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Novel antiviral technology inhibits RSV infection in mice

...can be life-threatening in very youngchildren, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems. Novaccine or widespread antiviral treatment is available for theinfection. Researchersat USF's Joy McCann Culverhouse Airway Disease Research Center, workingwith scientists from the Moffitt Cancer Center an...

NIAID Initiates Trial of Experimental Avian Flu Vaccine

...plans to test it in other populations, such as the elderly and children. H5N1 avian influenza leads to severe disease in both birds and humans. Between January 2004 and March 11, 2005, there were 69 confirmed cases of and 46 deaths from H5N1 infection in humans reported to the World Health Organization. To ...

Drug-resistant bacteria on poultry products differ by brand

...ine. Especially vulnerable are the very young, the elderly and people whose immune systems are compromised. In 2000, the Food and Drug Administration proposed to withdraw approval of fluoroquinolone drugs for use in poultry production. That effort has since been stalled by legal objections from Bayer, one o...

New lab technique identifies high levels of pathogens in therapy pool

... the greatest concern for very young children, the elderly and people whose immune systems are compromised. The pool attendants probably became ill because they were exposed to high levels of the pathogens by working consecutive, full days in the indoor pool environment. No patients became ill at the facilit...

Discovery may lead to better Candidiasis drug

... many other pathogenic fungi that cause disease in elderly individuals or AIDS patients also should be able to be killed by histatins or drugs designed to target their potassium channels." ...

FDA Warns About Antipsychotic Drugs and Elderly

...es of these drugs to treat behavioral disorders in elderly patients with dementia have shown a higher death r...proved for the treatment of behavioral symptoms in elderly patients with dementia. Patients receiving these drugs for treatment of behavioral disorders associa...

Breakthrough isolating embryo-quality stem cells from blood

...llaboration with medical professionals in Leipzig, elderly patients are being treated for persistent non-healing wounds. Low-grade stem cells isolated from the patient's own blood are applied to the wound to kick-start the healing process. ...

Young Blood Revives Aging Muscles, Stanford Researchers Find

...the current study he found that satellite cells in elderly mice joined to younger partners ramped up Delta production to youthful levels after an injury. The group confirmed their results by putting satellite cells from old and young mice in a lab dish with either old or young blood serum. Old satellite cel...

Late peak may have prevented severe flu season from becoming worse

...ted supply of vaccine to those most in need -- the elderly and children. This extra time could have been responsible for preventing many more people from becoming ill than would have been expected under the circumstances if the flu peaked at the same time it did the year before. ### To see a graph showing ...

New insights into how Huntington's disease attacks the brain

...ually strikes in mid-life, but can also attack the elderly and children as young as 2. Slowly depriving a person of their ability to think, speak, walk and swallow, the disease robs the person of their independence, leading to death within 10 to 25 years. Every carrier of the HD gene mutation will develop t...

Fragment of yellow fever virus may hold key to safer vaccine

...cts from the vaccine have been reported, mainly in elderly persons in northern Europe. "Yellow fever research was neglected because the vaccine was so effective," ter Meulen said. "Medical science works in cycles. As soon as the problem is solved, the caravan moves on. Once the disease comes back, people re...

Fundamental discovery -- Bone fracture

... noted that bone fracture is a serious problem for elderly people, especially those with osteoporosis. Bone f... quality of life goes down. Less than one-third of elderly women who have a hip fracture return to previous function. More women die within a year of hip fract...

Device traps, disables harmful bacteria

...e immunocompromised people ill, and since a lot of elderly use therapy pools, that's a concern. However, since using the filters, no one has gotten sick." The researchers also tested the hybrid filters in an environmentally controlled laboratory chamber to come up with the air-exchange rate for the therapy ...

Biota makes major antiviral discovery

... 'at risk' patient segments, such as children, the elderly and people with underlying respiratory conditions. Latest results in two animal models also demonstrate that Biota's new RSV antivirals are effective when administered orally. This should allow the product to be developed in a convenient oral formul...

Targeting a key enzyme with gene therapy reversed course of Alzheimer's disease in mouse models

...er and the most common cause of dementia among the elderly in the United States, affecting 4.5-5 million adults - 10 times more than those affected by Parkinson's disease. Starting with mild memory problems and ending with severe brain damage, Alzheimer's usually begins after the age of 60, the risk increasi...

Exercise aside, genes may ultimately dictate seniors' mobility

Genes can keep elderly people from benefiting equally from exercise, no matter how much effort they expend, according to research findings published in today's (Aug. 10) Journal of the American Medical Association. Of nearly 3,000 seniors studied, those who exercised stay...

Surgical Robot 'Scrubs In' At UNC, May Be More Precise Than Conventional Surgery

...e patient. "This can re-introduce precision in an elderly surgeon, who has all those years of experience but has lost some dexterity," Boggess said. Dr. Daniel von Allmen, chief of surgery at the N.C. Children's Hospital and associate professor of surgery at UNC, has performed several successful pediatric ...

Screen all at risk for HIV, plus pregnant women

...e patient. "This can re-introduce precision in an elderly surgeon, who has all those years of experience but has lost some dexterity," Boggess said. Dr. Daniel von Allmen, chief of surgery at the N.C. Children's Hospital and associate professor of surgery at UNC, has performed several successful pediatric ...

FDA: 'Highly Unlikely' Green Tea Lowers Cancer Risk

...e patient. "This can re-introduce precision in an elderly surgeon, who has all those years of experience but has lost some dexterity," Boggess said. Dr. Daniel von Allmen, chief of surgery at the N.C. Children's Hospital and associate professor of surgery at UNC, has performed several successful pediatric ...

Engineered Stem Cells Show Promise For Sneaking Drugs Into The Brain

...e GDNF secreting cells into the brains of rats and elderly primates. The cells migrated within critical areas of the brain and produced the growth factor in quantities sufficient for improving the survival and function of the defective cells at the root of Parkinson's. "This work shows that stem cells can b...

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