Yedu Satheesh

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Scientists discover a new virus lives in the intestines of humans

Scientists discover a new virus lives in the intestines of humans

Post By : Yedu Satheesh

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Category : Health & Fitness

Sub Category : Men's Health

28 Jul 2014

According to a study published in the journal "Nature Kmeonakishnz" that a team of researchers have concluded the presence of the virus was unknown in previous lives in the human gut.

The international research team discovered the virus, "CrAssphage", during the examination of the genetic material found in some samples of intestinal.

Scientists say the new virus that would affect the behavior of some of the most common types of bacteria in the human gut.

The specialists said that these types of viruses known as bacterial viruses been shown to play a role in chronic diseases

And engaged scientists, led by a team of researchers from the University of San Diego State of America, for the study of genetic information recorded within three databases of major international, as found on the part of the DNA, approximately length of 100 thousand characters, is present in more than half of the samples taken from the intestines of humans .

"New virus"

The researchers realized, during their search for the identity of the virus in international registries, it has not been characterization than ever before.

Said Robert Edwards, a senior researcher in this team "It is not surprising that conducted the search for new viruses is to reach one of them."

He added: "However, it is unusual that are being reached virus is highly prevalent among people, it is surprising that he strongly was there for a long time no one noticed".

The researchers say the new virus carrying a genetic fingerprint of the bacterial virus, a type of viruses that infect bacteria.

Can bacterial viruses that control the behavior of bacteria that affect them, as some of them are easily the largest settlement of bacteria in their habitats, while allowing others to bacteria to be more active.

He Edwards: "In a way, similar to viruses or bacterial viruses that infect bacteria, to a large extent the wolves loose in the wild and in front of her rabbits and deer wilderness. They are key components of environmental regulations in Omaaúna, where they help to control the growth of clusters of bacterial and allowing the existence of different types."

According to the research team, the new virus infects more types of bacteria prevalent in Omaaúna.

"Effective tools"

Researchers currently have custody of the new virus in a laboratory, and say that the next step would be the way to reach that affects the bacteria in the human gut.

Said Martha Clocky, a professor at the University of Leicester, which was not involved in the research, told the BBC: "It's great in this study is that the scientists were able to reach new methods and effective tools that will help in the identification of viruses that were not well-known than ever before" .

He continued: "If we think in the long run, we will mark that bacteria can play an important role in chronic diseases such as obesity and diabetes., And if we could identify those viruses controlling, it may be we can someday modify any harmful bacteria and make it less effective."