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Worms are Killing the Planet

...f technology, said the German research showed that worm composting has deleterious effects on the environm...raps and other organic material into valuable soil worm compost, otherwise known as vermicompost. This compost can then be used to grow plants. "We have co...

River Blindness Becoming Drug Resistant

...to treat it. River blindness is caused by a thin worm that's transmitted to humans by black flies. The worms can cause intense itching, elephantiasis of the genitals and blindness if they reach the eyes. Millions of persons are still infected with onchocerciasis (the cause of river blindness) in 30 coun...

Virus Claims Harry Potter is Dead!

...y Potter is dead'. Hackers have disguised the PC worm as a file called 'HarryPotter-TheDeathlyHallows.do...series are helping to feed the worm's spread. "A worm like this, which infects and tampers with users' computers without their permission, is committing a...

Useful Parasites

...stralia. Wolbachia is depended by the wasp and the worm to generate eggs or produce young ones. Wolbachia is a bacteria that is spread through the mothers. These bacteria can produce diverse effect on the host. Most mystifying of the lot, is turning the male into female. Even causing the female to repro...

Life Expectancy Increased by Eating Less

...cal. The researchers say the pinpointing of the worm gene might lead to drugs being developed that imitate the effects of calorie restriction and could allow people to live longer without following a severely restrictive diet. Dillin says whether dietary restriction will increase longevity in humans...

Deep-sea Mining can Damage Marine Ecosystem

..., they support sulphur-loving bacteria and bizarre worm and clam species. As such, mining and other activities could irreversibly damage this fragile ecosystem. 'We need to act now to establish scientific and legal methods to protect these sensitive ecosystems and minimize the potential environmental im...

Useful Parasites

...stralia. Wolbachia is depended by the wasp and the worm to generate eggs or produce young ones. Wolbachia is a bacteria that is spread through the mothers. These bacteria can produce diverse effect on the host. Most mystifying of the lot, is turning the male into female. Even causing the female to repro...

Reindeers Could Hold the Key to Elephantiasis Cure

... from the Arctic Circle. "From trying to stop this worm (in reindeer) we can get information that could be meaningful in the fight against elephantiasis," Professor Antti Oksanen from Finnish food safety authority Evira said. Elephantiasis generally results from obstructions of the lymphatic vessels. It...

The Origin of the Brain Lies in a Worm

...investigate the nervous system of a marine annelid worm called Platynereis dumerilii. "Platynereis can be ...o on to form the same neural structures in annelid worm and vertebrate." "Such a complex arrangement could not have been invented twice throughout evoluti...

Tea Workers Health Precarious, a Study

...were widespread. Common infectious diseases were worm infestation (65.4 per cent), respiratory problems (6.7 per cent), diarrhea (1.7 per cent), skin infection, filariasis and pulmonary tuberculosis. The study also registered prevalence of Non-Communicable diseases like hypertension (45.9 per cent), s...

Ancient Worm Disease Could Be Eradicated Within Two Years, UN Agency Reports

... eradication worldwide, Dr. Savioli said. Guinea worm is endemic in some villages of sub-Saharan Africa,...tennis ball, and burst, releasing a spaghetti-like worm ranging up to 0.8 metres long. The searing pain forces people to jump into water, often the commun...

Guinea Worm Disease Will Be Wiped Out Soon

Dracunculiasis or the guinea worm disease is almost eradicated from the planet earth. //This disease which has been affecting people since ancient times could be exterminated in a couple of years from now. This was announced by the World Health Organization. Currently around 25,00...

Scientists Enlist Worms to Discover New Therapies for Huntington’s Diseas

...ressing the human enzymes that corresponded to the worm enzymes had the same effects on polyglutamine aggregates. The researchers hope the findings will contribute to therapies aimed at treating Huntington’s disease. Source-Newswise AN...

Gene Behind Lincoln’s Diseas

...at the University of Utah. The study involved a worm gene named unc-70 that makes a protein named beta spectrin. Humans have four beta spectrin genes, and mutations in one of them was identified previously as the cause of SCA5, a neurodegenerative disease that develops between ages 10 and 68; destroys ...

Garlic compound may help treat cancer

...ints, abdominal growths (particularly uterine) and worm infestation. It was in 1958 that its anti-tumour properties were clearly documented. Garlic has more than 30 different organosulphur compounds. Many of these can inhibit the proliferation whereas some of them can induce apoptosis (a form of program...

Nobel Prize for Gene ‘Silencing

...e and Mello carried out their study on a nematode worm called, Caenorhabditis elegans . Injecting these ...antisense’ RNA strands were injected together, the worm displayed peculiar twitching or wriggling movements. It was later discovered that the ‘sense’ and th...

Doxycycline to treat Elephantiasis

...e, inhibiting the transmission. However, the adult worm remains unaffected and there is no reduction in sy...ients in Ghana. The antibiotic not only killed the worm but also provided relief from symptoms. Dr. Mark Taylor, from Liverpool, said, "The important break...

Long-life genes - A new way to combat cancer…

...ak out of the gonad and fill the body, killing the worm at around 9 days old age. They then studied the...s C. elegans, warns that the laboratory-engineered worm tumors are very different to naturally occurring mammalian ones. “They aren't created by the same me...

A Major Break Through in Treatment for Metabolic Syndrome

...setting, the researchers turned to the microscopic worm C. elegans, a favorite model organism among those ...ulation. Through a collaborative effort with the worm genetics group of Anne Hart, PhD, HMS associate professor of pathology at the MGH Cancer Center, the...

River Blindness Incidence Reduced With Effective Treatment

...or river blindness is a disease caused by filarial worm Onchocerca volvulus in the human beings. This disease also known as craw craw is an endemic disease in Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.// The disease caused by black flies causes weakening in affected individuals and since most of the affected in...

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