human pathogens

Strategy needed to tackle zoonotic diseases, say experts


July 31st, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Zoonotic diseases, or diseases that transmit from animals to humans, like rabies, chikunguniya and Japanese Encephalitis, comprise a majority of the diseases afflicting humans today ... Read more...

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‘Vampire’ bug shows potential as living antibiotic


November 1st, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 1 (IANS) A vampire-like bug that preys on specific bacteria, including certain human pathogens, could potentially act as a living antibiotic for a range of infections.The bacterium, Micavibrio ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Shark liver compound could treat dengue, hepatitis


September 20th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 20 (IANS) A shark liver compound could be used to treat dengue, yellow fever and hepatitis, say experts. Michael Zasloff, from Georgetown University, US, who led the study, ... Read more...

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Livestock boom worsening epidemics risks globally


February 14th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Feb 14 (IANS) The increasing numbers of domestic livestock are encouraging animal epidemics worldwide. The problem is particularly acute in developing countries, where livestock diseases present a growing threat ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Big challenge to get US on board biodiversity meet: Ramesh


October 15th, 2010 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) It is a big challenge to get the US on board the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) despite the country being the biggest user of bio-resources in ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Scientists identify new species of human malaria


April 20th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 20 (ANI): While studying ovale malaria - a form of the disease thought to be caused by a single species of parasite, scientists discovered that the parasite is actually two ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science, Thailand |

Climate and fauna could predict disease-causing pathogens in a region


April 16th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 16 (ANI): It's possible to predict the number of kinds of disease-causing pathogens in a region just by knowing its climate or the number of birds and mammals found there, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ciggies “widely contaminated” with pathogenic bacteria


November 20th, 2009 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 20 (ANI): An international study has found cigarettes are "widely contaminated" with bacteria, including some which can cause diseases.A University of Maryland environmental health researcher and microbial ecologists at the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How to make antibiotics more effective at lower doses


September 11th, 2009 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 11 (ANI): Researchers at the NYU School of Medicine say that they have gained significant insights into a mechanism that plays an important role in making human pathogens like Staphylococcus ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Researchers capture live images of how bacteria infect host


July 28th, 2009 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Researchers have developed a technique to capture live images of how bacteria infect their host. While most studies of bacterial infection are done after the death of the infected ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Scientists film bacteria as they infect fruit fly embryos


July 28th, 2009 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Bath and University of Exeter have come up with a novel technique to make movies of bacteria infecting their living hosts.The researchers claim ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Mad cow’ prions are a threat to vegetarians too


June 27th, 2008 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 27 (ANI): A new study by researchers at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, US, have shown that that infectious prions - thought to be the causative agents in ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Protozoa may facilitate food-borne pathogens on leafy vegetables


April 26th, 2008 - 5:14 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): A new study has revealed that protozoa found on lettuce and spinach may sequester harmful food-borne pathogens, eventually contributing to their survival on produce surfaces.Various cases of ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Indian-origin researcher’s life-saving test kit may identify food bugs in just 5 hrs


November 14th, 2007 - 10:31 am ICT by admin
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Posted in Health |

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