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New bacterium discovered -- related to cause of trench fever

...t two different Bartonella species can cause these disfiguring and potentially fatal infections in AIDS patients. Identification of the bacteria required laboratory studies of some of the microbes’ DNA sequences. She was surprised to find that one of the microbes that causes severe infections in AIDS patien...

Potent possibilities for parasite attack

...liensis, which cause life-threatening visceral and disfiguring mucocutaneous leishmaniasis, respectively, with the sequence they produced in 2005 for L. major, which causes a less severe, cutaneous form of the disease. Despite the major differences in disease type, only 200 out of more than 8000 genes present in...

UCLA study uncovers clues for why Graves' disease attacks the eyes

...s the body and offer a new target for treating the disfiguring disease. Earlier research found that GD patients?immune systems produce an antibody that other people do not. Not recognizing the patient’s thyroid as "self," the antibody mistakenly mounts an attack against the organ, causing inflammation and...

Epidemic of unneeded amputations

...nal Diabetes Foundation. Amputations are not only disfiguring and life-threatening, but are more dangerous and more expensive than revascularization, which is the reestablishment of blood supply. Diabetics are especially at risk for non-traumatic amputations, accounting for 82,000 non-traumatic lower extremity ...

U-M scientists identify major psoriasis susceptibility gene

...es people much more likely to develop psoriasis ?a disfiguring inflammatory skin disease. Named PSORS1 (SORE-ESS...te patches on their skin and scalp. The disease is disfiguring and can have a negative effect on quality of life. About 25 percent of people with psoriasis eventua...

Researchers track down cause of a disfiguring bone disorder

...at gives rise to Van Buchem disease, a hereditary, disfiguring bone disorder that can cause blindness and deafness. The findings provide insight into long-range gene regulation and could lead to new treatments for osteoporosis and other crippling bone disorders. A research team from Lawrence Livermore and Lawre...

Potential treatments for neurofibromatosis

... and debilitated with chronic itching or pain from disfiguring tumors. Infants affected by the disease face possi...fibromatosis gets its name from neurofibromas, the disfiguring and often painful tumors that grow along nerve coverings and form on or under the skin. In most pati...

University of Manchester makes made-to-measure skin and bones a reality using inkjet printers

... difficult for a surgeon to reconstruct anycomplex disfiguring of the face using CT scans, but with thistechnology we are able to build a fragment which will fit exactly. Wecan place cells in any designed position in order to grow tissue orbone."This breakthrough overcomes problems currently faced by scientists ...

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