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A frog's life is food for thought

... after starvation, including massive diarrhoea and gastric ulcers," she said. "Science still understands very little about why that occurs and what can be done about it." Ms Cramp said scientists originally thought that during aestivation frogs would shut down all non-essential energy consuming processes. ...

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

...ates, bypass blocked coronary arteries and perform gastric bypass operations for morbid obesity. The new arr...gallbladder removal and stomach surgery to prevent gastric reflux. The robotic system gained federal government approval for gynecological use in April. "We'...

Screen all at risk for HIV, plus pregnant women

...ates, bypass blocked coronary arteries and perform gastric bypass operations for morbid obesity. The new arr...gallbladder removal and stomach surgery to prevent gastric reflux. The robotic system gained federal government approval for gynecological use in April. "We'...

FDA: 'Highly Unlikely' Green Tea Lowers Cancer Risk

...ates, bypass blocked coronary arteries and perform gastric bypass operations for morbid obesity. The new arr...gallbladder removal and stomach surgery to prevent gastric reflux. The robotic system gained federal government approval for gynecological use in April. "We'...

Agricultural antibiotic use contributes to 'super-bugs' in humans

... occasionally survive the formidable but imperfect gastric barrier to colonize the gut - which in turn may transmit the resistant bacteria to humans. Smith and colleagues say that the transmission of antibiotic resistant bacteria from animal to human populations is difficult to measure, as it is "the produc...

Learning to love bacteria: Stanford scientist highlights bugs' benefits

...has been accompanied by a drop in the incidence of gastric cancer and ulcers. On the other, there has been an increase in esophageal cancer. H. pylori appear to protect against cancer of the esophagus. "So that says that there might be something about persistent infection that might be protective," said Falk...

Scientists look to the Bahamas as a model for coral reef conservation

...has been accompanied by a drop in the incidence of gastric cancer and ulcers. On the other, there has been an increase in esophageal cancer. H. pylori appear to protect against cancer of the esophagus. "So that says that there might be something about persistent infection that might be protective," said Falk...

New compound protects against liver cancer

...o inflammation, such as liver, colon, prostate and gastric cancers. It could also play a role in preventing diseases such as neurodegeneration, asthma and emphysema. The findings are featured in the February 15, 2006, issue of the journal Cancer Research. CDDO-Im is a synthetic compound that belongs to a cl...

Stomach receptor for H. pylori discovered

...gs that reduce the risk of peptic ulcer disease or gastric cancer. The research appears as the "Paper of the ...sts are free-living, but approximately 20% bind to gastric epithelial cells. This binding induces an immune response and alters the morphology and behavior of ...

For super-obese patients, duodenal switch beats gastric bypass

...utcomes than the standard operation, the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. In the October issue of the Annals of Su...S) produced greater weight loss than the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) by all measures in patients with a body mass index (BMI) of at least 50. These patient...

Dinosaurs -- stones did not help with digestion

...triches, solve the problem with what is known as a gastric mill. Their muscular stomach is equipped with a la...ng skeletons of sauropods, are also interpreted as gastric stones. However, Dr. Oliver Wings from the Institute of Earth Sciences at the University of Tübin...

Salmonella survives better in stomach due to altered DNA

...tions, for example, during food conservation or in gastric acid. The pathogenic characteristics of DT104 on the other hand are only active in the intestines where the infection takes place. Evolution of the pathogen The DNA of the pathogen says something about how it survives and is transmitted. Wh...

Napoleon's mysterious death unmasked, UT Southwestern researcher says

...ound that Napoleon died of a very advanced case of gastric cancer that stemmed from an ulcer-causing bacteria...gical techniques and chemotherapies, patients with gastric cancer as advanced as Napoleon's have a poor prognosis." Napoleon, born Aug. 15, 1769, ruled Fran...

Bacteria control how infectious they become, study finds

...hat cause diseases like bubonic plague and serious gastric illness can turn the genes that make them infectious on or off. Knowing how disease-causing bacteria, like Yersinia pestis and E. coli, do this may one day help scientists create drugs that control the expression of these genes, thereby making the b...

Study calculates patient time costs associated with cancer care

... for hospitalization was highest for patients with gastric and ovarian cancers (21.1 and 20.8 days) and short...ng from 17.8 hours for melanoma to 351.3 hours for gastric cancer and 368.1 hours for ovarian cancer. When the researchers applied the dollar costs to time spe...

Researchers wake up viruses inside tumors to image and then destroy cancers

...different types of lymphoma and nasopharyngeal and gastric cancers. In the March 1 issue of Clinical Cancer Research, a team of radiologists and oncologists from Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions describe how they used two agents already on the market ?one of which is the multiple myeloma drug Velcade ?to ...

Fat overrides effects of vitamin C

...nt. “Our results illustrate how diet can influence gastric biochemistry? says Emilie Combet, the post-doctora...in our diet, is thought to be a pre-carcinogen for gastric cancer. When it is swallowed and enters the acidic environment of the stomach, nitrite spontaneously...

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