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Human diseases put endangered chimps at risk

Human diseases put endangered chimps at risk

Human activities might be exposing endangered chimpanzees to infectious diseases which may be contributing to their decline, says a study.

New device can diagnose 1000 blood pathogens in 6 hours

New device can diagnose 1000 blood pathogens in 6 hours

Researchers have developed a device that can diagnose 1,000 pathogens in the blood in just six hours and potentially help save thousands of lives each year.

Brain inflammation may lead to autism

Whereas the exact cause of autism is still not known, researchers have shown that the disease is related to inflammation in the brain, thereby providing a ray of hope for its cure.

Global warming aiding spread of honeybee-harming parasite

Global warming aiding spread of honeybee-harming parasite

Global warming is aiding the spread of a parasite that is decreasing honeybee populations around the world, a research has found.

How a rare pathogen could infect the healthiest of people

A unique evolutionary trait in a rare pathogen called Cryptococcus gattii allows it to infect even the healthiest of hosts through a mechanism that neutralises the body's immune response against it, a study showed.

New molecules may help treat malaria

Scientists have discovered a new molecules that can kill the malaria parasite, paving way for effective treatment for the disease.

30,000-year-old giant virus comes back to life in French lab

A large ancient virus that lied dormant in the Siberian permafrost for at least 30,000 years has sprung back to life after French scientists revived it in the laboratory.

Biocon releases novel drug to treat skin disease

India`s leading biotech firm Biocon has unveiled a new drug to treat psoriasis, a skin disease that occurs when the immune system mistakes a normal skin cell for a pathogen.

Mystery in drop of leprosy during middle ages solved

To answer why was there a sudden drop in the incidence of leprosy at the end of the Middle Ages, biologists and archeologists reconstructed the genomes of medieval strains of the pathogen responsible for the disease, which they exhumed from centuries old human graves.

New forms of virulent pathogen identified

Four new forms of one of the most virulent pathogens, hantavirus, transmitted from animals to humans, have been identified by a team of researchers.

Smoking kicks out ‘good bacteria’ from mouth

Smoking causes the body to turn against its own helpful bacteria, leaving smokers more vulnerable to disease.

New method could treat Hepatitis C

Scientists have now identified a potential new method to block the lifecycle of the Hepatitis C virus.

Antibiotic shows promise in silencing resistant bugs

A scientist has developed a compound that shuts off the "valve" in a pathogen`s DNA that allows it to invade and infect.

Early warning alerts our cells against invading bugs

Scientists have unravelled how a particular protein sounds the alarm when it detects invading viruses.

Deadly bugs lurk in raw vegetables

Even with repeated washing it might not be possible to remove the germs.

Dishwasher could be breeding ground for pathogen

According to the researchers, electrical equipment such as dishwashers, washing machines and coffee machines serve as the perfect habitat for the pathogens due to the moist and hot environment.

Dishwasher could be breeding ground for pathogen

According to the researchers, electrical equipment such as dishwashers, washing machines and coffee machines serve as the perfect habitat for the pathogens due to the moist and hot environment.

Green tea, grape seed can protect food against contamination

Scientists suggest that extracts from green tea and grape seed could be used as means of protecting against pathogen contamination.

Green tea, grape seed can protect food against contamination

Scientists suggest that extracts from green tea and grape seed could be used as means of protecting against pathogen contamination.