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Thymus cells successfully transformed into skin cells


August 19th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 19 (ANI): Swiss researchers have successfully transformed cells taken from the thymus into skin cells - a discovery that may have important ramifications for the field of organ regeneration.The findings ... Read more...

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Why nickel causes allergies in humans


August 16th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 16 (ANI): German researchers have finally traced the reason for allergies caused by nickel.Researchers at University of Giessen, Germany found that the metal directly activates a member of the family ... Read more...

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White button mushrooms ‘keep immune system healthy’


July 30th, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): White button mushrooms enhance the activity of critical cells in the body's immune system, Agricultural Research Service (ARS)-funded scientists have found.The animal-model and cell-culture study was conducted at ... Read more...

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Now, a quick and affordable microfluidic HIV test


July 17th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 17 (ANI): A researcher at UC Davis has developed a "lab on a chip" device for HIV testing, which is quick and pocket friendly.Biomedical engineer Prof. Alexander Revzin's microfluidic ... Read more...

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Changes in fat cells linked to diabetes


July 7th, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): A new research from the University of Cincinnati (UC) suggests that cellular changes in fat tissue-not the immune system-lead to the 'hyperinflammation' characteristic of obesity-related glucose intolerance and ... Read more...

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American Scientists Create HIV Resistant Stem Cells To Counter AIDS


July 5th, 2010 - 7:16 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Paris, July 5, (THAINDIAN NEWS) American scientists have been successful in creating HIV resistant cells which might play a significant role in the future in utilizing gene therapy to control ... Read more...

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US scientists create HIV-resistant cells


July 3rd, 2010 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, July 3 (IANS) American scientists have created HIV-resistant cells that could one day pave the way for controlling the virus without using harsh anti-retroviral drugs. Scientists at the Keck School of ... Read more...

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Cancer drug may help treat arthritis, multiple sclerosis


July 1st, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): A drug already available for treating cancer could also help in the treatment of a range of inflammatory diseases like arthritis, multiple sclerosis, inflammatory bowel disease, and lupus, ... Read more...

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Why some monkeys are resistant to AIDS


June 30th, 2010 - 7:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): Scientists may have found an answer to why some monkeys don't develop AIDS, despite being infected by the simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), the monkey equivalent of HIV.The findings ... Read more...

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Peptide that triggers diabetes in mice identified


June 17th, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): The precise protein fragment, or peptide, that can trigger diabetes in mice has been identified, thanks to researchers at National Jewish Health and the University of Colorado Anschutz ... Read more...

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Herpes vaccine edges closer to reality


June 16th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 16 (IANS) With an aim to developing vaccines for Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) that causes serious brain disease and infections in newborns, scientists are researching on how immune cells behave ... Read more...

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Scientists develop new method to produce natural killer cells for cancer


June 11th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): Scientists have come up with a novel method to produce cells that kill tumour cells in the lab and prevent tumours forming in mouse models of cancer.Although ... Read more...

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Experimental vaccine protects monkeys from Ebola virus


May 22nd, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 22 (IANS) An experimental vaccine protects monkeys from not only the two of the deadliest Ebola virus species, but also against a newer Ebola variant BEBOV, identified in 2007. Ebola symptoms ... Read more...

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Spaceflight compromises immune system of astronauts


May 15th, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 15 (ANI): Spaceflight takes a toll on the genes controlling immune and stress response, which apparently leads to more sickness among astronauts, according to a new study.Astronauts are known to ... Read more...

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Enhancing cellular immunity against influenza virus


May 11th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 11 (ANI): Researchers at the Trudeau Institute, New York, have identified two key signalling components that may help enhance cellular immunity against influenza virus.David L. Woodland, project leader and president ... Read more...

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Why some people with HIV develop AIDS and others don’t


May 6th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 6 (ANI): Scientists are a step closer to understanding why some people with HIV develop full-blown AIDS, and others don't.Researchers in Massachusetts and California say that the answer lies in ... Read more...

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How immune system’s T cells boost learning


May 4th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A new research has revealed how the immune system's T cells can impact learning and memory.Stress, sickness and depression can generate inflammation in the brain, which is detrimental ... Read more...

