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Ulcer Causing Microbe Linked To Protection From Asthma

Ulcer causing bugs may not be all that bad for you. Recent research has confirmed previous work linking Helicobacter pylori to reduced chances of developing childhood asthma.// The researchers from New York University School of Medicine, who published their report in the journal Archives of In...

Cold, Flu or Pneumonia? Answer May Lie in Blood Test

...pe of pathogen the person is reacting to," Zaas explained in a news release from the university. The study, in the August issue of Cell Host & microbe , could lead to changes in the way doctors care for people who develop upper respiratory infections. Cold, flu and pneumonia symptoms are similar, and...

Eliminating Cell Receptor Prevents Infections in Animal Study

... disease." The current study, publishing July 23 in Cell Host and microbe , focused on the coxsackievirus and adenovirus receptor (CAR), which Bergel...tects mice from virus-induced pancreatitis and myocarditis," Cell Host and microbe , published July 23, 2009. About The Children's Hospital of Philad...

Elsevier Announces 2008 Journal Impact Factor Highlights

...l Stem Cell ( http://www.cell.com/cell-stem-cell/home ) (16.826) entered the Cell Biology category ranked 6th (of 157 journals), while Cell Host & microbe ( http://www.cell.com/cell-host-microbe/home ) (7.436) entered the Microbiology category ranked10th (of 91 journals). Another impressive result in its...

Research from Dr. Charles Gerba Finds Average Toilet Paper & Towel Dispensers Have More Bacteria Than Average Toilet Seat

...n antimicrobial protection, the bacteria can no longer function. Microban protection penetrates the bacterium's cell wall and effectively prevents the microbe from growing and reproducing. Microban protection is available with the following Kimberly-Clark Professional dispensers: the Lev-R-Matic Roll ...

The microbial hydrocarbon diet

...n , researchers in China describe studies of a new microbe that can digest hydrocarbons. Hong-Qi Wang and ...as now found the optimal conditions for the Daqing microbe to feast on hydrocarbon, which could point the way...nd a temperature of 30 Celsius are optimal for the microbe to produce the main degradation enzyme. They also ...

Estrogen linked to lowered immunity in fish

...pathogens. Or it could be more complex. To live, a microbe must have iron, so when a microbe invades a person or animal, that microbe must obtain iron from its host. To 'fight' the mic...

China Medicine Announces First Quarter 2009 Results

...nse for a premixed feed additive and a manufacturing license for a feed additive for our production facility, which is leased from Guangzhou Municipal microbe Research Institute, has enabled us to enter into a trial production phase. We expect trial sales phase for rADTZ to begin in late May. We expect gross...

China Medicine Corporation Achieves Major Milestone for rADTZ

...g license for premixed feed additive and a manufacturing license for feed additive for its production facility that is leased from Guangzhou Municipal microbe Research Institute. The Company owns 70% of Co-Win's equity interests through the Company's 100% equity ownership of Guangzhou Konzern Medicine Co., L...

Pressure BioSciences, Inc. Provides Corporate Update

...d in the Human Microbiome Project, as well as others working in the area of microbe detection and analysis. We further believe that the development of rapid, ... involved in the Human Microbiome Project and others working in the area of microbe detection and analysis; the Company's decision to focus primarily on the ap...

Progress Reported Against Gene Involved in Hepatitis C

... HCV replication. That could lead to new treatments for HCV infection, the researchers said. The study is in the March 19 issue of Cell Host & microbe . More information The American Academy of Family Physicians has more about hepatitis C . -- Robert Preidt ...

Space Research May Help Explain Salmonella Illness

...y trick the bacteria into behaving as though they were in the low fluid shear environment of the intestine, essentially turning on a switch inside the microbe that increases virulence. Changing the chemistry of the medium in which the bacteria are cultured reverses this effect. "To our knowledge, no on...

In Time, Cream Might Prevent Herpes Transmission

...cation that the treatment interfered with normal cellular function. The research was published in the Jan. 22 issue of the journal Cell Host & microbe . "People have been trying to make a topical agent that can prevent transmission, a microbicide, for many years," Lieberman said. "But one of the m...

