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Diabetic testing gets easier

...rom places other than the fingertip. Other testing systems are still in the pipeline, including a patch that changes color as it draws glucose through the skin and a glucose monitor that is worn like a watch. Though such innovations are always welcome, one shouldn’t lose track of the real goal – prevention....

Experimental treatment for Ebola Virus Shows promising results in mice

...y Dr. Manish Gupta took antibodies from the immune systems of mice that had survived infection with the deadly Ebola virus and injected them into other Ebola-free mice. Later, these mice were then infected with Ebola virus. Nearly all the mice were protected against infection from the Ebola virus. A copy of...

Role of zinc in development

...hers found that the reactions of children's immune systems to shortages of vitamin A, iron and zinc could be countered by dietary supplements. Zinc deficiency is often seen in developing countries where people eat a lot of cereals, pulses and vegetables but no animal products. This sort of diet contains lots...

Minor mutations in HIV virus

...en since they inherit key elements of their immune systems from their parents, and thus there is a strong chance that they will be programmed to target the same regions that the mother targeted. In mothers in whom mutations has already arisen, the children could not target the virus effectively....

Passive smoking affects respiratory system

...ve smoking has a lasting impact on the respiratory systems of children. A team from the US National Center for Environmental Health in Atlanta studied data from 3,400 children aged 3 to 16 years. The researchers analysed the children's blood to determine the concentration of a substance called cotinine, ...

Dementia - a global problem

...ng country, where there are few - if any - support systems for the affected family. That's why the 10/66 De...ng is less, because it's shared. Public healthcare systems don't really take account of dementia - because it's been relatively uncommon till recently - and pr...

Health at heights

...go, the colder it gets. Should the cabin's heating systems fail, the balloonists will face two main threats - hypothermia and frostbite. // Hypothermia symptoms take effect in stages, starting with bouts of shivering and an inability to think straight. It progresses until the sufferer loses consciousness, t...

Babies Need Vaccination

...t series for at-risk children with weakened immune systems until supplies rebound....

Computers may become surgeons

... environment and are attempting to design computer systems based on their findings. Currently, surgeons routinely use technology that is capable of producing multiple images that are merged to provide a three-dimensional map of a patient's brain. However, these images are often up to a day old and, if cert...

Immune cells halt round in space

...ccording to Neal Pellis, chief of JSC's Biological systems Office, the cells in the bioreactor began to change in the first 15 minutes. One of the first changes was that T-cells were somehow forced to remain round and the researchers believe this could be responsible for the problems seen. On Earth, T-cells...

A sexy cure for cold

...eed.Scientists can evaluate how healthy our immune systems are by measuring levels of immunoglobulin A (IgA), an antigen found in saliva and mucosal linings. IgA is the primary sheild against colds and flu. It binds to bacteria that foray the body, and then activates the immune system to destroy them. Dr ...

A question on study of Adult Stem Cell

...d, examined and evaluated in multiple experimental systems to see whether is it relevant to (animal) biology or a tissue culture phenomenon," Mark Sussman of the Division of Molecular Cardiovascular Biology at The Children's Hospital and Research Foundation in Cincinnati, Ohio, told UPI. "The potential still...

High Altitude ‘Speeds up ageing process

... Rockies, and the Himalayas.” A number of hormone systems change with age, under normal circumstances, including DHEA and DHEAS, testosterone in men and growth hormones in both sexes. “Maybe the decline in one of these three hormone levels is key to the ageing process and maybe if you reverse it, you might ...

Errors in medication

...itals and other health care facilities. Many cited systems problems as the main cause of these errors. These ...rt that the medication delivery and administration systems of the nation's hospitals and skilled nursing facilities have major systems problems....

Resolving Autism

...onal integration of frontal regions in distributed systems that may reflect abnormality in brain maturation."...

Colon cancer linked with common virus

...ompletely harmless, but in people with weak immune systems it has been known to increase the risk of brain cancer and other diseases of the nervous system. Now researchers at Temple University in the US have found DNA from the JC virus in 20 out of 26 colon cancer samples tested. They also find proteins th...

Massage therapy regulates sleep cycle of newborns

...// period helps infants coordinate their circadian systems with environmental cues. Circadian rhythm is a biological clock that helps humans and other beings adjust to the Earth's 24-hour rotational time. In the study involving twenty mothers, participants were assigned to either the treatment group, in whi...

Gene connected to Multi-System disorder discovered

A complex and rare disorder that affects many systems of the body, called oculodentodigital dysplasia, h...in gene to the disorder which affects so many body systems as connexin 43 and related genes are present in many tissues during development. However, they also ...

Bioengineering production strains - Microbia develops new methods

...y, said that the scientists at Microbia had used a systems approach to engineer the microbial circuitry that regulates metabolite production. He added that the scientists had illustrated how they develop the roadmap for these regulatory networks and once they pinpointed the key genes to be modulated, such as...

Flying with caution, with SARS

...ights are equipped with sophisticated air cleaning systems that has stringent filters to screen out spores, bacteria and viruses. Air flow patterns are designed in such a way that there exists a minimal flow between the front and back //parts of the plane. Passengers get a mix of outside and recycled cabin ...

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