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Live Christmas Trees Can Trigger Mold Allergies

... spore counts soar when evergreens are brought indoors, ... and decorated, the researchers measured mold spore counts. These counts were taken 12 times over a ... in the house. The study found that the mold spore count was 800 spores per square meter (m3) for ...

Alabama's top cancer center earns $11.5 million renewal of its breast cancer SPORE

... Cancer Institute. The UAB breast cancer spore is among 11 such projects funded nationally. ... here. "The great fundamental strength of this spore is seizing on translational research taking a ... means that NIH-backed projects, particularly spore grants, must demonstrate potential for use in ...

Independent Laboratory Testing Shows BioNeutral's Hospital Grade Ygiene(TM) Eliminates Aspergillus Niger (Black Mold) Spores

... within two (2) minutes. Aspergillus Niger is a type of black mold spore which is a prolific human heath threatening problem. The spore form of this black mold is particularly difficult to eliminate and total ...

Researchers discover new way to predict survival in older women with lung cancer

... Early Detection Research Network and is an investigator in the lung cancer spore program. "Pioneering work done by Richard Pietras' group here at UCLA had ... from the UCLA departments of pathology and medicine, the UCLA lung cancer spore program and the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, as well as experts in ...

Germgard's New Room-Temperature Surgical Instrument Sterilizer Achieves Total Cycle Time of Three Minutes

... sterilization system. An independent testing laboratory is consistently achieving 100% kill of Geobacillus stearothermophilus, the standard spore used for testing surgical instrument sterilizers. The tests employ a single, three-minute cycle, including preparation. The inactivation remains at ...

Sudden Rise in Allergies and Asthma After Hurricane Ike

... filters regularly. 4. Plan outdoor activities to avoid spending time outside on windy days or during early morning hours when pollen and mold spore counts are higher. 5. Have fallen debris from trees, such as leaves and branches, removed from the yard to reduce local environmental mold ....

U-M researchers discover traits of aggressive form of prostate cancer

... Prostate Cancer Foundation, Clinical Translational Research Award from the Burroughs Wellcome Foundation, Medical Scientist Training Program, spore from the National Cancer Institute, and numerous international organizations. Disclosure: U-M has filed for a patent on prostate cancer gene ...

ASTRO announces 2008 gold medalists

... modality therapy and soft tissue sarcomas. He is the editor of Seminars in Radiation Oncology, editor of two textbooks, director of the UNC GI spore grant and co-chair of the GI Steering Committee of the NCI. ...

Genetic variations raise lung cancer risk for smokers and ex-smokers

... who show different SNP patterns may help to define which of these five genes causes lung cancer. Collaborations with both M. D. Anderson's Lung spore and the Kleberg Center for Molecular Markers will evaluate whether these SNPs influence expression of any of these five genes in lung cancers and ...

UCLA researchers discover biomarkers that predict lung cancer patient response to therapy

... tumor cells to Tarceva. That finding led to the Phase I study of Celebrex, which inhibits COX-2, with Tarceva. The study is part of the lung cancer spore program, funded by the National Cancer Institute, with additional support from the Nickoll Family Gift for Emerging Therapies in Lung Cancer. In ...

Key Anthrax Virulence Factor Discovered

... advantage of its own nitric oxide, as a preemptive strike to protect itself against future nitric oxide attack." Indeed, he noted that during spore formation, anthrax pathogens store some bNOS, so it will be available immediately upon germination, when the bacteria are most vulnerable. ...

Genome of Botulism Bacterium Revealed

... human defences or resist antibiotics. C. botulinum exists as a dormant spore or a scavenger of decaying animal remains in the soil; its interaction ... More than 110 of its set of almost 3700 genes are used to control spore formation and germination when opportunity arises. "C. botulinum ...

Gene Therapy Eradicates Pancreatic Cancer in Mice

... phase I clinical trial will advance under a National Cancer Institute Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE) grant in pancreatic cancer. spore awards are designed to translate scientific findings into the clinic. "There are no good options for pancreatic cancer patients now. That's ...

Physicists Unite To Develop Anthrax Detection Method

... (DPA) marker molecule to identify anthrax spores. “DPA, in the form of its salt, calcium DPA, accounts for 10 to 17 percent of the bacterial spore dry weight,” he notes. “In our research, we worked with sodium DPA, which is similar to the calcium salt, but easier to work with.” The ...

Anthrax Attack - Greater Potential Threat Than Thought

... exposure induced both. Finally, cellular immune responses declined with post-exposure use of antibiotics, suggesting that the intervention impeded spore germination and implying that it may reduce the incidence of both subclinical and clinical B. anthracis infection. In an accompanying editorial, ...

Monoclonal Antibody based system for Anthrax detection

... to create a reliable immunological test -- which detects a substance through its antibody-creating reaction with the immune system -- because the spore cell surface of anthrax is too similar to those of other bacteria.” "Right now there are antibody-based systems being used in post offices in the ...

Device Can "Battle" Hospital Infections

... and Applied Sciences. "We input one million live, active spores of a thermally resistant bacterium into the BioBlower and only one live spore comes out," said Garvey. Through compressive heating and pressure oscillations that break up and kill pathogens, the dual-use technology called ...

Research Shows That Money May Not Harbour Many Pathogenic Bacteria

... and cash. They found in the subsequent tests that they conducted that on the 20 cents, 1$ coins, and 5$ & 20$ notes, they found the highly resistant spore bacillus, this causes gastroenteritis, and the opportunistic organism staphylococcus, commonly found on the skin. They also found ...

Himachal Pradesh: Horse Dung To Be Converted Into Organic Fertilizer

... the animals were posing a threat to humans as their dung could have a toxic affect on the residents. 'If the dung is not properly disposed, the spore bacteria found in it could cause infections to humans here,' said Vijay Sharma, head of the microbiology department at the Indira Gandhi Medical ...

Anthrax Spores May Resist Water Treatment

... chlorine concentration of 1mg/l). This is the chlorine content available in tap water that is supplied to households. No significant reduction in the spore form could be observed after 60 minutes. It has been further stated that non-sporocytic forms of waterborne pathogens (99.99%) would be killed ...

Killing Power Of Bleach Enhanced By Addition Of Vinegar

... killed 2.5% of spores after 20 minutes of application while the acidic version was found to achieve a 100% success with respect to destruction of spore forms. The researchers recommend dilution of household bleach in one gallon of water followed by addition of a cup of household white vinegar. ...
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