Navigation Links
Throat in Biological News

University of Saskatchewan and Canadian Synchrotron researchers shed light on esophageal disease

... associated with the Barrett's tissue. Barrett's Esophagus (BE) occurs when the cells that normally line the esophagus the tube that connects our throat to our stomach are replaced by cells that resemble those that line the intestine. While BE only affects approximately one percent of Americans, the ...

New diagnostic advance seen for head, throat cancer

... new cases in the United States and 7,590 deaths. They have been linked to such things as tobacco use and alcohol consumption. "Serious head and throat cancer is pretty common, and mortality rates from it haven't improved much in 20 years, despite new types of treatments," said Gitali Indra, an ...

Mouse model provides a new tool for investigators of human developmental disorder

... of the cardiac valves, and they have abnormal facial and skeletal structures compared to normal mice. The mutant mice also have deformities in throat cartilage structures, which may provide insight to the swallowing and speaking difficulties experienced by many WHS patients. This mouse model of ...

Researchers identify genetic markers for aggressive head and neck cancer

... with this type of cancer. The results were published in the American Journal of Pathology . Head and neck cancer refers to tumors in the mouth, throat or larynx (voice box). Each year, about 40,000 men and women in the U.S. develop head and neck cancer, making it the sixth most common cancer in the ...

Flu shot protects kids -- even during years with a bad vaccine match

... of the CDC-funded New Vaccine Surveillance Network, included 2,400 from 6 months old to 5 years old in Rochester, Nashville and Cincinnati. Nasal and throat swabs were used to determine whether children who came to the hospital or participating outpatient practice had the flu. In the 2004-2005 flu ...

Wildfires cause ozone pollution to violate health standards, new study shows

... by blocking ultraviolet radiation from the Sun, ozone in the lower atmosphere can trigger a number of health problems. These range from coughing and throat irritation to more serious problems, such as aggravation of asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema. Ground-level ozone pollution also damages crops and ...

AACR hosts Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research meeting

... and vitamin C have no benefit to men with prostate cancer The role DNA methylation plays in lung cancer risk among smokers Alcohol and the risk for throat cancer How weight and physical activity affects a person's risk of breast cancer Whether men and women in India are at greater risk for gastric ...

H. Pylori bacteria may help prevent some esophageal cancers

... a gene called CagA were almost half as likely to get adenocarcinoma of the esophagus, a cancer that develops in the tube that passes food from the throat to the stomach. "CagA- positive strains of H. pylori may decrease the risk of adenocarcinoma by reducing acid production in the stomach and, ...

Deadly rugby virus spreads in sumo wrestlers

... cause coldsores. It is spread through direct skin-to-skin contact so it is common among rugby players and wrestlers. Symptoms can start with a sore throat and swollen glands and the telltale blisters appear on the face, neck, arms or legs. The disease is highly infectious, so players who are infected ...

Smithsonian scientists discover new bird species

... for its distinctive olive back and rump. Adult birds measure 4.5 inches in length and average 18 grams in weight. Males exhibit a fiery orange throat and breast, yellow belly, olive back and black feathers on the head. Females are similar, but less vibrant. Both sexes have a distinctive white dot ...

Sounding out heart problems automatically

... the chest with a cold stethoscope is probably one of the most commonly used diagnostics in the medical room after peering down the back of the throat while the patient says, "Aaaah". But, research published in the inaugural issue of the International Journal of Medical Engineering and Informatics ...

CAPHOSOL relieves oral mucositis and improves quality-of-life in cancer patients

... Nurse Practitioner, Mountain Radiation Oncology, Asheville, N.C. As layers of epithelial cells in the oral cavity (cells lining the surface of the throat and esophagus) are eroded during therapy, patients often experience severe pain, are more prone to infection and have difficulty eating and ...

How is that whale listening?

... attached to the ear complex. This research shows however that the thin bony walls do not transmit the vibrations. In fact they enter through the throat and then pass to the bony ear complex via a unique fatty channel. Despite the Cuviers beaked whale being a rare and little-known specie, Dr ...

