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American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- June 13, 2007

...ident, media reports said that an over-the-counter cough syrup formulated with a counterfeit Chinese ingredient killed dozens of people in Panama last November. It is unlikely that counterfeit ingredients could reach prescription medicines sold in the United States because of the high degree of scrutiny ...

Extra-aggressive form of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis identified

...characterized by the insidious onset of dyspnea or cough and usually evolves slowly. Now, Selman and coworkers present in an article published in the online, open-access journal PLoS ONE on Wednesday 30th May, strong evidence indicating that a subset of IPF patients has a short duration of symptoms b...

Egyptians, not Greeks were true fathers of medicine

...her ingredients endure and acacia is still used in cough remedies while aloes forms a basis to soothe and heal skin conditions." Fellow researcher Dr Ryan Metcalfe is now developing genetic techniques to investigate the medicinal plants of ancient Egypt. He has designed his research to determine which mo...

UBC researcher finds new way to treat devastating fungal infections

...common moulds that can cause symptoms ranging from cough to brain damage. The oral formulation proved effective and minimally toxic against both infections. A clinical study of the drug delivery system, involving 50-100 patients, is planned for later this year.A form of invasive candidiasis called candi...

Newborns with respiratory distress potentially have rare genetic disease

...gener Syndrome, PCD causes persistent wheezing and cough in children and is associated with recurrent or persistent sinus and ear infections. Half of patients with PCD have reversed internal organs, called situs inversus, and males are usually infertile. In PCD patients, the cilia, tiny hairs that move m...

Simple diagnostic test detects genetic signs of lung cancer in a patient's sputum

... the researchers asked each of the participants to cough into a cup first thing in the morning for three days. Investigators then examined the sputum with both traditional cytology and with fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH). The FISH technique uses fluorescently labeled single-strand DNA probes to b...

Gene chip technology shows potential for identifying life-threatening blood infection

...geons. "If someone came into the hospital with a cough and had a working diagnosis of pneumonia or someone came in with abdominal pain with a suspicion of infection, wouldn't it be wonderful if we could run a blood test in the emergency department and more accurately triage patients so they could be trea...

Gene therapy for hereditary lung disease advances

...age occurs. Shortness of breath, wheezing, chronic cough and recurring chest colds are signs of the disease. It is important that alpha-1 patients avoid cigarette smoke, said Mark Brantly, M.D., a professor of medicine and molecular genetics and microbiology at UF's College of Medicine who develops clini...

Newly discovered proteins associated with cystic fibrosis

... to move. It is very difficult for the patient to cough up the thick mucus, so the airways get clogged. The trapped mucous becomes a haven for infectious agents, which leads to long-term infection, inflammation and scarring. Most patients will eventually need lung transplants in order to survive, she said...

Two at Yale named outstanding new environmental scientists by NIEHS

...d chronic inflammation in asthma, allergy, chronic cough and dermatitis. Recently, Jordt discovered that acrolein, a noxious environmental substance present in cigarette smoke, automobile exhaust and chemical smog, activates a receptor specifically found in nerve fibers that sense chemical irritation an...

Epilepsy drug eases symptoms of inherited disorder that weakens muscles

...simply increasing the strength of an SMA patient's cough might enable them to clear their lungs better and reduce incidence of pneumonia, the most common killer of patients with SMA III and IV. Valproate's side effects can include weight gain, hair loss and acne. One patient stopped taking the drug because...

Wasabi's kick linked to single pain receptor

...ly relevant to individuals who suffer from chronic cough or asthma," the researchers said....

JCI table of contents: December 2005

EDITOR'S PICK The way to whoop whooping cough Although the use of vaccines has decreased the ...young to be vaccinated, and who often get whooping cough from adult, nonsymptomatic, or mildly symptomatic carriers. In a paper appearing online on Novemb...

A meaty, salty, starchy diet may impact chronic lung disease

...m pattern was positively associated with new onset cough with phlegm after adjusting for age, gender, smoki...could account for the 1.4 fold increase in risk of cough with phlegm from this dietary pattern. "It is difficult to tease out what is accounting for the incr...

Gene therapy may protect normal tissues during radiation retreatment for lung cancer

... the esophagus, hair loss in the treated area, dry cough caused by swelling of the lung tissue and sore throat....

Gram-negative bacteria shoot their way into cells

...cause food poisoning, bubonic plague, and whooping cough all deploy the same weapon to infect the body. A molecular "syringe" sticks out of the bacteria, pokes a hole in a nearby cell, and squirts in venomous proteins that hijack the cell's machinery. For the first time, Howard Hughes Medical Institute re...

Fibromyalgia patients may benefit from cough remedy, UF study finds

...nts should not resort to self-medicating by taking cough syrups for pain, Staud cautioned. "Like every medication, dextromethorphan has side effects," he said. "At high doses, patients can have problems related to memory and confusion." The underlying cause of fibromyalgia remains unknown, but in the past...

Canola study solves seed oil mystery

...med these sugars into oils, the plants appeared to cough up lots of the carbon dioxide back into the atmosphere. The chemical reaction appeared to follow the same backwards logic as a person who toils all day on the job to earn $100, only to buy a $5 sandwich and give the remainder of his paycheck b...

Oral saline spray may slash spread of exhaled pathogens

...hese "high-producers" for up to six hours. Using a cough machine designed to simulate normal human breathing, they linked the reduction in droplet exhalation after saline administration to increased surface tension among fluids lining human airways, producing larger bioaerosol droplets that are less likely...

In a tiny squid, bacterial toxin governs organ development

...Ocean squid, a toxic molecule that causes whooping cough and gonorrhea in humans has been found to be a cri...at signal for pathogenesis in the case of whooping cough or gonorrhea." McFall-Ngai argues that the new finding should be cause for yet more caution...

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