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African HIV strains more resistant to anti HIV drugs

Genetic variations in the HIV strains in Africa make it more difficult for the anti AIDS drugs to act on them according to researchers. This however does not mean that these drugs will be powerless against the virus but these drugs find it difficult to latch on to the protease, which is an enzyme useful in the replication of the virus inside the body. ..If the drug attaches itself to the protease...

E. coli strains resistant to a common antibiotic

Food contaminated with a strain of drug-resistant E. coli has emerged as a possible new source of urinary tract infections. E. coli is a normal inhabitant of the digestive tract that can cause both intestinal upsets and urinary infections. But while E. coli from bad food is a frequent cause of diarrhoea and other digestive miseries, urinary tract infections were thought until now to result mostly...

Hormone restrains appetite in man

According to reasearchers, a hormone is released into the blood after a meal, restrain the appetite if given by injection and might be supportive in treating obesity. The reason for feeling full after a meal, that the intestines release a hormone called PYY3-36 //which acts on the brain to produce a feeling of satiety. Researchers at Imperial College, London, now report on the first human trial...

Influenza Avian Flu strain has become more contagious and dangerous.

The Influenza avian flu strain - H5N1 has mutated since 2002 to become more dangerous //and increases the risk of causing a pandemic disease. ..The Asian strain H5N1 influenza virus has changed its characters since 2002, as the virus has become less deadly to ducks; the virus multiplies in the ducks without infecting them but spreads and infects other birds and humans. The duck Waterfowl is a n...

Turkey bird flu strain found to be mutated

Researchers have found a slight mutation in the haemagglutinin protein of the bird flu virus. Haemagglutinin antigen is responsible for attaching of the virus to the host and the variability // and fragmentation of this antigen is responsible for evolution of new strains of the virus, if a person or bird is infected with two viral strains of the bird flu during replication the haemagglutinin gets...

Holy Cow! Rare “Mad Sheep” Strain Suspected in Frane

The bird-flu’s entry into France seems to be followed by another variety of animal disease that is vying for news space. The French Agriculture Ministry// has announced its suspicion on two cases of an extremely rare strain of “Mad Sheep” disease in Central France. .. .. The “Mad Sheep” disease also called, Scrapie and ovine spongiform encephalopathy, has been noticed on two farms in central Fra...

New cholera strain identified

A group scientists have recently helped the Communicable Diseases Centre (CDC) at Atlanta identify a rare strain of cholera, which wreaked havoc in coastal US and Japan early this year. The new cholera pathogen, transmitted through sea food, has become a major cause of concern for scientists across the world. // ....The reason behind its spread through sea food was unknown and unexplained till In...

Bioengineering production strains - Microbia develops new methods

The recently published issue of Nature Biotechnology outlines a new method developed by Microbia Ltd.'s scientists for rapidly identifying genes required for the production of industrial molecules produced in microbes. This is an advancement in the company's ability to improve the properties// of microbial cells for biomanufacturing pharmaceuticals and fine chemicals. This new technology enables...

Strain in marriage may increase chance of heart disease for women

Avoiding confrontations with husbands may mean bad news for married women. The strain of such a marriage may //increase the risk of death from any cause, especially that of a heart condition. ....Researchers from Boston University had collected data on the marital relationships of 1769 men and 1913 women to find out how far the stress in marriages can have an effect on the heart conditions of the...

New Tools To Identify Flu Strains

Researchers have developed a portable la-chip called Genotyper that can identify the genetic //structure of the flu virus within hours and help the doctors to treat patients effectively. ....Developed by researchers from University of Michigan, the Genotyper is on its way to become fully portable and be connected wirelessly and can be taken all around the world to track the various flu strains ac...

Bird Flu Strains Detected In Wild Birds Of Mongolia

Scientists from US department of Agriculture had found the strains of bird flu disease in the wild migratory birds in Mongolia. This is for the first time the disease of avian influenza had been detected in any strain of wild birds // that have no contact with the domestic poultry, or waterfowl... ..The team of researchers from Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) had collected samples from hundre...

Supportive spouse help ease job strain on blood pressure

When job strain causes stress, a supportive spouse might help lower the negative impact on a person's blood pressure, according to a study. In addition it was found that job strain had a significant impact, both clinically and statistically, on blood pressure. // .. ..Job strain and low marital cohesion, or a lack of support from a spouse, was related to an increase of systolic 2.8 mmHg of blood...

Fluorescent markers to distinguish Trypanosoma brucei strains causing Sleeping Sickness

Multiple-genotype infections are increasingly recognized as important factors in disease evolution, parasite transmission dynamics, and the evolution of drug resistance. However, the distinction of co-infecting site genotypes and the tracking of their dynamics have been // ficult with traditional methods based on various genotyping techniques, leaving most questions unaddressed... ..Trypanosoma b...

