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New `promising` malaria vaccine developed

Last Updated: Monday, December 02, 2013, 14:13

A novel new malaria vaccine has been developed by Oxford scientists and has shown promising results in the first clinical trial.

New `alarm signal` to give alerts on recurring cancer

Last Updated: Monday, November 18, 2013, 20:44

Researchers have designed an `alarm signal` for the immune system which offers an "invaluable" early warning of recurring cancer.

Nanosensors can be placed in body for a year to examine nitric oxide molecules

Last Updated: Monday, November 04, 2013, 17:39

In an attempt to measure nitric oxide molecules, which carry messages within the brain and coordinate immune system functions, researchers have created a nanosensor that can monitor it in living animals for more than a year.

Staphylococcus bacteria may be culprit behind eczema

Last Updated: Monday, November 04, 2013, 15:30

Researchers have claimed that a toxin produced by the common bacteria Staphylococcus aureus -known as "staph" - causes immune-system cells in the skin to react in a way that produces eczema-like rashes.

Why newborns get sick so often

Last Updated: Friday, November 01, 2013, 11:10

A new study has suggested that newborns are lacking in the toll-like receptor 3 (TLR3) that recognizes different viruses and mediates immune response to these viruses

How cancer`s `invisibility cloak` works

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 19:18

T cell researchers have discovered how a lipid secreted by cancer tumours stops the immune system from mounting an immune response against it.

How sleep loss adversely affects immune system

Last Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013, 13:31

Researchers have identified the genes that are most susceptible to sleep deprivation and are examining if these genes are involved in the regulation of the immune system.

Flu virus infects host by wiping out immune system cells

Last Updated: Monday, October 21, 2013, 14:22

Scientists have discovered that flu virus infects its host by first wiping off the immune system`s cells, which are best equipped to neutralize the virus.

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