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Gut bug may cause development of Parkinson’s


May 23rd, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 23 (IANS) The gut bug responsible for ulcers could also play a role in bringing on Parkinson's disease."Our findings suggest that H. pylori infection could play a ... Read more...

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Gene responsible for New Delhi superbug ‘popping up all over the world’


September 14th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, Sep 14 (ANI): Health officials have warned that a new gene that can turn many types of bacteria into superbugs resistant to nearly all antibiotics has sickened people in three states ... Read more...

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Bacteria Can Work As Antidepressants: Study


June 15th, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 15, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): If you love to go out and play in the dirt, then it’s good news for you. According to a new research study, ... Read more...

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Bacteria Can Act As Anti-depressants, Says Study


June 15th, 2010 - 6:55 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez New York, June 15, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Parents who do not allow their kids to play in dirt, brace yourself for the revelations of a new research.In a study that ... Read more...

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Bottled water ‘not safe for drinking’


May 26th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): A new study has found high level of bacteria in bottled water in Canada.The Montreal study showed that heterotrophic bacteria counts, in more than 70 percent of bottled ... Read more...

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Mutant gum disease bacteria offer clue to Alzheimer’s treatment


May 26th, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): Researchers from the University of Florida College of Dentistry claim that a defective, mutant strain of the bacterium that causes gum disease could provide a clue to potential ... Read more...

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Bacteria could help predict chances of colon cancer


May 26th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): Bacteria residing in the human intestinal tract may be associated with an individual's risk of developing colon cancer, new research suggests.Scientists from the University of Florida presented their ... Read more...

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Can time outdoors ease anxiety and make you smarter?


May 25th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 25 (IANS) Exposure to a specific soil bacteria, believed to ease anxiety or depression, can make you smarter, says the latest research. "Mycobacterium vaccae is a natural soil bacterium which people ... Read more...

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Playing in the dirt can make you smarter


May 25th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 25 (ANI): Exposure to a natural soil bacterium, which people likely ingest or breathe in when they spend time in nature, could increase learning behavior, claim researchers.The finding will be ... Read more...

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Boffins develop model that demonstrates infectious cause of asthma


May 25th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 25 (ANI): An animal model that shows how an early childhood lung infection can cause asthma later in life has been developed by scientists from the University of Massachusetts.The ... Read more...

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Progress made toward universal flu vaccine


May 20th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Scientists have come up with a novel influenza vaccine that could represent the next step towards a universal influenza vaccine eliminating the need for seasonal immunizations."Current influenza vaccines ... Read more...

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Microbes from Earth likely to contaminate Mars


April 28th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 28 (IANS) Bacteria common to spacecraft sent from the Earth may be able to survive the harsh environs of Mars, long enough to contaminate it with terrestrial life, research says. ... Read more...

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Delivering vaccine through the skin may prevent ear infections in future


May 22nd, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 22 (ANI): Scientists at the Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, say that an experimental vaccine that can be delivered through the skin has shown some promise ... Read more...

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Novel vaccine strategy may offer protection against flu viruses


May 19th, 2009 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh suggest that vaccines made up of virus-like particles (VLPs) could provide stronger and longer-lasting protection against flu viruses than conventional vaccines.VLP vaccines ... Read more...

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Bugs never exposed to antibiotics still show resistance against them


June 9th, 2008 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 9 (ANI): Scientists have found that bacteria that existed in the soil in 1960s and 70s have developed resistance to an antibiotic they have never seen before.The team looked ... Read more...

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Global climate change could impact critical functions of microbes


June 4th, 2008 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): Scientists have said that global climate change will not only impact plants and animals but will also affect bacteria, fungi and other microbial populations that perform a ... Read more...

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Anti-bacterial wipes a bad idea, says study


June 4th, 2008 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 4 (IANS) Anti-microbial wipes do not seem to be doing their job, says a new study that found they too spread pathogens. These wipes, used in hospitals and even homes, ... Read more...

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