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WORM! WORM! all the way

...e given a mixture of 1,500 eggs of the helminth or parasitic worm. Most of the patients did so well on the therapy they were able to throw away their other drugs, including steroids, which can have serious side effects. The symptoms returned when the patients stopped drinking the mixture said Weinstock, profe...

Parasite infections linked to organ transplants

Three transplant patients contracted a dangerous parasitic disease from their new organs in the United States...venting contamination. In the report involving the parasitic disease, all of the organs came from the cadaver of a Central American immigrant who was apparently ...

Reasons why men die earlier

...r demise of men may be that they are more prone to parasitic infections. In a report on the study, Ian P. F. O...or, but also because males are more susceptible to parasitic diseases." What could make men more prone to infections? Owens believes testosterone may play a key...

Parasitic infections and human immunity link found

...n.// Till recently, little was known about how the parasitic infections are fought by the human immunity system...he new research is expected to open up the door to parasitic infections and developing of vaccines that may deal with such infections....

Malarial gene ascertained

...ein homologue 1 (Pgh1). This protein qualifies the parasitic cell to thrive in higher concentrations of antimalarial drugs by stopping the drugs from accruing within the cell. The mutation helps confer resistance to the drugs mefloquine, quinine, halofantrine, chloroquine, and artemisinin. If a drug can be de...

Beneficial Symbiotic Relationship Between Ants And Bacteria.

...hich facilitates in the easy dispersal of the anti parasitic agent on the fungus. The ants in turn provide nourishment for the bacteria’s survival from the exocrine glands connected to the pits. In case of other ant species each has its own modification for harboring and providing nutrition to the bacteria. ...

Elephantiasis Is Eliminated In Egypt Due To Mass Drug Administration

...iseases. This condition is caused by a microscopic parasitic worm spread by mosquitoes. The symptoms are grotesquely swollen limbs, as well as fevers and pain. researchers reported in the Lancet medical journal that this disease incidence can be reduced effectively by giving two drug to the people in affecte...

Effective Vaccine for Leishmaniasis in the Pipeline

Leishmaniasis is a parasitic disease that kills about 60,000 people annually. It spreads by the bite of infected female sand flies. // Visceral leishmaniasis infects about 500,000 people annually mainly in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sudan and Brazil. The most common drugs to trea...

Assam’s Malaria Death Toll Rises To 75, More People Affecte

...ple are visiting quacks and sorcerers to treat the parasitic disease caused by the bite of the anopheles mosquito. Ratneswar Payeng, an elderly Assamese, was suffering from high fever for the past 12 days and was shifted to a hospital Wednesday in Lakhimpur, about 400 km east of Guwahati. "Initially we tho...

Malaria Resistant Mosquitoes Could Help In Combating Malaria

... cycles of chill, fever and sweating caused by the parasitic infection of red blood cells by a protozoan that is transmitted by the bite of an infected female mosquito. It affects approximately 300 million people worldwide and kills between one and 1.5 million people every year. Previously extremely wides...

Anti-Parasitic Drugs Useful in Reducing Damages of Congenital Toxoplasmosis

...he call for comprehensive screening for this acute parasitic infection in pregnant women and newborns. ‘We now know that we can improve longer-term outcomes if we treat the acute infection early,’ said study author Rima McLeod, M.D., professor of infectious diseases and medical director of the Toxoplasmosis ...

Parasitic Worms Could Be Used To Treat Bowel Disease

...am of scientists engaged in looking at the role of parasitic worms// in treatment of inflammatory bowel disease...une system developed in a way that is dependent on parasitic worms to regulate immune responses." The particular worm that Mansfield and colleagues are studying...

Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Cured By Parasitic Worms

...une system developed in a way that is dependent on parasitic worms to regulate immune responses.’ The particular worm that Mansfield and colleagues are studying as a potential treatment is known as the whipworm, or Trichuris suis, which is a parasite that afflicts pigs. Early studies have shown that giving h...

Blood Fluke Vaccine in the Pipeline

Blood flukes are parasitic worms which kill about hundreds and thousands of p...lian scientists have developed// a vaccine for the parasitic worms. They have the capacity to penetrate human skin and cause bladder cancer, renal failure, liver...

An All Important Breakthrough Reached In Understanding T cell response For Parasitic Diseases

...rmation as to how the T cells in the body react to parasitic diseases that affect scores of people every year. ...ever before on the response of T cells against the parasitic diseases which affect millions each year around the world, killing scores. This study is expected to...

US, India Firms Develop New Cure for Black Fever

...ceral leishmaniasis (VL), the second most deadly// parasitic disease in the world following malaria, is known i...bal health, providing a lifelong cure for a deadly parasitic disease, the American firm said. "With this approval, the Institute for OneWorld Health, with the ...

Scientific Research in a War Zone

...gist at Bar-Ilan University in Israel. She studies parasitic trypanosomes that cause Chagas disease and sleeping sickness. Hanski, a professor at Hebrew University's Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem, studies invasive strains of group A streptococcus, the bacteria that causes necrotizing fasciitis, also kno...

Bihar Districts Affected by Black Fever

...d diseases. Black fever is also the second-largest parasitic killer in the world after malaria. The sand flies multiply in cow-dung that villagers use as fuel or to plaster their shanties with. The flies survive on the sap in banana groves, bamboo stands and decomposed cow-dung and thrive in thatches used to...

Bacterial Protein Shows Promise in Treating Intestinal Parasites

...s global health problem. “Our ability to control parasitic nematode infections with chemotherapy on a global ... no one has used a purified Cry protein to treat a parasitic nematode.” Aroian met Cappello, a pediatric infectious diseases specialist who studies hookworm, a...

Effect of parasitic infection on baby's sex

...nger’s journal Naturwissenschaften . The effect of parasitic infection on the baby’s sex is proposed in this study. Kankova and colleagues analysed the effect of latent (or dormant) toxoplasmosis [2] on the probability of the birth of a boy in humans. Latent toxoplasmosis is asymptomatic but is usually a li...

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