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HIV accessory protein disables host immunity via receptor-protein intermediary
...cked out and found that their cells were immune to sepsis
(pathogens and their toxins in the blood), because the NF-kB molecules did not go into overdrive, kicking up inflammatory molecules called cytokines. This data demonstrate that Vpr attacks PARP-1 activity, so the mice are immune to toxins created by ...
Less is more, gene study shows
...people who lack the gene are better able to resist sepsis
than those who have a working copy. "This is another indication that loss of the gene would be good for the individual, but it doesn't show that the gene became a pseudogene because of that advantage." However, using population genetics techniques, t...
TGen and NAU awarded multi-million dollar grant to identify genetic signatures of pathogens
...ims to improve the understanding and management of sepsis
and community acquired pneumonia (CAP). This multi...very minute of every day, one person is dying from sepsis
in the U.S. and this number is projected to rise at a rate of 1.5 percent per year. A 25 percent red...
Protein prevents detrimental immune effects of bacterial sepsis
...his work is underscored by the fact that bacterial sepsis
ranked among the top ten causes of death in both a...-89). The patients at greatest risk of developing sepsis
and SIRS are those with impaired immune systems. When such patients are unable to control the under...
JCI table of contents June 1, 2005
...ses of cell damage during invasive infections like sepsis
and meningitis. TITLE: Bacterial programmed cell death of cerebral endothelial cells: dual death pathways AUTHOR CONTACT: Joerg Weber Charite - Universitaetsmedizin Berlin, Germany Phone: +49 30 450 560104; Fax: +49 30 450 560942; E-mail: ...
Community MRSA is re-emergence of 1950s pandemic, study suggests
...taphylococcus aureus bacteria caused skin lesions, sepsis
and pneumonia in children and young adults around the world. This pandemic of both hospital and community acquired infections waned throughout the 1960s as the antibiotic meticillin was used to treat these infections. Now researchers have shown that ...
Prominent North Shore-LIJ physician-researcher brings science to the masses with new book
..., the mysterious and deadly syndrome called severe sepsis
is the third leading cause of death for hospitaliz...e and cancer. While scientific knowledge of severe sepsis
has grown in recent years, public awareness remains low. In his new book Fatal Sequence: The Killer ...
Doctors closer to using gene analysis to help trauma patients
...st common cause of death after traumatic injury -- sepsis
and multisystem organ failure. So the goal is to use functional genomics as a tool to identify those patients who, after severe trauma and burn injury, will go on to manifest this multisystem organ failure. It's a way to better characterize the natur...
Hospital epidemiologists trace outbreak of organism to commonly used wound care equipment
... required admission to the intensive care unit for sepsis
and respiratory distress. In the future, staff using the water-gun like equipment will have to wear masks, gowns and gloves during procedures, which must also now be performed in private treatment rooms that are fully disinfected between patients t...
How the battle of Waterloo could help doctors fight death from multiple organ failure
... medicine, mortality rates from conditions such as sepsis
(bacterial infection of the bloodstream) haven't i...iloring them to how the body responds naturally to sepsis
and other critical illnesses." Survival statistics from the battle of Waterloo throw up an even more...
VitalSense(R) - Wireless vital signs monitoring
...sal hot flash monitoring, ovulation detection, and sepsis
detection in hospitals. Healthcare implications fo...aching as there are approximately 700,000 cases of sepsis
each year, 25% of which result in mortalities. Hospitals monitor core body temperature, heart rate ...