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How E. coli triggers urinary infections


January 19th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) Researchers have unravelled the process by which an E. coli strain triggers urinary tract infections and also induces the bladder to shed cells. A-hemolysin (HlyA), a ... Read more...

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Mouth bugs, gum disease linked


October 28th, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 28 (IANS) Bugs in our mouths bring on a debilitating condition which leads to painful gums and the loosening of teeth, say researchers, in an unexpected finding that ... Read more...

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Study of parasite behaviour holds hope for sleeping sickness disease


April 23rd, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 23 (ANI): A study of a sleeping sickness parasite by the University of Edinburgh researchers could help offer new treatments for the disease.Scientists have found that the parasite, which can ... Read more...

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Malaria parasite caught invading red blood cells


January 20th, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): Using new image and cell technologies, Australian scientists have for the first time caught malaria parasites in the act of invading red blood cells.The researchers, from the ... Read more...

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Secrets of common virus that can cause cancer decoded


December 16th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Scientists at the Duke Cancer Institute have decoded secrets of a very common virus that can cause cancer.About 90 percent of people are infected at some time in ... Read more...

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‘Staph’ bacteria prefer the taste of human blood


December 16th, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Vanderbilt University scientists have discovered that "Staph" bacteria prefer the taste of human blood."Staph" bacteria feed on blood. They need the iron that's hidden away inside red blood ... Read more...

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Single gene offers may promising approach to treat both ebola and anthrax infections


August 21st, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 21 (ANI): A minor reduction in levels of a gene called CD45 may provide protection against the virus that causes Ebola hemorrhagic fever and the bacterium that causes anthrax, according ... Read more...

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