Tag Archives: Infection

Night-shift Workers Beware: Researchers Find Out Why Virus Replicate Faster in Mornings

Humans are more susceptible to infection in the mornings as our body clock mechanism is prone to be weaker to the ability of viruses to replicate and spread between cells, said a new research study by the University of Cambridge. The major impact is on night-shift workers whose body clocks are routinely disrupted, making them prone to more infections or ...

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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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Targeting Hot Zones in Africa May Prevent HIV Spread by 40%, Shows UCLA Model

Though Ebola in Africa has attracted much of the world’s attention recently, a severe HIV epidemic rages on in sub-Saharan Africa and more than 34 million people are infected with HIV; in sub-Saharan Africa alone, 3 million new infections occur annually. Researchers at UCLA have devised a plan they say would be much more effective in reducing HIV transmission. Not ...

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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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