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Parasitic worm infection may increase HIV risk

W bancrofti is a mosquito borne parasitic worm. Worldwide, it causes 90 per cent of lymphatic filariasis cases, a disease commonly known as elephantiasis, which is a neglected tropical disease as defined by the World Health Organisation.

DNA: Today in History, November 2

Know all the historical facts that has happened on November 2.

Worm-like ancient `misfit` finds family in `tree of life`

The fossil of an ancient worm-like creature, which had legs, spikes and a head difficult to distinguish from its tail, has finally been placed in the evolutionary tree of life.

What you eat may not be suitable for your genes

A new study suggests that your diet can trigger genetic effects that cause you to age more rapidly, according to a recently completed study at the University of Southern California Davis.

Worm in chicken; KFC outlet closed down

The outlet of KFC has been closed down by the state Food Safety Authorities after a worm was found in a chicken dish bought by a customer from the multi-national restaurant chain

Sophisticated spyware virus hit Iran and other ME countries

Security experts discovered the new data-stealing virus dubbed Flame which they say has lurked inside thousands of computers across the Middle East for as long as five years as part of a sophisticated cyber warfare campaign.

Scientists discover worm`s regeneration ability

Scientists have unravelled the
mechanism through which worms regenerate their amputated body
parts -- a research that could lead to regrowing damaged human
organs in future.