"Super antibody" could cure flu with a single jab

'Super antibody' could cure flu with a single jab Antibody CR9114protected mice against two strains of influenza B and also fought off strains of influenza A | UPDATED: 17:00 GMT, 9 August 2012 A 'super antibody' against flu has been identified by scientists offering hope of a universal jab that could wipe out the infection.

Two men are HIV-free years after bone marrow transplants

Two men remain HIV-free two years after bone marrow transplants One man has had no detectable HIV in his blood cells for two years while the other has been clear for fourStudy suggests stem cells from done bone marrow are protected from being re-infected by HIV | UPDATED: 12:07 GMT, 27 July 2012 Two men with longstanding HIV infections no longer have detectable HIV in their blood cells years after having bone marrow transplants.

Breakthrough as new breast cancer drug increases remission time and reduces side-effects of chemotherapy

Breakthrough as new breast cancer drug increases remission time and reduces side-effects of chemotherapy Drug T-DM1 proven to stall the disease longer than current treatments, says NHS TrustDrug block growth of cancer, then destroys cancer cells from withinCould be available for sufferers within a few years | UPDATED: 15:05 GMT, 4 June 2012 The new treatment uses a two-stage approach to stop cancers growing – and then destroy them from within Medical experts in the UK have made a major breakthrough in their research to keep breast cancer at bay for longer.

How lack of 120 test means cancer patients aren"t gettting the best treatment (and that"s according to specialists)

How lack of 120 test means cancer patients aren't gettting the best treatment (and that's according to the specialists) | UPDATED: 09:04 GMT, 24 April 2012 Cancer patients may be missing out on the most effective treatments because of poor access to new biomarker tests, according to a survey of senior hospital doctors.

Antidote for cocaine overdose shows promise in lab tests

Back from the dead: Antidote for cocaine overdose shows promise in lab tests Treatment would reduce immediate effects of an overdose and prevent relapses soon after as antibodies remain in system for a few weeks | UPDATED: 08:55 GMT, 19 April 2012 Cocaine overdoses can have a devastating impact, causing kidney failure, strokes and even death.

Promising new treatment for seven cancers after single antibody found to shrink tumours from all of them

Hope of fresh treatment for seven cancers after single antibody is found to shrink tumours from all of them | UPDATED: 00:57 GMT, 27 March 2012 A drug that helps the immune system to break down cancerous tumours has been developed.

Memory loss could be prevented in Alzheimer"s patients by targeting a chemical that dismantles brain connections

Memory loss could be prevented in Alzheimer's patients by targeting a chemical that dismantles brain connections By Daily Mail Reporter Last updated at 10:24 PM on 6th March 2012 Breakthrough: Scientists have discovered that symptoms of Alzheimer's could be treated if a chemical that dismantles brain connections is isolated Alzheimer's symptoms such as memory loss could be prevented by targeting a chemical that dismantles brain connections, research suggests.

Want an asthma-free child? Get a pet while you are pregnant

Want an asthma-free child Get a pet while you are pregnant Babies who have indoor prenatal pet exposure have a pattern of lower levels of an antibody linked to asthma and allergies Mothers who spend time with pets during their pregnancy are less likely to have children with allergies and asthma, a study has revealed.