Bird flu vaccine from wild bird flu strain

New bird flu vaccine is to be developed from this year’s strain of Bird flu virus which has been collected from wild birds which has killed wild and migratory poultry and birds in Mongolia under the directive of World Health Organization (WHO). //WHO has given orders to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Veterinarian to prepare the vaccine which would be very helpful during a possible attack...

Novel Strain Detected In The Recent Outbreak Of Bird Flu At Ukraine

A new and deadly strain of bird flu outbreak was detected in Ukraine (Crimea peninsula) and hence domestic birds are killed and put in pits that were dug for the purpose//. Health workers and emergency workers are recruited to get their hands on all the birds including (chickens, ducks and geese) and destroy them thereby the outbreak can be contained. Compensation was given to all villagers for e...

Detection of Weak strains of bird flu virus – Target of European Unio

In an attempt to rapidly eliminate milder strains of avian influenza virus before it can mutate into more virulent forms, it has been proposed to broaden the target of the European Union regarding the bird flu threat. // The joint decision has been taken by agricultural ministers of the 25 different countries that represent the European Union. ....In line with the proposal, it was agreed to boos...

Cyprus Reports H5N1 Strain In Birds

Domestic birds in Cyprus are reported to be infected with the H5N1 strain, making this the first appearance of the virus in a European Union country, even though the EU rules remain suspended in the northern parts of the island. // Northern Cyprus where the infection was detected attracts as many as 1 million UK based tourists annually. ....The strain of the virus is said to be the same that cla...

Physician and Patient relationship strained due to non-verbal communications

Actions speak hundred words, these non-verbal communications is also found in between patient and doctor relationship which as also been a major cause of distress and may lead to improper treatment. // Professor Richard Frankel, Indiana University School of Medicine along with his colleagues from Indianapolis VA Medical Center and Johns Hopkins and Fetzer Institute as reported in the Journal of G...

Resistant Influenza strains creates panic in US

Rick A. Bright, an immunologist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that all samples of seasonal influenza virus this year have developed // resistance to adamantanes, the class of drugs which is used for the treatment for flu infection. ..Drugs belonging to this class like amantadine and rimantadine are ineffectual for now and for the foreseeable future and shouldn't be...

A warning and wake up call: German cat infected with deadly bird flu strain.

As a whiff of strong air comes the news that a cat that was found dead in Northern Germany was the carrier of the bird flu strain capable of infecting humans.// ..According to an institute specialising in veterinary diseases the strain of the H5N1 bird flu virus had the highly pathogenic Asian strain that can be transmitted to humans. ....The institute in question is the Friedrich Loeffler Ins...

Whirlpool Bath Tubs Contain Potentially Lethal Bacterial Strains

Researchers from Texas A&M University said that poorly maintained whirlpool bath tubs both private and public serve as breeding grounds for potentially lethal bacterial strains. They tested 43 water samples and found all of them had some kind of microbial growth.// ..Various Bacterial strains especially those found in feces contributed about 95% of the samples, while 81% had fungi and 34% contai...

Strained Economic Agreement Between Singapore And India

According to the Business India the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is not allowing Temasek Holdings to raise its stake in India's ICICI bank and the State Bank of India (SBI) // facing difficulties in obtaining qualifying full bank status in the city-state. .. The Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) that was signed between India and Singapore appears to have some problems. The Mone...

New Strain Of E Coli Responsible For Outbreak

Health Protection Scotland (HPS) said that a new strain of E. coli O157was responsible for the outbreak in Fife. Further the strain had been seen in Europe and Australia, but is apparently very rare in UK. // ....'This unusual strain reacts differently in the laboratory from other types of E.coli O157 and this is why we are interested in finding out more about it,' said HPS consultant Dr John Co...

Excessive Text Messaging Causes Repetitive Strain Injury In A Eight Year Old Girl

When her grandmother gave Isabelle Taylor, of St Annes, Lancs, a mobile phone two years ago she did not think that her grand child would end up constantly // sending text messages to her friends and relatives, and developing a condition known as ‘repetitive strain injury’ and becoming the youngest person in Britain to suffer from this condition. ....Her mother, Jane, explains that she's constan...

Two Cases in U.S raise alarm of an unusual strain of Mad Cow Disease.

Washington: Two cases of a different and rather intriguing strain of mad cow disease has been detected in Texas and Alabama, and this has led researchers //to believe that this disease could affect the cattle without any prior warning. ....The underlying differences between the mad cow epidemic and the two U.S. cases are intriguing researchers who are unable to place a finger on the type of brai...

Bird Flu in Thailand Suspected to be H5N1 Strain

Chickens in Thailand have been found to be infected with a strain of bird flu that may prove to be the deadly H5N1 virus according to senior Agriculture Ministry official// Yukol Limlaemthong on Monday. ..Yukol said, "There is a high possibility it is the N1 strain given that the area has had outbreaks before." ..Officials have said the H5 virus had been detected on a farm that was in the nort...

Multiple infectious disease strains can coexist

A study has thrown light on the observation that multiple infectious disease strains can coexist. This has been explained in the August issue of The American Naturalist//, where Ken Eames and Matt Keeling (University of Warwick) have demonstrated with the help of a mathematical model, the coexistence of multiple strains of infectious diseases and their behavior and response to human interaction,...

