yeast infections

Toad’s brain too contain potent germ-fighters

April 14th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): Scientists have long known that frog and toad skins contain hundreds of germ-fighting substances.Now, a new study has revealed that the toad brains also may contain an ... Read more...

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Bacteria fighting fungal infections

May 2nd, 2010 - 11:08 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): Irish scientists have said that a bacterial pathogen can communicate with yeast to block the development of drug-resistant yeast infections.Published in the May issue of Microbiology, the research ... Read more...

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Faulty immune memory can trigger cold sores, cancer

November 10th, 2009 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 10 (IANS) A faulty immune memory can trigger infections that may lead to cold sores and even cancer in some people, say researchers. The memory circuit, identified by the research team, ... Read more...

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Novel drug candidate may help treat inherited muscular wasting disease

November 7th, 2009 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 7 (ANI): Scientists from University of Oregon and the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in New York have discovered a potential drug candidate that may help treat ... Read more...

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Total cure for fungal infections found

August 1st, 2009 - 10:34 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 1 (IANS) Fungal infections can be deadly as fungus germs have developed resistance to drug treatment. But now researchers have found a way to make drugs more effective in clearing ... Read more...

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Yeast can undergo sexual reproduction despite missing sex genes

May 25th, 2009 - 11:31 am ICT by ANI
London, May 25 (ANI): Researchers at the Duke University Medical Center have found that an emerging form of the pathogenic yeast Candida can complete a full sexual cycle in a test tube, ... Read more...

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Sexual activity, drinking ‘ups college-women’s urinary tract infections risk’

April 27th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): College-aged women, who indulge in increased sexual activity and alcohol consumption, are more likely to develop urinary tract infections (UTIs), according to a new study.The researchers advised that ... Read more...

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Ants that carry anti fungal bacteria could be key to advances in biofuels and antibiotics

March 30th, 2009 - 8:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 30 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have found that leaf-cutting ants that carry colonies of anti fungal bacteria on their bodies, contain a chemical which could help speed the ... Read more...

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Vitamin A signals may help develop autoimmunity treatment

March 2nd, 2009 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): Scientists have found that Vitamin A plays a major role in the process whereby dendritic cells signal the white blood cells about any intrusion in the body. Researchers ... Read more...

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Alligator blood may help fight antibiotic-resistant infections

April 7th, 2008 - 1:39 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 7 (ANI): They might be known for their deadly attacks, but alligators can also be potential lifesavers, for a new study has found that alligator blood could provide a ... Read more...

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Killer alligators could turn into human saviours

April 7th, 2008 - 1:17 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 7 (IANS) Aggressive and deadly killers like alligators might well turn into saviours for a diseased and ailing humanity, according to biochemists. Proteins in alligator blood could be the source ... Read more...

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