autoimmune diseases

Molecular mechanism that may cause autoimmune diseases found

In an important step towards treating autoimmune diseases, researchers in Japan have discovered a new molecular mechanism that could explain the cause of some such disorders that result from a hyperactive immune system.

Dec 28, 2016, 17:05 PM IST

Scientists discover new way to kill cancer cells

Programmed cell death, also called apoptosis, is a natural process that removes unwanted cells from the body.

May 27, 2016, 16:33 PM IST

Immune cell with 'Superman' power offers diabetes cure hope

Disguise is just another one of Superman's many powers and now, a team of researchers has revealed a previously unknown type of immune cell that shares the same quality.

Apr 06, 2016, 16:53 PM IST

Enzyme find can help fight autoimmune diseases

AGS is a rare genetic disorder that mainly affects the brain, while SLE can affect the skin, joints, kidneys, brain and other organs.

Nov 02, 2015, 10:48 AM IST

Steroids' excessive use could weaken bones

Excessive use of steroids is increasingly causing a slew of health complications including thinning of skin, high blood sugar level and weaker bones, doctors have warned.

Oct 18, 2015, 19:42 PM IST

Women's immune system genes operate differently from men's

 Researchers have discovered that men and women use different switches to turn on many immune system genes, a finding that may explain the much higher incidence of autoimmune diseases, such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, in women.

Jul 30, 2015, 17:38 PM IST

Indian scientist awarded 1.5 million euros grant

A young Indian scientist based in Germany has been awarded a grant of 1.5 million euros to investigate the role of gut microbiota in autoimmune diseases of the central nervous system such as Multiple Sclerosis.

Feb 24, 2015, 21:10 PM IST

Beer-digesting bacteria may fight disease too

Bacteria that has evolved to help us digest the yeast that give beer and bread their bubbles could also aid in fighting off yeast infections and autoimmune diseases such as Crohn's disease, new research has found.

Jan 08, 2015, 12:29 PM IST

Key protein may contribute to wound healing, tumour growth

A key protein may allow for a new way to use the immune system to speed healing and counter inflammatory, infectious and autoimmune diseases, according to a new study led by an Indian-origin scientist.

Dec 07, 2014, 18:00 PM IST

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.

Sep 04, 2014, 15:32 PM IST

Scientists' new approach can provide better treatment for cancer

Researchers have recently found a method to expand blood stem cells that could lead to new and better cancer treatment, it has been reported.

Aug 31, 2014, 16:57 PM IST

`Worm pill` could provide relief from autoimmune disease symptoms

Scientists have revealed that a molecule in parasitic worms could help explain why worm infections can effectively treat a range of autoimmune diseases, including multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.

Aug 12, 2014, 12:18 PM IST

Pig whipworm genome may help treat autoimmune diseases

A team consisting of 11 institutions from six countries, including BGI, presented the whole-genome sequence of Trichuris suis, a parasitic worm in pig.

Jun 21, 2014, 11:47 AM IST

Women more prone to allergies, asthma than men

A new research has revealed that adult females are at higher risk for allergies, asthma and autoimmune diseases.

Nov 10, 2013, 10:26 AM IST

48 new genetic variants associated with MS discovered

Scientists have identified an additional 48 genetic variants that influence the risk of developing multiple sclerosis.

Oct 01, 2013, 18:14 PM IST

Autoimmune diseases may soon become history

An immunologist has said that with some prompting, the protein STING can turn down the immune response or even block its attack on healthy body constituents like collagen, insulin and the protective covering of neurons - targets of the debilitating diseases.

Sep 10, 2013, 20:49 PM IST

Largest genetic sequencing study of human disease completed

A global team of scientists has completed the largest sequencing study of human disease to date, investigating the genetic basis of six autoimmune diseases.

May 23, 2013, 13:32 PM IST

Fat found in knee joints triggers rheumatoid arthritis

Researchers have discovered that fat cells in the knee secrete a protein linked to arthritis.

May 09, 2013, 15:07 PM IST

Too much salt may trigger autoimmune diseases

Increased dietary salt intake can induce a group of aggressive immune cells that are involved in triggering and sustaining autoimmune diseases.

Mar 07, 2013, 13:16 PM IST

Lab-produced cells may offer new treatment for autoimmune diseases

A new method of reproducing a rare type of B cell in the laboratory and infusing it back into the body may provide an effective treatment for severe autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis or rheumatoid arthritis.

Oct 15, 2012, 20:10 PM IST