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How the battle of Waterloo could help doctors fight death from multiple organ failure
...induced multiple organ failure. We think that some septic
patients become deficient in leptin and this leads...ould potentially be developed as a new therapy for septic
patients with organ failure."...
National Academy news: Water quality improvement in southwestern Pennsylvania
...rt adds, which suggests contamination from failing septic
systems. Livestock management practices in rural areas are likely adding pathogens to streams as well, though scarce data made it impossible to determine how much, the committee said. In addition to biological contaminants, acid drainage from aband...
Discovery promises simpler therapy for sickle cell disease
...many disorders, including diabetes, heart attacks, septic
shock and sickle cell disease. In the current study, the researchers found that hemoglobin in the red cells of patients with sickle cell disease fails to process nitric oxide properly. As a result, they reported, the membranes of sickle red blood cel...
Cooperation is keya new way of looking at MicroRNA and how it controls gene expression
... that underlie many diseases, including cancer and septic
shock. The discovery concerns tiny fragments of RN...exactly what happens when people are stricken with septic
shock. Likewise, the loss of control of genetic expression is the underlying cause of various forms ...
Researchers report new pro-inflammatory role for anti-inflammatory enzyme
...ad thing. Sustained overproduction of NO can cause septic
shock (sepsis). "In sepsis, which is a systemic ba...iscovery may eventually lead to new treatments for septic
shock and other inflammatory diseases. "Pharmaceutical companies have been developing iNOS inhibitor...
Scientists solve structure of key protein in innate immune response
...lso lead to the development of drugs to help treat septic
shock, an often fatal systemic bacterial infection...ins Dr. Lee. "Since LPS is an important inducer of septic
shock, blocking LPS receptors such as CD14 are among the most important targets. Our structure shows...
Water research initiatives at UW-Madison
...in, bringing contaminants like EDCs with it. Small septic
systems used in rural areas could be another source of EDCs entering groundwater. The researchers are testing and monitoring these two types of sites at locations around the state. Their data will be used to make future decisions affecting groundwate...
Natural relaxant protects against asthma, may yield new therapy
...archers showed that SNOs played a critical role in septic
shock, a common cause of death in intensive care units. Earlier this year they showed that SNOs are deficient in the blood of patients with sickle cell disease. Now, the link between GSNO deficiency and asthma further suggests that SNOs might play a ...
PET scans predict development of lung disease following trauma
... any major lung inflammation or injury (pneumonia, septic
shock, trauma, aspiration of vomit or chemical inhalation). ARDS usually develops within 24 to 48 hours of an injury or illness, and the duration and intensity of the condition can vary considerably from patient to patient, with the mortality rate ra...
Scripps research scientists discover new key to pulmonary edema in respiratory distress syndrome
...lation, a severe blow to the chest, bad pneumonia, septic
shock, severe blood loss, or drug overdose. Althou...or necrosis factor, which are both produced during septic
shock, one of the exact conditions that lead to edema. Wanting to know what effect sphingosine 1-pho...
Mechanism proposed for link between RU-486 and fatal infections
...stood. In "Pathophysiology of mifepristone-induced septic
shock due to Clostridium sordellii," author and Br...a combination that sometimes results in widespread septic
shock. At least 5 women in the US and Canada have died from septic
shock after taking mifepristone. ...
Scientists get look at genes' defensive playbook
... process. "Basically we made the volunteers appear septic
for a couple of hours and examined changes in the gene expression from their white blood cells," Moldawer said. "Such genomic analyses give us the ability to simultaneously survey the activity of every gene in the cell, giving us vast lists of genes ...
Molecular research suggests shift needed in how some drugs are created
...response can set the stage for various infections, septic
shock and numerous autoimmune disorders. Since researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute reported the structure of Pelle bound to the adapter molecule known as Tube, there has been an effort...
Discovery links blood cell defect to common lung disorder, leads to novel treatment
...earchers found that SNOs played a critical role in septic
shock, a common cause of death in intensive care units. They later showed that the compounds are lacking in the blood of patients with sickle cell disease and also play a part in preventing asthma. The latest findings extend the role of SNOs in red b...
Medical College of Wisconsin researchers
...de agents which inhibitmolecular events leading to septic
shock, as well. This new technologyconfers broad spectrum, short term, immunity against unknown biothreatagents for war fighters sent into harm's way."...
First analysis of FDA's mifepristone adverse event reports
...d, including fatalities resulting from bleeding or septic
shock. Also reviewed are numerous reports of sever...for increased research into the allergic and fatal septic
reactions associated with mifepristone. They also urge that ultrasound imaging be performed before u...
Changes in reef latitude
...r means including hundreds of thousands of seeping septic
systems and seepage from deep injection wells, where about 500 millions gallons of sewage is pumped per day. Extensive runoff, especially during rainy periods, also enters the ocean with high nutrient levels due to fertilizer use and other factors. ...
Microbes convert 'Styrofoam' into biodegradable plastic
...olystyrene, it readily breaks down in soil, water, septic
systems and backyard composts. Worldwide, more than 14 million metric tons of polystyrene are produced annually, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Most of this ends up in landfills. Although polystyrene represents less than 1 per...
Infection 'alarm' yields clues to immune system behavior
...tions for immune system-related ailments including septic
shock, cancer, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. The...es, the result may be a dangerous condition called septic
shock.) The innate immune response begins when white blood cells detect a bacterial intruder or toxi...
Researches discover gene critical for protection against septic-shock-induced death
...ng the body's innate immune response to sepsis and septic
shock, according to a study by a research team led...rf2 caused a dramatic increase in mortality due to septic
shock in mice. The study's findings, which will be published in the April 2006 issue of the Journal ...