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PCR emerging as a promising technique for Diagnosing Urinary Tuberculosis

...nosis is made by exclusion. Urine polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is emerging as a promising technique for early diagnosis of Urinary Tuberculosis. The technique involves detection of bacteria by facilitating rapid amplification of small amounts of a genome sequence, Dr Narmada P Gupta told the Millennium Int...

Sperm washing helps couples – Breakthrough in focu

...ified before insemination using a polymerase chain reaction nucleic acid-based sequence amplification assay. Pregnancy rate per insemination is 14%, based on a European experience of more than 2000 inseminations; to date, there have been no seroc...

Patients often assume wrongly that they are allergic to penicillin

...to penicillin, based on a recollected history of a reaction to the antibiotic, were incorrect when assessed by skin allergy testing. Salkind said that only around 2% to 5% of the general population has a true allergy to penicillin. These allergic reactions, which can be measured by the presence of antibodies...

Gene Therapy shows promise in treating Hemophilia

...his method into the patients body do not cause the reaction or turn malignant. The next step is to look for ways to produce more clotting factor consistently....

Waking during surgery

...ress disorder (PTSD), a long-lasting psychological reaction that is more commonly linked with war and natural disaster. The problem is that these patients may go undetected ,become emotionally detached. Their heart rates after the operation are low, rather than elevated. It is very essential to treat PTSD at ...

Stay young the Chinese way

...ced by the human body.// Oxidation is a chemical reaction in which an atom loses its electron, and this change, if it happens in the human body, results in aging of human cells and tissue. The world medical community found in the 1990s that a kind of oxygenic molecule, scientifically called free radicals le...

Memory problem? solve a crossword

...r test scores in some cognitive areas and improved reaction time.Even those who have never exercised before can improve improve their problem solving abilities by taking up walking, say the researchers....

Love the sun

...vitamin D in the body is derived from the chemical reaction that occurs when ultraviolet B light hits the skin. Dark skin does not absorb as much ultraviolet B as light skin, and people who wear clothing that covers all their skin are not exposed to the sun. Of the 82 women screened, 66 (80 per cent) recor...

The cocaine danger

...an team have found that taking in cocaine causes a reaction called a complement cascade. This occurs when there is a jump in the body's production of complement proteins. These proteins normally form in response to invading microorganisms, and build up on cell membranes causing them to break apart. In a sens...

Diet Can Influence Allergic Skin Reactions

... contact with substances they are allergic to. The reaction is usually associated with an allergen that touches the skin, and many people may not realize foods can also trigger it. In the study, the team asked patients who had previously been identified as having general food and fragrance allergies to el...

Caffeine keeps soldiers sharp

Caffeine can help increase reaction time and improve performance for military servicemen who must perform complex tasks or who need help staying alert for longer periods of time, according to a new report by the National Academy of Sciences. The report, by the academy's Institute of Me...

Cirrhosis linked to genes

...believe that certain genes trigger a strong immune reaction in response to alcohol which then damages the liver. Dr Vander West, who is leading the research, says the work suggests directions for the development of treatment and help identify people at high risk of developing the disease.One in six heavy dr...

Alcoholism Drug Fails To Prevent Drinking Relapses

...isulfiram, or Antabuse, which provokes a sickening reaction to alcohol.// A new study casts sobering doubts on earlier claims that an alcoholism drug can truly treat the addiction. The government is sponsoring a large trial comparing naltrexone, which is also used to treat heroin addiction, with another alc...

Control of inflammation

...e adenosine receptors, which then initiate a chain reaction that slows and eventually stops inflammation. <br...

Periodontal disease may amass the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes

...e of bacteria into the bloodstream that triggers a reaction from the immune system. Immune system cells can release proteins called cytokines that can disrupt production of insulin, the hormone that is key to diabetes, the researchers said. "In the pancreas, the cells responsible for insulin production ca...

Training with weights helps building resistance

... Weight work increases your mobility and improves reaction time - both of which will help you avoid falls and injuries. The workouts will make you look and feel better. You can use the same routine as younger people, only you will probably need to work more slowly to allow your body to recover. To gain max...

Researchers trick Alzheimer's Enzyme

...hibitor, snapping them together. Furthermore, the reaction occurs only when the pieces are held by the target enzyme -- acetylcholinesterase -- next to each other, not when they happen to bump into each other in solution.In other words, the disease-causing enzyme welds the bars of its own prison....

Failure of Drug-Coated Stent

...of cells. The reblockage of the vessels could be a reaction to the plastic sleeve, and not necessarily a failure of the drug....

Blood transfusion linked to lung ailment

...ved to be caused in most cases by an immune-system reaction to antibodies in the donor's blood. Though it produces lung damage that is generally reversible, TRALI is a leading cause of death for transfusion recipients. It kills 5% to 10% of patients who develop it. Doctors believe it is underreported because ...

Celiac Disease in Type 1 Diabetes

...small intestine is impaired because of an allergic reaction to gluten. Both CD and diabetes are common chronic conditions in children. Previous studies have shown a connection between the two. Researchers examined 200 patients from the time they were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and followed them for six y...

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