parasites

Discovery could lead to ‘next-gen’ vaccines


April 8th, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 8 (IANS) The discovery of how a vital immune cell recognises dead and damaged body cells could open the way to next-gen vaccines that are more effective and ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Brazil arrests two men for plotting massacre


March 23rd, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 23 (IANS/EFE) Two men accused of planning a massacre of university students in Brasilia and maintaining a Web site on which they incited violence against blacks, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Scientists isolate key to malaria’s ‘invisibility cloak’


January 19th, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) A molecule may be the key to malaria's 'invisibility cloak' and its identification will help explain how the parasite manages to evade the human immune system ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Silverfish steal ants’ scent as well food


December 1st, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 1 (IANS) Silverfish co-exist peacefully with army ants by tricking them into believing that they are one of their own. Silverfish persuade the ants to believe that they ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Never allow pets in your bed!


September 28th, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 28 (IANS) You may lavish attention on your pets, seeing that they are well fed and cared for. But don't let them share your bed, because they could ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

‘Promiscuous parasites’ can make you reckless


September 22nd, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 22 (IANS) A class of 'promiscuous parasites' can sneak into your bloodstream and brain, triggering behavioural changes from recklessness to neuroticism.Toxoplasma gondii, a highly contagious protozoa, infects more ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Nigeria launches new anti-malaria drug


August 5th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Lagos, Aug 5 (IANS) A new anti-malaria medicine developed in China has been introduced in Nigeria to contain the spread of the disease in the west African nation.The drug Artequick ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Fish behaviour changes in front of onlookers


July 14th, 2011 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 14 (IANS) A close study of fish has shown that their behaviour with other fish gets influenced in the presence of onlookers or audience.Scientists from the universities of ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Eating dirt can be good for the gut


June 3rd, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 3 (IANS) For many people all over the world, dining on dirt is nothing out of the ordinary. Now an extensive analysis helps explain why.The most probable explanation ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Study of parasite behaviour holds hope for sleeping sickness disease


April 23rd, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 23 (ANI): A study of a sleeping sickness parasite by the University of Edinburgh researchers could help offer new treatments for the disease.Scientists have found that the parasite, which can ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Obsession with cleanliness ‘could be making people depressed’


April 20th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 19 (ANI): Scientists have claimed that a growing obsession with cleanliness could be making people depressed.They believe that eliminating bacteria and viruses has actually made our immune systems weaker, and ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Cleaning obsession could be making us more depressed


April 19th, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 19 (IANS) While many individuals may take pride in often making sure that their homes remain absolutely neat and clean, scientists claim such an obsession could be actually ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Better sleeping sickness treatment in the offing


April 17th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 17 (IANS) A breakthrough could pave the way for a safer and more effective treatment for millions in developing countries who suffer from African sleeping sickness, leading to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New insight into parasite’s reproduction paves way for new therapies


March 17th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 17 (ANI): A recent study has shed light on how parasite that causes malaria reproduces and it could lead to new treatments to help curb the spread of the disease.Scientists ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

For chimps, dominance is a double-edged sword


December 9th, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): Dominant animals with higher testosterone levels tend to suffer from an increased burden of parasites, reveals a study of chimpanzees.Scientists observed the primates' behavior and studied their droppings ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Happy World Toilet Day!


November 19th, 2010 - 11:22 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Nov 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Many people are aware the November 19 is the anniversary of the date in which President Abraham Lincoln gave his famous Gettysburg Address, but it is also “World ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Fish create their own mosquito nets to get good night’s sleep: Study


November 17th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 17 (ANI): A new study by Australian researchers has revealed that fish have developed their own mosquito nets in a bid to get good night's sleep.Scientists from the University ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

More than third of sleeping pill users likely to die early


September 10th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 10 (IANS) Popping a pill might seem a small price to pay for a peaceful night's sleep. But beware of the long-term cost - those who pop sleeping pills are ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Coming soon: Single-dose malaria drug


