Parasite

  • No crustacean, no cry? Marley gets own species July 11, 2012

    Washington: Reggae immortal Bob Marley has joined Barack Obama and Elvis Presley in the elite club of those who have biological species named in their honour. In Marley's case, it's a small parasitic crustacean blood feeder that infests fish in Caribbean coral reefs, now known as Gnathia marleyi. "I named this species,...
  • Malaria parasites seen invading cells January 20, 2011

    Sydney: Scientists relying on new imaging technologies have for the first time caught malaria parasites in the act of invading red blood cells (RBCs). Researchers from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute and the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), achieved the feat combining electron, light and super resolution microscopy. The detailed look...
  • Latest weapons in fight against sea lamprey January 3, 2011

    Huron Beach, Michigan: In the never-ending battle to prevent blood-sucking sea lamprey from wiping out some of the most popular fish species in the Great Lakes, biologists are developing new weapons that exploit three certainties in the eel-like parasites' lives: birth, sex and death. Researchers are beginning the third and final...
  • Parasites may protect against allergies December 8, 2010

    New York: Children infected with hookworm or other intestinal parasites may be less likely than uninfected children to have allergies, a new research review finds. The study, published in the journal Allergy, gives some support to the idea that our increasingly germ-free surroundings may be contributing to a worldwide increase...
  • After 27-hr surgery, Lakshmi's ready to go home December 15, 2007

    Bangalore: The doctors have completed a Herculean task and two-year-old Lakshmi has been finally discharged from Bangalore’s Sparsh hospital. After a 27-hour surgery that separated her from her parasitic twin last month, Lakshmi has recouped enough to head back home. “If you ask her today where are these limbs she says...
  • Lakshmi discharged from hospital; on her way home December 15, 2007

    New Delhi: Two-year-old baby Lakshmi has been discharged from the hospital, where she had undergone a complicated 27-hour-long surgery to have her extra limbs removed. The entire nation prayed for her as a team of surgeons, paramedics and technicians separated her from her parasitic twin. She was born with two pairs...
  • Jaipur: Baby born with heart outside her body November 13, 2007

    Jaipur: Even as Lakshmi is on her way to recovery, another baby born with a rare medical condition has been shifted to the J K Lone Hospital in Jaipur. The baby was born with her heart beating outside her body. Her parents Shitala Devi and Shravan Gujar live in the Tonk...
  • Lakshmi eats for first time after surgery | Dr Patil's Chat November 13, 2007

    New Delhi: Seven days after she underwent a rare and a risky surgery, two-year-old Lakshmi is recovering fast. The girl – who was operated upon for 27 hours in Bangalore to separate her from her parasitic twin – ate solid food for the first time on Monday after regaining consciousness....
  • Lakshmi stable but infection risk high, says docs November 10, 2007

    Bangalore: Two-year-old Lakshmi who underwent a 27-hour surgery to have her extra limbs removed is stable and has been taken off the ventilator. She has started drinking water and milk but she will most likely remain in the ICU for the next 24 hours. "She has been given oral food and...
  • Lakshmi is stable and doing well, says doc November 10, 2007

    New Delhi: Two-year-old Lakshmi Tatma who went through a 27-hour surgery on Wednesday to have her extra limbs removed is stable and doing well. She has started drinking water and milk but she will most likely remain in the ICU for the next 24 hours. Doctors attending to Lakshmi say the...
  • Lakshmi regains conciousness post 48-hr surgery November 10, 2007

    Bangalore: Two-year old Lakshmi, who went though a 27 hour surgery on Wednesday to have her extra limbs removed, has now regained consciousness. Lakshmi is responding well and has been taken off the ventilator. Yesterday Lakshmi had moved her hands and toes and opened her eyes. The two-year-old was born in...
  • Lakshmi stable after marathon surgery, say docs November 8, 2007

    New Delhi: Two-year-old Lakshmi, who underwent a complex 27-hour-long surgery to part with a parasitic twin, is "progressing steadily", doctors at Bangalore's Sparsh Hospital said on Thursday. "We have been monitoring her condition the entire night. Her essential parameters are okay," Dr Sharan Patil, who led a team of 36 surgeons...
  • Lakshmi gets new life on Diwali, family elated November 7, 2007

    Bangalore: Lakshmi's father, Shambhu can hardly hide his elation.. His baby girl has a new lease of life. After 27 hours of marathon surgery doctors at the Sparsh Hospital have managed to separate Lakshmi and her parasitic twin. The toddler was born with four arms and legs two years ago...
  • Surgery successful: Proud moment for Lakshmi’s docs November 7, 2007

    Bangalore: ‘The operation was successful’- These were the four words that transformed two-year-old Lakshmi from an Eahiphagus conjoint twin to a normal child. A team of 36 surgeons, paramedical staff and technicians lead by Dr Sharan Patil, battled for a grueling 27 hours to separate Lakshmi from her parasitic twin. “It is...
  • Miracle docs recount Lakshmi's 27-hr surgery November 7, 2007

    New Delhi: The surgery was successful – these are the four words that put a smile on everybody’s face in Bangalore when a marathon operation on two-year-old Laksmi, who was born with four arms and four legs, went well. A team of 30 doctors at the Sparsh Hospital in Bangalore successfully...
  • 8-limbed kid gets new life after surgery | Send Wishes November 7, 2007

    Bangalore: A marathon operation on 2-year-old Laksmi, who was born with four arms and four legs, went ''wonderfully well'' doctors said on Wednesday as they announced that she was safe and stable after almost 40 hours of surgery. A team of 30 doctors at the Sparsh Hospital in Bangalore successfully removed...
  • Balasaheb says Raj is a parasite June 17, 2007

    New Delhi: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray may hail Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray as his "God" and profess that he quit the party due to differences with Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray, but Thackeray senior doesn't seem impressed. While terming Raj a "parasite" and a "hypocrite", Balasaheb—as he is...