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Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology: October 2001
...ed raw shellfish and is considered one of the most invasive
and rapidly fatal human pathogens known, with fatality rates over 60%. Interestingly most of the cases occur in individuals over the age of 50 and, over the last 10 years, 85% of those who developed endotoxic shock were males.The researchers investi...
DDR2 and hepatic fibrosis
...MMP2. The cells that express this enzyme adopt an invasive
phenotype in culture, which probably explains their ability to subendothelial space and remodel the ECM, replacing the normal basement membrane constituents with fibrotic material. The newly deposited collagen would then further activates stellate c...
UCLA School of Medicine and Computer Motion Inc. win $2 million federal award to collaborate on development of world's first telemedicine surgical training system
...de surgeons-in-training through complex, minimally invasive
surgical procedures. The proposed training system ...ures Zeus, which is a robotic system for minimally invasive
microsurgical procedures. The system will be modified to include two identical surgeon consoles with...
PET changes staging and treatment for newly diagnosed and recurrent lung cancer patients
... to receive either active palliative therapy or an invasive
diagnostic procedure were spared these costly, and potentially painful treatments, when the PET scan revealed no active disease. Major changes were classified as changing the treatment intent or modality, i.e., from palliative to curative treatment o...
Cells from human umbilical cord blood help rats recover from stroke faster, new study finds
...means that IV administration of stem cells, a less invasive
procedure than neurosurgical implantation, may be an effective option in the early stages of brain injury." Dr. Sanberg emphasized that the research is young, and studies in humans are still a few years away. The researchers are unsure exactly how ...
Hidden toxin gene in chlamydia linked to chronic illnesses
...nfects the eyes and genital tract, and one that is invasive
and infects cells in the lymph nodes. The genes of the two strains were almost identical except for a single region of the bacterial chromosome. When the investigators studied that region in more detail, they found a stretch of DNA that resembled ...
Sea Grant study finds Chinese mitten crabs appear free of human parasite lung flukes
...abs are native to China and Korea but are a highly invasive
nuisance species elsewhere. The crabs were first identified in California in 1992, after a shrimp trawler working the South San Francisco Bay hauled up a strange looking crab with fuzzy claws. However, the crab most likely was introduced to San Franc...
The ecological consequences of 'promiscuous' boating
...vestigation into the complex dynamics of nonnative invasive
UNC botanist spearheads ongoing effort to curtail movement of pest plant species
... restrict our distribution of plants that might be invasive
elsewhere. The following year, the N.C. Botanical... species that thrive on that element. Examples of invasive
aquatic weeds include Salvinia, duckweed, water millfoil -- an underwater feather-like plant that to...
Study shows deoxygenating ballast water can prevent invasive species and ship corrosion
...genation was seen as too expensive for controlling invasive
species in ballast water but our study shows that ...ygen tolerance of larvae from three known nuisance invasive
species now found in U.S. watersan Australian tubeworm, European green crab, and European zebra muss...
NIH panel outlines strategies for managing tumors of the adrenal glands
...levels of hormones. The panel noted that minimally invasive
laparoscopic surgery is an appropriate option for removing smaller, non-cancerous tumors. Open surgery involving a relatively long incision is usually appropriate for removing malignant tumors or large benign tumors. Because managing incidentalomas ...
Next-generation biomaterials to help body heal itself
...caffolds for repair of tissues and using minimally invasive
surgery to implant them, this technique could have a major clinical application." "Perhaps of even more importance is the possibility that bioactive stimuli can be used to activate genes in a preventative treatment to maintain the health of tissues a...
Nabi experimental vaccine reduced Staph aureus bloodstream infections by nearly 60 percent
...lood system and that requires repeated exposure to invasive
dialysis procedures through a surgically implanted...year in the US, including people having surgery or invasive
outpatient procedures, people in long-term care facilities, individuals on kidney dialysis and those...
Information technology provides biologists with new tools for biodiversity conservation
...of an international team that is comparing data on invasive
species around the world to understand the factors...ntify the circumstances that make a species highly invasive
or make an ecosystem susceptible to invasion. Mack believes this information will be invaluable in d...
Proliferation of Argentine ants in California linked to decline in coastal horned lizards
...t contributing to the decline of horned lizards-an invasive
ant species. Moreover, this pattern was evident over a really large area ranging from the Mexican border to Los Angeles-a scale at which very few studies have been conducted." "Our work demonstrates that invasions can have community-wide effects,...
Genetic link to endometriosis unique Icelandic study provides further proof
...icular risk of endometriosis, without the need for invasive
procedures." Assisted by Professor Reynir Geir...ue in part to the fact that endometriosis requires invasive
surgery for accurate diagnosis, and is thus severely under diagnosed. Furthermore, people often dont...
Cognitive testing reduces risks of procedure for brain arteriovenous malformations
...inimize the potentially disabling outcomes of this invasive
and irreversible procedure," says Lauren Moo, M.D., a clinical fellow in Hopkins' Department of Neurology, and co-author of the study....
Surgeons to train on artificial bodies
...ow needed because of recent advances in minimally invasive
surgical techniques, such as laparoscopy or key-hole surgery, said Mr Julien Etienne, project engineer at the MEC. The success of these technical advances relies heavily on the skills training of surgeons. Traditionally, surgeons have acquired skills...
UCSD gene therapy to prevent restenosis following balloon angioplasty receives US patent
... the catheter during angioplasty, so no additional invasive
procedures are required. During angioplasty, the arteries being treated are clamped to reduce blood flow. By isolating the arteries in this way, it allows localized delivery of the therapeutic agent and avoids potential complications caused by act...
Women with vaginal cancer likely to have been exposed to HPV-16, the virus that causes genital warts
...women with squamous cell in situ (non-invasive) or invasive
vaginal cancer diagnosed between 1981 and 1998 as well as 2,041 unaffected women who served as controls.Both groups of women were interviewed in person about prior health conditions, sexual and other behaviors, and they provided blood samples. For w...
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