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

...cted 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 cell's hemoglobin, it must get the rest from outside the cell. The parasite crea...

El Ni?o cycles linked to cholera outbreaks

...s 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 (ENSO) events that were mediated by increased sea-surface temperatures and higher numbers of bacteria-...

Pesticide impairs male reproductive function

...t against malaria causing mosquitoes. The disease infects as many as 500 million people each year and may kill as many as 2.5 million across the globe, according to the World Health Organization. The WHO, along with hundreds of malaria and public health experts, supports the continued use of DDT for malaria...

Vitamin B for Hepatitis

...ering vitaminB to the Ptients. Hepatitis B virus infects the liver, and in severe cases can lead to cirrhosis, liver cancer and liver failure. It is spread through contact with the blood or body fluids of an infected person. A researcher decided to test thiamine for HBV after a very bright and aware patie...

Sequencing of the Plague

...t causes bubonic plague, Yersinia pestis, commonly infects rodents in Asia, Africa and the Americas. But it occasionally 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 s...

Hidden influenza virus protein found

... short protein molecules the virus creates once in infects a cell and begins replicating.They form when the process that translates viral genes into proteins goes wary, Yewdell explains. In other words, junk peptides result from genetic mistakes. The immune system cells of mice, in fact, did recognise one o...

Mutating viruses helps produce antibodies

...as a bacteriophage or "bacteria eater." This phage infects Bordatella using its tail-like structures, which latch onto a specific molecule on the bacteria's surface. To avoid the virus, the bacteria frequently switches its surface molecules, much as a person might switch their locks to prevent someone with ...

Ulcer causing bug found in stored food

...andling in the store or slaughterhouse. H. pylori infects the stomach lining, causing an inflammatory response that can increase the risk for gastritis and gastric cancer, but may be treated with a regimen of antibiotics. The researchers evaluated 10 different food types purchased from behind the counter at...

Bowel diseases linked to bug in milk

...ch by his team and others suggests that MAP, which infects cattle, is infiltrating water supplies and defeating the milk pasteurisation process. Links between MAP, which has been found in 2% of pasteurised milk cartons, and Crohn's disease have been investigated for some years. In 1998 the government's advis...

Defending against Tuberculosis

... TB infection. According to experts, TB currently infects one-third of the human population and kills more people than any other bacterial pathogen. They write, "It is rivaled only by the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) virus as a communicable cause of death." Also, in developing countries, AIDS a...

Common Cold Found to Fight Cancer

...-cancerous cells. Specialists say, “When the virus infects cells, it takes the altered genes with it, and those genes attack cancer cells while leaving normal cells intact.” Researchers say, in preclinical tests, the virus effectively attacked cancerous tumors and did not harm normal tissue. However researc...

Circumcision Found To Prevent HIV Spread

HIV is a virus that infects and destroys T-cells in the immune system. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are between 800,000 and 900,000 people living with HIV.// Previous research has shown circumcised men are less likely to be infected with H...

Common Cold Found to Fight Cancer Cells

...-cancerous cells. Specialists say, “When the virus infects cells, it takes the altered genes with it, and those genes attack cancer cells while leaving normal cells intact.” Researchers say, in preclinical tests, the virus effectively attacked cancerous tumors and did not harm normal tissue. However resear...

Minimizing The Risk Of HIV Spread

... living with HIV.// Human Immuno Deficiency Virus infects and destroys T-cells in the immune system. Previous research has shown circumcised men are less likely to be infected with HIV, and a new study helps explain why.Researchers examined tissue samples from nine specimens of human foreskin. They found e...

Mouth Infection better handled with new discovery

... with compromised immunity and can be deadly if it infects vital organs. It was known that histatin usually can keep Candida albicans in check among healthy people with enough saliva, but the mechanism of action of the drug was not known.It was discovered through studies that histatin binds to a specific me...

New findings come to light about monkeypox

.... One of the reasons for the virus which primarily infects the animals is seen to affect the humans is the fact that human habitats are increasingly encroaching into animal habitat leading to the spread of diseases from the animals to the humans and vice versa. Reference: Virology, July 2005...

Influenza Avian Flu strain has become more contagious and dangerous.

...n the ducks without infecting them but spreads and infects other birds and humans. The duck Waterfowl is a natural host for H5N1 influenza virus, these ducks 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 vir...

Metabolism cycle of Kala-Azar parasite revealed

...ans. Leishmaniasis, known as Kala-Azar in India, infects at least 12 million people worldwide, in India, Ba...ite spreads by sand flies; the leishmania parasite infects certain white blood cells known as macrophages. “Our discovery not only offers hope for leishmanias...

Helicobacter pylori Antibiotic Treatment of Peptic Ulcer May not Prevent Gastric lymphomas

...obacter pylori, a spiral bacterium of the stomach, infects more than half of the world's population. It is now widely accepted that, aside from gastritis and ulcers, H. pylori is also a causative agent of gastric lymphoma, specifically gastric B cell lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT). Whil...

Therapeutic Genes Transferred By Viral Vector Through T Cell Masking

...rs a gene to both mouse and human tumor cells that infects the cells. Dr Richard said, “Any clinical situation in which cells home to disease sites -- such as inflammation or autoimmune disease -- might benefit from this approach,...

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