How to 'turn off' autoimmune diseases revealed
How to 'turn off' autoimmune diseases revealed

In a new study, scientists have reached a step further in the battle against autoimmune diseases by discovering how to put a stop to the cells attacking healthy body tissue.

Research reveals how Ebola virus blocks immune system

Researchers have revealed how the Ebola virus blocks body's antiviral defenses in a new study, providing important insight that could lead to new therapies in treating the deadly disease.

In a first, living organ created from lab-grown cells

In a significant breakthrough, British scientists have grown a fully functional organ from transplanted laboratory-created cells in a living animal that can lead to new treatments for people with a weakened immune system.

Five reasons why one should eat vegetables

Vegetables provides a range of health benefits to the body. They are a good source of nutrition like vitamins, minerals, fiber, and good carbohydrates.

Immune system becomes `confused` during spaceflight

A new study has revealed that spaceflight may temporarily alter the immune system of crew members flying long duration missions aboard the International Space Station , leaving it "confused".

How immune system triggers psychological disorders

People with high levels of "inflammatory marker" proteins released into the blood in response to infection are at greater risk of developing depression and psychosis, says a study.

Decoded: How Ebola virus disables immune response

Researchers have revealed how Ebola virus blocks and disables the body`s natural immune response - paving the way for developing a drug to treat the deadly disease that has killed over 1,000 people in West Africa till date.

How brain tumours evade body`s defences

Brain tumours evade detection by the body`s defence forces by coating their cells with extra amounts of galectin-1 protein, says a study.

Immune response to injury may damage brain: Study

Can our immune system trigger memory impairment and cognitive dysfunction leading to chronic neurological diseases? Researchers at Cleveland Clinic in Ohio believe so.

5 reasons why we should drink lots of water

Water is very essential in our life and we cannot survive without it.Water helps to keeps our body hydrated.

New gut insight for irritable bowel syndrome sufferers

Are you suffering from the nagging irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and cannot enjoy your food? Here is good news.

Gene linked to rare disease in kids found

In what may help treat a rare but devastating auto-inflammatory condition in children, researchers have identified a gene that may cause the disease named STING-associated vasculopathy with onset in infancy (SAVI).

How dengue virus suppresses human immune system revealed

A new study has revealed a new pathway the dengue virus takes to suppress the human immune system.

World`s first heart disease vaccine comes closer to reality

A study has revealed the concept of development of the world`s first T-cell peptide-based vaccine for heart disease the number one killer in the nation.

Caesarean babies have weaker immunity

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

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

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.

How infants` immune system forgets to kill bacteria

Know why does your infant get infections every now and then? It has nothing to do with weak immunity but his/her immune system may have forgotten to act on time.

Fasting 8 days a year can boost your immunity

For those who hate fasting, starving for just eight days a year can bolster your immune system like never before.

Protein key to beating flu pandemics

Researchers have shown that a protein called SOCS4 can act as a handbrake on the immune system`s runaway reaction to flu infection, providing a possible means of minimising the impact of flu pandemics.

Breastfeeding enhances kids` immune system

A new study has revealed that breastfeeding promotes the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut of the kids, which builds their immune system.