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Scientists identify potential drug to block AIDS

Last Updated: Thursday, December 26, 2013, 18:44

Scientists have identified an existing anti-inflammatory drug that in laboratory tests blocked the death of immune system`s cells which occurs as an HIV infection leads to AIDS.

Flu vaccine more effective for women than men: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 10:15

The flu vaccine is generally less effective for men than for women, scientists said in a study Monday, tracing the effect to higher levels of testosterone that curb the immune response.

New drug target to help fight malaria identified

Last Updated: Thursday, November 28, 2013, 13:22

A team of researchers has identified a key metabolic enzyme that is required by the common malaria parasites at all stages of its life cycle for survival in humans.

Universal dengue vaccine closer to reality

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 14, 2013, 11:21

A new strategy has been developed that cripples the ability of the dengue virus to escape the host immune system.

`300 mn suffering from asthma globally`

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 09:53

Around 300 million people in the world are suffering from asthma and the figure can rise to 400 million by 2025, says the World Allergy Organisation.

Immunologists rule out virus` role in mental illness

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 01, 2012, 13:11

Immunologists have ruled out the role of Borna disease virus in bipolar depression, schizophrenia, etc.

Coming soon: A jab to cure cat allergies!

Last Updated: Saturday, April 02, 2011, 00:00

The new vaccine which will protect against the itching, sneezing and watering eyes.

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