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New Insights into Prion Propogation

...d to transform them into a prion. In contrast, the fungal prion lacks a rich supply of these amino acids -- ... showed, by fusing the prion-forming domain of the fungal protein to a reporter protein, that the fungal prion could propagate in yeast. "We showed that the...

WBC Selective About Sugar

... This sugar comprises just a small fraction of the fungal cell wall, much less than another sugar with a sli... used an enzyme to digest beta-1,6-glucan from the fungal cell wall, leaving the beta-1,3-glucan intact. She then unleashed the neutrophils on these altered c...

Researchers Devise New Compound to Treat Fungal Infections

...nd AN2690, that might help to attack hard-to-treat fungal infection in nails by blocking an enzyme crucial for the protein synthesis of fungal pathogens. The study was conducted by a team of researchers including Dickon Alley and Stephen Cus...

US Whizkids Create Eco-friendly Building Material from Mushroom

...ulation is fully grown. It's then dried to prevent fungal growth, making it unlikely to trigger mold and fungus allergies, according to Bayer. The finished product resembles a giant cracker in texture. "It really allows for a myriad of uses," said McIntyre. He said they've envisioned modifying the product...

Rice Containing Breast Milk Proteins to Be Grown in Kansas

...ferrin are proteins with antibacterial, viral, and fungal properties. Ventrias main aim is to use the pharmaceutical proteins rich rice to create drinks that may help combat diarrhea, and to use dietary supplements to help reverse anemia. The crop was given preliminary approval in March after it was tes...

Astronauts can Now Feed on 'radiation-eating' Fungi

...emicals that other organisms can then use. "The fungal kingdom comprises more species than any other plant or animal kingdom, so finding that they're making food in addition to breaking it down means that Earth's energeticsin particular, the amount of radiation energy being converted to biological energy...

New Anti Fungal Drug Eraxis as Good as the Older Medicine

...er, cheaper medication to treat potentially deadly fungal infections may work just as well as a newer drug i...s, known generically as anidulafungin, cleared the fungal infections in nearly 76 percent of 127 volunteers, compared with 60 percent of the 118 patients give...

Anti-fungal Drug Block Angiogenesis

...g and it works by blocking a key enzyme for making fungal cholesterol and thus making them brittle and split...ogenesis." "Itraconazole can be taken orally for fungal infection, and therefore oral delivery may work for angiogenesis as well," Liu notes. /M...

Blood Marker Helps Predict Prognosis Among Those With Abdominal Infection

...o be more prevalent in patients with bacterial and fungal infections and sepsis. Bacterial specimens were obtained from the abdomens of all participants, as were other tissue cultures when sepsis was suspected. The patients were monitored from within 96 hours of their first symptoms to a maximum of 21 days ...

Carbon Nanoneedles For Drug Delivery

...ly cross-cell barriers in mammalian, bacterial and fungal cells without causing cell death, and were even able to enter cells under conditions, which would usually hinder this process. ”The nanotubes moved through the cells as individual nanotubes or as small bundles, even under conditions that inhibit [...

On the 'Fast Buck' Trail: Kidneys on Sale

... health complications, such as HIV, Hepatitis or fungal infection, among recipients. This draws attention to the inefficiency of the existing screening and selection procedures ? The rate of infection is higher in Countries like India, China and Brazil which rely on live donors than in USA, Western Eur...

Noxafil Drug Better in Fighting Deadly Fungal Infections

...land Journal of Medicine. Apart from preventing fungal infections, Noxafil, known generically as posacona...e, also seems to have fewer side effects. Invasive fungal infections are the main cause of death among people undergoing chemotherapy for blood cancers, bone ...

Dye-Contaminated Fish From Guangdong

... of malachite green, a synthetic dye used to treat fungal infections on fish eggs and considered dangerous for human health. // They have been reporting that live freshwater fish from the mainland have tested positive for malachite green. Guangdong, separated from Hong Kong by the Shenzhen River, is the ...

Tips to Prevent and Treat Winter Laryngitis

...ammation in the vocal cords; bacterial infections; fungal or yeast infections; smoking; chemical irritants; and even excessively loud or prolonged use of the voice. ? Symptoms of a viral infection with laryngitis can include hoarseness, swollen glands in the neck and sometimes fever. ? Treatment for viral...

Scientists Come Up With A Powerful Weapon To Fight Drug Resistant Bacteria

... modified to target a large range of bacterial and fungal infections. Source-Eurekalert PRI...

Researchers Develop Basis For Experimental Melanoma Treatment

...mans can cause cryptococcosis, a potentially fatal fungal infection that can lead to inflammation of the brain and death in people with AIDS and other immunocom promised individuals. The researchers created an infection-fighting antibody, known as a monoclonal antibody that binds to melanin based on scie...

Diabetes Linked to High Stress Levels

... susceptible to a host of infections like repeated fungal infections, gangrene, delayed wound healing etc. Homeopathic medication acts as an immuno-booster controlling early complications of diabetes such as nerve and eye problems and chronic skin problems, as well as prevents gangrene and infections arisin...

New Rhinosinusitis Clinical Trials Guidance Developed

...nusitis with or without nasal polyps, and allergic fungal rhinosinusitis. The guidelines will be published in November 2006 in a supplement of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology’s (AAAAI) Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (JACI) and in the American Academy of Otolaryngology – ...

Partial-match cell transplants for kids with resistant leukemia

... transplant recipients, leaving them vulnerable to fungal infections. Moreover, the drugs used to treat those viral infections and reactivation of old infections can cause low blood counts and kidney damage. Source-Eurekalert GYT...

Noxafil Can Help Invasive Fungal Infections

...novel molecular drug that is capable of preventing fungal infections in post-surgical patients// including those whose immune systems are weak. Schering Corp.'s Noxafil (posaconazole) is now permitted for use, as a prevention of infections triggered by certain molds and yeast-like fungi called Aspergillus...

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