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

Zika virus infects placenta, claim researchers!

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

May 28, 2016, 17:09 PM IST

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.

May 22, 2016, 15:51 PM IST

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.

Nov 30, 2015, 00:12 AM IST

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

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

Sep 16, 2015, 13:08 PM IST

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.

Aug 08, 2015, 15:27 PM IST

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.

Aug 06, 2015, 14:00 PM IST

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.

Jul 28, 2015, 12:18 PM IST

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.

Jul 19, 2015, 12:52 PM IST

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.

Jul 12, 2015, 14:08 PM IST

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.

Jun 09, 2015, 14:25 PM IST

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).

May 11, 2015, 18:07 PM IST

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.

Mar 28, 2015, 12:53 PM IST