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Computers to be used to find blueprint for new influenza drug

...fluenza virus which attack cells, and atoms of the throat cells that are attacked. By using advanced softwar...off a special type of sugar, sialic acid, from the throat cell, allowing the virus to enter the cell and reproduce. The new drug would be chemically similar ...

Discovery of key protein's shape could lead to improved bacterial pneumonia vaccine

...There itreleases the antibody at the lining of the throat and lungs. If apneumococcus bacterium is hovering on the lining of the respiratorytract, this germ binds to pIgR and pushes this antibody shuttle backthrough the cell to the bloodstream. Once at the other side of thecell, the pneumococcus breaks free...

New comparative toxicogenomics database

...There itreleases the antibody at the lining of the throat and lungs. If apneumococcus bacterium is hovering on the lining of the respiratorytract, this germ binds to pIgR and pushes this antibody shuttle backthrough the cell to the bloodstream. Once at the other side of thecell, the pneumococcus breaks free...

Duke engineers develop new 3-D cardiac imaging probe

...nique entails inserting a probe down the patient's throat and behind the heart to capture ultrasound heart images. The images can reveal the condition of the heart chambers, valves, major blood vessels and heart tissue. TEE is a safe and fast diagnostic technique. However, current TEE systems can quickly g...

Nature provides inspiration for important new adhesive

...iated with some health problems, including eye and throat irritation. The chemical has been shown to be a human carcinogen, and in some circumstances it may be a concern in some residential building products. The other key advantage of the new adhesives is their superior strength and water resistance. "Th...

Where bacteria get their genes

..., Ochman said. "If you go to the doctor with strep throat he can be pretty certain that it's the result of an infection with a species of Streptococcus and can therefore prescribe an appropriate antibiotic. If you couldn't classify bacteria because they have genes from all over, doctors wouldn't be able to ...

Penn Researchers Use Robotic Surgery

...plication of the daVinci System to treat mouth and throat cancers will allow for complete tumor removal whil...roduce the robotic arms through the mouth into the throat and voice box." For head and neck tumors, treatments often involve a combination of surgery, radiat...

Two new retroviruses—transmitted from animals—identified

...plication of the daVinci System to treat mouth and throat cancers will allow for complete tumor removal whil...roduce the robotic arms through the mouth into the throat and voice box." For head and neck tumors, treatments often involve a combination of surgery, radiat...

Chronic Sinus Infection Thought To Be Tissue Issue, Mayo Clinic Scientists Show It's Snot

...says lead researcher and Mayo Clinic ear, nose and throat specialist Jens Ponikau, M.D. "Instead we found th... Kern, M.D., both former Mayo Clinic ear, nose and throat specialists who now work at the University at Buffalo, also participated in the project. The team f...

Where Bacteria Get Their Genes

..., Ochman said. "If you go to the doctor with strep throat he can be pretty certain that it's the result of an infection with a species of Streptococcus and can therefore prescribe an appropriate antibiotic. If you couldn't classify bacteria because they have genes from all over, doctors wouldn't be able to ...

Compound from Chinese medicine shows promise in head and neck cancer

...ancers, which include cancer of the tongue, mouth, throat and voice box. University of Michigan holds a patent on the negative isomer, (-)-gossypol, and has licensed the technology to Ascenta Therapeutics of San Diego, Calif., for commercial development. Wang is one of three U-M Medical School faculty memb...

New technique rapidly detects illness-causing bacteria

...ne a source quickly. It may also help to analyze a throat culture swab, to tell if someone has an illness like strep throat. "We hope to see this technique commercialized, because it is very rapid compared to all the standard methods right now," said Nugen, the study's lead author. Nugen conducted his rese...

Infectious disease expert warns of spread of Rocky Mountain spotted fever

...5 degrees Celsius). Symptoms may also include sore throat and nausea. The spotty rash, which occurs in at least 85 percent of patients, does not appear until later in the infection and resembles a pinpoint pattern of pink-to-red spots over the entire body, or parts thereof. The rash is also noticeable on th...

Smoking damages key regulatory enzyme in the lung

...hances of developing lung, bladder, esophageal and throat cancers; chronic lung diseases; and coronary heart and cardiovascular diseases. Fowler and her colleagues have been studying MAO for more than 30 years. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Biological and Environmental Research and the Nati...

How Fruitflies Know It's Time for Lunch

...bering odors. A third set of these axons extend to throat muscles—which is surprising because most subesophageal ganglion neurons have no connection to motor function. All together, these few hug neurons can signal structures controlling growth, feeding, and learning and memory. Besides linking hug neurons...

Penicillin, amoxicillin: Step aside for strep throat treatment

...ound that 25 percent of children treated for strep throat with penicillin ended up back in the doctor's offi...st as well as a more powerful drug. In the case of throat infections, doctors try to preserve their strongest antibiotics for the most severe cases. But most ...

Children overprescribed antibiotics for sore throat

...s is sore throat. The main bacterial cause of sore throat and the only common cause of sore throat warranting antibiotic treatment is group A beta-hemolytic streptococci (GABHS). GABHS are cultured f...

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

...accumulate infectivity would be lymph nodes in the throat or the tonsils. But we don't tend to see this in animals, and have no reason to believe it would be different in humans," comments Jeffrey. ...

Flesh-eating bacteria escape body's safety net

...ponsible for a wide range of diseases ?from simple throat and skin infections to life-threatening conditions such as necrotizing fasciitis ("flesh-eating disease") and toxic shock syndrome. "These findings suggest a novel approach to treating serious Strep infections, such as flesh-eating disease, by assis...

Flu not the only germ threat this time of year

...ust the respiratory germs ?never mind Strep in the throat and ears, or Norwalk viral agents that attack the GI system, and so on. While the world's attention has migrated to bird flu, not a single person in the western hemisphere has contracted the deadly form of the disease. And though "regular" flu is st...

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