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Disease-fighting ‘helper’ cell discovered

A team of Australian researchers have discovered a new type of “helper” cell, which increases the ability of the human body to fight infections and life-threatening diseases Continue reading “Disease-fighting ‘helper’ cell discovered” »  More...

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By BioNews On Monday, November 28th, 2011

Cuban cancer vaccine to be tested in Britain

A therapeutic vaccine for advanced lung cancer, which was created by scientists at Cuba’s Centre for Molecular Immunology Continue reading “Cuban cancer vaccine to be tested in Britain” »  More...

By BioNews On Monday, November 21st, 2011

Immune system can abort stem cell regeneration

The immune system’s T-cells, which protect our body from invading pathogens and illnesses, can also abort stem cells from regrowing bone and tissue Continue reading “Immune system can abort stem cell More...

By BioNews On Saturday, November 19th, 2011

How sickle-cell anaemia mutes severe malaria

Scientists at Heidelberg University Hospital have finally solved the mystery – why people with a hereditary mutation of the red blood pigment haemoglobin Continue reading “How sickle-cell anaemia mutes More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Protein that fools immune cells in tuberculosis discovered

Researchers have uncovered a special protein that tricks human immune cells and blocks their ability to recognize and destroy invading bacteria in tuberculosis Continue reading “Protein that fools immune cells More...

By BioNews On Friday, November 11th, 2011

Cross blood group transplants conducted in India

An organ transplant is not an easy job with the task of finding a compatible donor often proving arduous. A new device, however Continue reading “Cross blood group transplants conducted in India” »  More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Indian scientists pioneer ‘electronic nose’ to detect TB in 2 years

A team of Indian scientists has revealed that a prototype of a hand-held breathalyser for detecting tuberculosis infection could be available within two years Continue reading “Indian scientists pioneer ‘electronic More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Vaccine to stop progression of HIV virus comes closer to reality

Scientists have moved a step closer to understanding how one of our body’s own proteins helps stop the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) in its tracks Continue reading “Vaccine to stop progression of More...

By BioNews On Monday, November 7th, 2011

Potential compounds for new anti-cancer therapies identified

University of Southern California scientists have identified two new molecules that can kill lymphoma cells in mice, suggesting more effective cancer killers than existing drugs Continue reading “Potential More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Fever improves immunity against infections

Having a fever might be uncomfortable, but it actually helps us fight off infections Continue reading “Fever improves immunity against infections” »  More...