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France Steps Up Vigilance After Bird Flu Outbreak

...alth has confirmed the presence of the H5N1 highly pathogenic virus on the three swans found dead in a pond near the town of Assenoncourt," said a ministry statement. France had stepped up surveillance after several cases of the H5N1 virus were discovered in Germany and the Czech Republic last month. Author...

WBC Selective About Sugar

...ticular variety of sugar present on the surface of pathogenic fungi . According to Biology textbooks neutrophils are regarded as mindless killers. White blood cells (WBC) form an integral part of blood. They are the policeman guarding our internal body. They protect our body from various kinds of infections ca...

Key Mechanism to Emergence of Strep Bacteria

...play a front line role in humans immune defense by pathogenic microbes. The same genetic mutation that allows the strep bacteria to acquire plasminogen and activate it throughout the body also increases production of the bacteriophage-encoded enzyme that blocks neutrophil killing. When neutrophils of the im...

Researchers Have Found the Role of Protein in Accelerating Breast Cancer Progression

... or whether the cytokine cooperates with different pathogenic mechanisms to stimulate breast cancer progression. The new study identified PTN as one factor that activates stromal cells-cells found in the loose connective tissue-and induces several features of aggressive breast cancer. While the importance of ...

Six Cases of H5N1 Bird Flu Confirmed in Germany

... The last reported case in Germany of the highly pathogenic strain of bird flu was reported in Dresden in August last year. It killed a swan in the eastern city's zoo. According to the World Health Organisation, bird flu has claimed more than 130 lives worldwide since 2003, mostly in southeast Asia....

Farm Milk Reduces Childhood Asthma and Allergies but Raw Consumption is Unsafe

... farm milk has different levels or compositions of pathogenic and non-pathogenic microbes to milk sold in shops. "It is interesting that there was no difference in the farm milk results regardless of whether it was boiled before consumption. As boiling is likely to have been over-reported, this could indicate...

Experts to Develop New Weapons Against Food Poisoning

...ood-safety hazards associated with the transfer of pathogenic bacteria from animal production to consumers. The work on a phage product for the control of Campylobacter will complement GangaGen's food safety product portfolio, which also includes phage products against Salmonella and E. coli O157:H7. Dr Rai...

How Plague-Causing Bacteria Disarm Host Defense

...rsinia includes three species of bacteria that are pathogenic to humans: Y. pestis is perhaps the most infamous, being responsible for the bubonic plague (also known as the Black Death), which killed more than 200 million people in the Middle Ages. This bacterial species could still be a threat today, said Na...

Girl Infected With Bird Flu in Egypt

...een in contact with poultry, he said. The highly pathogenic virus has killed 14 people out of the 34 cases reported to date in Egypt, with children the worst affected. The disease was first diagnosed in the country in February 2006. Egypt's geographical location on major bird migration routes and the widesp...

Chinas Blue Ear Virus-no Hogwash

...ne are under threat from an outbreak of the highly pathogenic blue ear virus. According to official figures, around a million pigs perished from the disease , a fact made public for the first time, today, in Beijing. In January, China identified the contagious pig disease outbreak, till then known as the high...

Experimental Flu Vaccine Appears Promising in Early Tests

...irus also avoids the need to work with potentially pathogenic live influenza viruses and the attendant biocontainment issues that would be a particular concern for generation of pandemic vaccines. The preliminary demonstration of protective efficacy in adults provides further support for the development of this...

Scientists Receive Patent for Development of "combination" Proteins to Produce Vaccines for Lyme Disease

...ncorporating unique protein fragments from various pathogenic families of Borrelia, these chimeric proteins could be used to distinguish clinically important exposure to disease-causing Borrelia from exposures to other non-pathogenic families of Borrelia. The patent covers the development of the chimeric prot...

Combination Therapy More Effective Than Monotherapy for Treating Migraine

...taken alone provide broad coverage of the multiple pathogenic processes in migraine, which is thought to involve...py might be explained by its targeting of multiple pathogenic mechanisms in migraine," the authors write. Source-Eurekalert RM/B...

Two More Suspected Avian Flu Deaths in Indonesia

... preliminary test has revealed the presence of the pathogenic virus in the blood of a 14-year-old boy from West Sumatra and a 28-year-old woman from Jakarta. The results of a second test are yet to be released. If they confirm the initial test results, Indonesia's death toll from bird flu will rise to 71 sinc...

Discovery Leads to Way to Curb Anthrax Effect

...he host,” Arceneaux said. At this time, the only pathogenic bacteria known to produce the unusual siderophore petrobactin are anthrax and one of its close relatives. “The idea is if you had a way to block or prevent production of petrobactin with some drug or therapy then you would have an antianthrax strat...

Rajasthan Gears Up for Bird Flu

...samples at random in poultry farms." The highly pathogenic avian influenza (bird flu), caused by the contagious H5N1 virus, has resurfaced in several countries, including Pakistan, since the start of 2007. Though the H5N1 infection in Pakistan was contained, a further spread of the virus through wild birds...

Genetic Testing Sheds Light on Degenerative Eye Disease

...ening of known disease genes leads to detection of pathogenic mutations in 25 percent to 90 percent of patients, an extraordinary accomplishment.” It is to the patient’s advantage to have a molecular diagnosis on file, observes Ayyagari. “When treatments begin to emerge for these complex genetic diseases,” s...

Indonesia Has Stopped Sharing Vital Bird Flu Data

...s of the international efforts to fight the highly pathogenic illness and to protect its intellectual property rights ahead of a planned vaccine tie-up with Baxter International. The H5N1 virus has spread into the Middle East, Africa and Europe since it reemerged in Asia in 2003 and outbreaks have now been d...

Bacteria Harnessed as Micro-Robot Motors

.... "They could also be employed to monitor toxic or pathogenic biochemical agents in the environment as well for inspection and maintenance of liquid filled pipes in spacecraft and nuclear plants." Source-Bio-Bio Technology SRI...

Bird Flu Again at Korean Farm

...strain H5N1 has reappeared in Korea. The highly pathogenic bird flu has been around since 2003, in more than 50 countries and has resulted in the death of around 157 persons. Officials state that there is no case of human bird flu associated with the recent outbreak. ANN...

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