Sunday 21 December, 2014

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. The results mark a turning point in cancer immunology and provide the foundation for developing more effective therapies. It was known earlier that a diverse group of white blood cells called myeloid-derived More...

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A 39-year-old woman, the first participant enrolled in VRC 207, receives a dose of the investigational NIAID/GSK Ebola vaccine at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. on Sept. 2, 2014.  (Image Credit: NIH/NIAID)
By BioNews On Monday, December 1st, 2014

New Ebola Vaccine developed by NIH/GSK appears safe and effective in Phase 1 Clinical Trials

An experimental vaccine to prevent Ebola virus disease was well-tolerated and produced immune system responses in all 20 Continue reading “New Ebola Vaccine developed by NIH/GSK appears safe and effective More...

ebola virus
By BioNews On Monday, December 1st, 2014

Ebola vaccine showing promising results

Two Ebola vaccines undergoing clinical trials have shown promising results and would be deployed in January 2015 to West Continue reading “Ebola vaccine showing promising results” »  More...

Localization of the stabilizing disulfide bonds and schematic representation of the heterodimers. (Image Credit: PLOS One)
By BioNews On Sunday, November 30th, 2014

Researchers developed a new vaccine to prevent Lyme Disease

European biotechnology company Valneva SE (Valneva) announced today that an article, presenting for the first time the pre-clinical Continue reading “Researchers developed a new vaccine to prevent Lyme Disease” More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

New genes kindle hope for asthma patients

In a significant discovery, a team led by an Indian-origin researcher Pandurangan Vijayanand has identified new genes that likely contribute to asthma Continue reading “New genes kindle hope for asthma patients” More...

By BioNews On Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Immune dysfunction may result in chronic pain syndrome

There is good news for people suffering from Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) Continue reading “Immune dysfunction may result in chronic pain syndrome” »  More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Hilleman Labs, Gotovax AB to develop cholera vaccine

Two global pharmaceutical firms – Hilleman Laboratories and Gotovax AB – Tuesday joined hands to develop affordable oral cholera vaccine Continue reading “Hilleman Labs, Gotovax AB to develop cholera More...

T Helper Cell (credit: NIH)
By BioNews On Friday, May 9th, 2014

Scientists discovered how immune cells use steroids

Researchers at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute have discovered that some immune cells turn themselves off by producing a steroid. The findings, published More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Ginseng may prevent influenza

You took it to enhance your sexual performance Continue reading “Ginseng may prevent influenza” »  More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Beware! Kitchens may carry multi-drug resistant bacteria

Prefer spicy restaurant food over home-made delicacies? Get alarmed as hands of food preparers and chopping boards remain a source of transmission for multi-drug resistant bacteria such as E coli Continue reading More...