Tag: "skin" at biology news
Common Food Dye Can Cause Severe Allergic Reactions
...ned allergic reactions---from mild hives and itchy skin
to dangerous anaphylaxis. Only through more aware...reaction occurred after she ate a red popsicle. A skin
test confirmed the woman was allergic to the frozen dessert---but to which of its ingredients? Afte...
Colorado State Scientists Tackle Genetic Makeup Of Obscure Bacteria
...us problems, includingblood infections, hepatitis, skin
lesions and pneumonia. Because Mycobacteriumavium can be found virtually everywhere, AIDS patients can be exposed by takinga shower or eating food that contains the bacteria. "Why, of all the bacterial pathogens out there, do AIDS patients s...
Dendritic Cell Therapy For The Treatment Of Cancer
...couraging. In certain types of cancer, such as the skin
cancer malignant melanoma, it isknown that patient...ded to conventional treatments and have metastatic skin
lesions. Dendritic cells from the patients' blood will be grown and induced to developinto their mat...
Green Tea Ingredient Can Kill Cancer Cells
...n, lymph system, and prostate, and on normal human skin
cells. In the test tube, it led to apoptosis, or programmed cell death, in the cancer cells, but left the healthy cells unharmed. Findings appear in the December 17 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute . Epigallocatechin-3-gallate...
ACS Aids Cornell Vet School Cancer Research
...rcoma virus (WDSV) and the tumors it causes on the skin
of fish. Because certain fish tumors grow and regress on a seasonal basis, the Cornell researchers are interested in WDSV in walleyes and in explaining how other cancer-related retroviruses interact with the immune systems of their hosts. The study...
Detective Work Uncovers New Tick-Borne Disease In North Carolina And The Southeast
...ing pest, dubbed Lone Star,that left rashes on the skin
of its victims and anxiety in their minds. But du...ate the microorganism thatcauses Lyme disease from skin
samples taken from 70 southern patients. So the question Kirkland wanted to answer was: Is a differ...
Gene For Inherited Syndrome Is Possible New Tumor Suppressor
... of peculiar freckle-like spots on the lips andthe skin
around the mouth and on the fingers.How these two relate to each other is absolutely unknown." Furthermore, he said, "the combination of tumors that can occur with thissyndrome really gives no clue to what's going on.That is truly intriguing." The wo...
Testing Sought For Brighteners, Natural Substance In Spices, Cosmetic Chemical, Three Herbs, A Natural Oil And A Fertilizer
...spiratory congestion, mucous membraneinflammation, skin
and eye problems and cancer.Itsconstituent alkaloids berberine and hydrastinewould also be studied. Saw palmetto, the sixth largest-selling herbaldietary supplement in the United States, is usedextensively to self-treat benign prostatehyperplasia -- ...
High Testosterone Level May Lead Male Junco To Stray From Mate
...ernity.A small plastic tube was inserted under the skin
of the males. In 58 ofthe males, the tubes slowly released testosterone over the course of theseason. In 67 of the males, the tubes were empty. After this initial procedure,the birds were released and allowed to live naturally on their breedingground...
Short-Course TB Prophylaxis Effective In HIV-Infected Individuals
...th. All participants had positive TB skin
tests, indicating that they harbored inactive TB b...prophylactic therapy for people with a positive TB skin
test who are at increased risk for developing active TB. These include: people in close ...
Jefferson Researchers First To Create Genetically Engineered Mouse To Study Photoaging
...ng of how ultraviolet lightexposure contributes to skin
aging and skin
cancer and the development of new,better sunscreens that may prevent both. Researchers from ...
Amphibian Mortality Due To UV Radiation
...eratmosphere has been linked to increased risks of skin
cancer and cataracts in humans as well as to the destruction of fragile plant life. Deformed anddying frogs may be linked to thinning ozone as well," said Kiesecker, who isstudying other possible factors, such as water level and quality, which also ...
Leftover Fetal Cells May Affect Development Of Scleroderma
...localized form of the diseaseprimarily affects the skin
of the face and hands, causing it to become shiny, tight and thick like leather. In contrast, the systemic form, which can lead to premature death, attacks theskin as well as internal organs, including the kidneys, lungs and heart, gastrointestinal ...
Studies Underscore Link Between Nutrition And Nonmelanoma Skin Cancers
... Half of all new cancers diagnosed in the U.S. are skin
cancers.Melanoma, the most serious form of skin
cancer, accounts for only about 4percent of total skin
cancers, but is more prone to spreading and c...
Condom Use In Thailand Dramatically Cuts HIV Infection
...ections, says Celentano. They create breaks in the skin
in the genitalarea, allowing HIV to invade the body more easily, and increase the number ofimmune system cells called macrophages and T cells, which are the preferredtargets of HIV. T cells serve as "factories" that produce more of the virus. ...
Simplified Therapy To Prevent TB Proven Effective In Developing Countries
...nd had apositive purified-protein derivative (PPD) skin
test but no signs of activedisease. Both regimens proved to be effective in preventing active TB.However, compliance with treatment was higher for those who received theshorter course of treatment. Adherence was strongly associated withduration of ...
UD Environmental News: Pfiesteria Detectors To Be Described March 18
...health problems such as short-term memory loss and skin
rashes among people whohad been exposed to the organism in water. Detectors show promise for minimizingsuch exposure. UD Water-Quality Experts Though harmful algal blooms have been reported for centuries, many researchersbelieve that runoff of fertil...
Allergies To Rubber Affect 12.5 Percent Of Health Care Workers
...rappreciated. Reactions can range from alocalized skin
rash or sneezing to respiratory distress or death....eins from the gloves can beabsorbed through direct skin
contact. They also can attach to corn-starchdonning powder inside the gloves and enter the body thr...
New Gene Therapy Technique Results In 60 Percent Tumor Regression Rate
... with T7 to measure its effectiveness on brain and skin
cancers.While their studies have been successful, scientists at Progenitor are trying toimprove the efficiency of the technology and improve the product form forcommercial purposes, says Ralph Snodgrass, co-author of the study and vicepresident of re...
Kaposi's Sarcoma Caused By Virus Usually Transmitted Through Homosexual Sex, According To UCSF Study
...y discovered unusual DNA sequences in the cells of skin
lesionsassociated with Kaposi's sarcoma. Until now, scientists have not known whetherthe virus represented by these sequences, which they called human herpesvirus 8,or HHV-8, caused the disease or was an "innocent bystander" that merely traveledwith...
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