained by the tiny variants in a protein that alerts the ... Read more...

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Protein ‘bullet’ guns down cancer cells


November 2nd, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 2 (IANS) A protein 'bullet' fired by immune system cells, known as perforin, can gun down cancer cells, researchers say.Scientists used a powerful electron microscope to see how perforin blasts ... Read more...

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New discovery shows promise for type 1 diabetes treatment


October 6th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): A research team has identified the role of a type of T cell discovered in 2005 in type 1 diabetes that may lead to new treatments for childhood ... Read more...

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Gut-invading worms befriend enemy T cells to trick immune system


September 28th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 28 (ANI): Worms that attack our guts dodge the immune system by inducing the development of suppressive T cells, according to a study.Immune T cells are essential for the ... Read more...

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Non-stick protein coating in semen cuts HIV infection


September 24th, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 24 (ANI): The non-stick coating of protein in semen cuts the rate of infection of immune cells by HIV, a new study has found.The new material is a potential ... Read more...

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