'Humanized' mice antibody may help cure Sudan ebolavirus

A new study has revealed that a "humanized' version of an antibody, which was made in mice, may help cure the most lethal strain of Ebola, Sudan ebolavirus (SUDV).

US-based scientist makes potent version of H1N1 flu

A US-based Japanese scientist said Wednesday he has succeeded in engineering a version of the so-called swine flu virus that would be able to evade the human immune system.

How stomach bacteria switch off human immune defences to cause disease

Researchers have identified how stomach bacteria can manipulate the human immune system to survive in the mucosal lining of the stomach.

How spaceflights weaken human immune system

Results of nearly two years` worth of study on biological samples from space shuttle Atlantis, have shed light on how the human immune system responds to stress and assaults while in space - and maybe here on Earth.

Human immune system needs unique gut bacteria

Animals have not only coevolved with their own very special array of microbial partners but also rely on them, a study has suggested.