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Special proteins to fight TB identified

... and without being aware of the fact that they are harboring the infection within themselves....

Special proteins to fight TB identified

... and without being aware of the fact that they are harboring the infection within themselves....

Some pets found to be SARS carriers

...s and civets imported into markets have been found harboring a germ that's almost identical to the SARS virus. Because of the possibility that animals can spread the respiratory virus, WHO has suggested that animals in China and elsewhere be tested for SARS and other diseases before they are eaten. For the...

Genetical Screening Can Detect Early Signs Of Multiple Sclerosis

...the MHC, but also regions on other chromosomes, as harboring genes that increase MS risk. Haines suggests that these studies failed to include enough subjects. In multiple sclerosis, depending on which nerve fibers are hindered, patients can experience problems ranging from weakness and clumsiness to numbness...

US Airlines Worried About Bird Flu In Passengers

...ke quick measures if they suspect any passenger of harboring the avian flu virus. The concerns are legitimate since it was air travel that was responsible for the spread of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, or SARS from Asia to Canada. The deadly disease ended up claiming 800 lives globally before being c...

Oral Sex Linked To Mouth Cancer Risk

... found that 36 percent of the cancer patients were harboring the HPV as compared to only 1 percent of the control group. “You should avoid having oral sex,” said the dentist and researcher Kerstin Rosenquist, and lead author of the study at the Malmo University's Faculty of Odontology in southern Sweden. The h...

Young Children Might Be Harboring Mental Health Problems

...arned that a tenth of children under five might be harboring a serious psychiatric illness // . In more than 11 % of cases, the children suffered symptoms bad enough to disrupt their daily lives, and failure to spot and treat these conditions early might be cause of unnecessary distress and suffering. In ...

Mysterious Death Of Seabirds Triggers Bird Flu Concern

... triggered concerns that these dead birds could be harboring the bird flu virus//. However, the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service said that there was no cause for panic and that they were sending out a team as a precautionary measure, but the Courier Mail reports that a second team with a military...

Cancer Begins With Epigenetic Changes: Study

... of the genome. Doctors can treat patients who are harboring these changes in much the same way as a cardiologist prescribes "cholesterol-lowering drugs to patients with fat deposits in their arteries," to prevent heart attacks.Epigenetic changes have been implicated in the development of cancer, birth defects...

Need of the Hour: Viable Strategies against AIDS

... individuals in question are unaware that they are harboring the deadly HIV virus. In such a scenario, testing for AIDS has to be made the norm rather than an exception. The world needs to come out of the social taboos associated and follow the example of African countries that are battling widespread AIDS in ...

Beneficial Symbiotic Relationship Between Ants And Bacteria.

...ther ant species each has its own modification for harboring and providing nutrition to the bacteria. This shows the rapid evolutionary adaptation among the ant species. More than 200 species of ants display this complex symbiotic relationship. It is found that the antis more inclined to develop the symbioti...

Scotland Ranked As Sickest Area Of UK: Survey

...borhood. // Scotland infact deserves the credit of harboring 22 of the UK's 25 unhealthiest neighbourhoods. Scotland residents were found to be overweight, indulge more on tobacco and alcohol compared to those who lived in England and Wales. They were also less likely to involve themselves in sports activiti...

New Study To Determine "Watchful Waiting" Period For Prostate Cancer

... D. Anderson. Initially 650 patients thought to be harboring low-risk prostate cancer will take part in the study. They will have a biopsy to confirm that it is indeed localized prostate cancer followed by PSA tests every six months to monitor the progress of the lesion if any. "Prostate cancer is one of only ...

Drug - resistant microbes raise concerns

... has found that the majority of people are already harboring bacteria that are drugs resistant. Simon Lauder reports, that the ability of the mutated microorganisms to resist antibiotics is an ever-growing universal problem. The World Health Organization (WHO) warns that the bugs that cause infections m...

Experiments In Outer Space To Determine single Cell Survival

...res are encircling Earth.// These nanostructures, harboring yeast or other unicellular organisms are riding on the International Space Station, to test if they can secure safer homes for their occupants amidst the vacuum and radiations of outer space, than those created by standard chemical procedures. Th...

Parental Role In Embryo-Selection Urged

...t parents be given the option of selecting embryos harboring their genetic impairments, such as deafness, to be passed on to their children, if they regard these impairments as "life-enhancing". The study titled ‘Choosing the Genes for Future Children’ was commissioned by the New Zealand Law Foundation and i...

Antioxidants Could Halt Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

...ere swelling in the limb that was bitten by a tick harboring the rickettsia bacteria. Sahni theorizes that regulating the Cox-2 response with Cox-2 inhibitors such as ibuprofen could also help control the disease. Source: Eurekalert...

Fittest Of Newborn Neurons Survive

...NMDA receptor into the hippocampus, a brain region harboring neural stem cells that give rise to new neurons. Newly born neurons infected with virus were marked by a fluorescent dye enabling detection of neurons derived from those cells. A few weeks later, animals that received the virus showed fewer fluores...

Human Brain Cells Might Have The Self Potential For Healing

...sue within the gray matter, which is not known for harboring stem cells. When the donor cells were subjected to a bath of growth agents within cell cultures, a type of cell emerged that behaves like something called a neural progenitor - a cell that is a bit further along in development than a stem cell but...

A Novel Technique That Detects "Cancer Genes" From The Breath Of Smokers

...pressor genes in the breath of patients at risk or harboring lung cancer. "The concept of testing exhaled breath is not new - that's what breathalyzers do when they measure small volatile molecules such as alcohol, as well as inflammation molecules that are currently being assayed to test the activity of ast...

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