microbiology

Vinod Tharani plans to sign Jacqueline for directorial debut


August 14th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Acting guru Vinod Tharani, who has coached the likes of Deepika Padukone and Amy Jackson, wants to cast his student, Sri Lankan beauty Jacqueline Fernandez, ... Read more...

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Juice from potato cures ulcers


August 9th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Juice from the humble potato could treat gastric ulcers, thanks to its unique anti-bacterial properties, says a new research.A Manchester University microbiology team now hopes the ... Read more...

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Cattle vaccine can halve E. coli levels


August 7th, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) A vaccine for cattle can slash E. coli levels by more than 50 percent, which is also effective with two doses instead of the recommended ... Read more...

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PM lays foundation stone of second campus of Bose institute


June 2nd, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday laid the foundation stone for the new campus of the hallowed Bose Institute - founded by famous scientist Acharya Jagadish ... Read more...

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Protein loss causes old-age gum disease


April 18th, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 18 (IANS) A drop in the level of protein called Del-1 is why gum diseases become more common with old age, says a new research.Periodontitis is a gum ... Read more...

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Dangerous new superbug targets young and healthy


February 19th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) A dangerous and under-recognized superbug is targeting the young and healthy in the US, being a much more potent variant of a common bacterium known as ... Read more...

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Soil bugs quit sea for land later than speculated


January 16th, 2012 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) Soil bacteria azospirillum quit the sea for land much later than speculated by scientists. Igor Jouline, joint faculty professor of microbiology at Oak Ridge National Lab's ... Read more...

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Encephalitis claims 55 lives in Bihar


August 16th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) As many as 55 people, mostly children, have died in Bihar in the last one-and-a-half months due to encephalitis, the Rajya Sabha was informed Tuesday.Health ... Read more...

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Nitric oxide can ward off deadly infections


July 24th, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 24 (IANS) Nitric oxide acts against Salmonella -- a common food poisoning bug -- by disrupting its metabolism, thereby keeping infection at bay. "Nitric oxide is naturally produced ... Read more...

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Women more likely to self-medicate than men


April 16th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): A study has concluded that women are more likely to take non-prescribed medication than men.The research study, which was carried out by experts from the Rey Juan Carlos ... Read more...

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New test hastens diagnosis of top cause of AIDS-related deaths


March 5th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): Early diagnosis of fungal meningitis, a leading cause of AIDS-related deaths in developing countries, may now be possible- thanks to a new, rapid blood test.The University of Nevada, ... Read more...

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‘Staph’ bacteria prefer the taste of human blood


December 16th, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Vanderbilt University scientists have discovered that "Staph" bacteria prefer the taste of human blood."Staph" bacteria feed on blood. They need the iron that's hidden away inside red blood ... Read more...

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How specific viruses can kill cancer cells


December 2nd, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): Boston University School of Medicine scientists have discovered a mechanism by which specific viruses acting as oncolytic agents can enter and kill cancer cells.The study was conducted by ... Read more...

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Promising golden target for new drugs against tuberculosis identified


November 17th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a key enzyme in Mycobacterium tuberculosis that enables the microbe to reproduce rapidly, promising a golden target for new drugs against tuberculosis (TB).The human equivalent ... Read more...

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Scientists explore 1510 influenza pandemic and lessons learned


November 13th, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): Researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, have explored the 1510 pandemic and what we have learned since ... Read more...

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Is new species of microbe consuming Gulf oil plume?


August 25th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): A new species of microbe may be consuming the oil spilled in the Gulf, says a new study.Depending on how fast microbes consume oil, the results could be ... Read more...

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Common stomach pathogen may protect against tuberculosis


January 20th, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): The bacterium that causes ulcers and majority of stomach cancers may play a protective role against tuberculosis (TB), say researchers.The study by researchers at Stanford University, UC Davis, ... Read more...

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Cuba reports first swine flu deaths


October 11th, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Oct 11 (IANS) Three pregnant women have succumbed to swine flu in Cuba, becoming the first reported casualties of the disease in the country, reports EFE news agency. Cuban authorities said 621 ... Read more...