September 4th, 2010 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
London, Sept 4 (ANI): Just one dose of a new experimental drug could cure malaria, scientists at U.S. National Institutes of Health have reported.Malaria is spread by night-biting mosquitoes, which infect people ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Discovery Building: James Jay Lee in Custody, Shot by Police, Hostages Safe


September 2nd, 2010 - 4:14 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Sep 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Police have confirmed to FOX News that the suspect in the Discovery Channel Building hostage situation has been shot by police, and taken into custody. ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

NY’s Empire State Building Under Attack; Don’t Let the Bedbugs Bite!


August 23rd, 2010 - 10:06 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Aug 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Empire State Building in New York is under attack, after surviving the Great Depression, King Kong’s climb, and a bomber crashing into it, the iconic location ... Read more...

Posted in Health, Odd news |

48mn-year-old fossil reveals history of zombie ants


August 19th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 19 (ANI): Scientists have stumbled across a 48mn-year-old leaf fossil in Germany that depicts how a deadly fungus infected ants and turned them into zombies.Dr David P Hughes, from the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Arizona Scientists Create ‘Malaria-Proof’ Mosquito


July 19th, 2010 - 7:51 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 19, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Reports from all over the world have placed the estimated death of human beings due to malaria at one million. The parasite causing malaria ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Abercrombie-Owned SoHo Hollister Ignored Bedbug Infestation for 3 Weeks!


July 2nd, 2010 - 10:06 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
July 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The 40,000 square foot Hollister store in Soho New York has been closed because of a bedbug infestation of massive proportions. The huge store, which is ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

New findings on sleeping sickness pave way for novel treatments


June 15th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 15 (ANI): New revelations about the parasite that causes sleeping sickness could lead to new avenues of research into treatments for the disease.Scientists studying the parasite - which is spread ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Modified yellow fever vaccine may help fight malaria


June 12th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): Researchers at The Rockefeller University have genetically transformed the yellow fever vaccine to prime the immune system to fend off the mosquito borne parasites that cause malaria.The researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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 |

New oral treatment works better than lotions to eradicate lice


March 12th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 12 (ANI): A new oral treatment is more effective in eradicating lice as compared to any prescription lotion for the scalp, French medical researchers have found.Lice are parasites, which infest ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Parasite Diet can be very dangerous and deadly too


February 13th, 2010 - 9:04 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Hong Kong, Feb 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The latest diet craze to sweep Hong Kong is the parasite diet. The health officials are very worried about it, and have warned the public ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Parasite diet may be fatal


February 10th, 2010 - 9:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Hong Kong, Feb 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) There is a new dieting fad sweeping across Hong Kong, and it is none other than the parasite diet. There are numerous websites that proclaim ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Male fish punish females for misbehaving during meal times


January 8th, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): Researchers from the Zoological Society of London, University of Queensland and the University of Neuchatel have discovered that males of a certain fish species will punish females when ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Birds on Galapagos Islands develop antibodies to fight alien parasites


January 6th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 6 (ANI): In a new research, University of Utah biologists have found that birds called finches have developed antibodies against two parasites that moved to the Galapagos Islands, suggesting that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gut worms may help provide protection against allergy


September 27th, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 27 (ANI): A new study in Vietnam has found that parasitic gut worms like the hookworm might help in the treatment of asthma and other allergies.Infection with hookworm and other ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Wonder drug’ chloroquine losing out to malarial parasite


September 25th, 2009 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sept 25 (ANI): Australian scientists say malarial parasite is fast developing resistance to chloroquine, the inexpensive and effective drug used to treat malaria.Dr Rowena Martin, a biochemist, and colleagues at the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

42 dead whales found in Argentina


September 17th, 2009 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Sep 17 (EFE) Forty-two pilot whales beached themselves and died in a small bay in the southern Argentine province of Chubut, a marine expert has said. "We counted 42 dead pilot ... Read more...

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