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Bugs filch copper to spread urinary infections


July 9th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 9 (IANS) Bugs causing serious urinary tract infections stay ahead of the immune system by filching copper to prevent the metal from being used against them, says a ... Read more...

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EU allocates $17 million to fight E. coli and epidemics


August 9th, 2011 - 9:26 pm ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- The European Union (EU) on Tuesday announced that its Commission has decided to allocate an additional €12 million ($17 million) to fight pathogens such as Escherichia coli (E.coli) ... Read more...

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Russia to maintain EU vegetables ban until E. coli source is identified


June 7th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- Russia on Tuesday announced that it will maintain the ban on vegetable imports from the European Union until the origin source of the E. coli outbreak is identified, ... Read more...

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Copper effective against new E. coli strains


June 3rd, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 3 (IANS) The Escherichia coli (E-coli) outbreak in Germany shows that it is a strain seen for the first time, according to the World Health Organisation.However, the latest ... Read more...

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Russia to monitor vegetable prices after EU imports ban


June 2nd, 2011 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will monitor vegetable prices to prevent them from skyrocketing after the country banned vegetable imports from the European Union, an official said Thursday."We ... Read more...

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Here’s how E. coli bacterium causes illness


March 15th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 15 (ANI): A new study has explained how the O157:H7 strain of Escherichia coli causes infection and thrives by manipulating the host immune response.Scientists at the National Institute of ... Read more...

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World’s toughest bacterium discovered


September 6th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 6 (ANI): It seems scientists have discovered the world's toughest bacterium, which can survive massive exposures to gamma-radiation, ultraviolet radiation, desiccation, and other agents that kill cells by generating reactive ... Read more...

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Superbug from India causes scare in Britain


August 11th, 2010 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) A superbug that is fiercely resistant to antibiotics with "an alarming potential to spread" has caused a scare in Britain. Thirty-seven cases have already been reported, mainly among ... Read more...

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Now, e-waste to help in destroying bacterial infections


June 25th, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): Electronic waste, which can be an environmental hazard to the soil, has now been turned into an anti-microbial substance that can help destroy bacterial infections.Researchers at the ... Read more...

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Earth bacteria may contaminate Martian environs


April 28th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 28 (ANI): Scientists are expressing fears that some bacteria common to spacecrafts may even survive on Mars and contaminate the Red Planet's environment.The search for life on Mars remains ... Read more...

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Bacterial defense mechanism code cracked


April 26th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 26 (ANI): American scientists have successfully discovered how some bacteria develop structures on their surfaces that enable them to cause disease and protect themselves from the body's defences simultaneously.The ... Read more...

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Eating reptiles could be hazardous to health


February 10th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Reptiles are becoming a delicacy in some places around the world, but researchers are expressing concern over the dangerous side effects that come from eating them.Experts warn ... Read more...

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Molecular chaperone keeps bacterial proteins in check


December 29th, 2009 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 29 (ANI): Just like teenagers at a prom, proteins too are minded by chaperones that prevent unwanted interactions among immature clients, a new study has found.In the research, scientists at ... Read more...

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New drugs could counter antibiotic resistant hospital infections


April 9th, 2009 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 9 (IANS) Latest research findings that lack of sufficient phosphate in a bacterium could turn it into a killer could help develop new drugs to disarm the antibiotic resistant pathogens ... Read more...

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E. Coli receptor may explain why people fall ill when stressed


March 13th, 2009 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 13 (IANS) A receptor known as QseE that resides in a diarrhoea-causing strain of E. Coli helps the pathogen make the host ill when it senses stress in the latter, ... Read more...

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Researchers develop quicker, more accurate method of detecting viruses


February 26th, 2009 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 26 (IANS) Researchers have come up with a faster, more specific method of detecting viruses. Viruses can be detected in fluids, which is of vital importance in diagnostics. But existing ... Read more...

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Scientists develop self-sanitising plaster


February 18th, 2009 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) Scientists are developing and testing new self-sanitising plaster with more powerful antibacterial effects than penicillin. The material could be used in wall coatings, paints, art works and other ... Read more...

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Genetically rewiring bacteria can produce ideal biofuel


December 9th, 2008 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 9 (ANI): In a new study, researchers show that it is possible to genetically rewire bacteria to produce non-natural alcohols that would make ideal biofuel.According to a report in ... Read more...

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Titanium work surfaces can reduce food poisoning cases


September 10th, 2008 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 10 (ANI): Food factory work surfaces coated in titanium are better than those of stainless steel, for they can cut the number of food poisoning cases every year, a ... Read more...

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Now, an ”adapter plug” to convert antibodies into HIV killers


August 12th, 2008 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
London , Aug 11 (ANI): In a major step towards the fight against AIDS, scientists have developed an "adapter plug" molecule that transforms spare antibodies into HIV killers.In this novel way ... Read more...

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New dirt-repelling tube offers cheaper water purifier


July 16th, 2008 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 16 (ANI): American scientists have devised a novel technique to purify water, which is based on a process called the particle-exclusion phenomenon that was discovered by University of Washington ... Read more...

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Bacteria anticipate and prepare for coming changes in their environment


June 19th, 2008 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , June 19 (ANI): Despite the absence of a nervous system, bacteria anticipate and prepare for coming changes in their surroundings, a new study by Princeton University researchers has found.In ... Read more...

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Scientists identify common bacteria linked to cot death


May 30th, 2008 - 3:36 pm ICT by admin
London, May 30 (ANI): Researchers have identified two common bacteria that may contribute to the increasing number of cot deaths.A team from the Great Ormond Street Hospital have identified two bacteria ... Read more...

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MIT engineers create bacteria-resistant films


May 16th, 2008 - 1:50 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 16 (ANI): A research team from Massachusetts Institute of Technology has reported the development of bacteria-resistant films applied to medical devices and other surfaces to ward off microbial accumulation. ... Read more...

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E. coli can learn to anticipate changes in their surroundings


May 9th, 2008 - 3:48 pm ICT by admin
London, May 9 (ANI): Scientists have shown that bacteria possess the ability to learn to anticipate change of conditions in the stomach.Saeed Tavazoie of Princeton University in New Jersey says ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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