Tag: "eradication" at biology news
Genetic factors are linked to fever following smallpox vaccination
...the greatest successes of modern medicine, and the eradication
of smallpox from the world is considered by some to be the crowning event of the 20th century. However, immunization with live virus particles, as in the smallpox vaccine, can sometimes cause reactions that range from fatigue to serious illness. ...
Key found to kill cystic fibrosis superbug
...ty, says "This discovery provides new hope for the eradication
of these bugs from cystic fibrosis patients and to improve their quality of life by developing new treatments."...
St. Jude projects 90 percent cure rate for ALL
...of the therapy should be. Our goal is the complete eradication
of leukemic cells with the least toxicity to the children." The continued improvement in diagnosis and treatment made possible by MRD, pharmacogenomics and new drug therapies has shifted the focus in ALL therapy toward reduction of both the immediat...
The reason why antiviral therapy can't annihilate HIV infection, and what to do about it
...colleagues from the NIH offer new insight into the eradication
of HIV in infected individuals receiving antiviral therapy. The authors focused on HIV-infected patients who had received effective antiviral therapy for extended periods of time and examined the nature of their residual virus as well as the underl...
Emerald Spectre haunts Ontario's ash forests
...gion despite extensive containment, quarantine and eradication
measures," write the authors, including Ken Marcha...ght spot in the study is the apparently successful eradication
of a borer population that was introduced into Maryland and, subsequently, into Virginia in a shipme...
Quick identification needed to save Florida's citrus industry from devastating disease
...mercial citrus industry. Proper identification and eradication
methods are needed to reduce the amount of crop loss caused by this disease, say plant pathologists with The American Phytopathological Society (APS). Citrus greening is a bacterial disease that affects the phloem system of citrus plants causing the ...
New Vaccine To Be Used For First Time In Polio Outbreak Response
... outbreak of polio continues. Experience in polio eradication
demonstrates that outbreaks can be quickly contain... campaigns in the second half of the year. Global eradication
efforts have reduced the number of polio cases from 350 000 annually in 1988 to 1267 cases in 2004. ...
UN pours polio vaccine into Yemen amid outbreak
...vents strain the financial resources of the global eradication
effort, they do not threaten its ultimate success,...oss its widely immunized southern states. Through eradication
efforts, the annual number of polio cases has dropped from 350,000 in 1988 to 1,267 cases in 2004, i...
NASA links nanobacteria to kidney stones and other diseases
...logic calcification-related diseases. "Hopefully, eradication
or treatment of these diseases will be possible in the near future. We need more research and support to solve this puzzle, but we feel that we are close," adds Ciftcioglu. NB was discovered in the 1990s and has been found in the calcium phosphate c...
Spider Venom Could Yield Eco-Friendly Insecticides
...fectiveness of DDT in agricultural use and malaria eradication
programs led many to view chemical insecticides as a panacea. But widespread use of the chemicals has boosted insects' resistance, even to increased dosages, while the environmental damage and human health risks associated with the chemicals have inc...