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But she is very traditional and didn’t want to start a family with Jason until they’d tied the knot, the Sun quoted a source as saying For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWASHINGTON DC—Parasites get a bad rap for a good reason They cause a litany of diseases with a terrifying host of symptoms But mounting evidence suggests that they can also prevent disease And now there’s genetic evidence to suggest that’s true New research presented here yesterday at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (which publishes ScienceNOW) finds that a gene associated with increased risk of asthma is also linked to resistance against a parasitic worm Scientists have long suspected that allergies and asthma—common in the developed world and relatively rare in poor countries—are the result of lack of exposure to microbes This 2-decade-old idea called the hygiene hypothesis suggests that lack of exposure to dangerous parasites in childhood makes the adaptive arm of the immune system more likely to overreact when it comes into contact with benign allergens Kathleen Barnes an anthropologist and genetics expert at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore Maryland and her colleagues have been studying the relationship between asthma and one particular parasitic worm Schistosoma mansoni in Conde a cluster of rural fishing villages on the coast of Brazil The worm is common in the region and up to 85% of residents are exposed to it Previous studies have shown that in areas like Conde where parasitic worms are endemic individuals who produce the most worm-specific antibodies—in particular an antibody called IgE which triggers inflammation—tend to be the most resistant to worm infection According to Barnes’s research that resistance appears to be about 30% heritable The researchers noted that after they administered medication to rid Conde’s residents of worms the incidence of asthma and allergy symptoms increased So Barnes hypothesized that the mutations that help individuals fend off parasitic worms might be the same mutations that make them susceptible to asthma and allergies If an individual produces a lot of IgE in response to a worm he or she might also produce a lot of IgE in response to an allergen The team collected blood and stool samples from 850 people in Conde They tested their blood for antibodies to the worm to gauge their immune response and searched their stool for worm eggs to determine how heavily they were infected The researchers decided to focus on genes that have been linked to asthma risk They were particularly interested in IL-33 a gene linked to inflammation that is overexpressed in the lung tissue of asthmatics compared with people without the disease “IL-33 stands as one of the strongest candidate genes for asthma to date” Barnes says Barnes and colleagues selected 23 genetic markers throughout the gene and tested whether any of them were associated with worm resistance in the residents of Conde Five of them did show a strong association and those happened to be the exact same markers that are associated with asthma “And what we’re most excited about is that the relationship is inverse” Barnes says “So a [gene variant] that conferred risk to asthma confers protection against [worm infection]” The researchers posit that natural selection might favor mutations that protect against worm infection and that those same mutations might inadvertently increase the risk of other diseases such as asthma The researchers haven’t yet found the exact mutation responsible for the worm resistance and asthma susceptibility To find that they’ll have to “drill down deeper” Barnes says She speculates that the culprit may be a mutation located in a genome region that regulates activity of the IL-33 gene Jennifer Ingram a cell biologist who studies asthma at Duke University in Durham North Carolina says the finding that deworming medication increased the incidence of asthma symptoms is “striking” She adds that Barnes’s work is important because it points the field toward molecular mechanisms that might contribute to asthma David Van Sickle a medical anthropologist at the University of Wisconsin Madison who presented during the same session as Barnes points out that the global prevalence estimates for asthma are based largely on asking people whether a physician has ever told them they have asthma But diagnoses vary from culture to culture Van Sickle found for example that physicians in India are much less likely than doctors in Wisconsin to diagnose a person who has clear symptoms of asthma with the disease So the true prevalence of asthma in India or other countries could be higher or lower than current estimates Changes in the prevalence of asthma wouldn’t necessarily nullify the hygiene hypothesis he says but they could complicate the picture Still he says Barnes’s work is “elegant” Follow our full coverage of AAAS 2011and.the CID 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s home which may be in the late hours of November 1.for Imroz believes,how can Amrita be deadwhen I am alive We shared and continue to share many beautiful momentsAmrita is still alive in my being? Its an intimate glimpse of this especial relationship of more than 45 years is what you can feel and live through the love letters exchanged between themwhich have now been translated into English from Punjabi by Arvinder and titledIn the times of Love & Longing (Full Circle) It was a warm momentas the book was released by Imroz himselfthe backdrop beautifully portraying many pictures of Imroz and Amrita Organized by Hamshirawriters Neelkamal Puri and Khushwant read out some of the letters from the bookwhile Nirupama Dutt conversed with Arvinder and Imroz and made the event so personal Arvinderwho teaches English at Government College for Girls and writes in EnglishPunjabi and Hindi has been reading Amritas works since her college daysand the origin of the booksays Arvinder is the year of Amritas deathin 2005 We had all read how Imroz looked after heras a companionnurselovertotally devoted to her and I wondered what about him How will he cope with the vacuum? Arvinder goes back in timerecalling how she one fine day called up Imroz with a desire to meet himafter reading the letters in Punjabi He was so forthcoming and warm and there I was in his home in Delhi and suggested the translation of these letters into English from Punjabi? Arvinder recalls how Imroz talked about life and the fact that Amrita was alive Imroz chose to live in Amritas shadowthere were no ego clashes between themwhen Amrita met Imrozshe was a mother of twomuch older than himhe devoted his entire life to herwith passion and conviction In this time of e-mail and SMSletterssmiles Arvinderletters are so personal and unusualand her translation was spontaneous These letters reflect their yearning for each otherthe evolution of their lovethe emotional expressions are filled with colour and poetry and express diverse thoughts within the same envelop? the endearments that Amrita and Imroze had for each otherImaImvaJeetiMajaAmi…says Arvinder are simply heart-warming The universal expression of lovebelieves the translator will transcend the barriers of age? download Indian Express App More Related News She said the terms and conditions of tenders were formulated by “technocrats and officers” of DJB and as chairperson she has no role in it. After the Yadav family challenged this order by filing review petitions,where around 14 rooms are constructed in a two-bay showroom and that too after paying a hefty conversion fee to the Administration. Apart from celebrity artists, polycystic ovaries (irregular menstruation), XI by five wickets. Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday.

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