infection and immunity

Immunologists rule out virus’ role in mental illness


February 1st, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 1 (IANS) Immunologists have ruled out the role of Borna disease virus (BDV) in bipolar depression, schizophrenia, anxiety disorder and dementia.They based their findings on the first blinded, ... 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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Poor people are most hard-hit by TB, COPD and tobacco


November 6th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by admin
By Bobby Ramakant – CNSTobacco use, tuberculosis (TB), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are all burgeoning problems in resource poor settings. The evidence of their potentially devastating effects on global public ... Read more...

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Blood-thinning drug can stop malaria infection


June 2nd, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Scientists may have found new treatments for malaria - a blood-thinning drug heparin that can stop malaria from infecting red blood cells.The most common form of malaria is ... Read more...

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Oral bacteria in pregnant mother can cause complications


May 11th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 11 (ANI): Researchers from Case Western Reserve University have warned that even healthy expecting women can be at risk for pregnancy problems caused by oral bacteria.They have begun to ... Read more...

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Beware: Sodas, junk food speed up aging


April 28th, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 28 (IANS) High levels of phosphates may add more "pop" to sodas and junk food but they also speed up aging, research says. They may also increase the prevalence and ... Read more...

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Sodas, processed foods can accelerate signs of aging


April 27th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): High levels of phosphate in sodas and processed foods can accelerate the aging process in mice and contribute to age-associated complications such as chronic kidney disease, claims a ... Read more...

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Protein group prime candidate for potent malaria vaccine


January 19th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 19 (IANS) Researchers have discovered a protein group that could be worked into the first ever potent malaria vaccine. Presently no vaccine against malaria is available, but it could be developed ... Read more...

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Responding to TB, HIV, COPD and tobacco smoking needs coordinated approach


December 8th, 2009 - 8:48 pm ICT by admin
By Bobby Ramakant, CNSTobacco smoking, TB, HIV and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are all burgeoning problems in resource poor settings. The evidence of their potentially devastating effects on global public health ... Read more...

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Ciggie smoke ‘weakens lungs’ natural defense against harmful pathogen’


October 24th, 2009 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 24 (ANI): Exposure to cigarette smoke might weaken immune cells' ability to remove bacterial infections from the lungs, specifically nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHI), a pathogen often associated with respiratory infections ... Read more...

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Human trials of malaria vaccine may start next year


August 24th, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) A malaria vaccine, the first of its kind, will be ready for human trials early next year, a researcher said. It has worked perfectly in trials with mice. The ... Read more...

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Strep throat bacteria-associated antibodies linked to obsessive compulsive disorder


August 12th, 2009 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 12 (ANI): A study on mice suggests that paediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Tourette syndrome and/or tic disorder may develop from an inappropriate immune response to the bacteria causing common throat ... Read more...

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Human trials for first genetically engineered malaria vaccine to begin soon


July 29th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): A team of Australian scientists, in collaboration with researchers from the US, Japan and Canada, has created a weakened strain of the malaria parasite that will be used ... Read more...

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New research to focus on how to stop harmful oral bacteria in their path


July 18th, 2009 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 18 (ANI): An American researchers has received a five-year grant of 1.85 million dollars from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), part of the National Institutes of ... Read more...

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Undiagnosed chronic infection may make diarrhoea fatal


February 13th, 2009 - 6:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): MIT researchers have revealed that undiagnosed gastrointestinal infections might increase the severity of and delay recovery from acute diarrhoea.They have found that the underlying, low-level undiagnosed infection ... Read more...

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Vaccine that may provide protection against multiple strains of bacteria developed


October 22nd, 2008 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): Researchers at University of California, Santa Barbara, have developed a new vaccine that may one day provide protection from multiple strains of bacteria.While the conventional vaccines protect ... Read more...

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Infection inhibits lungs protective response against tobacco smoke


August 20th, 2008 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): Researchers at National Jewish Health have shown that an infection that often goes undetected can inhibit lungs natural protective response against tobacco smoke.In the study conducted using ... Read more...

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Low levels of gastric acid increase odds of foodborne diseases


February 22nd, 2008 - 5:01 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): A new study from Australia has revealed that low levels of gastric acid increase the odds of foodborne infections in individuals.Gastric acid plays a key role in ... Read more...

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Monkey’s ‘jumping genes’ could pave way for new HIV treatments


February 19th, 2008 - 12:15 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Feb 19 (ANI): Researchers at University College London (UCL) have discovered the mechanism by which retroviruses like HIV can travel between species and also the biological mechanisms behind the jumping ... Read more...

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New meningitis vaccine for infants shows promise


November 17th, 2007 - 3:02 pm ICT by admin
London, Nov 17 (ANI): A new vaccine, Menveo, has shown promise in clinical trials, which might help protect infants against four types of meningitis.A study carried out on the new vaccine, which ... Read more...

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New identified genes may help prevent ‘pregnancy malaria’


November 14th, 2007 - 2:59 am ICT by admin
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