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Drinking early creates alcohol dependence


September 19th, 2009 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) A new study led by an Indian American has found that people who begin drinking early are more likely to develop alcohol dependence (AD). The study says age ... Read more...

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Boy tests positive for swine flu in Lucknow


August 9th, 2009 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 8 (IANS) A five-year-old boy, who had arrived here from London last month, has tested positive for the influenza A(HIN1) virus, officials said Saturday. "Hasan Rizvi, a native of London who ... Read more...

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Probiotic drinks ‘are of no benefit to healthy people’


June 6th, 2009 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 6 (ANI): Consuming probiotic supplements is of no benefit to healthy people and can, infact, harm a person with compromised immune systems, warns a leading microbiologist.According to Michael Wilson, Professor ... Read more...

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HIV’s ‘hide and seek’ could make it weaker


May 9th, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 9 (ANI): HIV usually plays a game of hide and seek to dodge the immune system, but a new study has claimed that such playfulness actually makes the deadly virus ... Read more...

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Genes of swine flu dissimilar to those of past pandemic flu strains


May 7th, 2009 - 11:11 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): Scientists have found that the genes of swine flu are dissimilar to those of past pandemic flu strains.Jonathan Allen and Tom Slezak from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, ... Read more...

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Potential new target to stop colorectal cancer’s spread identified


April 22nd, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): A protein, CXCL12, that normally controls intestinal cell movement, has the potential to halt colorectal cancer spreading, say researchers.Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center researchers in Milwaukee say ... Read more...

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The latest weapons against superbugs curtains and pyjamas!


March 1st, 2009 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 1 (ANI): Hospital beddings, curtains and even patients pyjamas could become weapon against superbugs that kill thousands of people every year, according to researchers from Imperial College London.They have ... Read more...

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Rainforest fungus that makes myco-diesel discovered


November 4th, 2008 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): Scientists have found a fungus that produces a new type of fuel, which they call myco-diesel.Gary Strobel, Montana State University professor of plant sciences and plant pathology, ... Read more...

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$2 eggbeater can help cut death rates in developing nations


October 16th, 2008 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): Plastic tubing taped to a handheld egg beater can provide a cost effective way of detecting lethal infectious diseases responsible for half of all deaths in developing ... Read more...

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Biosand filters can solve developing countries safe drinking water problems


September 25th, 2008 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 25 (ANI): Low-cost biological sand (biosand) filters can help provide safe drinking water to people in rural and peri-urban areas in developing countries, who are being forced to drink ... Read more...

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Your kitchen has far more germs than the loo!


July 10th, 2008 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, July 10 (ANI): The next time you go on a cleaning spree, make sure you give your kitchen a good scrub, for a new global survey has found that ... Read more...

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Gujarat’s medical college gets lab accreditation


May 26th, 2008 - 9:59 pm ICT by admin
Ahmedabad, May 26 (IANS) The Pramukhswami Medical College at Karamsad in central Gujarat has received the accreditation from the National Accreditation Board for Laboratories (NABL) for all its laboratories. "This is an ... Read more...

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Scientist seeks ways to squeeze more oil out of existing fields


April 12th, 2008 - 1:44 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 12 (ANI): A scientist from US is seeking ways in petroleum microbiology to figure out how to squeeze more petroleum out of abandoned or soon-to-be-abandoned oil fields.Putting more than ... Read more...

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Average home plays host to over 500 bacteria


April 8th, 2008 - 11:24 am ICT by admin
Washington, April 8 (IANS) Beware! Scores of micro-organisms lurk unseen in dark and dusty corners of your home and office, including some that are found in the human gut. Now Finnish scientists ... Read more...

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New study may lead to better flu vaccine


February 28th, 2008 - 12:02 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): It may soon be possible to develop a better flu vaccine, thanks to a new finding by a scientist at University of Tennessee.Mark Sangster, a professor of microbiology ... Read more...

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We all have out unique immune system PIN codes


November 14th, 2007 - 8:17 am ICT by admin
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