Sunday, February 10, 2008

Bacteria can fight HIV transmission ????


A beneficial bacteria, widely found in yogurt, might help the scientists to stop or slow down HIV transmission rate, a recent study has revealed. The research, presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Boston this week, was conducted by physicians and scientists of the University of Washington and the University of Rochester Medical Centre to learn more about how the HIV virus survives and spreads from person to person. The Lactobacillus bacteria, commonly found in the vagina of most women, produce hydrogen per-oxide (H2O2) inside the body which hinders spread of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, responsible for causing AIDS, the researchers found. According to experts, vagina is one of the most common routes for the viruses causing Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), including AIDS. "The research opens up some doors. These findings are striking, though preliminary, and should be looked at further," Amneris Luque of Strong Memorial Hospital says.

14 Comments:

At February 11, 2008 at 1:07 AM, Blogger Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Raghu,
That's an exciting piece of news, very welcome indeed. I think our scientists must discover the cure for the incurable diseases including cancer and aids. That is a welcome first step to an ultimate cure for aids. Thanks for the informative post. God bless you and your family always.

 
At February 12, 2008 at 8:39 AM, Blogger backpakker said...

Very interesting as always..

 
At February 12, 2008 at 3:09 PM, Blogger c e e d y said...

thank you for the insight

 
At February 16, 2008 at 3:48 PM, Blogger GMG said...

Hi Raghu, I’m back after a short break… and glad to keep learning with your interesting posts! How did you manage to catch that kilihut? From the top of the Kilimandjaro?... ;))
Missed your comments on my CowParade at Blogtrotter. Now I'm posting on Sofia, Bulgaria...
Have a great weekend!

 
At February 17, 2008 at 7:50 PM, Blogger Keshi said...

very interesting!

Keshi.

 
At February 18, 2008 at 9:47 AM, Blogger (¯`•._.•[Raaji]•._.•´¯) said...

hmm if this works out... it is awesome :)
thanks for the useful info :-)
Cheers!

 
At February 19, 2008 at 4:45 PM, Blogger Macadamia The Nut said...

All the time we curse 'the advancement of technology' and then we get to hear something like this, and it makes it all worthwhile

 
At February 19, 2008 at 10:32 PM, Blogger Call for coexistence said...

thanks
nice topic

i hop you visit my new blog and ask about any thing you want to know

 
At February 21, 2008 at 10:08 AM, Blogger Arthur said...

Hi Raghu, for that reason Yoghurt is one of the delicious food eaten here.

And it's important to stay only with your date, I mean, no sexual relationship with everyone.

Big greetings and big hugs

Sweet Dreams, from the bottom of my Heart:
Arthur

 
At February 21, 2008 at 10:09 AM, Blogger Gusthav said...

Uff, thanks a lot for the info.

I'll try to eat more yoghurt.

Greetings and hugs

Nice Day, with my whole soul:
Gusthav

 
At February 21, 2008 at 9:17 PM, Blogger Ankit said...

A bit techy post for my liking but wat the heck even i wanna stay updated

 
At February 23, 2008 at 1:00 PM, Blogger GMG said...

Hey, where are you? We're missing your posts and comments...
Have a great weekend!
Blogtrotter

 
At February 23, 2008 at 11:16 PM, Blogger Elween said...

that's really great discovery! if it's true, then HIV sufferers will have enough hope to live on! :)

 
At March 8, 2008 at 3:37 PM, Blogger GMG said...

Hi Raghu, still abroad (I mean out of the blogosphere)?
Blogtrotter

 

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