SafetyTies Keep Getting Safer: Newest Neckties Reduce the Spread of Germs and Stylishly Feature the Microbes They Fight

...Ties collection of antimicrobial neckties: the HAI microbe and microbe Modern. Featuring colorful, artistic renditions of microorganisms, the HAI Microbe and microbe Modern encapsulate the ingenuity of SafeSmart, Inc...

Discoverers of Small Regulatory RNAs and Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs to Receive Lasker Awards for Medical Research

...e decades delving into the workings of disease-causing microbes," Goldstein said. "A legend in his own time, Falkow is regarded as one of the greatest microbe hunters ever and has trained more than 100 students, many of whom are making their own extraordinary contributions to the field of bacterial pathogene...

Physicians ask EPA, 'Antibiotics to cure sick apples, or sick children?'

...apple disease. What worries infectious diseases physicians is that microbes pass those resistance traits on to other microbes. So when some species of microbe inevitably evolves resistance to gentamicin, IDSA is very concerned that that trait will show up in bacteria that cause human infections. IDSA is u...

JCI online early table of contents: July 10, 2008

...ression of proteins that protect cells from a form of death known as apoptosis. Expression of APRIL was shown to be greater in tonsils infected with a microbe than in noninfected tonsils and the cells producing the increased APRIL were identified as immune cells known as neutrophils that had been recruited t...

Pioneering Solutions To Fight Staph, MRSA Infections in Sports Facilities and Synthetic Turf Fields

...ng microbes are due mostly to contact among athletes, but also spreads from sharing towels, razors, sports equipment, and training tables. The AEGIS microbe Shield(R) technology works by physically rupturing the membrane of harmful microbes. The unique organo silane quaternary compound protrudes from the t...

Nanoemulsion vaccines show increasing promise

...tra-small particles smaller than 400 nanometers wide, or 1/200th the width of a human hair. These are combined with part or all of the disease-causing microbe to trigger the bodys immune response. A team led by U-M scientist James Baker Jr., M.D., the institutes director, pioneered the technology, for wh...

New Genetic Technology IDs Virus That Killed Transplant Recipients

...Allergy and Infectious Diseases. "It can be used not only for such things as this isolated mystery of a cluster of infections but also to search for a microbe in an infection in which one has not been detected." More information An explanation of genetic sequencing is provided by the Human Genome P...

Forsyth launches 1-of-a-kind core service to enable rapid identification of bacterial samples

...ntification Microarray Service (MIM) enables the rapid identification of bacterial species in clinical samples. The first service offering, Human Oral microbe Identification Microarray (HOMIM), will focus on detection of bacterial profiles from the oral cavity. Researchers can use this service to compare bac...

Rogue bacteria involved in both heart disease and infertility

... disease and infertility. The first mystery Chlamydia pneumoniae is a microbe that normally causes pneumonia and bronchitis, but it has long been associa...sually tightly control it. But when its infected with C. pneumoniae, the microbe traffics cholesterol from the macrophage cell membrane to its own, causing ...

Key to MRSA Virulence in Community Discovered

...er and author of The Secret Life of Germs: Observations and Lessons From a microbe Hunter." "Virulence, it seems, is caused by these peptides, which can ...ter, and author, The Secret Life of Germs: Observations and Lessons From a microbe Hunter ; Nov. 11, 2007, Nature Medicine online ...

Stanford researchers sniff out gene that gives dogs black fur

...es. A human can have between 40 and 50 different defensin genes; dogs can have up to 46. Though researchers had assumed the defensin proteins were microbe fighters, Barsh isn't so sure. "The most important observation that stems from the paper is that in trying to understand what defensins really do,...

Virginia Tech's Raving First Year Results Lead to Additional High-Tech Antimicrobial Defense from SportCoatings(TM)

...Robertson, spokesman at Grundy Wrestling Club. SAS is powered by the AEGIS microbe Shield(R) technology, which has been safely used in consumer and medical ap...ronmental solutions, of Fountain Inn, S.C., exclusive provider of the AEGIS microbe Shield to the Building Aftercare market. ( http://www.mPactUSA.com ) A div...

New Jersey Nets Shoot Down Staph with High-Tech Defense

...CEO of SportCoatings. SAS is powered by the AEGIS microbe Shield(R) technology, which has been safely used i...dustry. Applied by electrostatic spray, the AEGIS microbe Shield technology creates a fatal attraction for m...ountain Inn, S.C., exclusive provider of the AEGIS microbe Shield to the Building Aftercare market. (http://...

