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Ear infection- a new treatment

...hildren with chronic ear infection – ironically by infecting them with bacteria.Naturally occurring bacteria, such as alpha steptococci,protect the body from such infections. However children who get a lot of ear infections have been found to have a lower than normal amount of this bacteria. The research stud...

Sequencing of the Plague

...spreads to humans, with fatal effect.It does so by infecting both insects and mammals. Fleas that feed on infected rodents swallow the bacteria, which infect and block their midguts. The starving fleas feed ravenously, but only regurgitate the blood they try to swallow - along with the bacteria. So plague spre...

Smallpox Would Spread Rapidly

...or Europe, smallpox would spread rapidly at first, infecting 6 to 12 people for each individual already infected. As steps were taken to hinder the spread of the disease--including mass vaccination campaigns, restriction of infected individuals' movement and quarantines--the rate of disease spread would fal...

WBC linked with periodontitis

... is studying the genetics of both the host and the infecting organisms. Working with Dr. Niederman at Forsyth are Dr. Phil Stashenko, Department of Cytokine Biology, and Drs. Floyd Dewhirst and Bruce Paster, Department of Molecular Genetics....

Compressed DNA aids gene patients

...ed into the cell by a natural process. However, infecting patients with viruses carries its own risks, and liposome production is less efficient. The new technique involves taking the long strands of DNA and "scrunching" them up into a more compact package. This tiny ball, 25 nanometres across - 25 milli...

Virus Helps Remove Brain Cancer

...ch a therapeutic virus spreads throughout a tumor, infecting and killing cancer cells. Delta-24-RGD is designed in such a way that it can replicate only in cancer// cells leaving behind healthy tissue. It kills the host cancer cells for reproducing itself. It moves on to contaminate other tumor cells, and when...

Tech Wizards turn to build Anti-SARS gadgets.

...yuan, the bag is designed todestroy the SARS virus infecting phlegm. It is justsix centimeteres by nine centimeteres with a sealabletop. As soon as the bag is sealed, the SARS virus isdestroyed in minutes. Some of the otherpopular gadgets include heatabsorbing fabrics, disinfectant spray gun and awaterless...

The 'forgotten epidemic' killing millions

... are becoming increasingly resistant to treatment, infecting and killing more people than ever before -- sicken... are becoming increasingly resistant to treatment, infecting and killing more people than ever before -- sickening as many as 900 million last year, according to...

New diseases require holistic outlook to treatment

...e reasons of spread of the virus that have started infecting the people from the animals. Some of the recommendations of the committee in tackling the new disease are better observation of wildlife diseases to prevent their outbreaks, mking the animal traders responsible for preventing and controlling disease...

Antibiotics help combat dangerous tropical disease

...o-filarae from an infected patient find themselves infecting another person when the mosquito has another go at the blood pf these individuals. Once in the blood circulation they mature into adult worm and settle in their lymph nodes and the cycle keeps repeating. "Although the drugs currently in use kill the...

Influenza Avian Flu strain has become more contagious and dangerous.

...o ducks; the virus multiplies in the ducks without infecting them but spreads and infects other birds and human...ucks are acting as reservoir for the virus without infecting them, and this new evolving strain has killed a large number of birds. Since 2002, this flu virus st...

Mentally Imbalanced AIDS patient Chained

...ecoming infected with HIV or, if already infected, infecting others. For further information read: http://www.medindia.com/patients/ aids/health_about.htm...

Prostratin- Drug to eradicate HIV

...t compund is two folded- Firstly it stops HIV from infecting other cells by decreasing receptors and it drives HIV out of latency. Though the therapy was only tested in a laboratory setting, the researchers predict they will gain approval to test their hypothesis in patients as early as next year. Prostratin ...

SARS outbreaks contained

...tually traveling as far as South Africa and Canada infecting at least 8,400 people. In some of the worst-affected areas, such as Hong Kong, streets full of pedestrians wearing surgical face-masks became an everyday sight. In Taiwan, which initially appeared to have fended off the virus, cases began to soar i...

Water Borne Diseases causing More Havoc in Mumbai

...n immune carrier (no symptoms but capable of infecting others) of typhoid and infecting dozens of people. Symptoms are a rapidly fluctuating temperature, drowsiness, diarrhoea, abdominal...

New Virus Held Responsible For Respiratory Infection In Children

...respiratory infections. Only 40 % of the viruses infecting patients have been identified which, outlines the need for a rapid testing of viruses to help in speedy diagnosis and appropriate treatment. This approach would be especially valuable to curb diseases like influenza, in particular avian influenza th...

Time For Lice To Go

... discovered a new way that might prevent lice from infecting human hair for long. Their study was published in the July 2005 issue of the Journal of the American Academy // of Dermatology. Contrary to popular myths about hair texture, hygiene and social background, anyone can become infested with lice. Young ...

Controversy over spread of Mad Cow disease from India

...ally prepared animal feed which may be a potential infecting agent containing brain proteins infected with Scrapie, BSE and CJD and they can transform themselves into infectious agents. "Existing theories of the original causes of BSE, the bovine disease, we don't find convincing," Professor Colchester said. "...

Scientists Discover Ways To Block Virus From Attacking Cells

...des that block attacking viruses from entering and infecting the cell. RC2 stops the virus in its tracks, preventing it from replicating and spreading throughout the body. The NIH/UCLA team used human and animal cell lines to demonstrate RC2’s protection against the influenza virus. The team’s earlier studie...

Health and Human Services stockpiles 20 million bird flu Vaccines

...the strain becoming mutated and getting adopted to infecting humans, the federal wanted to prevent a pandemic of bird flu which earlier occurred during 1918 worldwide causing death of over 50 million people. To avoid such a situation again the HHS as announced that it will be stock piling vaccines stocks and a...

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