Elderly participants of a clinical trial who received low doses of mTOR inhibitor drugs RAD001 and BEZ235 had fewer infections compared with those who received placebo. What were the other effects of these anti-aging drugs?
Medicine July 12, 2018
Trauma may increase a person's risk of developing autoimmune diseases by 36 percent. People who experienced severe emotional reaction as a result of stress can reduce their risk of developing immune system disorders. Here’s how.
Public Health June 20, 2018
A woman suffered from three years of chronic pain, which doctors said was caused by a tattoo that she got on her left thigh. What happened in the bizarre medical case, and does it mean that people should avoid tattoos?
Healthy Living/Wellness June 20, 2018
Doctors successfully cured a woman of late-stage breast cancer using a new form of therapy. The groundbreaking new treatment harnesses the patient’s own immune cells to kill off cancerous ones.
Medicine June 6, 2018
A new study that was conducted on mice showed a link between the innate immune system and the molecule that controls hair and skin pigmentation. The study was done at the National Institutes of Health and the University of Alabama, Birmingham.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 3, 2018
A new study has shown that people who grew up without pets are more likely to suffer from stress in adulthood. The study was conducted by the University of Colorado Boulder.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 30, 2018
The immune system of older people who exercise regularly are similar to young people’s. That’s according to a new study that questions the notion that aging inevitably makes us frail.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 11, 2018
The physician successfully treated his patients with vitamin C infusions, along with thiamine and hydrocortisone. Pending validation through additional studies, his remedy could prove to be a long-awaited breakthrough in sepsis treatment.
Public Health March 24, 2017
Maternal infections during pregnancy can lead to abnormal development of the fetus. The defense mechanism used by the mother’s immune system can influence the child’s brain development in the womb.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 21, 2017
New research suggests that carbohydrates consumed during an intense workout may improve the immune system. According to the study, between 30 and 60 grams of carbs would be enough to boost the immune system.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 19, 2017
The challenges involved in selecting the right and biocompatible nanoparticles for medicinal use have been solved by a team of researchers from the universities of Geneva and Fribourg. They devised a new screening method offering safety, cost efficiency, and speed.
Biotech February 4, 2017
A new study by researchers at the UW Medicine Sleep Center has shown that reduced sleep is a health hazard and results in a depressed immune response involving the circulation of white blood cells.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 30, 2017
People suffer from allergies and autoimmune diseases when their immune systems don't work properly. Latest research conducted in Japan has led to the discovery of an important cause of the phenomenon.
Public Health December 31, 2016
Researchers have uncovered the secret as to why some cancers spread fast, with their presence going undetected by the body’s immune system. It is understood that such a condition happens after the disappearance of a protein called interleukein-33, or IL-33.
Medicine September 29, 2016
CrossFit enthusiasts especially beginners and those recovering from illness should take a break after two consecutive days of intense workout. Otherwise, they risk impairing their immune system.
Healthy Living/Wellness September 26, 2016
People living in Southeast Asia could probably be immune to Zika virus infection. Exposure to locally transmitted Zika virus strain for more than 50 years might give them the protection from the South American strain.
Public Health September 10, 2016
It would appear your health also has an effect on how sociable you are. Researchers have discovered that the presence of a certain molecule in the immune system helps dictate the level of social interaction organisms engage in.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 15, 2016
Immunotherapy is a great advance in cancer treatment but up to a quarter of lung cancer patients are not eligible for this therapy. Autoimmune disorders have something to do with the risks.
Medicine June 4, 2016
A breakthrough study links mental health problems to a compromised immune system. Findings show that a combination of medication and immune system therapies can relive mental health symptoms.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 29, 2016
One of the most common eating disorder, anorexia, may be caused by a bacteria. The physical infection triggers an immune response, but the antibodies attack the brain, causing feelings of personal disgust.
Medicine April 25, 2016
Cholinergic urticaria is a rare immunological disease that affects about 10 percent of the young adult population. Its symptoms include small, itchy patches of skin lesions triggered by sweat and tears.
Life April 17, 2016
While taking showers can get rid of foul-smelling odor from the body, it is not as effective at removing bacteria. A new study even claims that overbathing can make a person more susceptible to various infection-causing germs.
