Immune System

Showing of 1 - 20 from 46 results
Immune System - Total results - 46
How your child's immune system works and four ways prebiotics can give it a boost
India

How your child's immune system works and four ways prebiotics can give it a boost

What manifests as a simple cold or fever and eventually clear up is actually the result of a full-fledged war in your child’s body. The war between their immune system and the invading bacteria or virus

Human bodies respond to infections differently depending on the time of day
science

Human bodies respond to infections differently depending on the time of day

The reason for this is our body clock, and the fact that each cell in the body, including our immune cells, can tell what time of day it is.

Why you should get a COVID-19 vaccine, even after you’ve recovered from coronavirus?
science

Why you should get a COVID-19 vaccine, even after you’ve recovered from coronavirus?

Not everyone develops immunity after the infection - nine percent didn't have detectable antibodies, seven percent didn't have T cells that recognize the virus.

People over the age of 65 are more likely to suffer from COVID-19 reinfections
World

People over the age of 65 are more likely to suffer from COVID-19 reinfections

While initial infection with Covid-19 is more likely to bestow 80 percent protection from reinfection to those under 65 years of age.

Do COVID-19 vaccines provide protection to organ transplant recipients as well?
science

Do COVID-19 vaccines provide protection to organ transplant recipients as well?

A report states that transplant recipients may fare better after the second dose but prior studies show the first shot is enough to kickstart antibody production.

Ebola survivor infected years ago may have started new outbreak in Guinea, claim researchers
World

Ebola survivor infected years ago may have started new outbreak in Guinea, claim researchers

The survivor harboured the virus for at least five years and then transmitted it via semen to a sex partner, researchers reported in articles published in Science and Stat. Until now, the longest the ebola virus had been known to persist in a survivor was 500 days

COVID-19 immunity lasts for six months, longer after infection finds new study
science

COVID-19 immunity lasts for six months, longer after infection finds new study

The immune system creates memory B cells that recognise the virus and unleash a new round of antibodies when encountered the next time.

Why are we afraid of fevers? Treating a fever with medicines affects the immune system too
science

Why are we afraid of fevers? Treating a fever with medicines affects the immune system too

Fever acts to mobilize multiple arms on the immune system, helping many of them work at their peak capacity.

Derived from an Amazonian frog, Kambo is catching on as an alt-wellness wonder drug
Health

Derived from an Amazonian frog, Kambo is catching on as an alt-wellness wonder drug

Kambo is catching on among the same crowd of coastal New Age elites — Burning Man psychonauts, Silicon Valley disrupters, plant-medicine proselytes — that rallied around ayahuasca, the hallucinogenic rainforest tea, a decade ago

Caught in deadly race with new COVID strain, Britain 'gambles' with mix-and-match vaccine regimen
World

Caught in deadly race with new COVID strain, Britain 'gambles' with mix-and-match vaccine regimen

Scientists have slammed the new guidance which allows for the interchange of vaccines, if the second dose of the vaccine originally received is not available, saying officials have abandoned science and are just trying to 'guess their way out of a mess'

Some COVID-19 patients maintain antibodies for long despite mild to moderate symptoms, finds study
Health

Some COVID-19 patients maintain antibodies for long despite mild to moderate symptoms, finds study

In most people, the SARS-CoV-2 specific antibodies gradually declined over the course of three to four months.

Why does the immune system respond to allergens by triggering itching in the skin?
Health

Why does the immune system respond to allergens by triggering itching in the skin?

Your skin is the first protective barrier against every pathogen and allergen in the world. So, when your skin itches, you should know that it may have come into contact with something that’s harmful and causing this reaction.

Study suggests immune system gets activated right after birth; findings may assist development of precision vaccination
Health

Study suggests immune system gets activated right after birth; findings may assist development of precision vaccination

recision vaccination is a concept based on the fact that every individual has different susceptibility to diseases based on their genes, age, sex and environmental factors

COVID-19 reinfections are real, but extremely rare; most immune systems fight off repeat infection
science

COVID-19 reinfections are real, but extremely rare; most immune systems fight off repeat infection

Some reports reveal patients were sicker the second time – a pattern the immune system is supposed to prevent.

Widely-available, low-cost enzyme could be a treatment option for COVID-19, study suggests
science

Widely-available, low-cost enzyme could be a treatment option for COVID-19, study suggests

Catalase, an antioxidant enzyme, is also commonly used worldwide in food production and as a dietary supplement.

Is staying home harming your child’s immune system by making them more susceptible to other diseases?
science

Is staying home harming your child’s immune system by making them more susceptible to other diseases?

A theory known as the “old friends” hypothesis suggests that exposure to harmless microbes that have co-evolved with humans help to train the developing immune system.

Study on mice shows blood from healthy donor may reduce effects of stroke on brain
Health

Study on mice shows blood from healthy donor may reduce effects of stroke on brain

The scientists believe that by identifying the most important components in the healthy blood, it would be easy for doctors to target these to either reduce or increase their levels in the blood of the mice

COVID-19 asymptomatics: Why some people contract and recover from a SARS-CoV-2 infection unscathed
science

COVID-19 asymptomatics: Why some people contract and recover from a SARS-CoV-2 infection unscathed

No fever or chills. No loss of smell or taste. No breathing difficulties. They don’t feel a thing.

Male deep-sea anglerfish attach themselves to the females during sexual reproduction
science

Male deep-sea anglerfish attach themselves to the females during sexual reproduction

Scientists found that in four anglerfish species, males attach to the females temporarily while in the other six, the fusion is permanent.

Vaccine with an adjuvant may boost immune system's response against COVID-19, claim researchers
Health

Vaccine with an adjuvant may boost immune system's response against COVID-19, claim researchers

Adjuvants are substances that are used in combination with a vaccine to produce a more robust immune response than what the vaccine alone would provide