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K-State Veterinary Lab routinely tests for bluetongue virus

... of bluetongue virus are more apparent in sheep and deer. They include sores on the feet and in the mouth. The virus also can affect animals in poor ... to be all that sick," he said. "They should be aware of animals that have sores in their mouths and/or exhibit lameness, because the signs are similar to ...

NIH expands Human Microbiome Project; funds sequencing centers and disease projects

... Ulcerative Colitis $1 million Some patients who suffer from ulcerative colitis, a type of inflammatory bowel disease that causes inflammation and sores in the lining of the rectum and colon, are treated with surgical removal of the colon, followed by construction of a pouch to assist the patient with ...

Promising 3-year data: Saving limbs with drug-eluting stents

... carries oxygen and nutrients to the cells. The severely restricted blood flow results in severe pain in the feet or toes, even while resting, and sores and wounds that will not heal. Tissue death (gangrene) and amputation are imminent at this advanced stage of PAD, which is caused by atherosclerosis, ...

Nanoemulsion potent against superbugs that kill cystic fibrosis patients

... pneumoniae, H. influenzae and gonorrhea, of viruses such as herpes simplex and influenza A, and of several fungi. Nanoemulsion treatments for cold sores and toenail fungus are in Phase 3 clinical trials. "We have a product that looks like it could be safely administered to the lungs of people with ...

Potential new herpes therapy studied

... investigating the new therapy. The work was published in the Journal of Virology in August. The HSV-1 strain of the herpes virus causes cold sores or fever blisters around the mouth, genital herpes, a deadly but rare type of encephalitis, and keratitis, a scarring of the cornea that leads to ...

Scientists film inner workings of the immune system

... throughout the body." Leishmaniasis affects up to 12 million people in parts of Africa, the Middle East and South America. The disease causes skin sores and can affect internal organs such as the spleen, liver and bone marrow. If left untreated, it can be fatal. The ability to visually follow a ...

At risk for peripheral arterial disease? Simple quiz provides key so you can circulate better

... stroke. Symptomssuch as leg pain while walking, numbness and tingling in the lower legs and feet, coldness in the lower legs and feet, or ulcers or sores on the legs or feet that don't healcould be PAD warning signs. The disease's progression results in death for about one-third of patients. With ...

Failure to bridle inflammation spurs atherosclerosis

... and cellular biology and chief of the division of division of diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism at BCM, in many instances, the lesions or little sores inside the artery arise and then resolve, often from a very young age. The mystery is why some lesions do not heal. What he and his colleagues ...

New ballast treatment could protect Great Lakes fish

... from walleyes to salmon in all of the Great Lakes except Superior. Infected fish die from bleeding of their internal organs and often have open sores and bruised-looking, reddish tints on their skin. As bad as it is, VHS is only part of the problem Hand wants to address. Exotic species have been ...

Cold sore virus might play role in Alzheimer's disease

... more than 80 percent of Americans and causes cold sores around the mouth. The findings from a group at ... is active more often ?causing the tell-tale cold sores around the mouth ?in the 25 percent of people who ... words, people who are frequently troubled by cold sores are more likely to have the gene that makes them ...

Infected for life

... has found that herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1), the virus that causes cold sores and ocular keratitis, produces an miRNA molecule. This miRNA is encoded by ... infection. However, they do not target the latent infection, and thus cold sores return throughout the lifetime of the infected individual. Finding an ...

Bedsores and bald hides: Novel roles revealed for a 'scaffolding' protein

... for preventing or treating chronic wounds such as pressure or bed sores arising from long periods of immobility. Along with the pain and scarring, bed sores significantly increase health care costs in nursing homes and hospitals. ...

'Insulator' helps silence genes in dormant herpes virus

... By adulthood, most people have suffered at least one bout of painful cold sores brought on by the Herpes simplex virus 1, also known as HSV-1. After the initial infection, the virus usually remains in the body, hiding out in ...

Herpes infection may be symbiotic, help beat back some bacteria

... and Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpes virus. During an initial period of acute infection, many of these viruses cause symptoms, such as fever, cold sores or blisters. They then enter periods of latency. Sometimes symptoms never recur; sometimes they flare up periodically before becoming quiescent ....

Drug can quickly mobilize an army of cells to repair injury

... vascular disease, a problem often encountered in diabetic patients, who can suffer from poor circulation in their limbs that causes pain or sores and may lead to amputation. The potential of the two drugs for treating such conditions was addressed in another study by the research group, also ...

Study shows how herpes infects cornea, evades immune cells

... The study appears in the Sept. 25 issue of the Journal of Cell Biology. Both strains of the herpes virus -- HSV-1, the strain that causes cold sores on the mouth, and HSV-2, genital herpes -- can infect the cornea, the clear, domed surface that forms the eye's outermost layer. Ocular herpes is the ...

Virus has 'catastrophic' affect on red squirrels, research shows

... infected. Around 70 percent of greys in England have been exposed to the virus. They are thought to transmit it to red squirrels, which develop sores and ulcers on their face, feet and thighs, and they usually die within two weeks. The research team - Newcastle University, Queen Mary, ...

Scientists stop autoimmune disease without shutting off immune system

... vulgaris lack that protection because their immune system attacks the proteins that hold skin cells together. They develop severe blisters and raw sores as the top layer of their skin falls apart, leaving them extremely vulnerable to infection. The development of drugs that completely suppress the ...

Mice lacking key immune component still control chronic viral infections

... known as Kaposi's sarcoma). Other herpes viruses that infect humans include the alpha herpes viruses herpes simplex virus 1 and 2, which cause cold sores and genital herpes, and varicella zoster virus, which causes chickenpox. Infection with gamma herpes viruses such as EBV and KSHV increases the risk ...

Unraveling the viral mechanism

... said Chiu. In fact, he said, this bacteriophage appears structurally similar although smaller than the herpes simplex virus, which causes cold sores and related infections. That means it should be possible to use these tools to understand better how this and similar viruses infect nerve cells and, ...

Scientists use gene transfer technology and common virus to block neuropathic pain

... responsible for neuropathic pain. The secret to their success is based on a virus called herpes simplex or HSV ?the same virus that causes cold sores and genital herpes. The scientists use a disabled form of the virus, called a vector, to deliver genes to the nucleus of neural cells. A study ...

Scientists use gene transfer technology and common virus to block neuropathic pain in animals

... responsible for neuropathic pain. The secret to their success is based on a virus called herpes simplex or HSV ?the same virus that causes cold sores and genital herpes. The scientists use a disabled form of the virus, called a vector, to deliver genes to the nucleus of neural cells. A study ...

Achilles heel of the herpes virus possibly found

... almost any kind of human cell, reproduce in vast numbers, and linger for years in the body, causing everything from recurrent genital blisters to sores around the mouth. Its complications can kill, and it may increase susceptibility to many nerve and brain disorders. But until now, scientists ...
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