Tag Archives: immunity

Anti-HIV vaccine shows promise in first human trial

A new anti-HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) antibody has been found safe and controlling HIV levels for about a month in early human trail, says a study. Use of antibodies, which are part of the immune system that helps fight infections, is called immunotherapy. The new findings suggest that immunotherapy or boosting the body’s natural defense system could soon be a ...

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Experimental Ebola Vaccine Shows Acceptable Safety, Ability to Generate Immune Response

An experimental Ebola vaccine, which has its first trials at Oxford University has shown an acceptable safety profile as well as the ability to generate an immune response. “The Ebola vaccine was well tolerated. Its safety profile is pretty much as we had hoped,” said professor Adrian Hill of the Jenner Institute at Oxford University who led the trial. The ...

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Selenium found in garlic, broccoli may speed up cancer recovery: New study

Researcher have found that garlic and broccoli help improving treatment against cancers, especially melanoma and prostate cancer by slowing down the body immune system’s over-response. The team from the University of Copenhagen have found that selenium, naturally found in garlic and broccoli, is the main ingredient which helps the process. Melanoma, prostate cancer and certain types of leukaemia often weaken ...

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Ebola Outbreak? Treatment Methods Ponder ZMapp, Tekimira, Plasma Transfer

ZMapp, a cocktail experimental treatment created by Mapp Biopharmaceutical and LeafBio to fight the deadly fast-spreading deadly virus Ebola, is still in clinical stage and currently only two volunteering aid workers are undergoing the treatment, which is based on injecting the tobacco plants with the virus and extracting the antibodies generated by the plansts, that too in Australia. Otherwise, the ...

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Nobel awardee for medicine died 3 days before, panel in dilemma

Canadian-born Ralph Steinman, 68, who has been named winner of the 2011 Nobel prize for medicine on Monday had, in fact, died three days before and the foundation which cannot award posthumous is in quandary over the news that reached them bit late. Ironically, Steinman was being treated based on his own research into the body’s immune system before he ...

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