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Abundance of myostatin in infected swine may result in reduced muscle mass

..., pigs are at the most risk and suffer from cough, fevers and depressed appetite. Reduced market weight or increased time for pigs to reach a desired market weight can be a substantial cost to producers. Infection from the bacterium alone did not reduce weight gain compared with the control group during...

Biologists discover why 10% of Europeans are safe from HIV infection

...lues today of 1 in 10. Lethal, viral haemorrhagic fevers were recorded in the Nile valley from 1500 BC and were followed by the plagues of Mesopotamia (700-450BC), the plague of Athens (430BC), the plague of Justinian (AD541-700) and the plagues of the early Islamic empire (AD627-744). These continuing ep...

Buying time through 'hibernation on demand'

...ould involve treating people suffering from severe fevers of unknown origin. Currently, when a person comes to an ER with such a fever they run the risk of brain-damaging seizures during the crucial time it takes to diagnose the bacterial or viral cause and administer the proper antibiotic. "Here's a patien...

Live vaccines more effective against horse herpes virus

...ring veterinarians to show that horses have had no fevers for the last three weeks," said Ed Dubovi, associate professor of virology and director of the virology diagnostic laboratory at the Animal Health Diagnostic Center at Cornell. He says that Cornell only administers testing and does not set the rules ...

Experimental vaccine protects nonhuman primates from Lassa fever

...irus, could have utility against other hemorrhagic fevers as well." "Lassa fever poses a huge public health threat in Western Africa," said Dr. Feldmann of the PHAC. "While the mortality rate of this virus is not as high as with some viral hemorrhagic fevers, there are many more cases of Lassa fever and a g...

Melbourne scientists dominate international Howard Hughes Medical Institute awards

...seases such as malaria, tuberculosis, haemorrhagic fevers and anthrax. The objective is to stimulate international efforts to understand the underlying mechanisms of diseases, to help identify potential new drug targets and to develop vaccines. In Washington, DC, HHMI President, Thomas R. Cech, says, "Throu...

Tulane receives multi-million grant for hemorrhagic fever research

...irement for tests currently available. Hemorrhagic fevers begin with fever and muscle aches, then may worsen until the patient becomes very ill with severe bleeding (hemorrhage), lung or kidney problems, and shock. Lassa fever is an acute viral illness that occurs in West Africa, where it is a significant ...

Molecular mechanism may explain how fevers spark seizures

...ive China. "I was always impressed by how quickly fevers can trigger convulsions in children," she said. "I have been curious about this mystery for years." Kang came to Vanderbilt to work with Macdonald, internationally renowned for his research on epilepsy and GABA-A receptors, proteins on the surfaces ...

FDG PET takes its place as a valuable tool in diagnosing fevers of unknown origin

SAN DIEGO, Calif.--By providing early diagnosis of fevers of unknown origin in patients, positron emission t...ial contribution of PET especially in the areas of fevers of unknown origin and infection," noted Bruce Line, SNM's Scientific Program Committee general clini...

Movie spies on malaria parasite's sneaky behavior

... life cycle, the classic symptoms of malaria high fevers and chills are triggered in people who are infected. Mnard and Amino collaborated with Volker Heussler at the Bernhard-Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine in Hamburg, Germany. Their images of the parasite sneaking back into the host's bloodstrea...

Worms produce surprise insight into human fever

... explanation for the beneficial role of behavioral fevers in poikilotherms and a mechanism by which fever works in metazoans, says Aballay. It also raises questions about the HSF-1 pathway in humans and whether drugs currently used to reduce fever in infected patients may make matters worse by preventing ...

Researchers discover surprising drug that blocks malaria

... by infected mosquitoes. The symptoms include high fevers and flu-like symptoms such as chills, headache, muscle aches and fatigue. The disease kills an estimated 2 million people a year, mostly African children under five. It also poses a risk to travelers. An estimated 500 million cases of malaria were ex...

8 plants from South Africa may hold potential for treating high blood pressure

...low justicia and taken for coughs and treatment of fevers Momordica balsamina, an African herbal traditional medicine also known as the balsam apple Oxygonum sinuatum, an invasive weed with no common name Physalis viscosa, known as starhair ground cherry Senna occidentalis, a very le...

Fever after smallpox vaccination tied to individual genetic variations

... heart. And a small percentage of children who get fevers after the MMR vaccine will develop seizures. We ...ed before. The 252 individuals who did not develop fevers after vaccination served as the control group. Using blood samples donated by study participants, ...

Revealed -- Mosquito genes that could be controlling the spread of killer viruses

...ansmission of viruses that cause yellow and dengue fevers diseases that infect over 50 million people worldwide every year. This study is the first of its kind on the newly-sequenced genome of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which is also published in this weeks Science. The researchers identified over 350 ...

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