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Rensselaer researcher receives $2.1 million grant to develop treatment for anthrax
...tive measure against anthrax exposure, or given to infected
individuals as an antidote to counteract anthrax toxin, which will then allow the immune system or antibiotics to eliminate anthrax bacteria. Kane's anthrax inhibitor research is part of Rensselaer's overall effort to advance biotechnology discoveri...
Scientists identify a human antibody that blocks SARS virus infection
...North America, South America, Europe, and Asia and infected
nearly 8,100 people (only a few in the United States) before it was contained. Early this year, Chinese authorities confirmed three new cases in that country, but there has been no sign of a renewed outbreak. Even without a current crisis, scientists...
Mad cow has confidence stirred, but not shaken
...tate dairy farm in late 2003. Consumption of meat infected
with mad cow disease is believed to result in a si... that someone in the U.S. will eventually eat beef infected
with mad cow disease, but few are particularly worried that the disease poses a direct threat to the...
Severe acute respiratory syndrome? Sometimes it's not severe
...inical criteria for SARS. Symptoms in the 2 mildly infected
subjects included chills and myalgia or cough, all...who were exposed to but not in direct contact with infected
patients, suggesting that infection can occur regardless of the intensity of exposure. On the other ...
Sandia-developed foam likely would stop SARS virus quickly, Sandia/Kansas State team shows
..., and health officials speculate that places where infected
people congregate, such as airports and hospital w... Last winter, spring, and summer, SARS coronavirus infected
nearly 8,900 people in 30 countries and caused 774 deaths. Whether a SARS materializes this year on ...
UCSF launches comprehensive HIV website in South Africa
... the population -- around 5.3 million people -- is infected
with HIV. "Accessing up-to-date HIV treatment information from South Africa has been very difficult," Burrowes says. "Creating a mirror site is a simple intervention that's not particularly expensive. It will give people access to most of the inform...
Researchers add new drug prophylactic option against flu
...cenario of a household in which a family member is infected
with influenza virus. They found that when the family member with influenza was treated with the antiviral drug oseltamivir, post-exposure oseltamivir prophylaxis of all other family members significantly reduced the frequency of virus transmission a...
Nonprofit pharmaceutical seeks drug approval next year
...ar. An estimated 1.5 million people worldwide are infected
with VL, and without treatment, the disease is fatal. "If a disease killed the equivalent number of people in the United States, it would be the third-largest killer after heart disease and cancer and would cause more deaths than stroke," Dr. Hale st...
Black tar heroin use explains lower HIV levels among injection drug users in the Western US
...ower percentage of IDUs in these locations who are infected
with HIV. The finding is based on comparison to E...nly about four percent of IDUs in Los Angeles were infected
with HIV. Yet in both cities, about 25 percent of gay men were HIV-infected. The solution to this d...
Ebola virus a threat to great ape populations
...cs often precede the human ones. The occurrence of infected
animal carcasses found in an area would therefore ... and duikers (Bovidae). A second stems from humans infected
through contact with infected
carcasses of animal victims of the virus (2). Epidemiological data obt...
Study finds new antibiotic effective for diabetic foot infections
...eatments in the largest subgroup: patients with an infected
ulcer, as opposed to cellulitis, osteomyelitis, or other less common types of diabetic foot infections. Lipsky's results were presented in part at the Oct. 2002 annual meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. The study was supported by...
UCSD Medical Center receives NIH contract to set up National Tuberculosis Educational Curriculum
... Global statistics show every second someone is infected
with TB; every day 25,000 people develop active TB, and 5,000 people die of the disease. Catanzaro, who has studied TB his entire professional career, explains these staggering statistics are preventable. "We have the knowledge to prevent TB, and ve...
Major cause of painful gastroenteritis under study at MCG
...n Third World countries such as Thailand often get infected
over and over again and, by the time they reach school-age, develop immunity to all local strains. He also wants to know how the all-too-common infection makes people sick because, even though a textbook that bears its name already sits on his desk, ...
Antiviral drug, valacyclovir, reduces genital herpes transmission
...ely to transmit herpes simplex type 2 (HSV-2) than infected
partners given a placebo. University of Washington...e virus even when they are not aware that they are infected
or when no symptoms are present, and the infection can remain in the body indefinitely. Almost 80 pe...
Use of rubella vaccine is growing worldwide, but more work remains
...nd infants up to 11 months of age. When a woman is infected
with rubella during the first trimester of pregnancy, the infection can be transmitted to the developing fetus and can result in fetal death or the birth of an infant with blindness, deafness, congenital heart disease, mental retardation, or other se...
Universit de Montral receives US$11.7 million grant from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
... lives. About 30 million people in the region are infected
with HIV/AIDS (about 70% of all cases in the world), causing life expectancy to fall to below 40 years of age in some countries. Infectious diseases like malaria are rampant, and others like tuberculosis are increasing in prevalence. Women average 5...
Use of antivirals by HIV-infected persons reduced their ability to infect partners
... chances that a HIV-uninfected person would become infected
by a sexual partner after factoring in sexual prac...tnership decline of 60 percent in risk of becoming infected
that occurred following the introduction and the widespread use of HAART by HIV-infected persons in ...
Mouth sores: Common complaints of students
...d sore progresses through different stages and the infected
individual is contagious through the entire process," says James J. Sciubba, DMD, PhD, lead report author. "If cold sores are caught during the tingling stage, a topical medication can be applied, which will prevent the sore from erupting the majorit...
New dynamic PET technique offers greater comfort for cancer patients
...sult in false positives when tissue that is merely infected
appears visually similar to a malignant tumor. Static PET scans allow doctors to assess standardized uptake value (SUV), which does provide some quantifiable data to differentiate between benign and malignant growths, but a dynamic PET scan can provi...
High level of antibiotic resistance in bacteria that cause food poisoning
...er infection in humans. Meat was more likely to be infected
with Campylobacter if it was kept chilled, rather ...ced in the country was, in fact, less likely to be infected
with antibiotic resistant Campylobacter than meat produced elsewhere. Jrg Danuser commented: "The le...
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