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Caesarean babies have weaker immunity

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 15:17

Children born through a caesarean section procedure have different intestinal microbes than children born normally, says a study.

US-based scientist makes potent version of H1N1 flu

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 03:44

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.

Genome sequence of parasites may help in developing new ways of interventions

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 16:12

A new study has found vital biological and genetic information from sequence of genomes of the whipworm, an intestinal parasitic worm that infects many people in the developing countries.

Plant immune system provides resistance against diseases: Study

Last Updated: Monday, April 28, 2014, 12:31

lant immune system provides resistance against common plant diseases, according to a new study.

Fruit flies bred in space reveal microgravity`s impact on astronauts

Last Updated: Monday, February 03, 2014, 22:08

Fruit flies bred in space are now offering scientists a clue as to how astronauts` immune systems could get damaged during prolonged space travel.

Antibiotic smart bomb that only kills `bad` bacteria

Last Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014, 15:48

Here comes an antibiotic `smart bomb` that can select specific strains of bacteria, damage their DNA and eliminate the infection.

Smartphone turned into handheld biosensor to detect toxins, pollutants and pathogens

Last Updated: Friday, May 24, 2013, 13:33

Researchers have developed a cradle and app for the iPhone that uses the phone`s built-in camera and processing power as a biosensor to detect toxins, proteins, bacteria, viruses and other molecules.

How spaceflights weaken human immune system

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 18:18

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.

What you need to know about Rheumatoid Arthritis

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 08:47

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, systemic, autoimmune disease that damages the joints of the body and can also affect the tissues and organs of the body

Rare cells `key to immune system`

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 03, 2012, 12:27

Scientists claim to have found that a rare immune cell helps the immune system "remember" an attack.

Breast cancer vaccine in three years?

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 13, 2011, 17:19

Here`s some good news for millions of women worldwide! Coming in just 3 years: A vaccine for breast cancer.

Humans, amphibians and sharks share common immune-system feature

Last Updated: Saturday, October 01, 2011, 14:00

Researchers at National Jewish Health have found that mammals, amphibians and cartilaginous fish share a central element of the immune system since more than 400 million years of evolution.