Tag: "sickness" at biology news
New center to study deadly microbial pathogens
...otozoa: Trypanosomes (which cause African sleeping sickness
and Chagas disease in the Americas), Plasmodium (which causes malaria), and Leishmania take a staggering toll in developing nations....
Fulbright fellow develops environmental biology courses in Zimbabwe
...erty, the lack of education and opportunities, the sickness
of AIDS. One out of two Zimbabweans has the HIV virus, he said. "We passed a cemetery with row after row of freshly dug graves and multiple funerals going on at the same time." But he also saw the countrys beauty. The people are "absolutely wonder...
Whales get the bends
Noise can bring on decompression sickness
in whales and dolphins UNDERWATER explosions and...rves, leading to classic symptoms of decompression sickness
such as joint pain and disorientation. Houser reviewed studies looking at the levels of dissolved g...
Gender issues related to spaceflight: A NASA perspective
...eflight, there is a high incidence of space motion sickness
(SMS) accompanied by decreased gastrointestinal motility. The combination of initial slower intestinal transit time and decreased gastrointestinal motility associated with SMS may adversely affect absorption and bioavailability of orally ingested med...
Banning animals from the bedroom could reduce Chagas Disease risk, say Science researchers
...cruzi , an American cousin to the African sleeping sickness
parasite. T. cruzi is transmitted through the feces of blood-feeding bugs called triatomines, commonly known as "kissing" bugs, "cone-nosed" bugs, vinchuca, or barbeiro. According to the World Health Organization, 16-18 million people from Mexico t...
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awards $15.1 million to treat African sleeping sickness, leishmaniasis
...st, to develop new drugs to fight African sleeping sickness
and leishmaniasis -- two diseases that are killing...ful of drugs currently available to treat sleeping sickness
has major drawbacks, including severe toxic side effects that can be fatal. Evidence also suggests t...
Genetically engineered foods: science and nature don't necessarily mix
...d altered milk content in cows eating GE soybeans; sickness
in cattle given bovine growth hormone; and toxicity moving up the food chain, causing death or impaired health in non-target species consuming insects that fed on crops with bacillicus thuringiensis (Bt) toxins. Getting Workers Back on the Job: ...
Tobacco farm workers may contract tobacco sickness, Wake Forest study shows
...tobacco farm workers reported having green tobacco sickness
at least once during the summer. Most are migrant ...he first survey research to document green tobacco sickness
as an occupational health risk among seasonal and migrant farm workers," Quandt reported. While gre...
Moderate caffeine use does not increase miscarriage risk but high caffeine use doubles risk
...r miscarriage only in women who experience morning sickness
during pregnancy. Still other studies have notfou...The study also did not have information on morning sickness
during pregnancy, and so could not determine if themiscarriage risk was the same for women who exper...
Decompression is a gas
All divers risk decompression sickness
if they surface too quickly for theirbodies to los...they can predict howmuch the risk of decompression sickness
is lowered. The researchers say thathydrogen-metabolizing bacteria could also be used to treat peopl...
Irregular Heartbeat Shown To Increase Risk Of Death As Well As Disability;
Particularly Harmful To Women
... As the Baby Boom generation ages, AF and the sickness
and deathsit causes will increase, says Bigger. He also urges greater effort to treat andprevent the disorder. Because AF often occurs along with other cardiovasculardisorders, including heart attacks and stroke, physicians have deba...
High-Pressure Chambers Could Prevent Paralysis After Spinal Cord Injury
...ers used to treat deep sea diversfor decompression sickness
could play a key role in preventing permanent spinalcord damage and paralysis to many of the thousands of Americans who sufferspinal cord injuries every year, a doctor from Scotland reported today. Dr. Philip James of the University of Dundee...
High-Altitude Cerebral Edema Likely Caused By Leaks In Blood-Brain Barrier
...se mechanisms in the development of acute mountain sickness
and high-altitude cerebral edema. Their research is supported by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute....
Florida Or Bust? Older Lab Rats Seek Heat To Fight Infection, UD Researchers Report
...NCISCO, CA.--Geriatric rats instinctively ward off sickness
by huddlingin hot spots, and ongoing studies of their behavior may suggest drug-freestrategies to help older people fight infections, University of Delawareresearchers reported today at the Experimental Biology '98 meeting. "Most older rats, like man...
Shrews May Predict Environmental Degradation
... an important indicator of environmental health or sickness
in certain African countries, says a professor in the Faculty of Forestry. Professor Justina Ray, a carnivore biologist, believes the shrew -- a small, mouse-like insectivore -- may deliver environmental warning signs. "A shrew is somewhat li...
National Laboratory Known For Environmental Technology Directing Attention On Solving Agriculture And Food Processing Problems
...at will help detect foodborne organisms that cause sickness
inhumans may be widely used within the next few years. Pacific Northwest'sefforts are focusing on the creation of small, multi-functional detection unitsthat can be deployed at various points along the food production supply chain. As envisioned, a...