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Peptic Ulcers: Stress Does Matter, After All
...y in the late 1980s that bacteria were involved in causing
peptic ulcers, many doctors dropped the notion that stress causes ulcers and declared them merely an infectious disease. Not so, says an expert panel convened this month by the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research. The experts looked ov...
Report Focuses On Managed Care Impact In Clinical Microbiology Labs
...it increasingly important to identify the pathogen causing
disease and todetermine which antibiotics will be most effective in treatment. In addition, as technologies and information have expanded beyond theknowledge base of the clinical user, the consultative role of the clinicalmicrobiologist has ...
Virginia Tech Biologists' Discoveries Could Help Target Cancer Treatment
...ctions thatoccur in the cell in response to cancer causing
agents. Only after thesemolecular events are known, can the genes that are defective in the patient betargeted," Rutherford says. "The proposed project will define an experimental system in which thesemolecular interactions can be tested, a...
Taking The "Ouch" Out Of Needles: Arrays Of "Microneedles" Offer New Technique For Drug Delivery
...ofhigh-potency medications throughthe skin without causing
pain. Arrays of the microneedles could improve ad...croelectronics industry,the tiny needles can avoid causing
pain because they penetrate only theoutermost layer of skin that contains no nerve endings. Rese...
University Of Chicago, Hopkins Narrow Search For Inflammatory Bowel Disease Genes: New Study Provides Evidence For Important Gene-Gene Interaction
...ic disorders that primarily affect the intestines, causing
pain,severe diarrhea, intestinal bleeding, weight loss and fever. They afflict about250 out of every 100,000 people, usually beginning in adolescents and youngadults. Symptoms vary in severity and duration; some patients suffer frequentprolonged atta...
Discovery Of Plant-Like Metabolic Pathway In Common Parasites Supplies New Targets For Therapy
...HTM"> Eimeria : a serious problem in poultry, causing
losses on the order of $80million per year. About six years ago, researchers discovered that an unusual organelle of theseparasites, called a plastid, had some striking resemblances to chloroplasts ofplants. Plant plastids are the site for many esse...
Fungus Suspect In Frog Deaths
...ey've found evidence that a new fungal disease is causing
mass mortalities in amphibian populations in both...ungus invades the superficial layers of the skin, causing
damage to the keratin layer on the skin surface," says Dr Berger. "As frogs drink and breathe thro...
A Synthetic Peptide Destroys Brain Plaque Implicated in Alzheimer's Disease
...t blocks the formation of a substanceimplicated in causing
Alzheimer's disease, a finding that may lay the foundationfor a novel therapy for the mind robbing disease. Alzheimer's disease is characterized by the destruction of nerve cells,especially in the areas of the brain vital to memory and learning...
Horses Prefer Bridles That Have A Bit Missing
...ght airway. Bending the head also bends theairway, causing
turbulence and increasing the effort needed for breathing. While most horses get used to the bit, some fight against it. Cookbelieves that the behavioural problem known as "head shaking" may be a responseto discomfort caused by the convention...
Native Fish Found In U.S. Lake Ontario For First Time In 50 Years
A little five and a half inch fish is causing
a whale of a delighted stir since U.S. Geological Survey scientists hauled the fish up from depthsof nearly 500 feet in April. It marked the first time the deepwater sculpin, a species once abundant in Lake Ontario, had been seen in th...
'Molecular' Computers? Munich/UD Researchers Report First Glimpse Of Artificial Molecule In Action
...n individual componentscontinues to increase, too, causing
operational problems. "When you put millionsand, someday, billions of these devices together," he says, "the heat loadbecomes enormous. A computer will cook itself, or at least slow down andmalfunction." Unfortunately, Blick says, no one has been abl...
Weevils Wipe Out Killer Weeds In Papua New Guinea
...tations clogging up the Sepik River wetlands were causing
great hardship to people using the rivers and streams to move around the country - like a road network. According to Mr Mic Julien from CSIRO Entomology, the release of biological control agents such as weevils dramatically reduced the areas co...
CSIRO Reduces 'Cellulite' In Oranges
...do breakdown can also weaken the peel of oranges, causing
them to split in transport - and one split orange can spoil an entire carton in an export shipment," Dr Treeby says. The research has been supported by the citrus industry, the Horticultural Research and Development Corporation (HRDC) and Ph...
Alstrom Syndrome Genetics Studied At Jackson Laboratory
...ician C.H. Alström, is a disease of the young, causing
progressively severeconditions such as blindness, hearing loss, kidney disease, scoliosis, obesity,heart disease, and non-insulin-dependent (type 2) diabetes. There is no knowncure. Alström syndrome is a recessive genetic disorder. Parent...
Duke Studies Show That Environmental Effects Of Dams Extend To Insect Life
...pieces of theformer forest, while at the same time causing
leaf cutter ant populations toexplode there. Their studies offer insights into the complex and often unexpectedeffects of ecological disturbances. Ghazala Shahabuddin and Madhu Rao prepared reports on their work forpresentation at th...
A Common Microbe Could Help To Trigger Alzheimers
...eems reasonably likely that C. pneumoniae could be causing
theinflammation," says Hudson. Author: Phyllida Brown New Scientist issue 15th August 1998, page 24 PLEASE MENTION NEW SCIENTIST AS THE SOURCE OF THIS ARTICLE...
Magnesium Supplements May Help Lower High Blood Pressure
... heart works harder to pump bloodthrough the body, causing
blood pressure to increase. The researchers used three different measurements to study how taking amagnesium supplement affected the blood pressures of 60 men and women with highblood pressure. Blood pressure measurements were taken at the o...
First-Ever Scientific Estimate Of Total Bacteria On Earth Shows Far Greater
Numbers Than Ever Known Before
...rld, performing tasks that include everything from causing
diseaseto fixing nitrogen in the soil. Now, for the first time, a team of researchersfrom the University of Georgia has made a direct estimate of the total number ofbacteria on Earth -- and the number makes the globe's human population lookdownright ...
Virus Linked To Causing Enlarged Hearts In Children With Certain Genetic Makeup
...und that the same aggressiveimmune response may be causing
children to develop juvenile diabetes. Becausevar...ruses such as CVB are thought to beresponsible for causing
about half of the cases of myocarditis in North America,according to Trucco. "It's important to re...
Commercial Fish: Eat Up, Despite Low Levels Of Mercury
...y neurotoxin that at high levels killsnerve cells, causing
blurry vision, lack of coordination, slurredspeech...ten eats anentire whale in a short period of time, causing
a spike inmercury levels that may affect the body differently than lowerlevels. The White House...
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