Dangerous Liaisons

...hogens tirelessly develop new strategies to attack the plant and evade its immune system. The plant, in turn, tries to be prepared against as many new microbe "weapons" as possible. Armed to the teeth, it can happen that a harmless protein variant from a more distant relative is all of a sudden classified as...

Biosensors to probe the metals menace

...ke substances. Andrew McKay, a PhD student at CRC CARE and The University of Queensland, is studying the changes that take place in a unique water microbe when it is exposed to arsenic, cadmium and lead industrial and natural contaminants around the world. Our goal is to develop a simple field test ...

Structure of TB Enzyme Points the Way to New Drugs: Study

... Swiss scientists said Monday that they have further evidence to suggest that an enzyme secreted by the microbe that causes tuberculosis would make a promising target for new drugs to combat the deadly infectious disease. The Swiss team first identified...

Translating Structure into Function

...roach can go wrong. Were all very gratified. For their experiments, the team extracted an enzyme from a bacterium known as Thermotoga maritima, a microbe that normally lives at very high temperatures and pressures near volcanic ocean vents. Its structure was determined as a part of the structural genomi...

Southeast Missouri State Provides High-tech Protection Against Staph Infections

...ndrews, CEO of SportCoatings. "The SAS technology enables facilities to be inhospitable for bacteria to grown on." SAS is powered by the AEGIS microbe Shield(R) technology, which has been safely used in consumer goods ranging from shoes to diapers and in medical applications from clean rooms to surgi...

DNA Transplant Brings Creation of Artificial Life a Step Closer

... says that he has moved one step further in his endeavour to create the first artificial life form, as he has replaced the entire genetic code of one microbe with that of another. In the breakthrough experiment, the researcher substituted the DNA of a bacterium with that of a close relative to turn ...

"Decryption" of Enzyme's Functions Paves Way for Future Drug Discovery

...re magazine quoted Shoichet as saying. During the study, the researchers extracted an enzyme from a bacterium known as Thermotoga maritima, a microbe that normally lives at very high temperatures and pressures near volcanic ocean vents. Its structure was determined as a part of the structural genomi...

New Bacterium Discovered - Related to Cause of Trench Fever

...eagues from other institutions, found that the new microbe is genetically similar to one spread by body lice ...itor. They were again surprised to find that this microbe is the second Bartonella species to cause infectio...the alarm that pet cats were often infected with a microbe that could be transmitted to their owners through ...

Vaccines On Your Plate

...olera that can be well, eaten. Immunologist Hiroshi Kiyono of the University of Tokyo and his colleagues inserted the genetic material from the microbe responsible for producing cholera toxin, into a rice plant, whose genome has recently been mapped. The plants produced the toxin and when the rice gra...

Link Between Eye Infections and Contact Lens Use Exposed

...lenses when cleaning them, and showering with lenses on. "Showering can scatter water-borne microbes into a mist and increase exposure to the microbe that causes the infection," said Joslin. Reusing solutions and not rubbing lens when cleaning and storing them could also result in more exposure to t...

Vanishing Honey Bees

...o chemist Joe DeRisi, has conducted some tests on the of genetic material taken from a "collapsed colony" in Merced County. This points hand at a rare microbe that use to affect the Asian bees. But now it seems to have developed a deadly strain in the US and Europe. He conducted the tests on the materials of...

Scientists Explore Ways to Lure Viruses to Their Death

...are studying bacteria. The researchers study a virus called phi-6, which normally infects a species of bacteria called Pseudomonas phaseolica, a microbe that lives on plants. The bacteria grab onto plants with long sticky hairs, which they retract to bring themselves close to their hosts. The phi-6 vir...

MIT Biologists Solve Vitamin Puzzle

...h plant roots. During the 1980s, an undergraduate research course taught by Walker resulted in a novel method for identifying mutant strains of a soil microbe that could not form a symbiotic relationship with a plant. Walker's team has now found that one such mutant has a defective form of an enzyme kn...

Rapid Spread of TB Among Prisoners Causes Concern

...ng bacterium. Tuberculosis spreads through air. According to medical statistics nearly one-third of the population all over the world carry this microbe and annually about 9 million people are hospitalized affected by active tuberculosis. PRI ...
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