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Test could improve detection of prion disease in humans

...same class of infectious proteins that trigger mad cow disease, according to a new study supported in par... CJD or bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, mad cow disease) while people or animals are still alive. "This research not only is an important advance f...

Bacteria collection sheds light on urinary tract infections

...TI causing bacteria and found that a sample from a cow matched well with the E.coli found in humans. The team also found that the E.coli causing the infections is resistant to antibiotics. The possibility that these multidrug-resistant bacteria could have an animal origin has major public health implica...

Study sheds light on cross-species infection for BSE

...rs estimated that the efficiency of infection from cow to primate could be 7 to 20 times lower than that of intraspecies infection for cattle. The results of the present study also suggest that the incubation period for BSE transmission from cattle to human can be more than a third longer than that of hu...

Urinary tract infections likely caused by tainted food

... that, of the drug-resistant specimens, one from a cow had a 94 percent similarity to a UTI-causing human strain of E. coli. The researchers concluded that the cause of the outbreak was probably foodborne. Bacterial drug resistance due to unnecessary antibiotic usage is a growing problem in health care, ...

New study shows how mad cow prions hitch a ride into intestine

...ns, the main culprits behind the human form of mad cow disease or variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD...inated beef products from cattle infected with mad cow disease. To date, 155 cases of confirmed and probable vCJD in the world have been reported, and it i...

UCSF scientists show prion shape affects nature of infection

... led some to doubt that a protein alone causes mad cow and related diseases. To reconcile the existence o...ferent strains of the same prion protein cause mad cow disease, scrapie and the related Creutzfeldt Jacob Disease (CJD), all of which lead to debilitating ...

International public health expert Jeffrey Koplan addresses emerging infectious diseases conference

...including smallpox, SARS, avian influenza, and mad cow disease, illustrate the complex relationship between the science of public health and infectious diseases and the practice of public health and politics. Emory University administrator and former CDC director Jeffrey Koplan, MD, MPH, will bring his ...

Mad cow has confidence stirred, but not shaken

...t Americans know about the recent discovery of mad cow disease in Washington State, but retain their conf...onfirmed the first and only known U.S. case of mad cow disease on a Washington State dairy farm in late 2003. Consumption of meat infected with mad cow di...

Physicists study mad cow-type diseases

Using math and physics to investigate mad cow disease (bovinespongiform encephalopathy or BSE) and similar diseases caused byinfectious proteins called prions is the aim of research byphysicists Daniel Cox, Rajiv Singh and colleagues at UC Davis. Theresearchers are using mathematical models to s...

FDA approves Baxters ADVATE for the treatment of hemophilia A

...zfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD), the human form of mad cow disease. The Medical and Scientific Advisory Council (MASAC) of the National Hemophilia Foundation has issued formal recommendations (#141) advising that "all efforts should be made to remove human albumin from recombinant factor VIII products" and...

Long-term avoidance of milk in children results in poor bone health

...hildren. The reasons young children avoid drinking cow milk include lactose intolerance or a parent's lif...tion, and 78% had a family member who also avoided cow milk. Many avoided milk because they disliked the taste or because family members chose not to offe...

Vaccination delays onset of prion brain disease in mice

...ses a group of fatal brain diseases, including mad cow disease, delayed the onset of brain disease in mic... mice, according to the NYU researchers. Mad cow disease belongs to a group of fatal diseases called transmissible spongiform encephalopathies. These...

Science, engineering and technology news tips -- August 2001

...TREATMENT FOR MAD COW DISEASE Diseases such as mad cow disease (bovine spongiform encephalopathy or BSE), which are caused by faulty proteins called prions, could be treated by adding closely related, noninfectious prions from other species. This sort of therapy could increase the incubation period of th...

Crystallographers meet in Los Angeles

...k, a new report on the protein responsible for mad cow disease, and a new chocolate manufacturing process...which may help explain the molecular basis for mad cow disease A talk on the chemical composition of the paint color Naples Yellow, sponsored in part by Ch...

Supplements that target fat loss … metals that protect themselves …

...p.m.) Wednesday, August 23 Alzheimer's and mad cow diseases: A possible link? - A researcher examines the similar protein folding patterns involved in the early stages of both diseases. His theories could help focus efforts to develop preventive drugs. (PHYS 460, 7 p.m.) Farms and livestock leave m...

American Chemical Society spotlights medicine, museums and mileage at Washington Meeting August 20-24

...itamin D and cancer treatment Alzheimer's and mad cow diseases: a possible link?...

New studies of a liquid of life -- Lung surfactant

... link between bovinespongiform encephalopathy (mad cow disease) and human Creutzfeldt-Jakob diseaseis a reminder of the possible problems in introducing animal products intohumans." He continued, "As with any natural product, both natural and modifiedlung surfactant extracts can have a wide vari...

Cedars-Sinai reports excellent outcomes for its cardiac surgery division

...at allow greater blood flow, theuse of pig valves, cow pericardial valves, and homografts (the transplantationof human tissue). Cedars-Sinai surgeons also were among the first specialists inthe western United States to use the Ross Procedure, which can be performed inadults or children, and addresses sev...

Antimicrobial "Bug Spray" Found In Human Lung Cells

...pounds were identified in cells from frog skin and cow throats by researchers at other institutions Young...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, s...

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