Study proposes new theory of how viruses may contribute to cancer

... with viruses has been linked to many human cancers, including some forms of Hodgkins and non-Hodgkins lymphomas, sarcomas and cancers of the throat and liver. Over the years, scientists have proposed a number of mechanisms to explain this link. One commonly held belief is that when a virus ...

'Alien' jaws help moray eels feed

... of a science fiction thriller, researchers at UC Davis have discovered. After seizing prey in its jaws, a second set of jaws located in the moray's throat reaches forward into the mouth, grabs the food and carries it back to the esophagus for swallowing. "This is really an amazing innovation for ...

Social habits of cells may hold key to fighting diseases

... includes the investigation of lactobacilli. Some of these occasionally turn into flesh-eating bacteria or cause human diseases such as strep throat and rashes, whereas others are completely safe and are used in the production of cheeses and yoghurts. Its hoped the work will lead not only to ...

Blood test may help signal tumor's remission, return in throat cancer patients

... and radiation treatment in people with advanced throat cancer, according to a study published in the ... of the University of Michigan, found that throat cancer patients who showed a decline in several ... those proteins frequently exhibited a return of throat cancer. The findings could help lead to the ...

Study shows lizard moms dress their children for success

... behavioral strategies that correlate with throat color in side-blotched lizards. Orange-throated ... to protect their territories. In females, throat color correlates with different reproductive ... in each enclosure were experimentally varied, and throat colors of the males varied randomly. Lancaster ...

Children overprescribed antibiotics for sore throat

... is sore throat. The main bacterial cause of sore throat and the only common cause of sore throat warranting antibiotic treatment is group A ... visits by children aged 3 to 17 years with sore throat to office-based physicians, hospital outpatient ...

Penicillin, amoxicillin: Step aside for strep throat treatment

... that 25 percent of children treated for strep throat with penicillin ended up back in the doctor's ... as well as a more powerful drug. In the case of throat infections, doctors try to preserve their ... drugs don't work as well, consider a child's throat as a battleground for many types of bacteria ...

Two new retroviruses—transmitted from animals—identified

... of the daVinci System to treat mouth and throat cancers will allow for complete tumor removal ... the robotic arms through the mouth into the throat and voice box." For head and neck tumors, ... of an almost ear-to-ear incision across the throat or splitting the jaw in half. This can result in ...

Penn Researchers Use Robotic Surgery

... of the daVinci System to treat mouth and throat cancers will allow for complete tumor removal ... the robotic arms through the mouth into the throat and voice box." For head and neck tumors, ... of an almost ear-to-ear incision across the throat or splitting the jaw in half. This can result in ...

Common blood test can help distinguish between mononucleosis and tonsillitis

... (caused by the Epstein-Barr virus) are both common ear, nose and throat conditions with similar symptoms, according to background information in ... fever, painful swallowing, white plaque on the tonsils and redness of the throat and tonsils. "The importance in differentiating patients with tonsillitis ...

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

... airway tissue," says lead researcher and Mayo Clinic ear, nose and throat specialist Jens Ponikau, M.D. "Instead we found that these toxic proteins ... M.D., and Eugene Kern, M.D., both former Mayo Clinic ear, nose and throat specialists who now work at the University at Buffalo, also participated ...

Computers to be used to find blueprint for new influenza drug

... of atoms of the influenza virus which attack cells, and atoms of the throat cells that are attacked. By using advanced software to model the way these ... the flu virus to snip off a special type of sugar, sialic acid, from the throat cell, allowing the virus to enter the cell and reproduce. The new drug ...

Longer treatment benefits sleep apnea patients

... or even completely blocked. The CPAP device is worn while the patient sleeps and works by blowing just enough air into the nose to keep the patient's throat open. Because they often find the CPAP device cumbersome, many patients do not use it consistently or for long enough periods while sleeping. ...

