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New bacterium discovered -- related to cause of trench fever

...d spleen and a high fever for several weeks, as do victims of malaria and typhoid. The Andes are also home to another Bartonella species, spread by sand flies. The researchers first thought this was causing the patient’s infection. But genetic comparisons showed that although the new bacterium is relate...

Male circumcision overstated as prevention tool against AIDS

... an attack on female prostitutes who are viewed as victims of gender and income inequality. Such organizations do not properly weigh the loss of human rights and life itself that this virus, unleashed on a community, is causing. This virus, itself, is a violation of human rights and we must do everything in ...

Ice Age extinction claimed highly carnivorous Alaskan wolves

...unch than scientists have realized. To the list of victims such as woolly mammoths and saber-toothed cats, a Smithsonian-led team of scientists has added one more: a highly carnivorous form of wolf that lived in Alaska, north of the ice sheets. Wolves were generally thought to have survived the end-Pleisto...

'Virtual autopsy' helps identify drowning as cause of death

...al-body MDCT exams on 28 consecutive male drowning victims and a control group of 12 men who were victims of sudden death from coronary artery disease. Following MDCT, routine autopsies were performed. M...

How the brain's backup system compensates for stroke

...g offers new insight into how the brains of stroke victims can quickly reorganize to enable the beginning of recovery of movement. Jacinta O'Shea and colleagues at the University of Oxford reported their findings in the May 3, 2007 issue of the journal Neuron, published by Cell Press. In their experiment...

Anthrax paralyzes immune cells with lethal toxin, UF research shows

...s with anthrax bleed," Southwick said, adding that victims of inhalational anthrax often suffer hemorrhages in their lungs and lymph nodes. "No one understands why, and it could very well be due to paralysis of platelets." During and Southwick are currently looking for additional proteins targeted by anthrax...

DNA repair proteins monitored at double-strand break

...breakage syndrome, another disease that leaves its victims at high risk for cancer and higher sensitivity to DNA-damaging radiation. So this work has important medical implications for these and other diseases linked to disruption of double-strand break repair." The assay, developed by Elijahu Berkovich,...

100 percent of pregnant women have at least one kind of pesticide in their placenta

...soil and water. Nonetheless, human beings are also victims of these emissions, and involuntarily (what is known in this scientific field as "inadvertent exposure"), every day humans ingest many of these substances which cannot be assimilated by our body, and are accumulated in the fatty parts of our tissues....

Cornell lab confirms deadly fish virus spreading to new species

...casses along the beaches of Lake Erie in 2006, all victims of VHSV. Other species from the Great Lakes Basin area that have tested positive by Cornell include bluegill, rock bass, black crappie, pumpkinseed, smallmouth and largemouth bass, muskellunge (New York’s No. 2 sport fish), northern pike, walleye, ...

Study uncovers a lethal secret of 1918 influenza virus

... I was so efficiently deadly, claiming many of its victims people in the prime of life. The work suggests tha...searchers using genes obtained from the tissues of victims of the great pandemic in a reverse genetics process that enables scientists to make fully functionin...

Ape gestures offer clues to the evolution of human communication

...ick. "A scream, however, is a typical response for victims of intimidation, threat or attack. This is so for both bonobos and chimpanzees, and suggests the vocalization is relatively invariant," Pollick continued. By studying similar types of communication in closely related species, researchers are able...

Replacing insulin is top-ranked breakthrough foreseen for health in developing world

...fit from such stem cell-based therapies, including victims of cardiovascular disease, auto-immune diseases, diabetes, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases and burns. Chronic diseases, the primary targets of regenerative medicine, affect people at a younger age in developing than developed countries. They a...

Pattern of human Ebola outbreaks linked to wildlife and climate

..., loggers, miners, Ebola survivors and families of victims from across Gabon and into northwestern RoC. Despite the low probability of finding dead animals in the humid forests that cover most of the region, due to the scavenging by animals and insects and rapid decomposition, Lahm received and verified...

Mass vaccination unnecessary in the event of a large bioterrorist US smallpox attack

...f post-release surveillance, prompt containment of victims and vaccination of hospital workers and close contacts would be sufficient to thwart an epidemic, according to lead author Ira M. Longini Jr., Ph.D., a world leader in using mathematical and statistical methods to study the natural course of infectio...

Prototype just-in-time medical device enables untrained bystanders to save lives

...dical training ?to perform life-saving actions for victims of sudden cardiac arrest. The just-in-time suppor...ase and survival chances for sudden cardiac arrest victims could be significantly improved. ...

Embryonic selection of sex avoids conceiving blind children

...nerations and may be a way to reduce the number of victims of Retinosis Pigmentaria. In Spain the number of sufferers is over 15,000, with some 60,000 being carriers of the defective gene and, thereby, possible transmitters of the condition. ...

Scientists find a key to immune system's ability to remember

...of vaccines against infections like AIDS, and help victims of autoimmune diseases and transplant patients whose immune systems reject donor organs. The protein, which scientists call Lck, is essential for immune system T cells -- white blood cells that attack virus-infected cells, foreign cells and cance...

Solved: The mystery of flesh-eating bacteria's relentless attack

...g fasciitis, which kills roughly 30 percent of its victims and leaves the rest disfigured. Antibiotics and surgical interventions, the known treatments, often fail. Necrotizing fasciitis is a serious but rare infection of the skin and the tissues beneath it. The work began two years ago, when Hanski develo...

High-tech research shows cocaine changes proteins and brain function

...addictive effects of drugs, in 10 cocaine-overdose victims and 10 drug-free individuals. Analysis of thousands of proteins revealed differences between the two groups in the amounts of approximately 50 proteins, most of which correspond to changes in the ability of the brain cells to strenghten their conn...

Fire ants: Their true story told by the scientist who loves them

...survival to show for it. "Fire ants have been the victims of a good deal of bad science," he said. Ironically, 75 percent of the so-called native ants that inhabit disturbed habitats alongside S. invicta are immigrants, too. Like their persecuted cousins, some hail from South America ?and sting. ...

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