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Feeding channel created by malaria parasite - a new target for malaria treatments

...disease. P. falciparum is transmitted through the bite of mosquitoes infected with the parasite. After the malaria parasite infects a human red blood cell, it must get many nutrients-proteins, sugars and precursors for DNA-to survive and grow. While it obtains some of these by digesting the red blood cel...

Sleeping sickness - a silent killer

...rts of Africa. But people had been dying from the bite of the Tsetse fly for a long time before that, and are still dying today. Sleeping Sickness has been dubbed as the Silent Killer because its victims are mostly from rural populations where medical screening is rare and cause of death often goes unrec...

Thumb Sucking in children Lead to Overbite

...pped sucking before they turned 1 had an irregular bite in the molar area, or in the back of the mouth. In comparison, the problem was noted among 13% of children who stopped between 2 to 3 years and in 20% of those who continued to suck fingers or a pacifier after the age of 4. A higher percentage of ch...

Chemical in Gila monster's saliva yields Alzheimer drug

...eing developed to improve memory and learning. The bite of the Gila monster, a native lizard to the southwest United States and Mexico, can be deadly but its saliva also contains a chemical which acts on a previously unknown receptor pathway in the brain that affects memory. New York-based biotech...

Leeches help in tissue transfer

...between 5ml and 15ml of blood from the tissue. The bite marks then continued to bleed out another 20ml to 50ml afterwards. In this therapy doctors felt that this is effective in reducing the amount of obstruction in tissue transplants and can eliminate the need for a second tissue transfer....

When Man Bites Man

...during an altercation. The most common site of the bite was the ear, and more than two-thirds of the patie...es make up between 2 percent and 23 percent of all bite wounds, and about half of all people in the United States will experience a human bite at some time ...

A Common Cause Of Allergy That Goes Unnoticed

... researchers caution : “Before you take that first bite of lobster, you might want to make sure you’re not allergic to it.?...

Crooked teeth may be due to evolution and overcooked meals

...ing in Washington,// US, chopping of vegetables to bite size pieces and cooking them to into mashed textures may be one of the reasons that our teeth are growing crooked and badly formed. Thus congenital bad shaped teeth may be a direct result of evolution than anything else. Human teeth are in bad shap...

Hope for individuals suffering from Chagas disease

...vaccine against Chagas disease// caused due to the bite of an assassin bug. It is found to infect an estimated 12 million people in Latin America, killing tens of thousands each year. To date, no vaccine exists against 'protozoans', a group of microscopic parasites that includes Trypanosoma cruzi — the ...

New initiative launched to fight malaria by repelling mosquitoes

... by parasites and is spread by the mosquitoes that bite an infected person and goes on to bite a healthy person and pass on the infection. Fever, headache, vomiting and other flu like symptoms ch...

Prevention And Timely Medical Care Can Help With Bug Bites

...n Medical Center, tenderness may be a sign the bug bite is becoming infected and deserves more medical attention. Other signs of possible infection are redness extending beyond the immediate bug bite, drainage of pus, or worsening, rather than improvement, of the site over time. The monsoon is the insect...

Researchers Discover Protein That Causes Malaria

... by parasites and is spread by the mosquitoes that bite an infected person and goes on to bite a healthy person and pass on the infection. Fever, headache, vomiting and other flu like symptoms ch...

Dengue Outbreak in Kolkata, Four Dead

...reaches the brain. The disease spreads through the bite of the Aedes Aegypti mosquito. Reservoirs constructed for scores of big and small housing projects, water collected in road excavation sites, accumulated garbage and rooftop water accumulation are the breeding ground of the Aedes mosquito. An emer...

India Has The Oldest And Largest Collection Of Preserved Mosquitoes – Mosquito Museu

...edindia: Malaria is usually caused by a mosquito bite and the parasite microbe is passed from the mosquito to the blood through a sharp hypoderme needle like sting. The plasmodium is transmitted by transfusion of infected blood....

Fluorescent markers to distinguish Trypanosoma brucei strains causing Sleeping Sickness

...a brucei , a protozoan parasite transmitted by the bite of the tsetse fly (Glossina spp.), is of great medical and economic interest in Africa. It causes human sleeping sickness, and Nagana, a cattle disease that prevents cattle farming and the use of work animals over huge areas of sub-Saharan Africa, th...

Ants nibble diabetic away to death at Kolkata Hospital

...hikary, said that it "was not uncommon for ants to bite a highly diabetic patient". Later in the day, the government announced that a five-member panel of senior hospital officials would probe the incident. The hospital authorities had allegedly asked the family of the 55-year-old woman to move her ou...

Controversy: Malaria Vaccine - Future Possibility Or Just A Dream?

...Malaria: Malaria is usually caused by a mosquito bite and the parasite microbe is passed from the mosquito to the blood through a sharp hypoderme needle like sting. It is transmitted by transfusion of infected blood. More on Medindia: http://www.medindia.com/news/view_news_main.asp?x=5789 http:...

More Lizards, Including Pets, Found Venomous

... drops blood pressure and heightens the feeling of bite pain. They assume that lizard venom may have gon...crotamine, the classic venom of rattlesnakes whose bite can be fatal to humans, in the eastern bearded dragon, a popular pet. However, the bearded dragon’s ...

Fear Of Dengue Epidemic Looms Large: Fever Kills Five in Pakistan

...mmonly known as Congo fever, is spread through the bite of an infected Aedes Aegypti mosquito, which usually bites during the day. It occurs in two forms, dengue fever (DF), and dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF), also called the Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF). The symptoms of CCHF include headaches...

Rabies Requires Immediate Treatment

...g, cat, bat, ferret, or raccoon which is rabid. If bite from an animal is unprovoked, it is safer to assum...cted, the animal has to be killed instantly. The bite injury should be washed thoroughly and medical attention should be sought at the earliest. It is a d...

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