Immune system

How our immune system may help prevent miscarriage

Researchers at the University of California-San Francisco found that the recently discovered subset of cells known as extrathymic Aire-expressing cells in the immune system may prevent the mother's immune system from attacking the placenta and foetus.

Jul 19, 2021, 14:22 PM IST

Too much salt in your diet can weaken your immune system

For the findings, published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, the research team fed mice a high-salt diet and found more severe bacterial infections.

Mar 27, 2020, 14:18 PM IST

'Secret handshake' detected between sperm and uterus

Uterine cells express a receptor that recognizes a glycan molecule on the surface of sperm cells.

Jul 22, 2019, 16:20 PM IST

High-fibre diet cuts preeclampsia risk during pregnancy

Simple recommendation to 'eat real food', mostly plants and not too much' might be the most effective primary prevention strategy for some of the most serious conditions of our time.

Jul 11, 2019, 15:50 PM IST

Drug found to delay Type-1 diabetes by 2 years

Researchers enrolled 76 participants aged 8-49 years who were relatives of people with Type-1 diabetes, had at least two types of diabetes-related autoantibodies (proteins made by the immune system), and abnormal glucose (sugar) tolerance.

Jun 11, 2019, 11:37 AM IST

Protein that may improve survival during flu identified

The researchers studied the survival and lung function of mice with influenza in the lab. 

Feb 08, 2018, 18:39 PM IST

Scientists make fundamental discovery on how to tackle allergies

Scientists made the discovery by studying how the immune system in mice fights off parasitic worms.

Nov 17, 2017, 18:14 PM IST

Toxic nanoparticles in tattoo inks may harm your immune system

Toxic impurities that make up the ink in tattoos can travel inside the body in the form of nanoparticles and affect the lymph nodes.

Sep 13, 2017, 18:30 PM IST

Faulty immune system causes depression: Study

However, researchers from the University of Cambridge in the UK have found that an overactive immune system triggers inflammation throughout the entire body, sparking feelings of hopelessness, unhappiness and fatigue.

Sep 11, 2017, 15:56 PM IST

Sepsis: Inexpensive prevention technique discovered by US-based Odisha scientist

The growth of the sepsis germs is so fast, that by the time the baby is brought to the hospital, he or she dies.

Aug 18, 2017, 12:24 PM IST

Light can trick immune system to attack cancer

The team evaluated their methods in mice with melanoma on the ears.

May 16, 2017, 00:35 AM IST

Lupus – Symptoms, causes, reasons why it should be listed with non-communicable diseases

Lupus is not contagious, which means you can't catch the disease from someone or spread to others.

May 10, 2017, 14:27 PM IST

The human immune system now has new types of blood cells!

By using a technique called single-cell genomics, the researchers were able to analyse gene expression patterns in individual human blood cells.

Apr 23, 2017, 16:46 PM IST

Expressing gratitude may improve your relationship, health!

A new study has found that expressing gratitude may not only boost your relationship, but also enhance your psychological and physical well-being.

Apr 16, 2017, 16:35 PM IST

This is why people with asthma are less able to fight flu – Read

Immune system differences is the reasons why people having asthma are less able to fight flu, say researchers.

Mar 10, 2017, 13:27 PM IST

Why won't your cold go away? These five things could be the cause

Here are five things that could be the cause of prolonged cold or the flu.

Jan 31, 2017, 13:54 PM IST

Sound sleep can make your immune system strong

The findings, published in the journal Sleep, showed that chronic short sleep shuts down programs involved in immune response of circulating white blood cells.

Jan 28, 2017, 11:53 AM IST

Do you know that every meal you consume triggers inflammation? - Read

In healthy individuals, short-term inflammatory responses play an important role in sugar uptake and the activation of the immune system.

Jan 22, 2017, 16:57 PM IST

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

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