Tag: "fending" at medical news
Scientists Receive Patent for Development of "combination" Proteins to Produce Vaccines for Lyme Disease
... a 'one-two-punch' immune response more capable of fending
off the bacterium than either protein alone," says Brookhaven biologist John Dunn, a researcher on the BNL Lyme disease team. "These chimeric proteins could also be used as diagnostic reagents that distinguish disease-causing strains of bacteria from...
New Study Finds On/Off Switch for Septic Shock
...food poisoning. The normal mice had little problem fending
off the endotoxin. “The mice without the gene died due to an uncontrolled septic-shock like response—their blood vessels burst, their spleens were destroyed,” says Dr. Schneider. Mortality was five-fold higher in mice without the auf1 gene. Further...
Antacids also control oral bacteria
... off the infection. Unfortunately, instead of just fending
off the bacteria, the immune response also inflicts damage to the healthy gums. In the case of an intense infection, the battle drags out and results in more devastation to the gums, or gingivitis. Since gingivitis can be a preamble for periodontal...
Antidepressants affect and cause REM sleep disorder
...act out their dreams in a defensive posture, as if fending
off an attacker, says R. Robert Auger, M.D., Mayo Clinic sleep medicine specialist, psychiatrist and primary investigator. The disorder is often recognized by a bed partner. Although previously published case reports and a more recently published ...
Pregnancy hormone to prevent breast cancer
...differentiation. This hormone is successfully seen fending
the breast cells against the cancerous changes that may be affected later. Researchers feel that this hormone hCG may be suited for breast cancer prevention for women. The results of the study show that the hormone causes changes of a permanent natu...
Dark skin protects
...r suggests dark skin could be better than white at fending
off fungi and bacteria. A paper by Sydney-based biologist James Mackintosh says it could explain why dark skin evolved in humans and animals living in tropical environments. A popular theory on why darker skin prevailed in some areas and lighter ski...