Straight New York Men Have Gay Sex: Study

A new study published in today's Annals of Internal Medicine says that nearly 10 percent of New York men who claim to be straight have had gay sex.// ....Dr. Susan Blank, assistant commissioner at the city Health Department said that among these 70% married men are less likely to use condoms. "We expected a substantive percentage [to be married], but we hadn't estimated 70%. No one should be maki...

Highly Potent TB Strain Plays Favorites Targeting Specific Ethnic Groups

A highly severe form of tuberculosis that caused a major outbreak in a British school just five years ago, affecting at least 254 school children//, has surfaced again, directing its destruction on a specific ethnic group, reveal scientists. Scientists’ stumbled upon this discovery while conducting a study to examine the potency of the 2001 outbreak. Sadly, 50% of the children had been immunized...

Burnout Explains Link Between Job Strain and Depression

Workers with high levels of job strain are at increased risk of burnout, which seems to explain the relationship between job strain and depression, reports a study in the// October Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM). ....Using specific questionnaires, Kirsi Ahola of the Finnish Instit...

Threat posed by highly resistant strains of TB

An article published online this week in The Lancet warns that tuberculosis (TB) programs and HIV programs may face a threat from tuberculosis strains //that are resistant to both first-line and second-line drugs. ....The study conducted by a team of researchers from the United States and South Africa reveals that highly resistant strains of TB that are responsible for increased death rates in H...

Human Strain Of Bird Flu Virus, Just A Matter Of Time?

Scientists are increasingly certain that the bird flu virus H5N1 will at some point in the future mutate and pass on to humans , the only uncertainty //being "when?" This would be a truly horrifying thing to happen and could create a scenario like a science fiction film. ....The WHO figures are 252 cases where humans got infected through birds, and 148 deaths. If the virus does mutate and sprea...

New Bird flu Strain Claims Refuted

Leading Chinese bird flu experts have refuted a report on Sunday that claimed that a new strain of bird flu had emerged in southern China, //published in a foreign publication as well as widely cited by foreign media recently. ..According to scientists in Hong Kong and the United States a new strain of bird flu called the "Fujian-like virus," initially isolated in the southern Chinese province o...

China Denies Existence Of New Bird Flu Strain

China has denied the existence of a new strain of H5N1 bird flu in its Fujian province as reported by a science journal in the US. // ....China's chief veterinarian Jia You Lin Friday refuted the report in the US Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that a new strain of H5N1 bird flu in its Fujian province had already spread to Malaysia, the Laos and Thailand, and may cause a major ou...

Newly Identified Strains Of Chlamydia Trachomatis – A Gateway To New Disease

Chlamydia trachomatis, a bacterium, which is one of the leading cause for sexually transmitted diseases and the second leading cause for blindness globally, is said to be// evolving at a rate faster than scientists would have imagined. The scientists from Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI) were the first to conclude this with the help of a new study. ..The Scientists belie...

Relax! Straight Talk About Back Problems

Here is some suave news! Researchers say that if you hate being told to sit upright by others, because you long to recline, you are justified ! That is indeed what suits your// body better. Sitting ramrod straight may hurt your back, comments the new study. .. A team of Scottish radiologists presented their findings recently at Chicago.They conducted their studies on 22 healthy adults. The volunt...

More Funds To Fight H5N1 – The Deadly Bird Flu Strai

Foreign funds to the tune of US$476 million have been donated for the cause of the global fight against bird flu// at the Mali conference on Friday. Already about US$600 million is left with the UN from the US$1.9 billion collected after the January conference in Beijing. ....The globe is united in the effort to combat the deadly H5N1 bird flu strain, as it is feared that it could mutate into a...

Misuse Of Anti-Microbial Drugs Have Given Rise To Multidrug-resistant TB Strains

The World Health Organization conducted a survey in 79 countries under the Global Project on Anti-Tuberculosis Drug Resistance Surveillance, which was set up in 1994// , and found high levels of Multidrug-resistant TB strains worldwide. These were more prevalent in certain parts of former Soviet Union and parts of China and India . ....About one third of the world's population is supposed to be...

A New Test to Detect Drug-resistant HIV Strains

A new test to detect infection of drug resistant forms of HIV even when present in small quantity// has been developed by Researchers at the Duke University Medical Center. ....This new test is designed to detect drug-resistant viral strains even when present in small amounts contrary to other tests that detect drug-resistant strains only when present in significant portion in a person's bloodst...

Outbreak of New Dengue Strain Feared in Malaysia

A rise in the number of dengue cases in eastern Malaysia has raised fears of an outbreak of a new strain of the viral disease that has affected dozens of children//. A possible outbreak of dengue fever has been detected in Kuantan in Pahang state with at least two-dozen cases reported so far this month. ..Authorities are yet to issue a general alert but checks at a hospital in Kuantan showed th...
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