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Potential therapeutic target for Staph infections discovered

April 13th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13 (ANI): Scientists have discovered two genes that encode copper and sulfur-binding repressors in the Staphylococcus aureus, which they say could provide two new potential avenues for controlling the increasingly ... Read more...

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Indian river turned into ‘hotspot for dumped drugs’

February 17th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): An Indian river has turned into a dumping ground for drugs from a waste-water treatment plant in Patancheru, near Hyderabad.The continual discharge of antibiotic-contaminated water has created a ... Read more...

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Free web-based ordering of home test kits for STIs proves effective with youth

February 13th, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): A new Johns Hopkins research has found that screening teens and young adults for sexually transmitted infections may best be achieved by making free, confidential home-kit testing available ... Read more...

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Haiti’s cholera strain came from South Asia: Study

December 11th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 11 (ANI): Scientists, who did a rapid genetic analysis of bacteria collected from Haitian patients, have concluded that the strain of cholera currently sweeping through post-earthquake Haiti originated in South ... Read more...

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Woman gets smallpox after sex with soldier beau

July 5th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Cape town, July 5 (ANI): Making out with soldier beau left a young woman in Washington suffering from smallpox, revealed US health officials.After having sex with a soldier who was recently vaccinated ... Read more...

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Combo MMRV vaccine linked to 2-fold risk of seizures

June 28th, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 28 (ANI): Combination vaccines of measles, mumps, rubella and chickenpox (MMRV) pose twice as much risk of febrile seizures for 1- to 2-year-olds than same-day administration of the separate vaccine ... Read more...

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Every hour a baby is born in China with syphilis

May 6th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 6 (ANI): Every hour a child is born in China infected with Syphilis.Almost wiped out 50 years ago, the easily curable bacterial disease has re-emerged in its largest city, Shanghai.As ... Read more...

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Pregnant women at increased risk of serious flu-related complications

October 30th, 2009 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): An extensive review of published research and data from previous flu seasons has revealed that pregnant women who catch the flu are at a serious risk for flu-related ... Read more...

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How diarrhoeal bacteria may cause some colon cancers

August 24th, 2009 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 24 (ANI): Johns Hopkins scientists have gained significant insights into how bacteria that cause diarrhoea may also be responsible for some colon cancers.The researchers have found that strains of the ... Read more...

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Thieving bacteria steal iron from us

February 21st, 2009 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 21 (IANS) Bacteria that cause urinary tract infections (UTIs) make more tools for stealing from their host than friendly versions of the same bacteria found in the gut, according to ... Read more...

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Hopkins team figures out why respiratory vaccine failed

December 16th, 2008 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) Researchers figured out why a respiratory virus vaccine to inoculate children against the infection instead caused severe respiratory disease. "We have found the root cause of the problem, ... Read more...

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Vaccinating family may help protect newborns against flu

October 27th, 2008 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): Vaccinating new mothers and other family members against influenza can protect newborns against the life-threatening virus, say researchers from Duke Children''s Hospital.The researchers suggest that vaccinating ... Read more...

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Vaccinating family members protects newborns from flu

October 27th, 2008 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 27 (IANS) Vaccinating mothers and family members against flu before the newborns leave hospitals, creates a "cocooning effect" to protect babies from the life-threatening virus, a research has found. The ... Read more...

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Why some HIV patients remain symptom free for years without treatment

August 13th, 2008 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 13 (ANI): AIDS experts at Johns Hopkins say that it is probably because of the strength of the immune system, and not any defects an HIV strain, that some ... Read more...

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Finding spurs hopes of anti-AIDS vaccine

August 12th, 2008 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 12 (IANS) Clinching evidence unearthed by John Hopkins researchers about why some people with HIV remain symptom free even without treatment, has raised hopes of a vaccine against AIDS. These ... Read more...

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Newly developed anti-malarial drug effectively treats toxoplasmosis

March 5th, 2008 - 5:42 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Chicago Medical Center have claimed that a newly developed anti-malarial drug might be 10 times more effective than the key medicine in the ... Read more...

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Naomi Campbell discharged from Brazilian hospital

March 1st, 2008 - 5:49 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Mar 1 (ANI): Supermodel Naomi Campbell has been released from the Brazilian hospital where she underwent abdominal surgery.The 37-year-old British ramp queen underwent a surgery on 23 rd Feb for ... Read more...

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