immune response

Inflammation in the body: Is it good or bad?

Without inflammation, wounds and infections wound become septic and eventually the body would perish.

Jan 16, 2017, 10:40 AM IST

Single blood test to predict premature death risk

 With identification of a biomarker, researchers have found that a single blood test could reveal whether an apparently healthy person is likely to die of pneumonia or sepsis within the next 14 years.

Oct 23, 2015, 11:22 AM IST

Sleep at exact time daily to remain healthy

 The timing of your sleep is just as important as how much sleep you finally get, researchers from Washington State University have found.

Sep 02, 2015, 16:28 PM IST

Vitamin D boosts immune system to fight colorectal cancer

A new study has revealed that people with high levels of vitamin D in their bloodstream have a lower overall risk of developing colorectal cancer.

Jan 18, 2015, 14:16 PM IST

Synthetic molecules that mimic human antibodies

Researchers from Yale University have crafted the first synthetic molecules that have both the targeting and response functions of human antibodies.

Dec 29, 2014, 10:44 AM IST

Stem cells act as 'first aid kits' in repairing damaged immune response

A new study has revealed that stem cell therapy can also work through a mechanism other than cell replacement.

Sep 19, 2014, 18:53 PM IST

Gut bacteria that protect against food allergies identified

The presence of Clostridia, a common class of gut bacteria, protects against food allergies, a new study has found.

Aug 26, 2014, 16:13 PM IST

Blocking immune response may reduce disability after stroke

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

Mar 14, 2014, 21:32 PM IST

Men with high testosterone more likely to get the flu

Scientists have found that high testosterone levels in men are linked to poor immune response to a flu vaccine, offering a possible explanation for why men are more vulnerable to infections of all kinds.

Dec 24, 2013, 20:34 PM IST

White blood cells play key role in controlling red blood cell levels

Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have found that macrophages – white blood cells that play a key role in the immune response – also help to both produce and eliminate the body`s red blood cells (RBCs).

Mar 18, 2013, 16:27 PM IST

`Survival gene` may be key to controlling HIV and hepatitis

A newly discovered gene that is essential for embryo survival could also hold the key to treating and potentially controlling chronic infections such as HIV, hepatitis and tuberculosis, scientists say.

Nov 27, 2012, 18:34 PM IST

‘Body clock’ governs highs and lows of immune response

The success of host immune defense depends in part on an organism’s ‘body clock’, a new study has revealed.

Feb 17, 2012, 14:03 PM IST