Macrophages

Breakthrough against hospital 'superbug'

Researchers have developed a cutting-edge new medical therapy that could protect UK hospital patients against a lethal superbug.

Jun 12, 2015, 17:50 PM IST

Revolutionary 'trigger' paves way to halt breast cancer spread

 Scientists will now be able to find new therapies to halt the spread of breast cancer tumour, thanks to the revolutionary discovery of the disease's trigger.

Jun 09, 2015, 14:25 PM IST

Indian-origin scientist turns cancer cells into harmless cells

An Indian-origin researcher at the Stanford University in the US has found a method that can cause dangerous leukemia cells to mature into harmless immune cells known as macrophages.

Mar 18, 2015, 14:47 PM IST

Immune cells spur hair growth

In what could facilitate the development of novel treatment strategies for hair growth in humans, researchers have found that immune cells involved in wound healing can induce hair growth by surrounding and activating skin stem cells.

Dec 24, 2014, 17:10 PM IST

Young heart can heal itself faster

The heart holds its own pool of immune cells capable of helping it to heal after injury, finds research, adding that the harmful immune cells from the bone marrow disrupts this process in adults.

Oct 31, 2014, 11:57 AM IST

Blocking immune cells may treat deadly skin cancer

Blocking a certain type of immune cells holds the key to treat melanoma - a deadly form of skin cancer, according to new research.

Sep 25, 2014, 14:26 PM IST

Protein essential for immune recognition and response to viral infection identified

Researchers have identified an immune cell protein that is critical to setting off the body`s initial response against viral infection.

Nov 25, 2013, 14:53 PM IST

How staph toxin disarms immune system

Researchers have found a new mechanism by which the deadly Staphylococcus aureus bacteria attack and kill off immune cells.

Oct 20, 2013, 19:13 PM IST

Fat-forming cell helps repair muscles after injury

Researchers at UC San Francisco have discovered that muscle repair requires the action of two types of cells better known for causing inflammation and forming fat.

Apr 20, 2013, 11:42 AM IST

Culprit behind hardening of arteries identified

A team of researchers have now identified a microRNA that plays a prominent role in Atherosclerosis - an inflammatory reaction which is the root of the most common forms of cardiovascular disease - and offers a promising target for new therapies.

Mar 23, 2013, 17:45 PM IST

White blood cells play key role in controlling red blood cell levels

Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have found that macrophages – white blood cells that play a key role in the immune response – also help to both produce and eliminate the body`s red blood cells (RBCs).

Mar 18, 2013, 16:27 PM IST

Magnets `can help the body fight off prostate cancer`

A team at the University of Sheffield in Britain, in fact, claims to be developing a treatment for prostate cancer, which uses a magnetic force to help the human body`s own cells destroy tumours.

Nov 09, 2011, 13:28 PM IST