Researchers to study lyme-like illness in Texas
... and causative agent of Southern-Tick Associated rash
Illness (STARI) in Texas and other southern ... headache, fatigue and a characteristic skin rash
called erythema migrans. If left untreated, ... and south central U.S., have a bullseye-shaped rash
that is virtually identical to the erythema ...
Gene expression findings a step toward better classification and treatment of juvenile arthritis
... of JIA persistent oligoarthritis (affecting four or fewer joints), polyarthritis (affecting five or more joints), systemic arthritis (with fever and rash
and inflammation throughout the body) and enthesitis-related arthritis (affecting the junctions between tendons and bones). Using gene expression ...
Scientists discover new genetic immune disorder in children
... that include swelling of bone tissue; bone pain and deformity; inflammation of the periosteum (a layer of connective tissue around bone); and a rash
that can span from small individual pustules to extensive pustulosis that covers most of the patient's body. Most of the children begin to have ...
Bad mix of bacterial remnants and genetics leads to arthritis
... genetic disease characterized by granulomatous arthritis (arthritis caused by bacteria), uveitis (inflammation in the middle layer of the eye), skin rash
and cranial neuropathy (a disorder affecting nerves that control sight, eye movement, hearing, and taste).
"Now that we know that bacterial products ...
NIH EUREKA grant awarded to University of Miami scientist
... in the field of regenerative medicine," said Chiba. "A Holy Grail of regenerative neuromedicine is spinal cord repair," he said. "It would be rash
to predict that our project will solve the problem, but perhaps we can make a significant contribution to the solution."
The project is a ...
Scientists point to forests for carbon storage solutions
... capacity also is affected by its land use history. A period of deforestation between 1880 and 1920 was followed by abandonment of the land and a rash
of wildfires. Forests with similar histories store significantly less carbon than stands without that kind of disturbance because of a resulting ...
AAAS announces winners of 2007 AAAS Science Journalism Awards
... less than 100,000
Getting to the Bottom of Mysterious Elk Deaths
Nov. 26, 2006 and Dec. 3, 2006
of mysterious elk deaths in Wyoming in 2004 left scientists and game wardens wondering what had happened. Frazer described the steps by which ...
Fever causing headaches for Aussie parents
... neck stiffness or light hurt their eyes; had breathing difficulties; refused to drink; persistently vomited; were drowsy; suffered pain; had a rash
of red-purple spots; or did not improve from mild symptoms within 48 hours.
"Especially in the wake of the recent flu outbreak, it's very ...
American Chemical Society's Weekly Press Pac
... research project on how plumbing materials affect the odor and taste of drinking water.
Andrea Dietrich and colleagues pointed out that a rash
of costly pinhole leaks in recent years in commonly used copper water pipes has led to renewed interest in lower priced plastic pipes. They also ...
Experimental shingles vaccine proves effective in nationwide study
... then migrates to the skin, causing the blistering rash
Generally, shingles first ... of the body or face. Then a painful blistering rash
develops in that same area of skin; the rash
can take two to four weeks to heal.
Anyone who ...
Infectious disease expert warns of spread of Rocky Mountain spotted fever
... According to Dumler, the disease, most often marked by a telltale spotty rash
that appears five to 10 days after the first signs of infection, has been ... pattern of pink-to-red spots over the entire body, or parts thereof. The rash
is also noticeable on the soles of the feet and palms of the hands, where ...
Microbes start immune response by sneaking inside cells
... reported last year in Nature. Cryopyrin is implicated in the development of several inflammatory syndromes characterized by recurrent fever, skin rash
Cryopyrin triggers a key enzyme involved in the body’s inflammatory response, capsase-1, which in turn causes production of ...
Mass vaccination unnecessary in the event of a large bioterrorist US smallpox attack
... fatigue, a high fever and, sometimes, vomiting. This phase lasts two to four days and at this point people may or may not be contagious. Then a rash
emerges all over the body and grows increasingly severe over the next 20 or so days, eventually forming scabs; during this period people are ...
Researchers identify protein crucial for survival of Lyme-disease bacterium
... are transmitted to the new host. Infection causes fever, malaise, fatigue, headache, muscle and joint aches, and a characteristic "bull's-eye" rash
that surrounds the site of infection.
In the study, researchers genetically altered the Bb bacterium to make a "knockout" form that lacked a gene ...