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Treating HIV in war zones -- Public health emergencies need rapid advice from WHO

...go out and seek some more treatment. I went to see nurse who informed me that she would be able to distribute antiretrovirals; with that I had a month’s worth of treatment. If we have to give up this treatment we will return to how we were at the start, sick." The authors acknowledge that their results ...

'Nurse cells' make life and death decisions for infection-fighting cells

... "In early studies, it was suggested that thymic nurse cells only removed non-functional thymocytes," sai...ar and Cellular Biology. "This research shows that nurse cells are performing a much bigger role in the thymus than we thought." Thymic nurse cells were g...

Maggots rid patients of MRSA

... Professor Boulton and his team, including senior nurse Ann Knowles, have used maggots to treat diabetic foot ulcers of patients attending the Manchester Diabetes Centre and foot clinics, as well as in in-patients at the Manchester Royal Infirmary, for ten years. More recently they found that many of thei...

Drug-resistant bacterial infections serious complication after corrective eye surgery

...ext decade. The authors cite the case of a male nurse who underwent an "uneventful" bilateral LASIK procedure that resulted in 20/20 (right eye) and 20/70 (left eye) visual acuity. Within 2 weeks, he had developed an infection in his left eye that grew worse, despite treatment, until his vision was only...

Some caterpillers just don't want to grow up

...a ants, where they feed on regurgitations from the nurse ants. One of the peculiar features of this species' ecology is that only about 25% of the caterpillars complete development within one year. The rest are inactive in the first season and mature only after two years. "The question puzzling us for some...

Researchers show that veins stiffen as we age

...Medical College in Philadelphia. DiSabatino is the nurse manager at Christiana Care's cardiovascular research office. While the arterial side of the human circulatory system has been studied extensively, Farquhar said much less research has been conducted on the venous system. Yet the veins contain appro...

Honey bee genome holds clues to social behavior

...hive has a shortage of foragers, some of the young nurse bees will switch jobs and become foragers. The j...ifferentially expressed (turned on or off) between nurse bees and foragers. "We found five different transcription factors that showed a statistically sign...

Patients now surviving once-fatal immune disease

...ited States," said Vanessa Howard, R.N., M.S.N., a nurse practitioner for the Immunology service at St. Jude and first author of the paper. "In the past, the majority of patients with XLA died of acute or chronic infections in the first two decades of life," Howard noted. "But in the last 20 years the outl...

Tool developed to silence genes in specific tissues using RNAi

...ns junctions, or the cell-to-cell contacts between nurse cells and the germ cells that ultimately become sp...archers made a vector with a promoter specific for nurse cells in the testis, so that the small RNA that is associated with WT1 is only made in this cell typ...

Ancient DNA provides clues to the evolution of social behavior

...tly share one burrow and in captivity are known to nurse one another's young. Almost entirely subterranean, colonial tuco-tucos rarely leave their burrows except for brief forays to collect the grassy vegetation on which they feed. When they do leave their colonies, the rodents often make a tasty meal for...

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