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Toes With Nail Fungus Will Be Exposed During Upcoming Summer Sandal Months: Prepare Now

Start Now for Summer Relief! Woodward Laboratories adds a New Nail Fungus Test Kit to its Proven Mycocide NS Antifungal Treatment Line; Makes Diagnosing Nail Fungus Convenient and Free ALISO VIEJO, Calif., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 35 million Americans have nail fungus, but only 2.5...

Work with fungus uncovering keys to DNA methylation

Researchers in a University of Oregon lab have shed more light on the mechanism that regulates DNA methylation, a fundamental biological process in which a methyl group is attached to DNA, the genetic material in cells of living organisms. DNA methylation is essential for normal growth and dev...

New topical approach to treating nail fungus circumvents problems with current therapy

WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 27, 2008) A novel topical therapy for nail fungus, NB-002, has demonstrated a new topical approach to healing nail fungus by penetrating skin pores and diffusing through the skin that surrounds the entire nail plate, according to a study conducted by NanoBio Corporation....

Innate immune system targets asthma-linked fungus for destruction

Blacksburg, Va. A new study shows that the innate immune system of humans is capable of killing a fungus linked to airway inflammation, chronic rhinosinusitis and bronchial asthma. Researchers at Mayo Clinic and the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) have revealed that eosinophils, a particu...

Fighting a Fungus That Thrives on Tomatoes

Scientists find disease-resistant gene wards off fusarium wilt on leaves FRIDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) -- A molecular-based approach to helping tomatoes fight a fungus that causes wilt has been identified by Dutch scientists. In agriculture, there's an ongoing battle against the ab...

Active compounds found in Ganoderma lucidum fungus with potential to treat prostate cancer

A new development in the fight against cancer: Recent research at the University of Haifa found that molecules found in common fungus Ganoderma lucidum aid in suppressing some of the mechanisms involved in the progression of prostate cancer. The main action of the fungus: disrupting androgen recep...

Photo: Scientists Complete Genome Sequence of Fungus Responsible for Dandruff, Skin Disorders

Research Findings to Impact Human Health, Agricultural Science CINCINNATI, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, scientists from P&G Beauty announced that they successfully sequenced the complete genome for Malassezia globosa (M. globosa), a naturally occurring fungus responsible for the ...

While Health Clubs Say No to 'Canckles,' Leading Podiatrists Say No to Toenail Fungus

TORRANCE, Calif., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of a new campaign launched by a national chain of health clubs to put an end to unsightly "canckles," Dr. Marc Mittleman, founder and director of Bay Harbor Podiatry Group , is calling on fitness clubs and their members to focus on a ...

Bay Harbor Podiatry Group Launches New Revolutionary Laser Treatment for Nail Fungus

LA's Premier South Bay Podiatrists Introduce the Most Effective Safe, Quick & Painless Treatment to Eliminate Stubborn Onychomycosis TORRANCE, Calif., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Bay Harbor Podiatry Group , providing cutting-edge medical treatments and personalized podiatry care for over 2...

Tips for Avoiding Foot Fungus in Communal Bathrooms

Over the past few weeks, many college students left the comforts of home to live in a dorm with hundreds of their peers. Getting away from mom and dad may be great, but dorm-life// also has its downfalls, including the foot fungus and wart-causing virus that can be picked up in communal bathrooms/s...

Eye Hygiene Crucial To Keep Fungus at Bay

Bausch & Lomb have been at their wits end since the 13th of April when their contact lens solution, ReNu, got embroiled in the eye of a storm, after reports got// wind that the solution was spurring a fungus infection called Fusarium keratitis , known to affect the cornea. There were nearly 109 cas...

Rare Fungus Infection, Not Due to Our Products, Says Bausch & Lomb

Bausch & Lomb Inc. is in the eye of a storm. Now, the company is working in conjunction with health professionals to ascertain the reason// behind a strange fungus infection among contact lens wearers. This infection initially cropped up in certain parts of Asia. Bausch & Lomb, who are produc...

Fight against Fungus - A new ray of hope

Fungal infections, for many of us, though very annoying, are just a harmless fact of life. But this harmless fact turns fatal for many sick people who have weakened immune systems and cannot put up a strong defense against// attacks launched against their blood vessels and internal organs. Doc...

