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El Ni?o cycles linked to cholera outbreaks

...y the pathogenic microorganism Vibrio cholerae , a bacterium that lives among zooplankton in brackish waters and in estuaries where rivers meet the sea, and infects humans through contaminated water. Researchers previously had proposed a link between cholera outbreaks and distant El Ni?o Southern Oscillation...

Antibiotics losing their power against acne

...ists should closely monitor the drug resistance of bacterium as they treat individual patients. If resistance to a particular drug develops, the physician should consider switching the patient to an alternate antibiotic or an alternate therapy. The scientists are also probing the possibility of harnessing a ...

Special proteins to fight TB identified

..., and colleagues developed a mutant form of the TB bacterium that produced extra heat-shock proteins. The altered TB bacterium was able to grow in the lab and was able to cause an acute infection in mice. But this mutant form ...

Sequencing of the Plague

Bubonic plague, the bacterium blamed for the Black Death during middle ages in Europe and now a potential biological weapon, has had its entire genome sequenced. The genes seem to be "unusually fluid", readily re-arranging themselves and picking up new genes from other microbes. ...

Iron is a two sided sword

...ceptible to infection by the common food poisoning bacterium Salmonella enteritidis . The researchers suggest that iron supplements and fortified foods should only be consumed by those with proven iron deficiency. Those in good health have no need of them and, indeed, may be putting themselves at risk if they ...

Chlamydia toxin- a secret killer

The genome of the bacterium Chlamydia uncovers a toxin that's like that produc...gens, so opening up the way to new treatments. The bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis is the cause of silent infections that can lead to blindness and gynaecologica...

High Demand for a child vaccine

...t undermine the immune system. PREVNAR fights the bacterium streptococcus pneumoniae, the leading cause of pneumonia, meningitis and millions of ear infections every year in children. According to the Food and Drug Administration, children under 5 suffer 16,000 pneumococcal blood infections and 1,400 pneumoco...

Syphilis uncovered

Scientists have identified the code for the bacterium that causes the potentially dangerous sexually tra...s have been unable to keep Treponema pallidum, the bacterium which causes syphilis, alive in the laboratory long enough to work on a vaccine or better treatments...

AIDS toll set to exceed Black Death

...he Black Death, or bubonic plague, was caused by a bacterium carried by rats. Infection spreads through rat flea bites. "Despite the impressive advances in medicine since then, HIV/AIDS is likely to surpass the Black Death as the worst pandemic ever. If we don't improve access to treatment in the next 10-15 ...

Safeguarding anti-inflammatory users from ulcers

Abolishing a common stomach-dwelling bacterium makes the long-term use of anti-inflammatory drugs...tients needing long-time NSAIDs of eliminating the bacterium Helicobacter pylori - which is a major risk factor for ulcers when it colonises the stomach. One gro...

Lyme disease is a persistent problem

...ite antibiotic treatment.Lyme disease, caused by a bacterium that lives in tiny ticks, sometimes produces very long-lasting fatigue and cognitive problems. Even though antibiotic treatment is standard, researchers in Texas feel that this treatment would not be enough to clear up the problem.// They studied 4...

Dietary cure for fighting Helicobacter pylori

The bacterium Helicobacter pylori is remarkable for its ability ...compound found in broccoli is powerful against the bacterium that is likely dependable for many cases of stomach cancer.// It's now well established that this mi...

Ulcer causing bug found in stored food

...hers at the University of Chicago, reported that a bacterium that can cause gastric ulcers and increase the ris...many stomach problems// due to contamination. The bacterium Helicobacter pylori is believed to be transmitted orally by ingesting food or water infected with fe...

Special proteins to fight TB identified

..., and colleagues developed a mutant form of the TB bacterium that produced extra heat-shock proteins. The altered TB bacterium was able to grow in the lab and was able to cause an acute infection in mice. But this mutant form ...

Antibiotics help heart patients

...gardless of whether a person was infected with the bacterium known as Helicobacter pylori or Chlamydia pneumoniae. For the study, researchers enrolled 300 hospitalized patients who suffered a heart attack or unstable angina. Within 48 hours after being admitted, patients either received either a...

A new infection- 'hot tub lung'

... order to avoid developing a problem with a common bacterium that lives in hot water. They have investigated two patients presenting with 'hot tub lung' - a relatively new condition which is either an infection or an irritation due to exposure to mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) . At temperatures above 84 d...

Anxiety and Peptic ulcers may be linked

...hen research showed that infection with the common bacterium Helicobacter pylori was a major risk factor, and the link with anxiety was neglected. However, researchers at the University of California now report that people with generalized anxiety do seem to be more likely to suffer form ulcers. Generalised ...

Machines take over the battle against hospital bugs

...tion is the bacterium// called acinetobacter. This bacterium is found naturally in the environment and survives...t and on inanimate surfaces for long periods. This bacterium which is not harmful to healthy humans can pose serious threat to patients in the ICU who are critic...

Vaccine Reduces antibiotic-resistant infections in Children

...cine to protect them against severe strains of the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae are less likely to contra...he children carried a strain of S. pneumoniae -- a bacterium that causes a person to become resistant to certain antibiotics and is responsible for nearly 80 per...

Anthrax Scare In Tamil Nadu State of India

...mals especially of cattle and sheep, caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis. Anthrax can also occasionally effect human population. Anthrax from animals- Humans can become infected with anthrax by handling products from infected animals or by breathing in anthrax spores from infected animal products (l...

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