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Structure of TB Enzyme Points the Way to New Drugs: Study

...ective against PknG," said Pieters. Tuberculosis kills millions of people every year, and many millions more carry the bug in a latent form. Antibiotics that are used to treat the illness are decades old, can be toxic and don't work on the bacteria in its dormant stage. What's more, some virulent strai...

Wet Weather Heralds the Mosquito Menace

.... In some place larvicide is being used. Larvicide kills newly hatched mosquitoes by suffocating them beneath a thin film spread across the surface of a body of water, where mosquitoes breed. In Canada health officials said the first human case of West Nile virus was identified three weeks earlier than u...

The Hospital Superbugs

...e so strong it can resist most antibiotics. And it kills three times as many people every year as MRSA. A research group led by Professor Nigel Minton in the Centre for Healthcare Associated Infections (CHAI), with Dr Peter Mullany at University College, London have been awarded over 1.6m pounds for one...

Scientists Destroy Cancer Cells Using Electric Pulses

...eversible opening. Given that irreversible concept kills the cells, Davalos and Rubinsky used it to target cancer cells. "IRE removes tumours by irreversibly opening tumour cells through a series of short intense electric pulses from small electrodes placed in or around the body," said Davalos, who is t...

Parkinsons Disease Mechanism Identified

...wever, was how this abnormal activation ultimately kills neurons. In their new studies, the researchers analyzed neurons to determine that Cdk5 regulates yet another enzyme called Prx2. This enzyme is known as a peroxidase and acts to render harmless the chemically active reactive oxygen species that are ...

European Commission Seeks To Dispel The Darkness Out Of Sunscreens

...nd help to reduce skin cancer, which incidentally, kills up to 1,800 Britons a year. A recent study by the Environmental Working Group -EWG, studied 785 name-brand sunscreens and found 84 percent of them offered inadequate sun protection or contained harmful ingredients. The organization ranked the best ...

Mutated Gene Zaps Pancreas Cancer in Mice

...is rare for cancer treatments. Pancreatic cancer kills 96 percent of human victims within five years of diagnosis, one of the lowest cancer survival rates. Some 37,000 cases of pancreatic cancer are diagnosed annually in the United States. Early diagnosis is extremely difficult, so the disease is often...

Air Pollution in India Causes 527,700 Deaths a Year

...se citizens each year, and polluted drinking water kills another 95,600. "Air pollution is estimated to cause approximately two million premature deaths worldwide per year," National Geographic quoted Michal Krzyzanowski, an air quality adviser at the WHO Regional Office for Europe, as saying. In the...

Two In One Drug For Smokers And Drinkers

It could be described as the stone that kills two vices. United States FDA-approved smoking cessation drug varenicline , is posing to be handed out to alcoholics as well . The Pfizer manufactured drug, sold under the name Chantix, which has been used quite successfully by smokers , was te...

Tobacco Industry Promotes Antismoking Campaigns

... California read Tobacco is legal, profitable, and kills people featuring an alligator labeled big tobacco with a smirk saying Two out of threes not bad. However, these messages arent always getting out there because of the money spent by the tobacco industry to eliminate them, said Ibrahim, an assistant ...

Natural Selection in Butterflies

...ich is passed down from the mother and selectively kills males before they have a chance to hatch. "To my knowledge, this is the fastest evolutionary change that has ever been observed," said Sylvain Charlat, lead author of the study and a post-doctoral researcher with joint appointments at the Universit...

Air Pollution Stats Filtered in Ontario

...uld be closer to 18 per day. If Torontos pollution kills 1,700 people a year, dirty air would account for approximately a third of all heart- and lung-related deaths or nearly 10% of the 18,636 deaths recorded in all of Toronto in 1999, the year upon which the 1,700 figure is based. There is a reason the n...

China to Make Cuban Dengue Mosquito Killer

...eloped and patented Bactivec, a biolarvicide which kills larvae of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the dengue vector, the ministry statement said. According to the agreement, China will defray the cost of building the factory in China, and Cuban Labiofam scientists will provide the technology and know-how to...

Probable Health Monitor Sends SMS of Emergency Alerts and ECG

...ell phone text message. Cardiovascular disease is kills almost 20 million people each year, with around 22 million people at risk of sudden heart failure at any one time around the world. Lives can often be saved if acute care and cardiac surgery are carried out within the so-called golden hour. And, su...

Joel Madden is Reluctant to Speak on Nicole Richie's pregnancy

... with his concluding comments. "It's my rule. It kills people, I guess, but yeah, I don't talk about it, he said....

Chemical Compound in Turmeric Helps to Fight Alzheimers

...which clogs the brains of Alzheimer's patients and kills brain cells....

Girls Could Be Vaccinated Against Cervical Cancer in Britain

...ts to the National Health Service. Cervical cancer kills more than 1,000 women in Britain annually. The vaccinations would be offered to girls throughout Britain, but would not be compulsory. Currently, there are two vaccines -- Gardasil made by Merck and Sanofi Pasteur and Cervarix made by GlaxoSmithKli...

BMA Scotland Publishes Plan to Tackle Scotland's Drink Problem

...he BMAs annual UK conference in Torquay. Alcohol kills six people every day in Scotland and doctors report an increase in the number of young people presenting to the NHS with serious illness resulting from alcohol misuse. Drinking in moderation can be a source of pleasure however the effect of excessi...

New Research Centre at Sydney to Lead Cancer Fight

...ng new, effective drugs to treat Cancer that still kills more than 12,000 people in New South Wales each year. The new research centre is being credited with attracting leading scientists home to undertake crucial research in cancer. It is the largest of its kind in the southern hemisphere and a first f...

Tree Bark Substance may Hold New Lung-cancer Treatment

...d from the bark of the South American lapacho tree kills certain kinds of cancer cells. The study, condu... when beta-lapachone interacts with NQO1, the cell kills itself. Beta-lapachone also upsets the cancer cells ability to refurbish its DNA, eventually leadi...

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