Diabetics Need to Guard Against Nail Fungus

Many people with diabetes have nail fungus, which can have a serious impact on their health and quality of life. The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) says about a third of the estimated Americans who have diabetes develop onychomycosis, the most common type of nail fungus. Because ...

Cancer-Killing Compound From A Fungus

A cancer-killing compound called rasfonin has been synthesized from a fungus for the first time. This fungus was discovered the walls of a New Zealand cave cave. //A chemical found in this fungus causes the cancer cells to commit suicide while not harming healthy cells. "In 2000, scientists i...

Breast Cancer Drug May Beat Fungal Infection

...emely high levels, tamoxifen slashed yeast levels by 150-fold, causing most fungus cells to break up and die while halting surviving cells from progressing in...or some patients. And the most common oral antifungal medication only slows fungus cell growth, making it difficult for immune-compromised patients to complet...

Breast cancer drug shows promise against serious infections

...hester Medical Center shows that it actually kills fungus cells and stops them from causing disease. "It'...nditions, they are among the deadliest infections. fungus is the third most common cause of blood stream inf...t levels by 150 fold. In fact, the drug caused the fungus cells to break apart and die (lysis), and it didn'...

ICM Controls' Award-Winning Comfort Control Center Improves Comfort and Indoor Air Quality While Lowering Energy Costs

...elcomed relief for individuals suffering from allergies and asthma. With amazing Humidity Control, the CC750 also aids in the defense against mold and fungus growth, a health hazard that can also lead to structural damage. This stand-alone device will take an HVAC contractor about 60 to 90 minutes to in...

Predicting fatal fungal infections

... of the world where antiretroviral therapy for HIV is not available. A major cause of fungal meningitis is Cryptococcus neoformans , a yeast-like fungus commonly found in soil and in bird droppings. Virtually everyone has been infected with Cryptococcus neoformans , but a healthy immune system keeps t...

Researchers at Case Western Reserve discover a new way the body fights fungal infection

...ferers. Candida albicans is the most common species of the Candida fungus and is the leading cause of vaginal and oral yeast infections, including th...infections. One direction they are pursuing is to identify the way that the fungus activates the inflammasome. This might provide new targets for drug develop...

Bob Gold & Associates Steps Up as Marketing & PR Agency for Bay Harbor Podiatry Group

... Group's Revolutionary Laser Treatment for Toenail fungus LOS ANGELES, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Bob Gol...tment that is 88% effective at eliminating toenail fungus ( Onychomycosis ). "We finally have an unma...at they can finally get rid of their stubborn nail fungus with a quick, safe and effective treatment," said ...

American Biotech Labs(R) Obtains FDA Approval for New Wound Care Gel Product

...cts have now received approval from the FDA as well as from the EPA." ABL has performed extensive anti-microbial studies against bacteria, yeast, fungus and other pathogens. Information about these studies is available at research section of the ABL Website, www.americanbiotechlabs.com/researchprotec...

Improved Fungicides May Be Easier on Environment

..., who were to present their work Monday in Salt Lake City at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society. "Our products only attack the fungus when it's misbehaving or attacking the plant. And for that reason, they're much safer," study leader Soledade Pedras, a chemistry professor at the Uni...

New Programmable System is First to Continually Sanitize the Air in HVAC Ducts and Commercial, Medical and Residential Spaces

... - Prolitec's ARIA(TM) formulation works with HVAC-based delivery system to kill airborne odor causing bacteria and mold, fungus and organisms MILWAUKEE, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Aerosol sprays that kill odor-causing bacteria in the air -- including mold and fungal spores --...

New Zealand Wayne's New Resources Development Co., Ltd. Completes Reverse Merger to Go Public in the U.S.

...iaries, YzApp now is a leading Chinese Caterpillar fungus grower and producer in China. The Company special... is developed from Cordyceps Militaris, which is a fungus species that is widely believed in China to offer ...e more products developed from Chinese Caterpillar fungus to the market within the coming months and years, ...

Anti-fungal drug offers great benefits to some with severe asthma

...e asthmaticsabout one percent are known to have a syndrome called allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, an extreme allergy to Aspergillus fumigatus fungus that is associated with the long-term colonization of their respiratory tracts with the fungus. But many more 20 to 50 percent are sensitized to a va...

ACS PressPac -- Dec. 10, 2008

...s infected plants with fuzzy gray spores that can ultimately kill plants. A fungus named Botrytis cinerea causes the disease. Studies show that the fungus kills by producing two main plant toxins, botrydial and botcinic acid. Conv...

