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Study provides insight on a common heart rhythm disorder

... fatal human heart rhythm disorder called sinus node disease. Also known as "sick sinus syndrome," the disease affects approximately one ... insight into cellular mechanisms that regulate sinus node function and identifies an unanticipated new ...

CT scans reveal that dinosaurs were airheads

... the nostrils to the throat, and many sinusesthe same cavities that give us sinus headaches. Overall, the amount of air space was much greater than the ... to put on more bone-crushing muscle or even to take larger prey. These sinus cavities also may have played a biomechanical role by making the bones ...

SinuNase Phase 3 show almost 100 percent of chronic sinusitis cases are from fungal-induced inflamma

... study population is with patients that have severe CS who have undergone sinus surgery, but who are struggling with recurrent CS. Despite the fact ... innocuous mold, Alternaria, colonizes in the mucus of the nose and sinus of virtually everybody. However, it was found that in patients with CS, ...

Fruit and vegetable intake in pregnant women reduces risk of upper respiratory tract infection

... respiratory tract infection (URTI). The BUSM study appears online in the journal Public Health Nutrition. URTIs include the common cold and sinus infections, which can lead to lower respiratory problems, such as asthma or pneumonia. Even though the majority of URTIs are uncomplicated colds, ...

American Chemical Society's weekly PressPac -- April 29, 2009

... notes. Although officials believe that the gases do not pose a serious health threat, many homeowners with the drywall have reported nosebleeds, sinus problems, and respiratory infections. Several government agencies are now investigating the exact health effects caused by exposure to these gases as ...

New findings in taste and smell

... from eating are mainly based on the chemical senses. Thousands of Americans experience loss of smell or taste each year resulting from head trauma, sinus disease, normal aging and neurological disorders, such as brain injury, stroke and Alzheimer's disease. By providing a better understanding of the ...

Meeting to highlight health impacts of smell and taste

... populations. (Wednesday, July 23, Symposium, 8:00 to 10:15 a.m., Grand Ballroom C) When Chronic Sinusitis Impairs Smell A glance down the sinus remedy aisle of your local drug store only hints at the impact of chronic sinusitis in the United States. More than 30 million Americans have chronic ...

International conference to release new findings on smell and taste

... from eating are mainly based on the chemical senses. Thousands of Americans experience loss of smell or taste each year resulting from head trauma, sinus disease, normal aging and neurological disorders, such as brain injury, stroke and Alzheimer's disease. By providing a better understanding of the ...

Mitochondrial dysfunction and redox signaling in atrial tachyarrhythmia

... facts that equal results were observed in ex vivo atrial tissue from patients with AF and in ex vivo rapidly paced tissue samples from patients with sinus rhythm (SR), together with the observation that verapamil most potently prevented oxidative stress and associated signalling pathway activation, led ...

Bacteria that cause urinary tract infections invade bladder cells

... "What we're learning about how bacteria behave in the bladder may also have application to other chronic, treatment-resistant infections such as sinus infections and ear infections," he says. "We're increasingly starting to realize that biofilm formation is generally an important strategy bacteria ...

Hopkins scientists link immune response to 'ghost' parasites and severely congested sinuses

... of chronic sinusitis. A team of Hopkins sinus experts has found that the gene for the enzyme, ... up to 250 times more active in people with severe sinus inflammation that persists even after surgery ... to patients in whom surgery is successful. sinus surgery is usually the treatment of last resort ...

Chronic Sinus Infection Thought To Be Tissue Issue, Mayo Clinic Scientists Show It's Snot

... researchers have found that the cause of chronic sinus infections lies in the nasal mucus -- the snot -- not in the nasal and sinus tissue targeted by standard treatment. The ... thought worldwide about the origin of chronic sinus infection: that inflammatory cells break down, ...

8 plants from South Africa may hold potential for treating high blood pressure

... ailments, rheumatism and high fevers. Other researchers found (1966) that native South Africans rubbed the leaves of the plant on the head for sinus headaches and used plant infusions for colic and restlessness in young children. The most direct discovery is the 1993 finding that large doses of ...

Hay fever can send work productivity down the drain

... she found that some people with allergy-like symptoms don't actually have allergies. Almost anything can cause allergy-type symptoms - perfumes, sinus infections, exercise, dust, cold air ?even if a person doesn't have an allergy. “Diagnostic testing followed by the right kind of treatment may ...

Outsmarting the smartie bug

... new tools for rapid diagnosis. Pneumococci (formal name Streptococcus pneumoniae) are widespread, causing non-invasive disease, such as ear and sinus infections, and rarer, invasive disease, such as pneumonia and meningitis. About one in three children each year has an ear infection, of which about ...

Biologists Crack Genetic Code for Specialized Spider Silk

... CVID is less common but more severe. Both conditions result in a person being more susceptible to pneumonia and to recurring infections of the ear, sinus and gastrointestinal tract. People with CVID also have an increased risk of developing cancers that affect B cells, cells that produce antibodies. ...

Agreement will speed research on microbicides for women

... CVID is less common but more severe. Both conditions result in a person being more susceptible to pneumonia and to recurring infections of the ear, sinus and gastrointestinal tract. People with CVID also have an increased risk of developing cancers that affect B cells, cells that produce antibodies. ...

Defective Gene Linked to Two Inherited Immune Deficiencies

... CVID is less common but more severe. Both conditions result in a person being more susceptible to pneumonia and to recurring infections of the ear, sinus and gastrointestinal tract. People with CVID also have an increased risk of developing cancers that affect B cells, cells that produce antibodies. ...

Protein amplification in melanoma is possible drug target

... affects 1 in 600 people; CVID is less common but more severe. Children and adults with either condition suffer relentlessly recurring ear infections, sinus infections, bronchitis, pneumonias and gastrointestinal infections. IgA deficiency and CVID can occur in the same family, and also predispose people ...

Gene for immune deficiency syndromes found

... affects 1 in 600 people; CVID is less common but more severe. Children and adults with either condition suffer relentlessly recurring ear infections, sinus infections, bronchitis, pneumonias and gastrointestinal infections. IgA deficiency and CVID can occur in the same family, and also predispose people ...

Researchers discover stem cell 'guide' that may be key for targeting neural stem cell treatments

... from the subventricular zone in the brain's core through mature tissue to reach the olfactory bulb, the "smell" part of the brain located above the sinus cavity. PK2 allows these new neurons to settle into the proper areas of the olfactory bulb, thus permitting these neurons to function normally. ...

Light therapy may combat fungal infections, new evidence suggests

... infections, particularly infections at the body surface, such as those of skin or nails." Laser therapy might also be possible for certain fungal sinus infections, he added. The finding that Cryptococcus shares its light-sensing mechanism with other distantly related fungi also has important ...
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