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Study Shows Gum Disease Increases Risk Of Future Heart Disease

... cavity and many systemic diseases. In this case, bacteria present in periodontal disease is thought to be the culprit, Genco said. "Oral bacteria enter the bloodstream via small ulcers in the gum tissue. These bacteria causes platelets to aggreg...

Common Carbohydrates May Prove To Be Substitute For Dietary Fiber

...ame bifidobacteria and lactobacilli, whichare good bacteria in the bowel. You get the same preventable substrate tothe large bowel. The foods with oligosaccharides also are more pleasing,and you don't have to eat as much to get the same desired effect." In two comprehensive studies published in the January i...

Antimicrobial "Bug Spray" Found In Human Lung Cells

...uses repeated lung infections in CF patients. The bacteria infected many CF cells while making little progress in the normal cells. Ko then searched for an antimicrobial compound similar to the one found in cow throats, and found hTAP. Pedersen speculates that cells in other areas at high risk for infection,...

TB Prophylaxis Unnecessary In HIV-Infected People With Anergy, Study Suggests

...only 10 percent of healthy people infected with TB bacteria everdevelop active TB disease, co-infection with TB and HIV dramatically increasesthis risk. A number of studies have shown that daily treatment with theantibiotic isoniazid (INH) significantly reduces TB disease risk in personsknown to be co-infect...

Unpasteurised Milk Is An Unacceptable Risk To Public Health

...om 128 of the 242 outlets contained either harmful bacteria or were of unacceptable hygienic quality which, the authors conclude, poses a risk to public health. Contact: John de Louvois, Head of Environmental Surveillance Unit, Public Health Laboratory Service, London t: 0181 200 6868 x4949 f: 0181 905 9907 ...

Researchers Synthesize Compounds For New Class Of Antibiotics

...for use againsttoday's increasingly drug-resistant bacteria as well as emerging forms ofbacteria. In a...rly promisingbecause of their selectivity. Harmful bacteria contain DNA-dependent polymeraseenzymes, as do humans. Myxopyronin A and B attack the bacterial enzy...

Three INEEL Inventions Win International Recognition

...ions to protect the plantagainst disease caused by bacteria and fungi. These protective mechanisms occurnaturally during germination, which malting simulates. The Malt-based Antimicrobial offers the application breadth of chemicalpesticides without the negative side effects. It theoretically can be applied to...

"Green Chemistry" Cleans Up Environment And Renders Synthetic Drugs

... some prescription drugs. The chemists use bacteria that occurs naturally in soil to transformharmful ...emists feed the chemical orindustrial waste to the bacteria Pseudomonas putida in the lab. Thebacteria consumes the waste, leaving behind valuable compounds. Th...

National Clinical Trial To Test Effectiveness Of Antibiotic Treatment For Coronary Artery Disease

...een Chlamydia pneumoniae andheart disease when the bacteria was identified in samples of diseased coronaryartery tissue. Two small trials evaluating the use of antibiotics for patients withcoronary artery disease showed some positive indications. "This large-scale clinical trial will provide...

Discovery: Experiments Confirm Novel Eye Pigment Controls Circadian Rhythm

...gulate biologic functions in creatures assimple as bacteria and as complex as humans, Sancar said. Human Genome Projectstaff found the human CRY1 but not its function. He and his students discoveredthe CRY2 gene with Human Genome Sciences Inc. researchers. They have applied fora patent on the work, which was ...

Immunity's Nervous Supervisor

...nce of any classical immunological trigger such as bacteria or viruses. By eavesdropping on this molecular dialogue, scientists may gain new insights into the way information sensed by the nerves can affect the immune system, calling upon it to adjust to a new situation, such as stress. Levite's study may als...

First Evidence Found Of Link Between Gum Disease And High Alcohol Consumption, Low Dietary Antioxidants

...indings have implications beyond gum disease since bacteria fromgum infections have been shown to play a role ...e said. "Free radicals are released as aresult of bacteria clearance and killing. Periodontal tissue depends on naturalantioxidants to overcome this oxidative...

WHO issues wake up call against microbial threats

...the worldhas dangerously underestimated the threat bacteria and viruses are posing tonational security and economic growth, and may soon miss its opportunity toprotect people from this risk. According to a global report released today by WHO, one in every two deathsamong young working age adults and children ...

Unexpected target may unlock the door to fighting sepsis

... substance the bodynormally produces to help fight bacteria shows great promise in animal studiesas a potentia...sociated with high levels of aerobic and anaerobic bacteria inthe blood, investigators wondered whether rats treated with an antibody to C5awould have lower bac...

Scientists use bacterial toxin to kill brain tumors

...to (U of T) have used a toxin produced by the same bacteria that causehamburger disease to completely eliminate malignant human brain tumors grown inmice. The research is published in the June issue of the scientific journalOncology Research. "E. coli is a common gastrointestinal bacterium," explains Dr. Clif...

Allergy-producing cells are also 'do-gooders,' helping stave off infections

...r the miseries ofallergy -- also recognize harmful bacteria such as Salmonella and dangerousstrains of E. coli...on,Abraham said. "We are bombarded with bacteria every day," Abraham said. "In healthypeople, mast cells seem to help clear the body of bacteria quic...

Bacterial vaginosis seems to affect miscarriage in early pregnancy

... between these women and those with normal vaginal bacteria (flora). However, say Ralph et al, 31.6 per cent of the women studied with bacterial vaginosis had a significantly increased risk of miscarriage in the first trimester as opposed to 18.5 per cent of women with normal vaginal flora. This increased ri...

Adhesive tape connected to hospital infections

... used to secure intravenous catheters may transmit bacteria thatcontribute to hospital infections, according t...in ateaching hospital were colonized by pathogenic bacteria -- germs that cancontribute to serious diseases. However, once the outer layer of tape wasremoved, o...

9th European Congress on Lung Disease

...break of legionnaires disease: could anothercommon bacteria cause a new epidemic? Tuberculosis on the eve of the 21st century. Do infections protect or predispose for the development of asthma? Lung volume reduction for serious respiratory deficiency: paradoxicalbeneficial effects. Again: regi...

UI study advances understanding of antimicrobials and cystic fibrosis-related infection

...protect the lungs from infection caused by inhaled bacteria and othermicroorganisms. A recent University of Io...d the individual antimicrobial proteins,could kill bacteria in low-salt conditions, but they were less able to killbacteria in high-salt concentrations," Travis...

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