Immune system

Practicing yoga produces internal changes on genetic level

Yoga may be better than traditional exercise for strengthening the immune system and may also help change gene expression, a study has claimed.

May 14, 2013, 10:40 AM IST

`Immunity may depend on your ethnicity`

Researchers have discovered that many of the genes that boost our immune system vary from person to person depending on their ethnicity, a finding that highlights the need for personalised medicines.

Apr 19, 2013, 17:50 PM IST

How bacteria hides from host immune system to cause disease

A system of genes that bacteria use to defend themselves against viruses, has been found to be involved in helping some bacteria evade the mammalian immune system.

Apr 15, 2013, 12:57 PM IST

Fish oil boosts immune system

Until now, scientists were not entirely sure about fish oil`s immune enhancing effects, which is widely believed to help prevent disease by reducing inflammation.

Apr 02, 2013, 11:15 AM IST

Too many vaccines too soon doesn`t increase risk of autism in kids

Although scientific evidence suggests that vaccines do not cause autism, approximately one-third of parents continue to express concern that they do, a new study suggests.

Mar 30, 2013, 11:05 AM IST

Universal flu vaccine comes closer to reality

Researchers from Melbourne have claimed that they have found a new way to protect people against new strains of the flu virus.

Mar 12, 2013, 15:35 PM IST

Relationship anxiety could weaken immune system

Anxieties and concerns and about one’s close relationships could prove to be a chronic stressor that can compromise immunity, a new study has found.

Feb 12, 2013, 13:12 PM IST

Nano-particles set to revolutionize drug delivery

Scientists have now successfully camouflaged nano-particles to get past the immune system, which would otherwise intercept and destroy them as invaders.

Feb 01, 2013, 16:52 PM IST

Loneliness taxes your immune system

Don`t take loneliness lightly -- it could harm your immune system and health, says a new study.

Jan 21, 2013, 10:58 AM IST

Now, patch made from dust mite protein to ease asthma

Researchers have developed a revolutionary patch that contains a protein produced by house dust mites to treat asthma.

Jan 08, 2013, 14:45 PM IST

Immune system changes make recurrent tumours more aggressive

The enhanced aggressiveness of recurrent tumours may be due to changes in the body`s immune response, scientists led by an Indian-origin researcher have claimed.

Dec 27, 2012, 19:23 PM IST

Chicken soup can really help fight cold

Researchers have found that a compound found in chicken soup – carnosine – helps the body’s immune system to fight the early stages of flu.

Dec 23, 2012, 15:23 PM IST

Your immunity to viruses does not lower with age: Study

A person`s immune system does not shut down with age, according to a new study.
A specialised class of immune cells, known as T cells, can respond to virus infections in an older person with the same vigour as those from a young person, McMaster University researchers found.

Dec 14, 2012, 15:14 PM IST

Smoking in pregnancy triples baby`s risk of meningitis

Smoking during pregnancy can triple the baby`s chance of developing meningitis, researchers warn.

Dec 10, 2012, 15:20 PM IST

How deadly Plasmodium parasite deceives immune system to cause malaria

Hebrew University researchers have discovered how the deadly malaria parasite evades the immune system, paving the way for the development of new approaches to cure this acute infection.

Dec 04, 2012, 16:36 PM IST

Want to beat the flu? Stop touching your face!

Keeping your hands away from your nose and mouth could give you extra protection against viruses, researchers say.

Dec 01, 2012, 19:16 PM IST

How TB pathogen survives oxygen stress in body

Mycobacterium tuberculosis – the bacterium that causes tuberculosis – has an ingenious mechanism to defend itself against oxygen attack by our immune system, researchers have found

Nov 15, 2012, 18:53 PM IST

Genetic mutation linked to Alzheimer’s disease

A mutation in an immune system gene may contribute to a person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, Canadian researchers have found.

Nov 15, 2012, 18:10 PM IST

Meth `may help fight flu virus`

Methamphetamine, the bad effects of which include killing brain cells, fuelling tooth decay, loading the body with toxins and weakening the heart, muscles and immune system, could also have flu-fighting properties, a new research has suggested.

Nov 08, 2012, 18:09 PM IST

What you need to know about Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, systemic, autoimmune disease that damages the joints of the body and can also affect the tissues and organs of the body

Oct 13, 2012, 14:25 PM IST