Smoking rate has plummeted in New York City

... showing testimonials from sick and dying smokers and their children, including former smoker Ronaldo Martinez, who now breaths through a hole in his throat as a result of smoking-related cancer. In a separate recent survey, nine out of 10 smokers said they saw the ads -- and half of smokers said the ads ...

Herpes infection may be symbiotic, help beat back some bacteria

... among the first to suggest the potential for symbiotic benefits from viral infections that live in areas beyond epithelial surfaces like the skin, throat or intestines. For the new research, Virgin's group worked with strains of mouse herpes virus closely related to human Epstein-Barr virus, ...

Lizards 'shout' against a noisy background

... Male anole lizards signal ownership of their territory by sitting up on a tree trunk, bobbing their heads up and down and extending a colorful throat pouch. They can spot a rival lizard up to 25 meters away, said Terry Ord, a postdoctoral researcher at UC Davis who is working with Judy Stamps, ...

In presence of fragrant cleaning products, air purifiers that emit ozone can dirty the air

... and have been linked to higher death and lung cancer rates. Excess ozone can damage the lungs, causing chest pain, coughing, shortness of breath and throat irritation. Nizkorodov and students Ahmad Alshawa and Ashley Russell conducted their experiment in a sparsely furnished office with a floor area ...

Gene key to taste bud development identified

... babies with such mutations can develop a tracheoesophageal fistula, a condition in which there is an abnormal connection between the windpipe and throat that requires surgery for correction. Cancer patients receiving chemotherapy or radiation therapy often report the loss of taste during ...

Flu shot effective against drifted influenza, nasal spray vaccine less so

... response to infection in the blood. For the present study, Monto and lead author Suzanne Ohmit, assistant research scientist in epidemiology, took throat swab specimens from participants experiencing flu symptoms and analyzed them, using virus isolation and PCR techniques, to determine if influenza ...

Nice guys do finish first in lizards' evolutionary race

... has been studying side-blotched lizards of the Central Valley of California, funded by the National Science Foundation. Males break down into three throat colors, flagging different behaviors, which Sinervo has discovered follow "rock-paper-scissors" cycles of lizard lust. Orange-throated lizards ...

New bird flu drug promises to beat the problem of resistance

... are proteins which carry out specific jobs for the virus. The first of these proteins, haemagglutinin (H), helps the virus to invade cells in the throat whilst the second, neuraminidase (N), allows the new virus particles to chop their way off the surface of an infected cell so that they can spread to ...

UCI scientists find chlorine may contribute to ozone formation

... reactive and unstable gas that damages living cells. Even low levels of ozone can harm the upper respiratory tract and the lungs, causing a cough, throat irritation and reduced lung function, and aggravating the effects of asthma, bronchitis and emphysema. Said Saltzman, "Understanding the chemistry ...

Scientists to employ Arctic ice and polar bears to protect diversity of world's crops

... to the upper respiratory tract is important since in humans the virus has been isolated from specimens taken from the cerebrospinal fluid, feces, throat and blood serum. Therefore, limiting the spread of virus in an infected human is crucial to saving that person's life." Govorkova is the lead author ...

H5N1 vaccine could be basis for life-saving stockpile

... to the upper respiratory tract is important since in humans the virus has been isolated from specimens taken from the cerebrospinal fluid, feces, throat and blood serum. Therefore, limiting the spread of virus in an infected human is crucial to saving that person's life." Govorkova is the lead author ...

Intimate kissing quadruples risk of meningitis in teenagers

... disease in six regions of England from January 1999 to June 2000. Each case was compared with a matched control. Blood samples and nose and throat swabs were taken and data on potential risk factors were gathered by confidential interview. Intimate kissing with multiple partners, a history of ...