Expanded save the date: ASTMH Annual Meeting

...those physicians are not familiar with the disease to make an accurate diagnosis. Therefore, many physicians mistake the skin lesions of leprosy for a fungus or ringworm and treat it with a topical cream. As leprosy moves toward internal regions of the U.S., it becomes more urgent to reach those physicians ...

Forgotten, but not gone: Leprosy still present in the US

...those physicians are not familiar with the disease to make an accurate diagnosis. Therefore, many physicians mistake the skin lesions of leprosy for a fungus or ringworm and treat it with a topical cream. And, because leprosy is a slow-progressing disease, it can take months, if not longer, before the docto...

Genetic Approach Boosts Yeast Infection Treatment

... Inhibiting protein could yield new drug targets for mucosal fungus found in most people MONDAY, Oct. 27 (HealthDay News) -- A new genetic approach to improve treatment of common infections caused by the y...

FDA Demands Tougher Warnings on Immunosuppressive Drugs

...l infections." Histoplasmosis is caused by the fungus Histoplasma capsulatum and can cause flu-like sy...hio River and Mississippi River valleys, where the fungus is endemic. Twenty-one of these patients had de...y if they live or have traveled to areas where the fungus is endemic, should seek medical attention immediat...

Get in Step With Summer Foot Care

... Fact: "Unfortunately, this is not the case with all nail salons," Vlahovic said. "As a result, the instruments can spread germs that can cause nail fungus and bacterial infections." Diagnosis: Invest in your own nail files, clippers and cuticle sticks, unless you can be sure your nail salon sterilize...

New vegetarian food with several benefits

... are suitable to cultivate in Sweden and therefore do not require long transports. Tempe is produced through fermentation with the aid of the micro fungus Rhizopus oligosporus. Tempe fermentation originates from Indonesia, but soybeans are used as the raw material there. In her work, Charlotte Eklund...

China Yingxia International, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2008 Results

...180,112 to first quarter revenues. In addition, revenue generated from the four products introduced in its nutritional foods line such as herbal black fungus soup and crackers, fruit jam, soybean oil and honey, contributed 26.83% of revenues in its nutritional foods product line, representing 9.46% of the C...

A Woman's Summertime Guide to Healthy Living From Head-to-Toe

... Avoiding Hair Hassles, Nail fungus and the Dreaded Summer Yeast Infection OAKLAND, ... off your tootsies are fun, unless you have a nail fungus making your feet look funky. Infected toenails are...ing edges -- not pretty! Like athlete's foot, nail fungus is contagious, often spread through communal showe...

Bread mold may hold secret to eliminating disease-causing genes

...d in its partner chromosome, it is a good indication of an intruder and the fungus will turn off all copies of that gene during meiosis. The researchers call ...s process "meiotic silencing by unpaired DNA, or MSUD. "MSUD defends the fungus against invasion at a time when chromosomes are especially vulnerable to th...

Double Trouble: Fight Allergy and Asthma in Your Home

...and allergens and putting them into the air you breathe. -- If you have a humidifier, set the humidity level below 50 percent to help prevent fungus growth. -- Dust regularly with a micro-fiber cloth and wash your bed linens in hot water to control dust mites. -- Clean and change your air con...

Gator Blood May Be New Source of Antibiotics

...of its killing power in hospitals and its spread among athletes and others outside of hospitals. The extracts also killed six of eight strains of a fungus known as Candida albicans, which causes a condition known as thrush, and other diseases that can kill people with weakened immune systems. The rese...

$2.4 million grant for study of corneal infections associated with contact lenses

... surfaces. They will set their sights on Fusarium solani, the ubiquitous fungus that achieved international notoriety in 2005 and 2006 after an outbreak of... humid areas of the U.S., and in southern and southeastern Asia, where this fungus can be picked up from the digging of dirt in agricultural work, Dr. Pearlma...

'Workplace Survival': Memoir Tells of Woman Who Developed Lung Disease After Exposure to Dangerous Toxins

...from sick building syndrome (SBS). Many dangerous toxins were known to be in the building - lead, aluminum, chromium, asbestos, mold, dust, fiber, fungus and God only knows what else. Ferrell worked as an administrative assistant in an old police department building. In a 1999 air quality report, the ...
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