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‘Urgent measures needed to control drug resistant TB’


March 23rd, 2012 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Members from civil society Friday called for urgent measures to act on regulation of tuberculosis (TB) drugs in the private market and growing number of ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Anthrax shot protects simians from lethal infection


January 13th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 13 (IANS) A new vaccine designed as a bacterial capsule confers protection on monkeys against lethal anthrax infection, reveals a study. Bacterial capsules are commonly used in licensed ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Roads speed up deadly superbug spread


September 30th, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 30 (IANS) Villages along the roads had greater presence of resistant strains of E. coli bug than rural clusters away from roads, says a new study.The study shows ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Some strains of influenza becoming drug-resistant


September 15th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 15 (IANS) Certain strains of influenza are becoming resistant to common treatments, according to scientists."We've been able to map out globally how this phenomenon is happening," said study ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Salmonella-based shots hold promise against fatal diseases


June 30th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 30 (IANS) A powerful new class of vaccines, derived from Salmonella, holds great promise in fighting fatal diseases like hepatitis B, cholera, typhoid, AIDS and pneumonia. Qingke Kong ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Scientists identify new strategy to control antibiotic resistance


March 19th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 19 (ANI): Scientists have taken lessons from Adam Smith and Charles Darwin to devise a new strategy that could one day slow, possibly even prevent, the spread of drug-resistant bacteria.In ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New research to identify antibiotics that may help fight TB


March 12th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 12 (ANI): A new international research is being carried out by scientists to identify antibiotics that can kill tuberculosis and fight resistant strains."We want to accelerate the discovery of new ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Proper care, not type on antibiotic, key to healing kids’ skin wounds


February 21st, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): A new study has indicated that when it comes to curing skin infected with the antibiotic-resistant bacterium MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), timely and proper wound cleaning and draining ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

1 in 5 homeless people with TB die within a year of their diagnosis: Toronto study


February 17th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): A new study in Toronto has found that one in five homeless people with tuberculosis die within a year of their diagnosis.And that number remains unchanged over the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Killer ‘New Delhi’ superbug reaches New Zealand


November 21st, 2010 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Nov 21 (ANI): A new killer strain of superbug-New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase-has reached New Zealand and up to four patients have contracted the bacterial gene since December last year.New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase, or ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Antibiotics have long-lasting impacts on gut bacteria: Study


November 2nd, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): Researchers of a new study have concluded that antibiotics leave long-term impacts on gut flora.The scientists say that short courses of antibiotics prescribed to treat pathogenic bacteria can ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brazil restricts antibiotics in bid to stop superbugs


October 29th, 2010 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 29 (IANS/EFE) Brazil has imposed new regulations on the sale of antibiotics as part of efforts to curb the development and spread of superbugs such as the KPC ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

One-off pill to cure malaria


September 5th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 5 (IANS) Malaria could be a thing of the past, thanks to a powerful new pill in the offing. Just a single dose of an experimental drug was found to clear ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Even bacteria exhibit charitable behaviour


September 2nd, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 2 (ANI): In a surprising discovery researchers at Boston University and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard have found that charitable behaviour exists in one of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Drug-resistant strain of E. coli emerges in US


July 31st, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0Washington, July 31 (ANI): A recent study has revealed that a new, drug-resistant strain of E. coli is causing serious antimicrobial-resistant infections in the US.The new strain, ST131 has ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Targeting a specific protein could fight bacterial infections


July 14th, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): A major advance in fighting bacterial infections would help scientists yield therapies for a number of infections, including antibiotic-resistant strains delivering blow after blow in hospitals across the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Naturally occuring protein reverses brain damage caused by meningitis


June 11th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): Scientists have discovered an important role for a small, naturally occurring protein called interleukin-10 (IL-10) in removing bacteria from the blood of infected mice and reversing damage to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Indian grass could wipe off antibiotics from water


May 29th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 29 (ANI): An Indian grass, called vetiver, could act as a tool for clearing antibiotics from water.Antibiotics, like many pharmaceuticals, pass through the digestive tract of people or animals largely ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Indian scientists show how silver nanoparticles ‘have a blast’ killing bacteria


