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NIH Team Discovers Endocrine Tumor Gene
...much gastrin in blood, which causes severe stomach ulcers
that are sometimes fatal. Some islet cell tumors may become malignant and result in a lethal form of pancreatic cancer. The discovery of the gene emanated from the unique collaboration of four different research teams at the NIH and a team at the U...
Houseflies May Transmit Ulcer Bug
...ylori , thebacterium responsible for some types of ulcers
and associated withstomach cancer, say researchers...nection toulcers. It is the cause of most duodenal ulcers
and an estimated 70-80percent of gastric ulcers. In the late 1980s researchers at StanfordUniversit...
Hurdle In Ulcer Vaccine Development Cleared
...s, (Date) -- The bacterium that causes most peptic ulcers
clingsto the stomach wall by locking onto specific...uld be possibleto develop a vaccine against peptic ulcers
and gastric cancer," says ThomasBorén, D.D.S., Ph.D., an assistant professor of oral biology at...
Researchers Discover How Ulcer Bug Becomes Antibiotic-Resistant
...ure, renewal of infection and recurrence of peptic ulcers
and other stomach lesions. The researchers discovered that metronidazole resistance results frommutation in a gene called rdxA. This gene codes for one of the nitroreductaseenzymes that allow H. pylori to break down organic nitrogen compounds...
Ulcer-Causing Bacteria Also May Be Associated With Heart Disease
...strain of bacteria normallyassociated with stomach ulcers
could be a contributing factor to heart disease,according to a report in today's Circulation: Journal of the American HeartAssociation. Italian researchers report they have found that the association between thebacteria -- known as Helicobacter pylor...
Perkin-Elmer, Dr. J. Craig Venter, And TIGR Announce Formation Of New Genomics Company
...e for H. pylori , the bacteria that causesstomach ulcers
and B. burgdorferi , the pathogen that causes Lymedisease. TIGR's World Wide Web address is www.tigr.org ....
Ulcer-Causing Bacteria Found In Central Pa. Surface Water
...pted that H. pylori is the cause of most duodenal ulcers
and between 70 and 80 percent of gastric ulcers. In the late 1980s, a link between H. pylori and certain types of stomach cancer was shown by researchers at Stanford University. Normal testing procedures do not identify the presence of live H. ...
Improved Oxygen Bath To Heal Wounds, Lessen Number Of Amputations: Sandia To
Sign Agreement With Numotech To Help Create Home-Use Healing Facility
... Statistics indicatethat the incidence of pressure ulcers
is about 50 percent amongst those withspinal cord ... treatment of burns, diabetic,venous, and arterial ulcers
and as a post-surgical treatment to acceleratehealing." "We'll be trying to find out the optimum amo...
Peptic Ulcers: Stress Does Matter, After All
...many doctors dropped the notion that stress causes ulcers
and declared them merely an infectious disease. ...xperts looked over the evidence and concluded that ulcers
are not merely an infectious disease and that psychological factors do play a significant role. ...
Common Anti-Viral Medication Prevents Severe Eye Herpes
...sterson the eyelids, conjunctivitis or superficial ulcers
of the cornea. These formsof the disease usually heal with locally applied anti-virals and withoutcomplications. Herpes of the eye is usually caused by herpes simplex I virus,which also causes fever blisters or cold sores around the face and mouth....
Vaccine Technology Takes Center Stage In Rochester
...s againstHIV, other sexually transmitted diseases, ulcers
and othermaladies. The conference is being organized by the University ofRochester, where vaccine technology is at the centerpiece of anew research institute - and whose scientists created the vaccinethat has nearly wiped out one form of childhood me...
Children, Pets Who Swallow Post-1982 Pennies At Risk For Stomach Upset, EvenUlcers
...h doses, it can causeproblems ranging from stomach ulcers
to kidney, liver and bone marrow damage.While a single coin isn't likely to cause severe damage to a child, O'Hara said,it can cause ulcers. If a pet swallows a coin, it can cause serious systemicdamage, and a visit to the veterinarian may be warrant...
UB Researchers Identify Specific Oral Bacteria Most Likely To Increase Risk Of Heart Disease
...rch. Oral bacteria enter the bloodstream via small ulcers
that develop in thegum tissue of persons with periodontal disease. They are thought to increasethe risk of heart attack by: 1) contributing to plaque formation, which narrowsblood vessels and increases the chance of clots forming, 2) accumulating ar...
Center For Future Health Aims To Bring High-Tech, Low-Cost Health Care To The Home
...n alert the wearer when an ulcer is imminent. Foot ulcers
affect themajority of people with spinal-cord injuries and are a constant threat to peoplewith diabetes. A "Digital Town Center," a high-tech box that will be dropped in rural areasof the United States and Latin America to give isolated people acce...
First direct link found between bacteria in drinking water and stomach ulcers
... to the cause of at least 75 percent ofall stomach ulcers
and two types of stomach cancers. The Penn State Harrisburg researchers made the association between watercontaining H. pylori and the infection through tests of private wells supplyingdrinking water to individual households. Interviews wi...
H.pylori bacteria and their human hosts
...a which usually producesno symptoms, but can cause ulcers
and stomach cancer in some individuals. For a bug ...t upsets the bacterial-host equilibrium leading to ulcers
or stomachcancer in some people. "Mathematical models like this one are especially valuable in bio...
Experts take aim at Montezuma's revenge at conference organized by UM school of
...asons, it is very important for people withstomach ulcers
to get an accurate diagnosis and prompt treatment withantibiotics. It could save their lives. The conference will also include workshops on genetics, diagnostics, immuneresponse and spotlight the ten best papers from junior scientists....
Parathyroid tumors can be removed safely in outpatient procedure
...mors, patients can sufferfrom osteoporosis, peptic ulcers
or kidney stones. About 100,000 new cases of hyperparathyroidismoccur each year; women are more susceptible. Surgery is the favored treatment. Reporting in the December issue of the journal Surgery, endocrine surgeon Robert Udelsman, M.D.,notes th...
Measles infection and and two or more younger siblings seem to protect against asthma
...and Helicobacter pylori, a bacterium implicated in ulcers
and possibly heart disease, were tested for. Detailed questionnaires on asthmatic symptoms were also completed. People with persistent cough and phlegm with wheeze were more likely to have antibodies to hepatitis A and Helicobacter pylori. But antibo...
ZymoGenetics discovers potential new therapy for autoimmune diseases
...or (becaplermin) for treating non-healing diabetic ulcers
analog of tissue plasminogen activator (monteplase), which is marketed in Japan for the treatment of myocardial infarction glucagon (GlucaGen® [glucagons (rDNA origin) for injection], approved for use as a diagnostic aid during radiological ex...
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