How does bacteria become resistant to antibiotics?
By: Effie Moore Salem
Bacteria become resistant to antibiotics by becoming familiar to how the drug acts and then changing their structure in order to resist being destroyed by the antibiotic. The more antibiotics a person takes, the easier it is for the germs to accumulate enough stamina to...
Apocalypse zombies a possibility says scientist
By: Terrence Aym
A virulent rabies-influenza viral hybrid could lead to masses of infected victims turning into veritable zombies. The hapless former humans would exhibit all the classic features of the horror movies: the would become lumbering, mindless monsters with murderous tendencies and the ability to transform others...
The role of birds in Bird Flu
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Bird flu, or Avian flu, is an illness in birds caused by type A influenza virus. The form that passes to humans is an H5N1 strain known sometimes as Asian bird flu. In 2008, some experts expressed concern about an outbreak of this flu among...
Cambridge laboratory claims to discover cure for the common cold
By: Terrence Aym
An age-old dream of the human race may have finally been realized. Painstaking research conducted by brilliant researchers at the Cambridge Laboratory of Molecular Biology proved that the body's own immune system has the ability to destroy the cold virus within human cells.Thought by...
Three basic types of vaccines: Modified live, killed and toxoid
By: Tami Port MS
With last year's H1N1 swine flu outbreak and this season's whooping cough epidemics, vaccines, and their safety are on everyone’s mind. Should you get a live or killed virus vaccine? What is the difference, and what are the pros and cons of each? The...
Common diseases caused by bacteria
By: UmiNoor
Human beings can be infected with diseases that are caused by bacteria, viruses or parasites. There are also other microscopic life forms that can cause infectious diseases in humans. These minute organisms live in or on the body, and they can be passed on from...
Three basic types of vaccines: Modified live, killed and toxoid
By: Effie Moore Salem
Vaccines protect the body against diseases in one of three ways, weakened live organisms, killed organisms or by a toxoid method. The first method, with live viruses ensure against the disease, but the live organism will have been weakened to the point they will not...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Piconavirus belongs to a family of RNA viruses and more specifically to the piconaviridae family. It contains several genera and one of these is the enteroviruses. Being second only to the viruses causing common cold with regard to infectivity potential, enteroviruses are the 2nd commonest...
By: Darian Peters
One factor linked to the appearance of hepatitis is the torque teno virus. This can be passed on during a blood transfusion thereby giving its alternative name of transfusion transmitted virus. However, the details of the virus and the link to blood transfusion and to...
By: Darian Peters
The Torque teno virus (TTV) is a virus of the family Anelloviridae. Also known as Transfusion Transmitted Virus, it is implicated in the liver disease hepatitis although the details of this link are not established. The virus doesn’t appear to cause any symptoms of...

 

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