What makes HIV vaccines backfire?

The very immune cells that HIV vaccines aims to increase may already have been affected by the virus, a reason why AIDS vaccines have backfired in more than one clinical trail, a study says.

Estrogen found to aggravate severe allergic reactions

 Scientists have claimed that Estradiol, a type of estrogen, worsens allergic reactions.

Immune cells spur hair growth

In what could facilitate the development of novel treatment strategies for hair growth in humans, researchers have found that immune cells involved in wound healing can induce hair growth by surrounding and activating skin stem cells.

Injectable 3D vaccines to fight cancer, HIV

An injectable three-dimensional vaccine that works by triggering an immune response could help prevent a whole range of deadly diseases, including as well as cancer, finds a research.

Math can predict how body fights disease

Researchers, using mathematical models, have defined for the first time how powerfully immune cells respond to infection and disease.

Permanent stress may lead to mental disorders

Permanent stress can activate immune cells that can cause changes in the brain, leading to mental disorders such as schizophrenia, shows a study.

New insight into cells may lead to better drugs

In a significant revelation that may help scientists create better drugs, a team of British researchers have found how different types of immune cells communicate with each other and how they kill cancerous or infected cells.

Young heart can heal itself faster

The heart holds its own pool of immune cells capable of helping it to heal after injury, finds research, adding that the harmful immune cells from the bone marrow disrupts this process in adults.

Molecule that causes rheumatoid arthritis discovered

Japanese researchers have identified one of the substances that cause rheumatoid arthritis, an unprecedented finding that could eventually lead to a cure for the disease, media reported Friday.

Progeny 'mega cells' pivotal in adult stem cell transplant

A new research has identified that 'megakaryocytes' or 'megacells' are responsible for playing a critical role in adult stem cell transplant.

New technology makes 'dance' of HIV virus visible in humans

A team of researchers has developed a new technology which allows them to watch what they call the "dance" of HIV proteins on the virus' surface, which may contribute to how it infects human immune cells.

Ibuprofen may lower lung inflammation

Ibuprofen may lower lung inflammation and help elderly fight tuberculosis bacteria, a new study has found.

Blocking immune cells may treat deadly skin cancer

Blocking a certain type of immune cells holds the key to treat melanoma - a deadly form of skin cancer, according to new research.

Protein provides clue to arthritis prevention

To offer a better treatment option for arthritis patients, researchers have found that a small protein appears to protect against bone loss that often accompanies arthritis.

You are as old as what you eat!

n a finding that could help rejuvenate ageing immune cells, scientists have demonstrated how an interplay between nutrition, metabolism and immunity is involved in the process of ageing.

Immune cell discovery could help halt cancer spread

Highly specialised immune cells, called natural killer cells, can play a critical role in killing melanoma cells that have spread to the lungs, a new study has found.

Why multiple sclerosis is more common in women

A new study has found why so many more women than men get multiple sclerosis (MS).

Low cholesterol in immune cells tied to slow HIV progression

People infected with HIV whose immune cells have low cholesterol levels experience much slower disease progression, even without medication, according to a new research.

Blocking immune response may reduce disability after stroke

Stroke is the fourth-leading killer in the world and an important cause of permanent disability.

Taking `scissors` to immune cells shows HIV promise

A new gene therapy approach that engineers a person`s T cells so that they become resistant to the human immunodeficiency virus has shown early signs of success, researchers said Wednesday.