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Know why painkillers are less effective in women than men!

Know why painkillers are less effective in women than men!

A new study has explained why pain relievers are often found to be less effective in females than males.

Immune cells key to preventing premature birth identified

Immune cells key to preventing premature birth identified

In a study that could lead to a new therapeutic approach to preventing premature birth, researchers have discovered the critical function of a type of mother's immune cells -- B lymphocytes -- in resisting pre-term birth triggered by inflammation.

Bask in the sunlight to energise your immune cells

Bask in the sunlight to energise your immune cells

While production of vitamin D requires ultra violet (UV) light -- known to promote skin cancer and melanoma, the low levels of blue light found in the sun's rays is safer and helps makes T cells move faster.

This is why wounds take longer time to heal in elderly!

This is why wounds take longer time to heal in elderly!

Researchers have found that this happens as a result of disruption in communication between their skin cells and immune system.

Blood cancer treatment may severely weaken immune cells

Some blood cancer treatments can cause a long term effect - premature ageing of important disease fighting cells, says a study.

Zika virus infects placenta, claim researchers!

The deadly zika virus can infect and replicate in immune cells from the placenta without even killing them.

Borrowing immune cells can help fight cancer

 A team of international researchers has found that if an individual's own immune cells cannot recognise and fight tumours in the body, borrowing immune cells might help.

High-fat diet also bad for brain

New YorkA high-fat diet also appears to prompt normally bustling immune cells in our brain to become sedentary and start consuming the connections between our neurons, a new study has found.

Your body`s immune system may be key to treating obesity

As per a new study, immune cells may help you fight obesity.

High salt intake risk factor for multiple sclerosis

Diets high in sodium may be a risk factor in the development of multiple sclerosis (MS) by influencing immune cells that cause the disease, a new study in mice suggests.

High salt intake may increase multiple sclerosis risk

Diets high in sodium may be a novel risk factor in the development of multiple sclerosis (MS), an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system.

Scientists successfully modify human immune cells in lab

 Using a popular genome-editing system, scientists have for the first time devised a new strategy to precisely modify human T-cells, also called immune cells.

Why HIV progresses slowly in some people

Even in the absence of HIV therapy, some HIV-infected people may not suffer from AIDS for many years due to enhanced cholesterol metabolism in certain immune cells, which is an inherited trait, shows research.

Vitamin A key to fight body infections

Vitamin A directs a key set of immune cells that protect the body from infection to the intestines, says a study.

Revolutionary 'trigger' paves way to halt breast cancer spread

 Scientists will now be able to find new therapies to halt the spread of breast cancer tumour, thanks to the revolutionary discovery of the disease's trigger.

How cancer cells trick the body to spread

Swollen lymph nodes are often the earliest signs of spread of cancer cells. Swedish researchers have now discovered how cancer cells can infiltrate the lymphatic system by "disguising" themselves as immune cells (white blood cells).

Metabolic imbalance triggers inflammatory immune response

An imbalance in the metabolism can trigger inflammatory processes in the body and activate the immune system even among newborns and children under one year of age, scientists have found.

Indian-origin scientist turns cancer cells into harmless cells

An Indian-origin researcher at the Stanford University in the US has found a method that can cause dangerous leukemia cells to mature into harmless immune cells known as macrophages.

Cure for HIV on cards as latent virus' secret whereabouts found

A new study has revealed that latent HIV may stay hidden in "quiet" immune cells, suggesting it may become possible to cure and not just control HIV.

HIV may stay hidden in 'quiet' immune cells

In what could lead to a cure for HIV, researchers have found that the human immunodeficiency virus may stay hidden for years in certain "quiet" immune cells.