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Maggots rid patients of MRSA

...ents of the superbug MRSA - by treating their foot ulcers with maggots. Professor Andrew Boulton and his te...ly larvae to treat 13 diabetic patients whose foot ulcers were contaminated with MRSA and found all but one were cured within a mean period of three weeks, mu...

Prehistoric origins of stomach ulcers uncovered

...iquitous bacteria that causes most painful stomach ulcers has been present in the human digestive system since modern man migrated from Africa over 60,000 years ago. The research, published online today (7 February) by the journal Nature, not only furthers our understanding of a disease causing bacteria but...

Napoleon's mysterious death unmasked, UT Southwestern researcher says

...ons of the lesions with modern images of 50 benign ulcers and 50 gastric cancers. They determined that no benign cancer could look like the lesion described in the autopsy. "It was a huge mass from the entrance of his stomach to the exit. It was at least 10 centimeters long. Size alone suggests the lesio...

Vaccine shown effective against chancroid

...old. "There is considerable evidence that genital ulcers are independent risk factors for the transmission of HIV, and chancroid may be the most important one," said Elkins. Chancroid is caused by a bacterium, Haemophilus ducreyi, that normally infects only humans. Unlike most bacteria, Haemophilus spec...

Study shows pine bark naturally decreases severe chronic venous insufficiency

...ut 500,000 people in the United States develop leg ulcers due to CVI. If left untreated, leg and ankle swelling can lead to dangerous conditions such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Previous studies have shown Pycnogenol® to be effective in encouraging improved circulation and helping to prevent travel-relat...

Basic work on E. coli identifies two new keys to regulation of bacterial gene expression

...at cause cholera, produce anthrax toxin or lead to ulcers and stomach cancer." Scientists use model organisms because they are relatively easy to work with and because there is a vast amount of previous knowledge about them. They can then test whether their findings in model organisms hold true in other sp...

Virus has 'catastrophic' affect on red squirrels, research shows

...nsmit it to red squirrels, which develop sores and ulcers on their face, feet and thighs, and they usually die within two weeks. The research team - Newcastle University, Queen Mary, University of London, and other partners* - makes its recommendations for grey squirrel management in two academic journals...

Microscopic scaffolding offers a 'simple' solution to treating skin injuries

...er, more effective way of treating burns, diabetic ulcers and similar injuries. This ultra-fine, 3-dimensional scaffold, which is made from specially developed polymers, looks similar to tissue paper but has fibres 100 times finer. Before it is placed over a wound, the patient's skin cells (obtained via a...

Epidemic of unneeded amputations

...eries, resulting in rest pain, development of foot ulcers and onset of limb loss. The CLiRpath procedure, using a "cool" excimer laser and catheter system developed by Spectranetics Corp. (NASDAQ: SPNC), vaporizes arterial blockages, restores blood flow, and this surgery promotes wound healing, often enabli...

New antimicrobial compound adheres to skin to promote healing

...hers are currently using the compound to heal skin ulcers on a whale named Gasper who was rescued from a Mexico City amusement park and is now a popular resident of the Georgia Aquarium. Petroleum-based ointments are commonly used in treating skin infections, but Capomacchia said that petroleum can be tox...

Wound monitor 'sniffs out' infections

... monitor to treat patients with severe burns, skin ulcers or gaping wounds. The aim is to produce a device ...e will include monitoring trauma injuries, chronic ulcers and in military field hospitals. Manchester will coordinate a European team of engineers and medica...

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

...e or Physiology for being implicated as a cause of ulcers and stomach cancer. As is typical in the world o...ough, 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...

Learning to love bacteria: Stanford scientist highlights bugs' benefits

...e or Physiology for being implicated as a cause of ulcers and stomach cancer. As is typical in the world o...ough, 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...

Contagious obesity? Identifying the human adenoviruses that may make us fat

...known to stem from infectious agents. For example, ulcers were once thought to be the result of stress, but researchers eventually implicated bacteria, H. pylori, as a cause. "The nearly simultaneous increase in the prevalence of obesity in most countries of the world is difficult to explain by changes in ...

Researchers develop new method to help find deadly malaria parasite's Achilles heel

...t fly, and a bacterium that causes digestive-tract ulcers in humans. The authors of the study, Trey Ideker, a professor of bioengineering at UCSD's Jacobs School of Engineering, and two graduate students, Silpa Suthram and Taylor Sittler, said the malaria parasite's protein interactions "set it apart from o...

Sleeping Sickness Epidemic Spreading in Uganda

A drug first used to reduce the risk of stomach ulcers in people taking certain types of painkillers offe...ostol, 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 commonly...

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 painkillers offe...ostol, 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 commonly...

Discovery may lead to better Candidiasis drug

...rush, a disease characterized by whitish spots and ulcers on the membranes of the mouth, tongue and throat. It affects primarily people with weakened immune systems caused by antibiotics, chemotherapy or by diseases such as AIDS. Thrush also affects many denture wearers. The condition can be treated with a...

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