Immune system

Molecule key to shock-and-kill strategy against HIV

A new molecule that binds HIV-infected cells to the immune system's killer T cells could become a key part of a shock-and-kill strategy to clear the deadly infection, scientists say.

Sep 29, 2015, 18:40 PM IST

Vaccine to prevent cervical cancer found promising

A genetically engineered vaccine has been found effective in removing high-grade pre-cancerous cervical lesions in nearly one-half of women who received the vaccine in a clinical trial.

Sep 18, 2015, 19:17 PM IST

Know the wonders of yogurt!

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Sep 18, 2015, 00:14 AM IST

Your body`s immune system may be key to treating obesity

As per a new study, immune cells may help you fight obesity.

Sep 16, 2015, 13:08 PM IST

Detox your body for a healthier you!

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Sep 14, 2015, 21:29 PM IST

Anaesthesia may help us fight flu

 Certain so-called "volatile" anaesthetics -- commonly used during surgeries -- may also possess powerful effects on the immune system that can combat viral and bacterial infections in the lung, including influenza and pneumonia, say researchers, including one of Indian-origin.

Sep 02, 2015, 12:11 PM IST

Know why onion is good for health!

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Aug 19, 2015, 04:50 AM IST

Immune-blocking drug could stop cancer re-growth

Combining chemotherapy with a drug that blocks part of the immune system from going into overdrive might help prevent cancer coming back in some people.

Aug 13, 2015, 16:16 PM IST

New device may detect urinary tract infections in an hour

Researchers have developed a new device which can detect bacterial species that cause urinary tract infections - a major cause of sepsis - within 70 minutes.

Aug 12, 2015, 22:25 PM IST

'Microbiota' prevents development of type 1 diabetes

Scientists have found that a set of bacteria in our body, known as microbiota, can also protect us against the development of type 1 diabetes.

Aug 08, 2015, 00:13 AM IST

Low blood level of 4 proteins can help diabetics against immune attack

Scientists have now revealed that patients with type 1 diabetes have significantly lower blood levels of four proteins, which helps in protecting their tissue from attack by their immune system.

Jul 30, 2015, 12:06 PM IST

Five health benefits of bell peppers!

Bell pepper is one of the most commonly found chili pepper belonging to the family of Capsicum annuum.

Jul 16, 2015, 21:22 PM IST

Early HIV treatment may save patients diagnosed with TB

Starting anti-HIV treatment within two weeks of the diagnosis of tuberculosis improved survival among patients with both infections who had very low immune-cell counts, a new study has found.

Jul 11, 2015, 11:21 AM IST

Implantable artificial pancreas to replace jabs for diabetics

An implantable artificial pancreas for diabetics has been developed that continuously measures a person's glucose level and can automatically release insulin as needed.

Jul 02, 2015, 18:23 PM IST

Excess vitamin A disrupts immune system

Too much Vitamin A shuts down the body's trained immunity, opening door to infections to which we would otherwise be immune, says a new study.

Jul 01, 2015, 11:33 AM IST

New drug combination slows deadly leukemia

A new combination therapy for a rare, deadly leukemia can send the disease into remission even in patients whose standard therapy has failed, researchers have found in a pilot study.

Jun 27, 2015, 17:10 PM IST

New class of anti-fungal drugs discovered

A new class of anti-fungals to treat people suffering from serious fungal infections has been found, new research says.

Jun 24, 2015, 17:20 PM IST

Diet rich in fat and sugar leads to loss of cognitive flexibility

It is being claimed that diet high in fat and sugar causes changes in gut bacteria, which leads to a significant loss of cognitive flexibility in comparison to a normal diet.

Jun 23, 2015, 17:43 PM IST

Five-day fasting diet could give you massive health benefits

Now you can slow down ageing, add years to your life, reduce risk of heart disease and cancer and boost the immune system, thanks to a five day diet which mimics fasting.

Jun 19, 2015, 17:00 PM IST

New HIV vaccine candidate may generate immune response: Study

An experimental vaccine candidate may have the potential to stimulate the immune system to block HIV infection, according to new research.

Jun 19, 2015, 09:27 AM IST