Immune system

Cancer treatment breakthrough by Indian American professor

Queen's University cancer researcher Madhuri Koti has discovered a biomarker that will help lead to better predictions of the success of chemotherapy in ovarian cancer patients.

Mar 25, 2015, 18:08 PM IST

Effective malaria vaccine one step closer

 Australian researchers are closer to finding an effective malaria vaccine after they discovered a key strategy used by the body's immune system to fight the deadly disease.

Mar 19, 2015, 00:32 AM IST

Researchers reveal how some bacteria go 'underground'

Bio-engineers at Stanford University in the US have unlocked a mystery spanning over six decades: why some bacteria shift their shape for some time, fooling the immune system, and recover their original form later.

Mar 17, 2015, 17:06 PM IST

Tetanus shot may aid treatment of deadly brain cancer: Study

Can a tetanus shot help treat brain cancer? A small study hints that it might.

Mar 12, 2015, 08:53 AM IST

Eating late at night bad for your brain

Be warned if you have a strong urge to eat late at night for a new study shows that this could be bad for your brain.

Feb 23, 2015, 15:23 PM IST

Breastfeeding helps shape immune system early in life

In six separate studies, US researchers have revealed that breastfeeding and other factors influence a baby`s immune system development and susceptibility to allergies and asthma by what`s in their gut.

Feb 22, 2015, 13:56 PM IST

Needle-free vaccination: Now a medical reality

A team of scientists has introduced needle-free vaccination that can stimulate the immune response of the human skin.

Feb 19, 2015, 14:53 PM IST

Seasonal flu vaccine could also protect against H7N9 avian flu

 A new research has found that antibodies that protect against H7N9 avian flu have been isolated in individuals who received seasonal flu vaccinations.

Feb 18, 2015, 20:09 PM IST

Here`s how dieting and fasting can help ward off Alzheimer`s, diabetes

 A new research has revealed the anti-inflammatory mechanism of dieting and fasting.

Feb 17, 2015, 13:16 PM IST

Here's why antibiotics can have unwanted side effects

 A new study has revealed that antibiotics have an impact, which is broader and more complex than previously known, on the microorganisms that live in an animal's gut.

Feb 11, 2015, 15:20 PM IST

Eating seafood increases risk of autoimmune disorder

 Exposure to mercury through seafood could increase the risk of autoimmune disorders, especially among women of childbearing age, a study says.

Feb 11, 2015, 14:08 PM IST

Here's your healthy excuse to take 30 minute cat nap

New studies reveal that indulging in a short nap for 30 minutes can help people relieve stress and bolster their immune system.

Feb 11, 2015, 14:06 PM IST

Cow immune system inspires new therapies for humans

Scientists have developed a potential new therapy based on immune molecules from cows to help people with hormone deficiencies.

Feb 07, 2015, 17:00 PM IST

Mosquitoes fight off infection after sucking blood

 Ever wondered how mosquitoes shuttle disease causing parasites from one person to another while keeping themselves safe?

Feb 07, 2015, 13:20 PM IST

Space flight can age immune system prematurely

Spending long duration on space flights may accelerate ageing of the immune system in astronauts, finds a research.

Feb 03, 2015, 12:51 PM IST

Lesser known health benefits of plum

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Jan 18, 2015, 07:38 AM IST

How proteins disable bacterial toxins

New research shows that small proteins called defensins, which are active in the immune system, neutralise toxins released by bacteria.

Jan 11, 2015, 13:51 PM IST

Protein responsible for sepsis identified

Enhanced levels of a protein that induces the creation of fatty acid can lead to sepsis, a leading cause of death for patients in intensive care units, new research has found.

Jan 10, 2015, 16:23 PM IST

Skin microbes may boost immune response

Various microorganisms that naturally colonise the skin may help protect us from infections as they trigger specific responses in the skin immune system to fight invasion by pathogens, a new research, involving an Indian-origin scientist, has found.

Jan 06, 2015, 12:07 PM IST

Could depression be a physical illness?

Depression may not be a mental or emotional condition but actually a result of inflammation caused by the body's immune system, scientists say.

Jan 05, 2015, 14:14 PM IST