Tag: "pathogen" at medical news
Pets As Disease Watchdogs
...ntify specific geographic areas where a particular pathogen
has been identified. The probability of containing the disease is higher when the problem is identified faster. Authors of the research paper were Glickman; George E. Moore, Nita W. Glickman and Richard J. Caldanaro of Purdue's School of Veterinary...
Children Of Smoking Parents Face Increased Risk Of Bacterial Infection
... children exposed to smoke were found to carry the pathogen
in their nose and throat compared to a 60% among the non-exposed group. Furthermore, children exposed to smoke were more likely to carry a more dangerous form of the pathogen, responsible for causing S. pneumoniae disease. The same effect was also ...
Diseases in Marine Animals Could Portend Unhealthy Prognosis for Humans
... avian bird flu, but they can also be sentinels of pathogen
pollution. They are often the first victims of these diseases. By paying attention to them, it will tell us about our own health and the links between our health and that of the environment." Pat Conrad initially focused his attention, first on the...
Sunflowers Could Hold the Key to New Class of AIDS Drugs
...rase - this is an enzyme which is essential if the pathogen
is to reproduce." Preliminary clinical tests have now borne out the hope that DCQA could herald in a new class of AIDS drugs. Dr. Esther Vogt of the Immunological Out-Patient Service of Bonn University Clinic, said, "We need these substances to expan...
Lead levels in disturbed soil post-Katrina unsafe
...cularly Aeromonas hydrophila, a little known human pathogen
that can cause diarrhea and wound infections. This is the first time that Aeromonas has been detected in the Katrina floodwaters, Presley says. Animal tissues sampled, including dead snakes and an alligator, also contained multiple metals and pesti...
Scientists Discover Ways To Block Virus From Attacking Cells
...ell. Unlike antibodies, however, defensins are not pathogen
specific. In addition to blocking viruses, RC2 also kills several bacteria that are highly resistant to conventional antibiotics. The Sept. 11 online edition of Nature Immunology publishes the research. Source: Newswise ...
Warning Signs On Powered Baby Milk
...formula. This is due to the fact that although the pathogen
is minute in powdered milk formulas it multiplies rapidly when improperly prepared. This is not a recent problem. Some estimated that the poisoning from contaminated infant formula is particularly serious in developing countries, and that the numbe...
Antibiotics help combat dangerous tropical disease
... that of an Elephant. The condition is caused by a pathogen
called wuchereria bancrofti, this is a threadlike worm They go and house themselves in the body’s lymph nodes where they cause the blockage of the flow of lymphatic fluids and cause swelling of an organ like the legs or genitalia like the scrotum, pe...
Defending against Tuberculosis
The deadliest bacterial pathogen
may soon be fighting a losing battle. Scientists from Rockefeller University in New York say they have successfully stopped the tuberculosis pathogen's ability to operate from the immune system.// It typically hides out in the immune system in a cell...
Bacterial discovery may help CF patients
...entists have known for a while the biofilm of this pathogen
has a high DNA content but they thought the DNA in the matrix was not an important part of the biofilm structure. The new research found the majority of the matrix material in the biofilm consists of DNA, and that it seems to be released by the livin...
New cholera strain identified
...tacharya said. “We also could link this particular pathogen
to an epidemic in 1998 in coastal Orissa,” he said, adding, “the pathogen
generally attacks in the coastal region and comes from the environment.” The pathogen
is prominent i...
Chlamydia toxin- a secret killer
...ions. For many years, it's been suspected that the pathogen
produces a toxin that helps it invade cells and cause these chronic health problems.// Now, at last, the suspect toxin has been found by completing the Chlamydia genome. The toxin turns out to be similar to those that cause botulism, tetanus, and g...
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