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Genes linked to better immune response to flu vaccine identified

Genes linked to better immune response to flu vaccine identified

Researchers have identified several genes and gene clusters associated with the immune response to flu vaccination.

Aug 26, 2017, 19:20 PM IST
Hepatitis C virus gradually destroys immune defenses

Hepatitis C virus gradually destroys immune defenses

A recent research cited in an academic journal titled Nature Medicine suggests that the virus that causes hepatitis C protects itself by blocking signals that call up immune defenses in liver cells.

Nov 18, 2016, 22:47 PM IST

Unsustainable immune response to chronic viral infection is triggered by inflammation

 A study finds fundamental new mechanism explaining the inadequate immune defense against chronic viral infection.

Oct 22, 2016, 20:13 PM IST

How 'self-sabotage' prevents immune response against malaria

New research has revealed how malaria parasites cause an inflammatory reaction that sabotages our body's ability to protect itself against the disease.

Dec 26, 2015, 00:49 AM IST

E-cigarettes may 'not' be as safe as previously believed

A new study has revealed that e-cigarette exposure impairs immune responses in mouse model, suggesting that it may not be as safe as previously believed.

Feb 05, 2015, 11:35 AM IST

Ebola vaccine safe, generates immune response, shows trial

 The first trial results of Ebola vaccine at Oxford University suggest the vaccine has an acceptable safety profile and is able to generate an immune response.

Jan 29, 2015, 13:02 PM IST

Why H7N9 flu vaccine adjuvant is essential for effective immune response

A new study has revealed that H7N9 flu vaccine adjuvant, a component that boosts the body's immune response and enhances the effectiveness of inactivated influenza vaccines, is essential for effective immune response.

Oct 08, 2014, 16:37 PM IST

`Killer` immune cells destroy body cancer

A new research has suggested that immune cells, known as natural killer cells could help in hunting down and kill cancers that have spread in the body.

Aug 15, 2014, 15:55 PM IST

Even placenta helps baby girls survive battle for life

Know why there are significantly increased rates of pregnancy complications and poor health outcomes for baby boys? Because there is a distinct sex bias in the regulation of genes in the human placenta that makes girl babies win the battle for survival.

May 28, 2014, 16:58 PM IST

Danny Boyle insists on being immune to hypnotism

Danny Boyle, who is busy promoting his new movie `Trance`, has revealed that hypnosis doesn`t work on him as he has far too many thoughts going around in his head.

Mar 25, 2013, 13:05 PM IST

High-profile families not immune to dowry malice

They may be VIPs, celebrities
and high-profile people but their kin are not immune to the
malice called dowry as some of the recent cases in Andhra
Pradesh suggest.

Jul 01, 2011, 19:54 PM IST

HIV-infected people can handle disease better

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have discovered a long-sought cellular factor that works to inhibit HIV infection of myeloid cells.

Jun 30, 2011, 14:29 PM IST

HIV-infected people can handle disease better

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have discovered a long-sought cellular factor that works to inhibit HIV infection of myeloid cells.

Jun 30, 2011, 00:00 AM IST

Monkeys SIV-survival secrets may harbour AIDS cure

They found sooty mangabeys’s immune cells resist infection by closing the gates that SIV and HIV use to get into the cell- findings, which may lead to strategies to help HIV-infected individuals cope better with infection.

Jun 28, 2011, 17:17 PM IST

Monkeys SIV-survival secrets may harbour AIDS cure

They found sooty mangabeys’s immune cells resist infection by closing the gates that SIV and HIV use to get into the cell- findings, which may lead to strategies to help HIV-infected individuals cope better with infection.

Jun 28, 2011, 00:00 AM IST

Universal flu vaccine shows promise

A universal flu vaccine targeting a protein common to all strains of influenza A has safely produced an immune response in humans.

Jun 08, 2011, 12:46 PM IST

Universal flu vaccine shows promise

A universal flu vaccine targeting a protein common to all strains of influenza A has safely produced an immune response in humans.

Jun 08, 2011, 00:00 AM IST

How shifts in body temperature activate immune response

A study involving an Indian-origin researcher has found a temperature-sensing protein within immune cells that, when tripped, allows calcium to pour in and activate an immune response.

May 08, 2011, 19:52 PM IST

How shifts in body temperature activate immune response

A study involving an Indian-origin researcher has found a temperature-sensing protein within immune cells that, when tripped, allows calcium to pour in and activate an immune response.

May 08, 2011, 00:00 AM IST

Cells share data `to fight cancer`

Body`s immune cells often share info
about foreign substances with each other to keep off invaders.

Mar 08, 2011, 19:18 PM IST