infectious agent

New method detects lung infection in 500-year-old mummy

July 26th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 26 (IANS) A 500-year-old frozen Incan mummy suffered bacterial lung infection at the time of its death, as revealed by a novel proteomics method in an ancient sample ... Read more...

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Doggy dust protects against respiratory infection: Study

June 25th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 25 (IANS) Dust found in a house with dogs may help protect children against a common respiratory virus linked to the development of asthma, says a new study. ... Read more...

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Vaccine-delivering nanoparticles may help fight HIV, malaria

February 23rd, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 23 (ANI): Engineers at MIT have come up with a new type of nanoparticle that could safely and effectively deliver vaccines for diseases such as HIV and malaria.The new particles ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, genomic marker to identify tuberculosis patient

August 30th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 30 (ANI): Identifying patients who would develop tuberculosis may soon be possible as scientists have managed to identify changes in the blood specific to the disease."Tools to diagnose infections ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Arizona varsity use bioengineering design to make health diagnosis simpler

August 24th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Arizona State University researchers have demonstrated a way to dramatically simplify testing patients for infectious diseases and unhealthy protein levels.Developed by Antonia Garcia and John Schneider, the new testing instrumentation promises to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why cheap jewellery can be nightmare for women

August 17th, 2010 - 2:36 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Scientists from University of Giessen claim to have found the reason why cheap jewellery cause painful rashes on women's skin. Many women who wear a pair of alloy earrings ... Read more...

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Enhancing cellular immunity against influenza virus

May 11th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 11 (ANI): Researchers at the Trudeau Institute, New York, have identified two key signalling components that may help enhance cellular immunity against influenza virus.David L. Woodland, project leader and president ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Species barrier may protect humans eating deer, elk from chronic wasting disease

July 31st, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): A study on monkeys suggests that people who consume deer and elk with chronic wasting disease (CWD) may be protected from infection by an inability of the infectious ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Is oral bacteria a hidden trigger for obesity?

July 9th, 2009 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 9 (IANS) Is the explosive growth of obesity worldwide being triggered by an infectious agent? Investigators are closing in on the role of oral bacteria as a potential direct contributor ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Transplant drug can boost immune response

June 22nd, 2009 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 22 (ANI): Scientists at the Emory Vaccine Centre have discovered that a transplant drug called rapamycin can stimulate immune memory, which enables the immune system to respond faster and stronger ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover how probiotics can prevent disease

April 2nd, 2009 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 2 (ANI): Scientists have now discovered how probiotics successfully work in fighting against a number of animal diseases, paving way for their use in preventing and even treating human diseases.Scientists ... Read more...

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Undiagnosed gastric infections aggravate severity of diarrhoea

February 16th, 2009 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) Diarrhoea claims nearly two million people annually, the bulk of them being from poor countries in Africa and Asia.The disease accounts for 18 percent of all deaths ... 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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Novel antibiotic class found effective against malaria parasite

November 5th, 2008 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): A new class of antimicrobial agent with broad-spectrum activity has been found effective against Plasmodium falciparum, the parasite that is responsible for the most lethal form of ... Read more...

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UK researchers move a step closer to solving bee disease mystery

June 30th, 2008 - 11:47 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): British researchers have made a significant discovery about the transmission of a common claim that they have made a significant infectious agent called deformed wing virus (DWV), ... Read more...

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Prions associate cholesterol to neurodegeneration

February 12th, 2008 - 4:59 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): A new study by researchers at the Royal Veterinary College in the UK has suggested that disturbances in membrane cholesterol may be the mechanism by which prions cause ... Read more...

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