Immune system

New `alarm signal` to give alerts on recurring cancer

Researchers have designed an `alarm signal` for the immune system which offers an "invaluable" early warning of recurring cancer.

Nov 18, 2013, 20:44 PM IST

Nanosensors can be placed in body for a year to examine nitric oxide molecules

In an attempt to measure nitric oxide molecules, which carry messages within the brain and coordinate immune system functions, researchers have created a nanosensor that can monitor it in living animals for more than a year.

Nov 04, 2013, 17:39 PM IST

Why newborns get sick so often

A new study has suggested that newborns are lacking in the toll-like receptor 3 (TLR3) that recognizes different viruses and mediates immune response to these viruses

Nov 01, 2013, 11:10 AM IST

How cancer`s `invisibility cloak` works

T cell researchers have discovered how a lipid secreted by cancer tumours stops the immune system from mounting an immune response against it.

Oct 29, 2013, 19:18 PM IST

How sleep loss adversely affects immune system

Researchers have identified the genes that are most susceptible to sleep deprivation and are examining if these genes are involved in the regulation of the immune system.

Oct 24, 2013, 13:31 PM IST

How staph toxin disarms immune system

Researchers have found a new mechanism by which the deadly Staphylococcus aureus bacteria attack and kill off immune cells.

Oct 20, 2013, 19:13 PM IST

Indian scientist-led team set to develop universal flu vaccine

A group of researchers, led by a prominent Indian scientist has taken a big step towards developing an universal vaccine that would protect people from every kind of flu.

Oct 06, 2013, 12:17 PM IST

Immunity-boosting foods that are available in India and easy on the pocket!

According to a recent study, it was found that resveratrol found in red grapes and blueberries helped improve immunity.

Sep 19, 2013, 19:10 PM IST

New immunotherapy set to make cancer history

Scientists may have come across a new type of cancer immunotherapy, where they can harness body`s immune system to attack tumours.

Aug 19, 2013, 14:29 PM IST

Know the benefits of post-workout shower

A shower is a must after any kind of physical work or workout as it cleans the body. But did you know that it also helps reduce stress and in losing weight.

Aug 18, 2013, 16:48 PM IST

Biocon releases novel drug to treat skin disease

India`s leading biotech firm Biocon has unveiled a new drug to treat psoriasis, a skin disease that occurs when the immune system mistakes a normal skin cell for a pathogen.

Aug 11, 2013, 22:09 PM IST

Potential new way to unleash immune system against cancer discovered

Researchers have discovered a mechanism that offers a promising new approach for harnessing the immune system to fight cancer in mice without triggering autoimmune reactions.

Aug 05, 2013, 23:39 PM IST

Vaccine for deadly Ebola virus on the anvil

Disabling a protein in Ebola virus cells can stop the virus from replicating and infecting the host, a new study has revealed.

Jul 24, 2013, 20:07 PM IST

Genetics` key role behind cholera revealed

A team of Harvard scientists has now uncovered evidence of genetic changes that might help protect some people from contracting cholera.

Jul 20, 2013, 17:29 PM IST

Poor sleep in pregnancy can disrupt immune system

Poor sleep quality and quantity during pregnancy can disrupt normal immune processes and lead to lower birth weights and other complications, a new study has claimed.

Jul 20, 2013, 17:14 PM IST

Red meat `good for health`

Red meat consumption is good for cognitive function and the body`s immune system, a new research has suggested.

Jul 01, 2013, 11:41 AM IST

Acupuncture may help relieve seasonal allergies

Acupuncture may help relieve seasonal allergy symptoms in some people with runny noses and watery eyes, according to a recent study out of Germany - but the effect seems to be small.

Jun 04, 2013, 16:25 PM IST

Circadian rhythms can boost body`s ability to fight intestinal infections

UC Irvine researchers have found that circadian rhythms control body`s response to intestinal bacterial infections.

Jun 01, 2013, 14:42 PM IST

Immune system can fight brain tumours

Scientists have found that one of the most serious types of brain tumour, glioblastoma multiforme, could be fought by the patients` own immune system.

Jun 01, 2013, 14:28 PM IST

Women`s immune systems remain younger for longer

Women`s immune systems age more slowly than men`s which may contribute to them living longer, according to a new study.

May 15, 2013, 13:30 PM IST