Life April 11, 2016
Attesting to the fundamental influence of gut bacteria on overall health, a new study showed that certain kinds of beneficial microbes can reduce the severity of stroke. These results then make dietary changes a promising area of stroke prevention in the future.
Life March 31, 2016
Stanford scientists developed a new test that is 10,000 times more sensitive than current diagnostic tests. The test can detect diseases like Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and cancer.
Life March 21, 2016
In a large, national study employing desensitization, doctors successfully altered the immune systems of patients to enable them to accept kidneys from incompatible donors. This breakthrough is believed to shorten the waiting lists for kidney transplants and give hope to patients.
Life March 10, 2016
Chances are, getting multiple tattoos can be good for you. A study has found that getting multiple tattoos can give your immune system an added boost to help you fight infections.
Life March 10, 2016
A new study has found that feeding peanut mush to babies could prevent allergies to the legume later on. But what is the mechanism that makes this food allergy prevention possible?
Life March 7, 2016
Ancient DNA from 50 million years in the past are used by humans today to fight off disease. How does our immune system utilize this ancient viral genetic code?
March 4, 2016
Our DNA is embedded with ancient viruses that targeted our ancestors millions of years ago. Researchers at the University of Utah explained that this specific genetic code actually boosts our immune system.
Life March 4, 2016
When a virus enters the body, the immune system acts to fight it. Researchers found that influenza can cheat the body's protective mechanism and go undetected.
Life February 26, 2016
CSIRO scientists are looking into the ability of bats to remain unaffected by diseases despite carrying more than 100 viruses within their bodies. They believe that the animals' immune system could hold the secret to helping humans become more resistant to deadly infections such as Ebola and MERS.
Life February 23, 2016
Cohabitation and raising a child together has been found to change a couple’s immune systems, making them more similar than seen in the wider population. These health effects of parenting and living together may no longer come as a surprise for some.
Life February 21, 2016
T-cells protect the body from pathogens by remembering and killing them. Now, can this therapy be used in cancer treatment?
Life February 16, 2016
Researchers from Denver have identified a new class of antigens that may be contributing to the development of type 1 diabetes. Their study was funded by the American Diabetes Association.
Life February 12, 2016
Neanderthal DNA helped evolve the modern human immune system, researchers suggest. However, it may have made some people more prone to allergies, they say.
January 8, 2016
Plants have super powers. They can ward off infection by regulating their internal molecular clock to anticipate impending infection by pathogens.
Earth/Environment December 18, 2015
Researchers from the University of California, Santa Barbara found that a lifetime of roundworm infection among indigenous women in Bolivia has led to a considerable increase in their fertility. The researchers are now exploring the potential of using the parasitic worm to develop fertility-enhancing treatments.
Life November 22, 2015
The constant mutation of the influenza virus strains make getting permanent immunity for flu difficult to achieve but if it can be made possible, annual flu shots and billions of dollars lost to these yearly efforts can become a thing of the past.
Life November 12, 2015
Researchers found that not everyone who think they have penicillin allergy are actually allergic. People who mistake themselves as allergic to Penicillin are forced to opt for more dangerous antibiotics that are riskier to their health.
Life November 6, 2015
Experts found that the risk of developing schizophrenia may be determined by studying the brain's immune system cells. The researchers hope that their research could open up doors to better preventive management and treatment of the debilitating disease.
Life October 17, 2015
Calendar method, artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization, cytoplasmic transfer. What does it really take to have a baby? A new study has a very simple answer.
Life October 7, 2015
Complete, restful sleep may boost both psychological and immune system memories, according to latest research. Beware of the danger of sleep deprivation, particularly in the body's ability to ward off infections.
Life October 4, 2015
The dengue virus infections, spread by an infected mosquito bite, can be fatal the second time around. Researchers now believe that this is because of the difference of anti-genic materials among virus strains.
Life September 22, 2015
Aside from multiple hazards that astronauts may face in flight, a new study found that even their immune systems may be put to risk. The findings of the study may provide a valuable insight for future spaceflight mission planning.
Space September 4, 2015
Scientists discovered how gut bacteria can help in preventing the formation of type 1 diabetes. In an experiment on mice, the scientists saw that the presence of gut bacteria leads to the production of cathelicidins that fight immune-related diseases.
Life August 11, 2015