U-M scientists identify major psoriasis susceptibility gene

... "But even if you get all the bad genes, you still need a trigger from the environment to develop the disease," explains Elder. "In psoriasis, strep throat is a very common initial trigger. It activates the immune system to attack the strep bacteria. But once the strep infection is cleared, the immune ...
Other Contents
(Date:7/24/2014)... NY)Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine ... Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson,s Research to translate ... disease. This drug discovery project will test chemical compounds ... developing a drug that acts on an underlying cause ... Parkinson,s help many people manage their symptoms, we are ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... These molecules, which have similar counterparts in humans, affect ... of nerve signals into the hippocampus, an area of ... processes and the creation of memories. The results of ... Neuron . , Brain function depends on the active ... purpose, neurons are woven together into a dense network ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... biodiversity and one of the most species richness biome ... However, current levels of diversity might be still underestimated. ... in the description of new endemic species of this ... availability of samples for DNA analysis. , Using ... morphological analysis, researchers from the University of Richmond ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Albert Einstein College of Medicine receives grant from the Michael J. Fox Foundation to fund drug discovery project targeting Parkinson's 2Albert Einstein College of Medicine receives grant from the Michael J. Fox Foundation to fund drug discovery project targeting Parkinson's 3A protein couple controls flow of information into the brain's memory center 2A protein couple controls flow of information into the brain's memory center 3A protein couple controls flow of information into the brain's memory center 4A tiny new species of frog from Brazil with a heroic name 2
(Date:7/25/2014)... 25, 2014 Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer ... on his blog explaining why so many prayers are going ... , In the article, Yisrayl gives many examples around ... the results. For example, in one case, in the small ... grounds to pray for rain; ironically, they received a massive ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... July 25, 2014 iTanSmart is a ... iPads. The app provides a tailored approach to eliminating ... dangerous sunburns and skin damage. In his review, Eaton ... and capabilities of iTanSmart. , Eaton begins his ... as a ‘better organized’ and ‘great alternative’ to its ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... According to the Liver Cirrhosis ... Vkool.com, this is a comprehensive guide that provides ... safe remedies for liver cirrhosis . This ...     Chapter 1: Liver Cirrhosis Bible & ... About Liver Basics ,     Chapter 3: Getting ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... DC (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 At ... Washington DC July 19, 17 participating developmentally-disabled teens and ... fun, even if off-road bicycling, canoeing and hiking can ... national non-profit at the scenic Chesapeake and Ohio ... of participating athletes both disabled and able-bodied. Under slightly ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... 2014 Dr. Henry H. Ting, a ... has been appointed senior vice president and chief quality ... his new role, he will oversee the hospital's clinical ... successfully led quality initiatives and interprofessional teams at the ... for the Door-to-Balloon Alliance, a collaboration of more than ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Yisrayl Hawkins Says Prayers for Rain Result in Violent Hail Because Prayers Are Not Being Heard in New Post 2Health News:Yisrayl Hawkins Says Prayers for Rain Result in Violent Hail Because Prayers Are Not Being Heard in New Post 3Health News:iTanSmart® Suntan App by UV Technologies, LLC Gets a ‘Big Thumbs Up’ from New York Times App Smart Columnist, Kit Eaton 2Health News:iTanSmart® Suntan App by UV Technologies, LLC Gets a ‘Big Thumbs Up’ from New York Times App Smart Columnist, Kit Eaton 3Health News:Liver Cirrhosis Bible & Ezra Protocol Review Exposes Debra Elkin's Liver Cirrhosis Treatment Guide – Vkool - Better Information, Better Lives 2Health News:Liver Cirrhosis Bible & Ezra Protocol Review Exposes Debra Elkin's Liver Cirrhosis Treatment Guide – Vkool - Better Information, Better Lives 3Health News:DC Adventure Team Challenge Thrills Developmentally-Disabled Participants 2Health News:DC Adventure Team Challenge Thrills Developmentally-Disabled Participants 3Health News:NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Names New Senior Vice President for Quality and Patient Safety 2Health News:NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Names New Senior Vice President for Quality and Patient Safety 3
Other TagsOther Tags