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Montana State University research reaches Supreme Court of India

... ground beef, drinking unpasteurized milk, swimming in or drinking contaminated water and eating contaminated vegetables. The bacteria can cause dysentery and kidney failure. It occasionally kills. Hamner learned this spring that a research institute in Lucknow, India reported its lab results to the ...

Sanitation investment in poor countries would yield $9-to-1 benefits in productivity, health: UN

... parasites spread through direct or indirect contact with these watercourses. Such exposure is the leading cause for diarrhoeal disease (including dysentery and cholera), parasitic infections, worm infestations and trachoma. Sanitation and Children Healthy children learn more than children ...

Dysentery uses 'sword and shield' to cause infection

... have found that the bacterium that causes dysentery uses a 'sword and shield' approach to cause ... of the bacteria acts as a shield to protect the dysentery bacterium from being destroyed by the body's ... use this 'sword and shield' approach, showing how dysentery is able to infect the body so effectively. We ...

Hope for major advance in fighting world killer disease

... Two particular bacteria , enteropathogenic E.coli (EPEC), which causes a persistent infection lasting more than 14 days, and Shigella, the cause of dysentery - are the most deadly in terms of killing children. They cause only 20% of cases of diarrhoea but result in 60% of deaths. It is these two killers ...

Professors to develop hand-held pathogen testing device

... surface, similar to a computer chip, and is about the size of a thumbnail. Today, testing air, water or food for pathogens like cholera and dysentery must be done one pathogen at a time. Testing for each pathogen on an individual basis is dangerous, more expensive and time consuming. Simultaneous ...

Mayo Clinic collaboration mining of ancient herbal text leads to potential new anti-bacterial drug

... ... these same kernels ... will halt all kinds of diarrhea, but very suddenly, forcefully and powerfully, so that one should use them with care in dysentery cases, because that illness or affliction should not be halted too quickly; and some considered this medicament a great secret, and relied on it ...

Silence of the amoebae

... of expression is great, but silence is golden ?at least when it comes to amoebae, which are intestine-dwelling parasites that cause life-threatening dysentery in many parts of the world. Three years ago, scientists at the Weizmann Institute accidentally discovered a way to silence the expression of a key ...

To Stop Evolution: New Way Of Fighting Antibiotic Resistance Demonstrated By Scripps Scientists

... completely untreatable. This is a major concern for public health because, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), large-scale epidemics of dysentery driven by this pathogen have been known to cause tens of thousands of deaths in Central America, South Asia, and central and southern Africa. ...
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