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Deceptive protein helping bacteria dodge immune system found

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 15:41

A clever protein that helps bacteria misdirect our immune system holds promise for new and effective antibacterial drugs.

Viral infections may soon be history

Last Updated: Sunday, February 02, 2014, 11:34

Scientists have identified a mechanism how some viruses protect themselves from the immune system`s efforts to stop infections.

Poor sleep speeds cancer growth

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 18:52

Poor-quality sleep marked by frequent awakenings can speed cancer growth and increase tumour aggressiveness, a new study has warned.

Protein discovery to aid HIV vaccine development

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 18:09

Scientists have determined the structure of a key part of the HIV envelope protein, an advance that brings an HIV vaccine closer to reality.

How body`s immune system fights off malaria

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 11:49

By using a strain of mice that mimics many of the features of the human immune system and can be infected with the most common human form of the malaria parasite, a team of scientists has identified a key host defense mechanism.

Men with high testosterone more likely to get the flu

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 20:34

Scientists have found that high testosterone levels in men are linked to poor immune response to a flu vaccine, offering a possible explanation for why men are more vulnerable to infections of all kinds.

Wolfberries help protect against flu virus

Last Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2013, 15:13

A new study of older mice has found that Wolfberries show reduced risk for flu virus when combined with influenza vaccine.

Foods with Zinc can fight Diabetes Mellitus

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 13:51

Zinc is an essential mineral required by the body for maintaining a healthy immune system, building proteins, triggering enzymes, and creating DNA. Besides that zinc can aid in normalizing the negative effects of diabetes mellitus. According to a study, zinc has been shown to alleviate the harmful effects of diabetes by improving glycemic control in type I and type II diabetes.

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