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Innovative smallpox vaccine research study to be conducted at Case Medical Center

...mallpox. Smallpox is a contagious and sometimes fatal infectious disease characterized by raised bumps that appear on the face and body of an infected person. There is no specific treatment for smallpox disease, and the only prevention is vaccination. The World Health Organization declared the disease e...

New bacterium discovered -- related to cause of trench fever

...pecies 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 patients in the U.S was the ...

Researchers shed light on shrinking of chromosomes

...material during cell division and helps preventing fatal defects in chromosome separation. Now researchers from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) for the first time tracked chromosome condensation in mammalian cells over the entire course of cell division. In this week’s advanced online publ...

Vaccine prevents prion disease in mice

... mad cow disease, and chronic wasting disease, are fatal and there is no treatment or cure. The disease spreads when an animal eats the body parts of other animals contaminated with prions. The disease causes dementia and abnormal limb movements. Prion is a protein that is also an infectious agent. T...

Slowing the racing heart

...becomes non-rhythmic and chaotic, it can result in fatal arrhythmias and stroke," said R. John Solaro, UIC distinguished university professor and principal investigator of the study. Current treatment of arrhythmia requires destruction of tissue surrounding a chaotic pacemaker, followed by insertion of...

Heavy multivitamin use may be linked to advanced prostate cancer

... associated with an increased risk for advanced or fatal prostate cancers, according to a study in the May ...ut they did find an increased risk of advanced and fatal prostate cancer among men who used multivitamins more than seven times a week, compared with men who...

Corals that can fight global warming may one day help fragile reefs

...result of global warming appear to be facilitating fatal epidemics in coral reefs across the globe, according to Harvell and her co-researchers. For example, in 2005, the Caribbean experienced unusually warm weather and a spate of coral deaths caused directly by temperature stress and indirectly by opportu...

Leeches ferry infection among newts

...its proboscis. Even though the infection is not fatal to the newts, it could affect their numbers, says Raffel . "When newts get infected, they often stop breeding, apparently to shore up their immune system to fight off the disease. But that comes at the cost of having fewer offspring," he adds. Fin...

Glucose triggers brain cell death in rats after hypoglycemic coma

...rn initiates a process of oxidative stress that is fatal to neurons. Oxidative stress occurs when cells are poisoned by highly reactive forms of oxygen. Previously, it had been assumed that oxidative stress in neurons was initiated primarily by mitochondria, which process oxygen for energy within cells...

New recommendations against a major opportunistic infection -- cryptococcosis

...nosed with cryptococcosis which ranks second among fatal opportunistic infections in patients infected by H...er, in Africa and Asia, it remains the second most fatal opportunistic infection after tuberculosis in individuals infected by HIV, in some countries affecti...

Genetic pathways to curable and incurable forms of pancreatic cancer identified

...eatic ductal adenocarcinoma is an almost uniformly fatal disease regardless of the stage at time of diagnos... cancer versus the well-traveled route to the more fatal form of ductal pancreatic cancer. Sunil Hingorani, M.D., assistant member of the Hutchinson Cente...

Mailman School of Public Health researchers report blood DNA can be early predictor of liver cancer

...mas (HCC) are diagnosed at an advanced and usually fatal stage, the development of screening methods for ea...itical. HCC is one of the most common and rapidly fatal human malignancies. Worldwide, the almost 500,000 new cases and nearly equivalent number of fataliti...

New study may show how to forestall a fatal, virus-caused immune-system meltdown

...w therapies that may head off or stop an otherwise fatal immune system meltdown. In a paper published in the February 14 issue of the Journal of Virology, highlighted in the journal’s “Spotlight?section and available now online, the scientists describe using a newly developed protein-scanning chip and ...

Finnish scientists discovered a new approach to treat virus-induced lymphomas

... novel therapeutic strategy for treatment of these fatal virus-induced malignancies also in humans....

Biologists produce global map of plant biodiversity

...ssist in a small, but important way so that such a fatal potential failure can be averted." ...

Key found to kill cystic fibrosis superbug

...rely causes infection in healthy people, it can be fatal for people with cystic fibrosis (CF), an inherited disease where the lungs become clogged with thick mucus, often leading to chronic respiratory infections. The team of researchers has identified a weakness in the armour that protects the B. ceno...

Gene hunters close in on Lou Gehrig’s disease

...edisposing people to the non-inherited form of the fatal neurodegenerative disease. “Although we haven’t located the exact gene responsible for sporadic ALS, our results seriously narrow the search and bring us that much closer to finding what we need to start developing treatments for the disease,?says...

Brown team finds crucial protein role in deadly prion spread

...fectious proteins, creating the "seeds" that allow fatal brain illnesses to quickly spread, new Brown Unive...ons ?strange, self-replicating proteins that cause fatal brain diseases ?convert healthy protein into abnormal protein through an ultrafast process. This ...

Protein found that slows hepatitis C growth in liver cells

...for whom that treatment fails are at high risk for fatal cirrhosis or liver cancer. In the United States, about half of all liver cancer cases occur in people infected by hepatitis C virus. The UTMB scientists reported their findings in the April 20 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry. Their ar...

How T lymphocytes attack

... tumour cell, they bind to it and target it with a fatal load of enzymes. When T lymphocytes infiltrate a tumour?/b> Before this work by Alexandre Boissonnas and Luc Fetler, no-one had ever observed at the cellular scale what happens when activated T cells arrive in a solid tumour. The novel ex...

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