Immune system

Breast milk more nutritious in China than US

Babies in China are treated to more nutritious breast milk than those in Mexico or the US, suggests a new research.

Jun 11, 2015, 16:50 PM IST

'Missing' link between brain and immune system found

A team of researchers has discovered the "missing" link between the brain and the immune system that may better treat neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's and multiple sclerosis in the near future.

Jun 07, 2015, 14:18 PM IST

Brain directly connected to immune system: Study

 In a discovery that overturns decades of textbook teaching, researchers have found that the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels previously thought not to exist.

Jun 06, 2015, 16:08 PM IST

New arthritis treatment developed in Australia

 Researchers at the University of Queensland (UQ) in Australia have developed a breakthrough rheumatoid arthritis treatment targeting the underlying cause of the disease rather than the symptoms.

Jun 04, 2015, 19:49 PM IST

How our immune system is tricked by TB bacterium

 Scientists have now shown how the tuberculosis (TB) bacterium co-opts mechanisms of the immune system to its own advantage.

Jun 03, 2015, 18:35 PM IST

Indian-origin professor among researchers making sepsis diagnosis breakthrough

US researchers, including an Indian-origin professor at California's Standford University have identified a set of 11 genes that could help faster and accurate diagnosis of patients with sepsis and separate them from those with other forms of inflammation.

May 14, 2015, 15:11 PM IST

Father's age linked to blood cancer risk in his kids

A new study links a father's age at the birth of his child to the risk that the child will develop blood and immune system cancers as an adult, particularly for single kids.

May 12, 2015, 15:55 PM IST

Measles weakens immune system up to three years

Children affected by measles may live with a suppressed immune systems for up to three years, not just one or two months as earlier thought, new research has revealed.

May 08, 2015, 21:29 PM IST

How to counter side effects of antibiotics

There are times when it becomes unavoidable to take antibiotics. While these may cure you of your diseases, they leave you with nasty side effects like bloating, belching, gas, constipation and diarrhoea.

May 05, 2015, 10:38 AM IST

Immune system regulates sensitivity to bitter taste

New research reveals that an immune system regulatory protein that promotes inflammation also helps regulate sensitivity to bitter taste.

Apr 21, 2015, 14:05 PM IST

Eating cooked shiitake mushrooms everyday can boost immunity

A new study has revealed that eating cooked shiitake mushrooms everyday can boost the immunity.

Apr 20, 2015, 15:41 PM IST

Immune system link to Alzheimer`s disease: US study

The immune system may play a part in Alzheimer`s disease, US researchers have discovered, in a breakthrough which could lead to the development of new treatments for the most common form of dementia.

Apr 15, 2015, 09:37 AM IST

Anti-HIV antibody shows promise in first human trial

A new anti-HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) antibody has been found safe and controlling HIV levels for about a month in early human trail, says a study.

Apr 09, 2015, 12:40 PM IST

Human trial holds promise for novel cancer vaccine

A small human trial has shown significant promise for developing anti-cancer vaccines and personalised cancer therapies in near future.

Apr 04, 2015, 17:20 PM IST

Vaccine boosts immune response in cancer patients

 A new vaccine improves the immune system's response to cancer by using altered forms of proteins from the patient, according to a study published by the journal Science.

Apr 04, 2015, 10:57 AM IST

Smoking makes superbugs more aggressive: Study

MRSA, an antibiotic-resistant superbug, becomes even more resistant to killing by the immune system when exposed to cigarette smoke, a new study has warned.

Apr 03, 2015, 18:02 PM IST

Simple blood test to tell if you can catch peanut allergy

Researchers have developed a simple blood test which can foretell whether one was liable to have severe allergic reactions to peanut and seafood.

Apr 01, 2015, 22:53 PM IST

Metabolic imbalance triggers inflammatory immune response

An imbalance in the metabolism can trigger inflammatory processes in the body and activate the immune system even among newborns and children under one year of age, scientists have found.

Mar 28, 2015, 12:53 PM IST

This is how human immune system protects itself from TB bacteria

Scientists have explained via a model, how human immune system keeps at bay from TB.

Mar 27, 2015, 10:25 AM IST

First phase 1 trial finds Ebola vaccine 'safe and effective'

Phase 1 trial of first Ebola vaccine, which was based on 2014 virus strain, has not only shown that the vaccine is safe, but has also provoked an immune response.

Mar 26, 2015, 09:58 AM IST