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DNA damage can help protect the body from infection


April 1st, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 01(ANI): Researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences have offered the first evidence that DNA damage can lead to the regulation of inflammatory responses, the body's reaction to ... Read more...

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Variant form of immune receptor gene ‘ups lupus risk in men’


September 3rd, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 3 (ANI): A new research has discovered that males with a variant form of the immune receptor gene 'Toll Like Receptor 7 (TLR7)' are more likely to develop the autoimmune ... 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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Trigger to early, effective antibody response discovered


July 7th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): American scientists have discovered a trigger that induces B cells to produce effective and long-lived antibodies early in the immune response.The researchers at National Jewish Health found ... Read more...

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Friendly gut bacteria can help fight infection


August 20th, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): Scientists from UT Southwestern Medical Centre have discovered friendly human gut bacteria that helps initiate body's defence mechanisms to fight parasitic infection toxoplasmosis.The bacteria triggers defence against Toxoplasma ... Read more...

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Key culprits in lupus disease identified


June 30th, 2009 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): Scripps Research Institute researchers have identified three new proteins that play a role in the development of lupus erythematosus (or lupus), a chronic inflammatory disease that can affect ... Read more...

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Scientists find novel way of boosting newborns’ immune responses


June 13th, 2009 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 13 (ANI): Newborns have immature immune system which makes them highly vulnerable to infections. Now, researchers from Children's Hospital Boston claim to have found a novel way to enhance innate ... Read more...

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Flu virus can cripple immune systems, trigger pneumonia


May 5th, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 5 (IANS) Flu virus can cripple the immune systems of otherwise healthy individuals, triggering infections like pneumonia, even as swine flu continues unabated. Kathleen Sullivan, study co-author, who heads the ... Read more...

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Why flu may affect some more severely than others


May 5th, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): With the swine flu turning into a global pandemic, scientists have now discovered important clues about why influenza is more severe in some people than it is in ... Read more...

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New therapeutic target for rheumatoid arthritis identified


November 6th, 2008 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 6 (ANI): Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery have identified a new therapeutic target that can be used for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.The research team found that manipulating ... Read more...

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Scientists discover gene that protects against bacterial attack


October 29th, 2008 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): A Dutch researcher has unravelled a genetic defence mechanism that combats the lethal bacteria Burkholderia pseudomallea bacterium suitable for bioweapons.The research by Joost Wiersinga from AMC ... Read more...

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Mechanism behind immune system suppression may harbour HIV cure


October 18th, 2008 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 18 (ANI): Researchers from the Scripps Research Institute claim to have uncovered the mechanism how viral infections inhibited the production of vital immune system proteins, opening up avenues for ... Read more...

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Good gut bacteria may help body combat infections


October 3rd, 2008 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 3 (ANI): The DNA of so-called "good bacteria," which normally thrives in the intestines, could help the human body in fighting infections, according to a new study. The findings of ... Read more...

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Why not all HIV progresses to AIDS in non-human primates


September 17th, 2008 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 17 (ANI): A team of scientists from Yerkes National Primate Research Center and the Emory Vaccine Center has reached a step closer to determining why SIV and HIV infection ... Read more...

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How common vaccine ingredient protects against infectious diseases


May 22nd, 2008 - 2:07 pm ICT by admin
London, May 22 (ANI): In a new research funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), scientists have explained how a common ingredient in many vaccines, stimulates and ... Read more...

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Molecular switch may help limit leading cause of premature babies death


December 3rd, 2007 - 12:51 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Dec 3 (ANI): Scientists have revealed that by blocking signals from a key molecular receptor that normally switches on the intestines immune response may help reverse necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a ... Read more...

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