American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Nov. 7, 2007
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Dragons blood quenches stomach ulcer
Journal of Natural Products
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dragons blood responsible for its beneficial health effects on peptic ulcer
and preventing blood clots.
The researchers isolated 22 different ...
Duke Medicine physician-scientist receives National Medal of Science
... located on the surface of the membranes surrounding cells, are the targets of almost half of the drugs on the market today, including antihistamines, ulcer
medications and beta blockers for heart disease. Lefkowitz and his group first identified, purified and cloned the genes for these receptors in the ...
Francisella tularensis: Stopping a biological weapon
... tularensis can result in a variety of symptoms, depending on the route of infection. For example, infection via an insect bite can lead to a swollen ulcer
or fever, chills, malaise, headaches and a sore throat. When infection occurs by eating contaminated food, symptoms can range from mild diarrhoea to ...
New pathogen from pigs' stomach ulcers
... used to remove substances that are toxic to the stomach bacterium. Genetic analysis revealed that it is a new species related to the common stomach ulcer
bacterium Helicobacter pylori. Its name, Helicobacter suis, comes from the Latin for "of the pig".
H. suis has been associated with stomach ulcers ...
Early treatment of stomach infection may prevent cancer
... are not sure whom to screen and treat with costly antibiotics, aside from first degree relatives of gastric cancer patients and those with peptic ulcer
disease, he adds.
Since it typically takes several decades for gastric cancer to develop in those who are susceptible which is estimated to be up ...
Proteins that stop a major signaling pathway can also generate new proteins
... to numerous successful drugs, including beta blockers which help relieve hypertension, angina and coronary disease, as well as new antihistamines and ulcer
drugs. They also formed the basis of Nobel Prize winning work on smell receptors.
"The reason the new work is so exciting to me is that it reminds ...
Scientists decode genomes of diverse TB isolates
... and a leading researcher of the XDR epidemic in KwaZulu-Natal, dean of the Nelson Mandela School of Medicine, and director of the MRC Genital ulcer
Disease Research Unit at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Genetic characterization of this strain is essential for developing tools to get this ...
ASU researchers test antibacterial effects of healing clays
... primarily in central and western Africa. Buruli ulcer
has been declared to be "an emerging public ... two French clays to treat people with Buruli ulcer
and was getting startling results, while her use ... to Mycobacterium ulcerans, which causes Buruli ulcer
disease). The clay was also found to partially ...
Stomach receptor for H. pylori discovered
... lead to new drugs that reduce the risk of peptic ulcer
disease or gastric cancer. The research appears ... the cells. This interaction can lead to peptic ulcer
disease, gastric adenocarcinoma, and non-Hodgkins ... to increased acid outputs which causes peptic ulcer
disease. The means through which H. pylori causes ...
Search on for treatment of slow-healing wounds
... get bedsores that turn into chronic wounds annually. Due to the poor blood circulation of many diabetics, a foot sore can develop into an open ulcer
that won't heal.
For diabetics, such wounds contribute to a foot or lower-leg amputation rate 10 to 15 times higher than non-diabetics. Eighty ...
Vaccine shown effective against chancroid
... in the United States but takes hold in communities that have little or no access to health care, such as in Africa. Recent studies show that genital ulcer
diseases such as chancroid can enhance HIV transmission three- to 10-fold.
"There is considerable evidence that genital ulcers are independent ...
Flesh-eating bacteria escape body's safety net
... bacterial strain. Addition of the single gene allowed these bacteria to degrade DNA, escape neutrophil killing, and produce a spreading ulcer
in the mouse infection model. Special fluorescent microscopy techniques were used to observe how the Strep enzyme dissolved the DNA nets and allowed ...