Tag Archives: Infection

Sharing Toothbrush or paste leads to bacterial infections: Study

Bacteria can pass on easily if people share toothbrushes and even paste as the bacteria fecal coliforms spread far wide and faster and results in the willies in the intestines, says a study. Traceable to similar studies in the past, bathrooms or washrooms are the focal points of baterial infections coming under researchers’ radar increasingly of late. Lauren Aber of ...

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How gut bacteria affect brain health?

The hundred trillion bacteria living in our gut have a significant impact on human behaviour and brain health, reports an Indian American researcher. “The diverse gut bacteria can impact normal brain activity and development, affect sleep and stress responses, play a role in a variety of diseases and be modified through diet for therapeutic use,” said Sampath Parthasarathy, Florida Hospital ...

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Researchers Identify Substance Protects Against Pre-Term Birth

Hyaluronan (HA), a critical substance made by the body that protects against premature births, caused by infection has been found by the researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center. This is the first study to identify the specific role that hyaluronan (HA) plays in the reproductive tract, the researcher noted. Hyaluronan is a natural substance found in many tissues, and is ...

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Ray of Hope: Researchers Find 53 Drugs to Block Ebola

Researchers have found that 53 existing drugs may help keep the virus from entering human cells, a key step in the process of infection, paving the way of hope against the deadly virus. In order to hinder infection by the ebola virus model, several cancer drugs, antihistamines and antibiotics are shown as the better known drug types. Whereas, the findings ...

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Scientists Try to Find Out Life Span of Ebola Virus

The scientists in US seem to be working on a tough task, to find out the life span of Ebola virus, which travels from person to person through direct contact with infected body fluids. No one really knows whether the deadly Ebola virus can survive on glass surfaces or countertops and cause infection or how long it remains active in ...

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Bacterial Phobia: Restrooms not as bad as you may think, say researchers

Toilets at your home are not as unhealthy as you may think but never healthy either, finds a study. In the study, researchers from San Diego State University in California analyzed the abundance of the microbial community on floors, toilet seats and soap dispensers. “We hypothesised that while bacteria would be dispersed rapidly due to toilet flushing, they would not ...

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Virus Losing Virility, Slows Down Ability to Cause AIDS

The rapid evolution of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and widespread access to antiretroviral therapy are slowing down the ability of the virus to cause AIDS, finds a study which involved over 2,000 women in Africa. “Factors that influence the virulence of HIV are of direct relevance to ongoing efforts to contain, and ultimately eradicate, the HIV epidemic,” researchers from University ...

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Experimental Ebola Vaccine Seems to Be Safe in Test

An experimental vaccine to prevent Ebola virus disease has been found to be well-tolerated and produced immune system responses in all 20 healthy adults who received it in a Phase 1 clinical trial, researchers report. The trials were conducted at US National Institutes of Health’s clinical centre in Bethesda, Maryland. The candidate vaccine is co-developed by the NIH’s National Institute ...

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