Immune system

Binge drinking disrupts immune system

 Binge drinking in young, healthy adults significantly disrupts the immune system, according to a new study.

Dec 30, 2014, 17:59 PM IST

Stem cells successfully send Multiple sclerosis into remission

 A new study has recently revealed that for patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS), high-dose immunosuppressive therapy with autologous hematopoietic cell transplant is related with sustained remission and improvements in neurologic function.

Dec 30, 2014, 15:24 PM IST

Why red meat causes cancer revealed

 A new study has examined that Neu5Gc, a non-human sugar found in red meat, promotes inflammation and cancer progression in rodents.

Dec 30, 2014, 15:13 PM IST

This intestinal protein helps reduce obesity

A new study has revealed that the intestine immune system (a protein called MyD88) helps in controlling body weight and to reduce the diabetes type 2, linked to the obesity.

Dec 25, 2014, 13:39 PM IST

Extra dose of vitamin E may help protect against pneumonia

 A new study has recently revealed that extra vitamin E may help protect against common type of Pneumonia in humans, as it showed promising results in protecting older mice from the disease.

Dec 22, 2014, 14:19 PM IST

Cells that facilitate tumour growth identified

A recent study has identified the population of white blood cells that tumours use to enhance growth and suppress the disease-fighting immune system.

Dec 20, 2014, 20:31 PM IST

Here's how malaria parasites evade immune system

While living in human red blood cells, malaria parasites use new genetic tricks every 48 hours to evade the human immune system, a sequencing of the Plasmodium falciparum parasite has revealed.

Dec 19, 2014, 11:58 AM IST

Extra vitamin E can protect against pneumonia

A little extra intake of vitamin E can help regulate an ageing immune system, protecting the body from a bacterial infection that commonly causes , a research has found.

Dec 17, 2014, 11:59 AM IST

NASA's 'Fruit Fly Lab' to study immune function in spaceflight

Aiming to understand how spaceflight affects the immune system's response to infection, the most advanced research to date for studying fruit flies in space is set to make its debut on the International Space Station (ISS).

Dec 13, 2014, 18:07 PM IST

New compound can destroy malaria in 48 hours

 A promising new anti-malarial compound tricks the immune system to rapidly destroy red blood cells infected with the malaria parasite without damaging healthy cells, a new study has found.

Dec 08, 2014, 14:44 PM IST

Key protein may contribute to wound healing, tumour growth

A key protein may allow for a new way to use the immune system to speed healing and counter inflammatory, infectious and autoimmune diseases, according to a new study led by an Indian-origin scientist.

Dec 07, 2014, 18:00 PM IST

Key protein to speed up wound healing

An Indian-origin doctor has discovered the key role a protein related to the immune system plays in healing, paving the path for manipulating the immune system to speed up the healing process.

Dec 07, 2014, 12:54 PM IST

Simple diet tips for people living with HIV

If you are a person infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), you need to pay special attention to your diet to keep your immune system strong and healthy. 

Dec 01, 2014, 14:40 PM IST

Experimental vaccine slows progress of breast cancer

 An experimental breast cancer vaccine has been showing progress in slowing down the development of disease in patients.

Dec 01, 2014, 11:00 AM IST

Personalised vaccines for cancer a step closer

 Researchers have developed a strategy to create personalised vaccines that spur the immune system to attack harmful tumours.

Nov 30, 2014, 15:29 PM IST

Twitter a lifeline for people with serious gut disorder

People suffering from gut-related chronic illness are gainfully utilising the micro-blogging site Twitter to locate places where gluten-free food is available, a British researcher has found.

Nov 28, 2014, 14:25 PM IST

Powdered measles vaccine found safe in early trials

Countries dabbling with conventional injectable vaccine against the measles virus may soon have an alternative as researchers have found a measles vaccine made of fine dry powder safe in early human testing.

Nov 26, 2014, 12:23 PM IST

How garlic and broccoli help fight cancer

 A new study has revealed that selenium compound that is naturally found in garlic and broccoli boosts immune system to fight against cancer.

Nov 25, 2014, 15:39 PM IST

Second protein linked with common kidney disease identified

An international team of researchers has identified the second protein that turns a person's immune system against itself in the form of a kidney disease known as membranous nephropathy (MN).

Nov 18, 2014, 16:31 PM IST

New insight into age-related blindness

There could soon be new treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), one of the major causes of blindness, as researchers have identified a new protein intimately connected to the disease.

Nov 16, 2014, 11:47 AM IST