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Genome of deadly amoeba shows surprising complexity, evidence of lateral gene transfer

...suffered from amebic colitis, an ulceration of the stomach lining. Petri says the genome data will help researchers find more about what makes some people innately resistant to infection by E. histolytica, and what acquired immune responses can protect people from re-infection. Says Petri: "The genome proje...

FDA Approves New Drug to Treat Type I and Type II Diabetes

...their blood sugar is low, have gastroparesis (slow stomach emptying), or are allergic to pramlintide acetate, metacresol, D-mannitol, acetic acid, or sodium acetate. Side effects associated with Symlin include but are not limited to nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, headache, fatigue and dizziness. Symlin ...

Stanford gut check shows diversity of intestinal ecosystem

The universe of microbes that lives in your stomach may be nearly as unique as your fingerprint, according to researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine who have embarked on the early stages of exploring the intestinal ecosystem. Using molecular techniques that detect all known types o...

Recombinant DNA technology may enable oral, rather than injectable, delivery of protein drugs

...itive to digestive enzymes and may be destroyed by stomach acid before they can be absorbed." To sidestep the difficulty of getting these large protein drugs through the GI tract intact, pharmaceutical scientists have looked at other ways to deliver protein-based drugs-such as via needle-free injections or t...

It's electric: Cows show promise as powerplants

...ted from the rumen, the largest chamber of a cow's stomach - produced about 600 millivolts of electricity. That's about half the voltage needed to run one rechargeable AA-sized battery, said Ann Christy, a study co-author and an associate professor of food, agricultural and biological engineering at Ohio Sta...

Unraveling a stomach cancer puzzle

...d genes were behaving differently in patients with stomach cancer. Now a multi-national research team led by ...ial dots and identified a potential new target for stomach cancer therapy, according to a paper published today in the prestigious Nature Medicine journal. Th...

Drug Offers Alternative to Surgical Treatment After Miscarriage

A drug first used to reduce the risk of stomach ulcers in people taking certain types of painkille..., misoprostol, has been used to reduce the risk of stomach ulcers that occur in people who take certain pain relievers for arthritis. Misoprostol is now more c...

Sleeping Sickness Epidemic Spreading in Uganda

A drug first used to reduce the risk of stomach ulcers in people taking certain types of painkille..., misoprostol, has been used to reduce the risk of stomach ulcers that occur in people who take certain pain relievers for arthritis. Misoprostol is now more c...

Hepatitis C responds best to combo of ribavirin and interferon, study concludes

...d cells; skin disorders such as dry skin and rash; stomach complaints such as lack of appetite, nausea and indigestion; infections; insomnia; difficulty breathing, cough and fatigue. "The beneficial effect of adding ribavirin to interferon is not fully understood," the authors conclude. "Ribavirin might hav...

Researchers find how some antibiotics kill bacteria

...m of meningitis; Helicobacter pylori, which causes stomach ulcers; and even some parasitic worms by eliminating the symbiotic bacteria parasites depend on. "It's the kind of drug the pharmaceutical business wants to produce," Artsimovitch said. "They're looking for the broadest range of antibiotics possible...

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

...cancers; and for pediatric gallbladder removal and stomach surgery to prevent gastric reflux. The robotic system gained federal government approval for gynecological use in April. "We've found the robotic operation to be more precise than conventional surgery, and it allows a patient to return to normal ac...

Screen all at risk for HIV, plus pregnant women

...cancers; and for pediatric gallbladder removal and stomach surgery to prevent gastric reflux. The robotic system gained federal government approval for gynecological use in April. "We've found the robotic operation to be more precise than conventional surgery, and it allows a patient to return to normal ac...

FDA: 'Highly Unlikely' Green Tea Lowers Cancer Risk

...cancers; and for pediatric gallbladder removal and stomach surgery to prevent gastric reflux. The robotic system gained federal government approval for gynecological use in April. "We've found the robotic operation to be more precise than conventional surgery, and it allows a patient to return to normal ac...

Cells from amniotic fluid used to tissue-engineer a new trachea

...visceral organs. If the hole is large enough, the stomach and other visceral organs can end up in the chest cavity, crowding the lungs and stunting their growth. Using mesenchymal stem cells from amniotic fluid, Fauza's team engineered a tendon patch for the diaphragm; a year later, the lambs' diaphragms sh...

New evidence questions the simple link between prion proteins and madcow disease

...ture containing disease specific PrP with standard stomach contents, and then injected the resulting mixture into the gut. No PrP transferred into the villi. When they used a highly sensitive version of Western Blot analysis to examine the contents of this pre-digested mixture, they found only the faintest s...

Learning to love bacteria: Stanford scientist highlights bugs' benefits

...logy for being implicated as a cause of ulcers and stomach cancer. As is typical in the world of microbiology, though, it's not a simple equation: being infected = ulcers or cancer. At least 80 percent of the world's population is infected with H. pylori yet has no overt symptoms. What makes the study of ...

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

...logy for being implicated as a cause of ulcers and stomach cancer. As is typical in the world of microbiology, though, it's not a simple equation: being infected = ulcers or cancer. At least 80 percent of the world's population is infected with H. pylori yet has no overt symptoms. What makes the study of ...

Learning and memory stimulated by gut hormone

...have found evidence that a hormone produced in the stomach directly stimulates the higher brain functions of ...y showed that the hormone ghrelin, produced in the stomach and previously associated with growth hormone release and appetite, has a direct, rapid and powerful...

Evolutionary biology research techniques predict cancer

...lower esophagus change due to repeated exposure to stomach acid from reflux, a condition often referred to as heartburn. Doctors typically adopt a "wait and watch" approach to treating patients with Barrett's esophagus because the condition only rarely leads to cancer and is difficult to treat surgically. I...

Researchers create pigs that produce heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids

...lower esophagus change due to repeated exposure to stomach acid from reflux, a condition often referred to as heartburn. Doctors typically adopt a "wait and watch" approach to treating patients with Barrett's esophagus because the condition only rarely leads to cancer and is difficult to treat surgically. I...

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