Tag: "mortality" at biology news
Patent awarded for LSUHSC-developed peptide that blocks lethal toxins of anthrax
...om it. One of the factors contributing to the high mortality
of sepsis (which has increased more than 90% in the last 20 years according to the National Vital Statistics Report, 2000,) is damage from excessive production of cytokines (chemical messengers of the immune system). The LSUHSC scientists found that...
Improvement of the treatments against brucellosis and ovine salmonella
... via the traditional oral method. Infertility and mortality
in sheep This improvement in the treatment of bru...tock in Europe, as well as infertility in rams and mortality
in lambs. In addition, the researcher of the University of Navarra highlighted the utility of the v...
Genetic variants and breast cancer risk, genetics and suicidal behavior, and more
...sg ApoE plasma levels and risk of cardiovascular mortality
in old age Studying 561 patients who were 85 ye...006) ApoE plasma levels and risk of cardiovascular mortality
in old age. PLoS Med 3(6): e176. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0030176 PLEASE ADD THE LINK TO THE PUBLI...
Evolutionary forces explain why women live longer than men
...s from our deep evolutionary history." This skewed mortality
isn't even unique to our species; the men come up ...mple, in common chimps, the greatest difference in mortality
rates for males and females occurs at about 13 years of age, when the males are just entering the br...
Study reports findings on lung cancer death rates in never smokers
... African-American men, may have higher lung cancer mortality
than never-smoking whites."...
Acetaminophen safe to use after heart attack but doesn't protect the heart
...dy from Denmark suggested that NSAIDS may increase mortality
if taken after a heart attack. NSAIDs are a major class of pain reliever and fever reducer that includes ibuprofen. Acetaminophen is a popular over-the-counter pain medication that is an alternative to NSAID and aspirin. It is the active ingredient ...
Targeting lung cancer
...tumors, which are the most common cause of cancer mortality
. In addition, these models will allow us to evaluate the effectiveness of new drugs and drug combinations and to study the molecular basis of resistance to existing tyrosine kinase inhibitors," explains Dr. Politi. Lung cancer patients who harbor mu...
Experts urge industry and international donors to prepare pneumococcal vaccines
...gitis, and sepsis.1 In populations with high child mortality
rates, pneumonia is the leading infectious cause of mortality
and accounts for about 20-25% of all child deaths.2 This call to action comes on the eve of a meetin...
New study finds key role for VEGF in onset of sepsis
... of these therapies have thus far failed to reduce mortality
rates in patients with severe sepsis," he explains. "It's becoming clear that therapeutic advances for this dangerous syndrome will be contingent upon a better understanding of the causes or pathophysiology of the disease." Vascular endothelial growt...
Alcohol abuse increases the risk of suffering from pneumonia
...fering from community acquired pneumonia. Although mortality
did not differ significantly, an increase of the severeness of the disease was shown, and consequently, an increase of the morbidity and the complications was revealed. This study was conducted by the Pneumonia Multidiscipline Group of Hospital Cln...
...ary colleagues, she is exploring the morbidity and mortality
of U.S. workers in the National Health Interview Survey funded by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). As acting director of the Florida Cancer Data System, Florida's incident cancer registry, she works with researchers a...
UAB researchers find two surgical interventions for preemies have same effectiveness
...ife-threatening infection called peritonitis. With mortality
rates approaching 50 percent in infants who weigh less than 1,500 grams, NEC represents a significant clinical problem. "Once NEC has progressed to needing an operation, it is almost too late," Dimmitt added. "These results demonstrate the vital need...
Colorful, rare-patterned male guppies have survival advantage in the wild
...-type males survived. The most important source of mortality
in wild guppies is predation by larger fish species that live in the same streams. "It's possible that guppy predators, which are known to hunt visually, may be more focused on common color patterns," Hughes said. "Predators can form 'search images' ...
Children born after abortion ban had 'significantly better' educational achievements
...gns of the "unwantedness" effect a rise in infant mortality
and criminal behavior later in life....
Researchers identify protein associated with severe preeclampsia
...f the world's leading causes of maternal and fetal mortality
and poses a particular risk to women in developing countries. This new information provides us with another key piece of evidence as we work toward developing the means to diagnose, and eventually treat, this disease." Study coauthors include BIDMC i...
The structure of a virus infecting bacteria resembles a human virus
...ren. Diarrhoea is one of the main causes of infant mortality
in developing countries. By studying the viruses in bacteria, researchers can determine various characteristics about the life cycle of viruses that are much harder to study using dangerous human viruses. The newly described structure of the bacterio...
New tool tracks brain development in babies
...oxic ischemia remains an important cause of infant mortality
and morbidity, with an incidence of between one and two per 1,000 live births in the United States. ...
Finding of a new molecular marker of resistance to chemotherapy in breast cancer
...ies because of the increase of new cases, its high mortality
and the social repercussion it entails. In Catalo...r of cases and incidence rate increase every year, mortality
rate decreases. Survival of patients is improving, achieving a 5 year survival of almost 80%, a numb...
Major initiative proposed to address amphibian crisis
...ed global warming ultimately to a catastrophic egg mortality
in the western toad of the Pacific Northwest Cascade Range. Work is continuing at OSU today on contaminants and the effects of UVB solar radiation that may amplify the impacts of the fungus which causes chytridiomycosis. Amphibian declines have b...
11th International Deep-Sea Biology Symposium
...ver. "We expect that there will be massive mussel mortality
at the site". So far only the mussels that thrive around volcanic vents have been infected, but these animals are vital "habitat engineers", forming beds that are home to many other species. Van Dover proposes that scientists disinfect their deep-...
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