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How dengue virus enters cells found

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 14:27

Scientists have unveiled the mechanism behind how dengue enters cells of our immune system, a finding that could help develop vaccine for the deadly virus.

Blocking key molecule key to curb autoimmune disease: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 14:30

Scientists have discovered a key molecule that holds promise for people who suffer from chronic inflammation as their immune systems overreact to `self` tissue.

Immune system `overdrive` in pregnant women linked to brain damage in male kids

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 15:45

A team of researchers has revealed that fetal mice- especially males- show signs of brain damage that lasts into their adulthood when they are exposed in the womb to a maternal immune system kicked into high gear by a serious infection or other malady.

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.

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