Latest Water-borne diseases Stories

2009-04-13 07:32:00

MARIETTA, Ga., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Travelan(R), a natural, clinically-tested oral formulation containing antibodies against Enterotoxigenic E.coli (ETEC) bacteria attacks, is now available in the U.S. through Alaven Consumer Healthcare.

2009-02-17 12:17:33

Listen to any number of media ads and one might assume it is necessary for pills or powders to clean a colon, but a U.S. expert says they may do more harm. The lining of the gut regenerates about every seven days, so you probably don't need colon cleansers, Dr.

2009-02-17 09:15:47

The gut protozoans Giardia duodenalis and various species of Cryptosporidium are extremely contagious single-celled parasites liable to cause digestive disease in both man and animals.

2009-01-08 17:43:06

Animal studies show a once popular gastrointestinal drug may slow aging, Canadian researchers say. The study, published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, suggests the drug clioquinol reverses the progression of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases in animals -- perhaps because clioquinol acts directly on a protein called CLK-1, informally called clock-1. Clioquinol is a very powerful inhibitor of clock-1, study leader Sigfried Hekimi of McGill University in Montreal said...

2009-01-08 13:37:20

A single strain of salmonella has infected 388 people in 42 states since last fall but the cause is still unknown, U.S.

2009-01-07 09:55:32

Clioquinol inhibits action of the CLK1 aging gene, may alleviate Alzheimer'sRecent animal studies have shown that clioquinol "“ an 80-year old drug once used to treat diarrhea and other gastrointestinal disorders "“ can reverse the progression of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases. Scientists, however, had a variety of theories to attempt to explain how a single compound could have such similar effects on three unrelated neurodegenerative disorders.Researchers at...

2009-01-06 08:05:00

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Calgon Carbon Corporation (NYSE: CCC) announced today that it has been awarded a contract by PCL Civil Constructors, Inc. to supply Sentinel(R) UV Disinfection Systems (UV systems) at the City of San Francisco's Tesla Portal drinking water plant.

2008-12-10 14:01:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Napo Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Latest Water-borne diseases Reference Libraries

2011-04-28 16:37:36

Vibrio vulnificus is a species of Gram-negative, motile, curved, rod-shaped bacteria of the Vibrio Genus. Hollis et al. first reported it in 1976. It was given the name Beneckea vulnifica by Reichelt et al. in 1976 and in 1979 Vibrio vulnificus by Farmer. V. vulnificus is related to V. cholerae and is present in marine environments such as estuaries, brackish ponds, or coastal areas. It causes an infection often incurred after eating seafood, especially raw or undercooked oysters. It can...

2011-04-14 16:27:41

Campylobacter jejuni is a species of curved, helical shaped, non-spore forming, Gram-negative microaerophilic, bacteria commonly found in animal feces. It is one of the most common causes of human gastroenteritis in the world. This food poisoning can be severely debilitating but rarely life-threatening. It has also been linked to Guillain-Barre syndrome which generally develops two to three weeks after the initial illness. It is commonly associated with poultry, and it naturally colonizes...

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