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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 essential for immune recognition and response to viral infection identified

Last Updated: Monday, November 25, 2013, 14:57

Researchers have identified an immune cell protein that is critical to setting off the body`s initial response against viral infection.

How staph toxin disarms immune system

Last Updated: Sunday, October 20, 2013, 19:13

Researchers have found a new mechanism by which the deadly Staphylococcus aureus bacteria attack and kill off immune cells.

Fat-forming cell helps repair muscles after injury

Last Updated: Saturday, April 20, 2013, 11:42

Researchers at UC San Francisco have discovered that muscle repair requires the action of two types of cells better known for causing inflammation and forming fat.

Culprit behind hardening of arteries identified

Last Updated: Saturday, March 23, 2013, 17:45

A team of researchers have now identified a microRNA that plays a prominent role in Atherosclerosis - an inflammatory reaction which is the root of the most common forms of cardiovascular disease - and offers a promising target for new therapies.

White blood cells play key role in controlling red blood cell levels

Last Updated: Monday, March 18, 2013, 16:27

Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have found that macrophages – white blood cells that play a key role in the immune response – also help to both produce and eliminate the body`s red blood cells (RBCs).

Magnets `can help the body fight off prostate cancer`

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 09, 2011, 13:28

A team at the University of Sheffield in Britain, in fact, claims to be developing a treatment for prostate cancer, which uses a magnetic force to help the human body`s own cells destroy tumours.

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