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Low-calorie diet helps lose weight, boosts immunity


April 30th, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): People who follow a low-calorie diet or a very low-calorie diet not only lose weight, but also significantly enhance their immune response, concludes a new study.The study may ... Read more...

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Low calorie diet checks weight, boosts immunity


April 30th, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 30 (IANS) A low-calorie diet not only checks weight but also boosts immunity, according to a recent study. The study led by Simin Nikbin Meydani, director of the Jean Mayer USDA ... Read more...

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Laughter is good exercise for promoting health


April 28th, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 28 (IANS) Laughter is as good as exercise in promoting health and a sense of well-being, a new study says. Lee S. Berk, preventive care specialist and researcher at Loma Linda ... Read more...

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New one-off treatment may help cure rheumatoid arthritis


April 12th, 2010 - 2:33 am ICT by IANS
London, April 12 (IANS) British scientists claim to have developed one-off treatment which could potentially help cure rheumatoid arthritis. The crippling joint disease is triggered by attacks from the body's own ... Read more...

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Researchers cure type 1 diabetes in mice


April 9th, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): Scientists at University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada, have successfully cured mice with type 1 diabetes using a sophisticated nanotechnology-based "vaccine".They have also slowed the onset of the ... Read more...

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Vitamin D vital for activating our immune defenses


March 8th, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 8 (ANI): Vitamin D plays an important role in activating our immune defenses against infectious diseases like flu, says a new study.According to the research, without sufficient intake of the ... Read more...

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Genetic links to celiac disease identified


March 1st, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 1 (ANI): British scientists have identified new genetic links to celiac disease.According to the researchers, these latest findings could speed the way towards improved diagnostics and treatments for the autoimmune ... Read more...

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New therapy for relapsing multiple sclerosis shows promise


February 17th, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): Patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis who combine standard treatment with doses of a humanized monoclonal antibody called daclizumab might develop fewer new or enlarged brain lesions than if ... Read more...

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Molecular switch that triggers allergic response in humans identified


January 21st, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): A new American research on human cells has found a molecule thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP), which directs immune cells to develop the ability to generate an allergic response. ... Read more...

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Herpes med does not cut HIV transmission risk


January 21st, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 21 (ANI): Acyclovir, a drug widely used as a safe and effective treatment taken twice daily to suppress herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2), does not reduce the risk of HIV transmission ... Read more...

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Stem cells can be engineered to kill HIV


December 9th, 2009 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): For the first time, researchers have been successful in demonstrating that human blood stem cells can be engineered into cells that can target and kill HIV-infected cells - ... Read more...

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Living like a pig could actually be good for health


November 28th, 2009 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 28 (ANI): Ever thought of being as dirty as a pig? Well, such a lifestyle could be helpful, says a research that has shown how dirty piglets obtain 'friendly' bacteria ... Read more...

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Obesity increases risk for HIV patients


November 25th, 2009 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 25 (ANI): Obesity can increase risk among people with HIV, according to a new study.The study has shown that antiretroviral therapy may not be as effective on obese HIV patients ... Read more...

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Why inflammation ravages ex-smokers’ lungs


October 29th, 2009 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): Scientists from Baylor College of Medicine claim to have unravelled the mystery behind why inflammation still ravages lungs of some smokers who have kicked the habit years ago.They ... Read more...

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Sperm may play a lead role in HIV spread


October 27th, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): A new study has shown that HIV can be transmitted by sperm and not just semen.It is well known that during sexual intercourse, HIV-infected men transmit HIV through ... Read more...

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HIV-1 treatment during pregnancy can prevent transmission to newborns


October 17th, 2009 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 17 (ANI): In what could be good news to hundreds of HIV positive pregnant women, a new study by American researchers has found that mothers receiving antiretroviral therapy (HAART) to ... Read more...

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Natural killer cells help keep immune system in balance


October 2nd, 2009 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 2 (IANS) Natural killer (NK) cells, part of our immune system, kill cells infected with a given virus. Researchers have now found that the cells also help keep T-cells from ... Read more...

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Scientists use immune system to reduce prostate cancer risk


September 24th, 2009 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 24 (ANI): Researchers from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Centre have found a novel way to reduce the genetic risk of prostate cancer.Typically, vaccines are based on specific antigens ... Read more...

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