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Common yeast infection linked to mental illness

In a study published in online journal npj Schizophrenia, Johns Hopkins researchers found that a history of Candida yeast infections was more common in a group of subjects with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder than in those without these disorders. The researchers caution that their findings do not establish a cause-and-effect relationship between mental illness and yeast infections, but […]

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Animals conceal sickness in mating situations

In research that has implications for our understanding of how diseases spread in human populations, researchers from the University of Zurich have been studying how sick animals will conceal their illness in the presence of their young or when mating opportunities arise. The study’s author, Dr. Patricia Lopes, says that animals from a number of […]

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Novel method to induce immunity to chlamydia

Researchers at the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) at UCLA and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA have designed a unique method for inducing immunity toChlamydia trachomatis. The findings could accelerate progress toward the development of a vaccine against chlamydia infections, which can lead to reproductive dysfunction. Their study, which describes the first use […]

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Bacterial Swimming Style Goes Against The Flow

The fact that some pathogenic bacteria swim “to the left” could explain the high incidence of infections associated with catheters in hospital patients, say researchers from Yale. The new study into bacterial “swimming” styles appears inPhysical Review Letters. To get to grips with bacterial backstroke, Yale hydrodynamics engineer, H�r Köser, constructed microfluidic devices with channels […]

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Microorganisms Behind Schizophrenia And Alzheimer’s?

Conditions like heart disease, Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia could be caused by microorganisms, according to a report from the American Academy of Microbiology. “A number of chronic human illnesses are triggered, either directly or indirectly, by microorganisms,” says Ronald Luftig of the Louisiana State University Medical Center, one of the authors of the report. Some diseases […]

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