Tag: "chronic" at biology news
Circulation of 'disaster myths' in Haiti could hinder appropriate disposal of bodies
...workers, volunteers, and others--may be exposed to chronic
infectious hazards, including hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus, HIV, enteric pathogens, and tuberculosis. Morgan advises that suitable precautions for these people should include training, use of body bags and disposable gloves, good hygiene prac...
New study shows hope for treating inhalant abuse
...d from 627,000 in 1994 to 1.2 million in 2000. The chronic
use of inhalants has been associated with heart, liver, kidney, and brain damage -- and can even result in sudden death. The Brookhaven Lab study demonstrates that animals previously trained to expect toluene in a given location spent far less tim...
Safety of isoflavones in dietary supplements targeted by Illinois initiative
...ced tumor growth. His lab will focus on low-level chronic
exposure to soy isoflavones and their influence on the progression of breast cancer from estrogen dependent to estrogen independent tumors. Paul S. Cooke will lead a project focusing on adipose development and the potential for phytoestrogens ...
Researchers identify protein promoting vascular tumor growth
...ed in the development of other kinds of tumors and chronic
inflammatory conditions, OSU scientists say the findings of this study suggest anti-MCP-1 therapy may be a useful approach for other diseases. "This study's identification of the role of MCP-1 expression has obvious potential for other tumors, as wel...
High resolution satellite imagery assists hunt for infectious 'kissing bugs'
...al organs are also affected. Sufferers must endure chronic
tiredness and a higher chance of an early death often from heart failure. Chagas disease affects at least 16 million people across Central and South America, of which World Health Organisation figures show 21 000 die every year. There is no vaccine...
16 APS exercise research highlights, from reduced flu mortality to proteomics & obesity
...th training improves work economy in patients with chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Substantial improved rate of force development indicates that strength training with emphasis on maximal mobilization in the concentric part of a leg press device improves work economy in COPD patients. 23.5 S...
Veterans with Gulf War syndrome have damage in specific, primitive portion of nervous system
...sease, unrefreshing sleep, depression, joint pain, chronic
diarrhea and sexual dysfunction that afflict those with Gulf War syndrome. Their findings will be published in the October issue of the American Journal of Medicine and are currently available online. "The high rate of gallbladder disease in th...
Marijuana use could cause tubal pregnancies
...ution for women of reproductive ages regarding the chronic
use of marijuana for recreation or pain alleviation," the researchers concluded. The report's senior author, Sudhansu K. Dey, Ph.D., said he also was concerned about the potential impact of an anti-obesity drug, now in clinical trials, that suppresse...
USC study links historical increases in life span to lower childhood exposure to infection
... word: inflammation. Infectious diseases cause chronic
inflammation in the blood that, decades later, lea...childhood mortality, even kids that didn't die got chronic
infections. Those chronic
infections from childhood onward accelerated vascular and other diseases,"...
Genetically modified bacterium as remedy for intestinal diseases
... at Ghent University are joining the fight against chronic
intestinal disease with a genetically modified bac...acterium shows great promise in the battle against chronic
inflammations and is now being tested on patients. Klaas Vandenbroucke and his VIB colleagues, unde...
IBD (Crohn's, Colitis) 'joins' cancer, inflammatory diseases in associated blood vessel growth
...role of angiogenesis has been established for such chronic
inflammatory diseases as rheumatoid arthritis, pso...therapeutic approach for not only cancer, but also chronic
inflammation. Whether neoangiogenesis also occurs in Crohn's Disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC...
Columbia research to examine gene influence on severity of peridontal disease, therapy response
...ntly, periodontitis is classified into two groups chronic
and aggressive that are categorized based on clin...anou and his team will study 120 patients 60 with chronic
and 60 with aggressive periodontitis. Samples of inflamed gingival tissue from the patients will be...
New research shows air pollution can reduce children's lung function
...on may retard lung development. Gauderman believes chronic
inflammation may play a role, with air pollutants irritating small airways on a daily basis. Scientists also suspect that air pollutants might dampen the growth of alveoli, tiny air sacs in the lungs. The research team will continue to follow the stu...
Reducing allergens in the home helps inner-city children with asthma
...intervention strategies themselves. Asthma, a chronic
lung disease, affects about 20 million Americans. Inner-city children suffer disproportionately from the disease, primarily because of exposure to high levels of multiple indoor allergens and tobacco smoke. "These study results are exciting bec...
Identifying tick genes could halt disease, bioterrorism threat
... facial paralysis. Some of the symptoms can become chronic
arthritis and neurological syndromes. In 2002 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recorded approximately 24,000 cases of the often-misdiagnosed and under-diagnosed illness. This was a 40 percent increase over the previous year. A number of...
Stuck on you: Scientists lay bare secrets of bacterial attachment proteins
...sins makes far more trouble: it is responsible for chronic
diarrhoeal, intestinal and urinary tract infections, and is similar to some present in strains of Salmonella. The researchers characterised the way in which the Dr Adhesins help bugs to cause multiple diseases because they use a very common receptor...
Protein involved in childhood disorder linked to cancer
...he Yale University School of Medicine. Cells incur chronic
DNA damage from exposure to normal metabolic byproducts as well as external chemicals and radiation. In order to mitigate this DNA damage, cells must have a mechanism for both detecting damage and for stopping their machinery until the damage is fixe...
Other highlights in the September 1 JNCI
...everse the obesity epidemic and reduce the risk of chronic
diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. However, there is little consensus among researchers about how to determine what interventions and changes would work the best. In a commentary on a 2003 workshop, Ross L. Prentice, Ph.D...
OHSU-VAMC study sheds light on estrogen's benefit for MS
...tissue can lead to fetal rejection, as well as the chronic
inflammation that is the root of autoimmune disease. "It's very well known that pregnant women are in remission. They do feel better," Offner said. "If you could mimic pregnancy somehow, it would be great" as a therapy. Bourdette said many of his pat...
Breakthrough in understanding of hereditary disease of lymphatic vessels
...e important for the understanding and treatment of chronic
venous insufficiency, which affects 5-25 % of the adult population."...
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