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Some pets found to be SARS carriers

The origin of the virus that killed 774 people remains unknown. Scientists believe people may have gotten the virus from animals that were infected by another source.// .."You might want to quarantine the pets as well as the people," suggested Dr. Robert Shope, an expert on emerging diseases at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. "If it's been shown that the virus can transmit f...

Alzheimer Gene Carriers Found To Have Memory Problems

According to findings from a recent study researchers say, healthy older people with the gene type that increases Alzheimer's risk // may have major problems with prospective memory, or remembering what to do in the future . ..A group of 32 dementia-free adults between ages 60 and 87 who took part in a previous study that examined people with and without the "Alzheimer's gene” were studied. Resul...

Fruit Bats Act As Carriers of Ebola Virus

The Gabon's Centre International de Recherches Médicales de Franceville has identified three types of fruit bats as the possible source of infection by the deadly Ebola virus // . The Epomops franqueti, Hypsignathus monstrosus, and Myonycteris torquata bats are eaten in Central Africa by local Congolese and Gabonese. ....This contributes towards the view that the infection is contracted through...

Financial Allowances Being Offered To Poor Vietnamese HIV Carriers

The Vietnamese Government which intends to stabilize the rates of HIV by the year 2020 has proposed to offer allowances worth atleast 4.1 US dollars to HIV infected individuals on a monthly basis//. It has also been planned to reduce the rate of HIV infection to below 0.3 percent by 2010. The current projected population of Vietnam approximates to nearly 82 million. ....Under a recent government...

Coffee Reduces Risk of Breast Cancer in BRCA1 Mutation Carriers

An article appearing in the January 2006 issue of the International Journal of Cancer says that women with a BRCA1 gene mutation, which puts // them at high risk for breast cancer, could actually benefit by drinking large amounts of coffee. ..Dr. Steven A. Narod, of the University of Toronto, Ontario, and colleagues monitored the relationship of coffee consumption and the risk of breast cancer...

Smuggling could also be a carrier to bird flu spread.

Raids at lots of places have revealed smuggled bird and poultry parts or in whole.// ..In a Chinese grocery store off a piazza, the agents found bags of duck feet. Also a similar raid at a Milan warehouse a few months ago yielded three million packages of chicken meat smuggled from China. ..According to experts there is increasing evidence that a thriving international trade in smuggled poultry...

A Carrier Protein Associates With Human Insulin Resistance

A study reports that low blood protein levels are found to be associated with reduced insulin resistance and thus risk of diabetes// , metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease decreased. ..A protein in blood called retinol-binding protein 4 (RBP4), when reduced by the effect of modified diet and good exercise programs proved to drop the risk factors of diabetes – finding reports. ..Dr. Bar...

Genital Herpes - No Symptoms But A Potent Carrier

Genital herpes - A sexually transmitted virus that leads to blisters on or near the genitals or rectum that opens into painful sores taking a long period to heal.// As time passes outbreaks may be less severe and for short period. ....According to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, genital herpes is an infected virus that may not show symptoms and even cause serious infection in ba...

New Carrier Developed To Deliver Drugs to Gliomas

A new vehicle for delivering radioactive iodine dose to cure deadly brain tumors such as gliomas is under investigation.// ..Synthetic scorpion venom is used as carriers for radioactive iodine. The first phase of the clinical trials is successfully complete and was conducted by under Adam N. Mamelak, M.D., a neurosurgeon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute. Abo...

SEMEN – More than just a sperm carrie

Semen may have more functions in reproduction than merely being a carrier of sperms. A researcher from America reports that the semen from fertile men contains a multitude of hormones//. Some of them like, FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone) initiates ovulation. Some other hormones are reported to have a role in the maintenance of pregnancy. ....The researcher, Rebecca Burch, thinks human males ha...

HIV Carriers Join Hands to Fight for their Rights

Terminally ill AIDS patients and HIV carriers in this hilly district, long treated as outcasts, have teamed up to fight the odds and the disease.// ....Their organisation - Himachal Pradesh Voluntary HIV Positive Network - has 14 women, five children and a man as members. It aims to coordinate with other HIV carriers in the state, form a state-level body and fight for their rights. ....A nine-d...

HIV Carriers Form an Association to Fight Social Stigma in Jharkhand

To draw strength from each other and fight social stigma, HIV carriers in Jharkhand have formed an association// . ....The Jharkhand Network for People Living with HIV has 200 members. More are likely to join. The association will educate people to treat HIV carriers in a humane manner. It will also seek assistance from the government to ensure adequate healthcare facilities and proper accommoda...

Contraceptive Patch Carries Risk of Blood clots

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday reported having updated the warning label on the Ortho Evra birth-control patch, cautioning users about the higher risk of blood clots from it.// ..The drug manufacturer Johnson and Johnson’s commissioned study revealed that drug users faced two times the risk of clots in the legs and lungs compared to women taking traditional birth-control pills...

Carriers With Alzheimer's High Risk Gene Type Age Normally Until the Disease Strikes

Researchers from Australia have come to the conclusion that a high risk genotype that raises the chances for Alzheimer's disease, does not add changes in the carrier//, pertaining to communication skills and memory during most of their adulthood. Those with the high risk gene seem to get affected by dementia, only much later in old age, along with other factors. ..The study, has been described as...

No Carrier Necessary: This Drug Delivers Itself

The problem of efficiently delivering drugs has long challenged scientists to develop innovative delivery systems that keep these drugs intact// until reaching their targets. ....Now scientists in the University at Buffalo's Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics and Roswell Park Cancer Institute have developed an innovative solution in which the delivery system is the drug itself....

Hepatitis C Carries Another Risk-Cancer Of The Immune System

According to a report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, research points to a new risk of Hepatitis C- the chance of contracting lymphoma. ...The cancer of the immune system-lymphoma or non-Hodgkins lymphoma is found to be 30 percent times higher in patients with hepatitis C, and for another cancer Waldenstroms macroglobulinemia, the risk of a hepatitis C patient con...

New Genetic Studies Carried Out in Cancer Therapy

The researchers identified individual genes that are associated with resistance to chemotherapeutic drugs and sets the stage for future studies that may significantly enhance the ability to predict whether or not a particular tumor will respond to treatment,using a functional genomic screen. ......Resistance to chemotherapeutic drugs is the primary cause of treatment failure in patients with me...
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