May 25th, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 25 (ANI): Scientists at Mangalore University, India, have explained how blasting a silver nitrate solution with an electron beam can generate nanoparticles that are more effective at killing all kinds ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists seek to reverse bacterial antibiotic resistance


April 26th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) The use of antibiotics to treat bacterial infections spurs emergence of resistant strains, forcing the use of additional drugs leading to further multi-drug resistance, according to scientists. Researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Chemical compound effective in destroying antibiotic-resistant biofilms


April 9th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): A chemical compound that, when used in conjunction with conventional antibiotics, is effective in destroying biofilms produced by antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria such as the Staphylococcus strain MRSA ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

H1N1 Swine Flu Can Swiftly Become Drug-Resistant


March 29th, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
March 29, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The H1N1 swine flu virus can build up opposition speedily to antivirals utilized to take care of it. This fact has been reported by some ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Novel inhaled drug found effective against H5N1 avian influenza virus


February 26th, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): Researchers have found a novel compound highly effective against the pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus, including some drug-resistant strains.The work by a University of Wisconsin-Madison virologist has been ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Disinfectants make hospital superbugs resistant to antibiotics


December 28th, 2009 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 28 (ANI): A new study has shown that increased use of disinfectants could cause hospital superbugs to become resistant to antibiotics as well as the disinfectant itself.Disinfectants are used to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists detect chink in virulent stomach bug’s armour


October 3rd, 2009 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 3 (IANS) Scientists have detected a crack in the armour of the Helicobacter pylori, a common microbe that infects the stomachs of one-sixth of the world's population, causing gastritis and ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

New drug-resistant TB strains may become widespread, warn researchers


August 11th, 2009 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 11 (ANI): Australian researchers from the University of New South Wales and the University of Western Sydney have warned that new strains of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) may become widespread.Writing ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nigeria more vigilant against fake drugs


August 4th, 2009 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Two months after Nigeria seized a consignment of fake drugs made in China but carrying the "Made in India" label, an official delegation from the African country ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Animal TB ‘tracker’ created to speed up drug and vaccine studies


July 23rd, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): Researchers led by an Indian origin scientist at Johns Hopkins have developed a TB tracker that can monitor in real time the behaviour of the TB bacterium in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Honey can be an effective agent in topical wound care


July 22nd, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): A new piece of research suggests that Leptospermum honey, a particular kind of honey indigenous to New Zealand and Australia, can be an effective agent in topical wound ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Japanese discovery could help fight resistant flu virus


July 16th, 2009 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 16 (IANS) A discovery by Japanese scientists could foster a new genre of anti-virals that sidestep resistant flu virus problems, according to a new study. Toshinori Sato, of Toshiba Microelectronics Engineering ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Weird sex, secret of bacterial resistance to antibiotics


July 6th, 2009 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 6 (IANS) Thanks to their weird sex life, disease-causing bacteria are developing resistance to antibiotics, says a new study. According to William Hanage, study co-author from Imperial College, London (ICL): "Bacteria ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Now, a simple device for early detection of viral infections


June 29th, 2009 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): Vanderbilt University scientists in the US have developed a respiratory virus detector that is sensitive enough to detect an infection at an early stage, takes only a few ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Malaria developing resistance to effective drugs, warn scientists


May 29th, 2009 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 29 (ANI): Studies of patients in western Cambodia suggest that malaria could be developing resistance to the most effective type of drug, putting millions of lives at risk.Scientists say tests ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Heat-tolerant coral reefs may survive global warming


May 21st, 2009 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 21 (ANI): Stanford University scientists have found evidence that some coral reefs are adapting to the climate change and may actually survive global warming."Corals are certainly threatened by environmental ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

WHO calls for urgent action against tuberculosis


April 1st, 2009 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 1 (Xinhua) The World Health Organisation (WHO) has urged the countries where tuberculosis (TB) is prevalent to take urgent action to curb the spread of the disease. Addressing a meeting ... Read more...

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