Immune system

Immune system becomes `confused` during spaceflight

A new study has revealed that spaceflight may temporarily alter the immune system of crew members flying long duration missions aboard the International Space Station , leaving it "confused".

Aug 19, 2014, 13:51 PM IST

How immune system triggers psychological disorders

People with high levels of "inflammatory marker" proteins released into the blood in response to infection are at greater risk of developing depression and psychosis, says a study.

Aug 14, 2014, 19:35 PM IST

Decoded: How Ebola virus disables immune response

Researchers have revealed how Ebola virus blocks and disables the body`s natural immune response - paving the way for developing a drug to treat the deadly disease that has killed over 1,000 people in West Africa till date.

Aug 14, 2014, 11:10 AM IST

How brain tumours evade body`s defences

Brain tumours evade detection by the body`s defence forces by coating their cells with extra amounts of galectin-1 protein, says a study.

Aug 07, 2014, 20:34 PM IST

Immune response to injury may damage brain: Study

Can our immune system trigger memory impairment and cognitive dysfunction leading to chronic neurological diseases? Researchers at Cleveland Clinic in Ohio believe so.

Jul 25, 2014, 17:24 PM IST

5 reasons why we should drink lots of water

Water is very essential in our life and we cannot survive without it.Water helps to keeps our body hydrated.

Jul 19, 2014, 17:22 PM IST

New gut insight for irritable bowel syndrome sufferers

Are you suffering from the nagging irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and cannot enjoy your food? Here is good news.

Jul 19, 2014, 12:26 PM IST

Gene linked to rare disease in kids found

In what may help treat a rare but devastating auto-inflammatory condition in children, researchers have identified a gene that may cause the disease named STING-associated vasculopathy with onset in infancy (SAVI).

Jul 17, 2014, 19:24 PM IST

How dengue virus suppresses human immune system revealed

A new study has revealed a new pathway the dengue virus takes to suppress the human immune system.

Jul 17, 2014, 13:02 PM IST

World`s first heart disease vaccine comes closer to reality

A study has revealed the concept of development of the world`s first T-cell peptide-based vaccine for heart disease the number one killer in the nation.

Jul 17, 2014, 12:57 PM IST

Caesarean babies have weaker immunity

Children born through a caesarean section procedure have different intestinal microbes than children born normally, says a study.

Jul 10, 2014, 15:17 PM IST

Genome sequence of parasites may help in developing new ways of interventions

A new study has found vital biological and genetic information from sequence of genomes of the whipworm, an intestinal parasitic worm that infects many people in the developing countries.

Jun 16, 2014, 16:12 PM IST

How infants` immune system forgets to kill bacteria

Know why does your infant get infections every now and then? It has nothing to do with weak immunity but his/her immune system may have forgotten to act on time.

Jun 12, 2014, 13:31 PM IST

Fasting 8 days a year can boost your immunity

For those who hate fasting, starving for just eight days a year can bolster your immune system like never before.

Jun 08, 2014, 14:33 PM IST

Protein key to beating flu pandemics

Researchers have shown that a protein called SOCS4 can act as a handbrake on the immune system`s runaway reaction to flu infection, providing a possible means of minimising the impact of flu pandemics.

May 09, 2014, 11:19 AM IST

Breastfeeding enhances kids` immune system

A new study has revealed that breastfeeding promotes the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut of the kids, which builds their immune system.

May 08, 2014, 11:46 AM IST

Three reasons why stress is bad for you!

Every human being experiences stress, which is a normal part of life. But, long-term exposure to stress can lead to serious health problems.

Apr 28, 2014, 19:08 PM IST

How immune system protects children from malaria revealed

A new study has revealed that children who live in regions of the world where malaria is common can mount an immune response to infection with malaria parasites.

Apr 20, 2014, 16:29 PM IST

`Immune system` regulating enzyme can help treat asthma and cancer

scientists have revealed that they have identified an enzyme, which is involved in the regulation of immune system T cells, that can help in treating asthma and boosting the effects of certain cancer therapies.

Apr 11, 2014, 16:18 PM IST

Novel way to treat retinal blindness soon

In a ray of hope for people at the risk of retinal blindness, identifying ways to leverage our immune system to clean out abnormal blood vessels in the retina may lead to treatments that could prevent or delay blindness or even restore sight.

Mar 27, 2014, 14:42 PM IST