Immune cells

This new gene therapy could help 'turn-off' asthma!

This new gene therapy could help 'turn-off' asthma!

The study showed that the single treatment may give life-long protection from asthma as well as those who have severe allergies to peanuts, bee venom, shell fish and other substances by de-sensitising the immune system to tolerate the protein.

Jun 05, 2017, 21:55 PM IST
Brain's immune cells linked to Alzheimer's, schizophrenia

Brain's immune cells linked to Alzheimer's, schizophrenia

Microglia are a type of macrophage, white blood cells found throughout the body that can destroy pathogens or other foreign materials.

Jun 01, 2017, 23:15 PM IST
Cure for HIV/AIDS coming soon? Gene editing eliminates HIV infection in mice

Cure for HIV/AIDS coming soon? Gene editing eliminates HIV infection in mice

The study by researchers at Temple University and the University of Pittsburgh boosts the confidence of scientists to eliminate the AIDS virus infection in humans.

May 02, 2017, 13:59 PM IST
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.

Mar 03, 2017, 22:27 PM IST
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.

Dec 23, 2016, 23:28 PM IST
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.

Dec 21, 2016, 16:56 PM IST
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.

Nov 18, 2016, 16:07 PM IST

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.

Sep 02, 2016, 16:23 PM IST