Tag: "kill" at medical news
Idaho attorney, Pennsylvania physician to lead American Heart Association in 1999-2000
...e and other cardiovasculardiseases, which annually kill
more than 959,000 Americans....
Unexpected target may unlock the door to fighting sepsis
...lood cells, calledneutrophils, stimulating them to kill
bacteria. Earlier studies had shown that in sepsis...ital product in the ability ofwhite blood cells to kill
bacteria. They took blood samples and stimulated theneutrophils to produce hydrogen peroxide. The ne...
Women don't understand own health risks
...e, women showed greater knowledge of what diseases kill
men. However,regarding women's mortality, they revealed an exaggerated fear of breast cancer,but underestimated heart disease and lung and colon cancers. Such lack ofknowledge itself could prove lethal. "Accurate knowledge and perceived risk of cor...
Component of aspirin prevents antibiotic-induced deafness
...cin, nor did it affect the antibiotic's ability to kill
E. coli bacteria. "Salicylate levels providing protection in guinea pigs fall into the lower rangerecommended for anti-inflammatory therapy in humans," Sha added. "The requiredserum levels could easily be achieved with moderate doses of aspirin." Th...
Combination HIV vaccine induces diverse immune response
...ity, resultingin cytotoxic T cells (CTLs) that can kill
HIV-infected cells. The othervaccine, SF-2 rgp120, stimulates production of HIV neutralizing antibodies,which can stop HIV from infecting cells. The vaccines contain only selected HIVgenes or proteins, and not the whole virus, so an individual cann...
Surgical pain increases risk of infection, study shows
...e against infection: cells called neutrophils that kill
invaderswith the help of oxygen." In a clinical study performed at the at the University of Vienna GeneralHospital, 30 patients recovering from elective knee surgery were fitted with adevice to monitor tissue oxygen pressure. All were given standard...
Combination immune therapy kills melanoma in mice
... from melanoma cells that were both irradiated, to kill
them, andgenetically engineered to produce granulocyte/macrophage colony-stimulatingfactor (GM-CSF). This compound, which the immune system can produce naturally,triggers scavenger cells known as macrophages to travel to a site of infectionand engulf...
One of first bone marrow transplants for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in the United States is approved for Oregon girl
...ved then she will undergo extensive chemotherapyto kill
her defective immune system. Approximately 10 days later her stem cellswill be re-infused into her system with the hope that they will produce a newhealthy, strong immune system. If the bone marrow transplant is successful, Mollie will be able to pla...
UI study advances understanding of antimicrobials and cystic fibrosis-related infection
...mpairs the ability of the airway surface liquid to kill
bacteria,"Travis said. "We investigated specifical...s, and the individual antimicrobial proteins,could kill
bacteria in low-salt conditions, but they were less able to killbacteria in high-salt concentrations...
Turning off cancer shield may allow safer cancer therapy
...tect mice from aradiation dose that would normally kill
60 percent of the animals, and some micesurvived even higher doses of radiation when given pifithrin. Mice treated withpifithrin also lost much less weight due to radiation than did the fewirradiated survivors that did not receive the drug. Because i...
Fire ants can attack humans in homes or health care facilities
...of Mississippi Medical Center. Fire ants sting and kill
invertebrates as their primary food source but havebeen known to kill
farm animals if other food isn't available. According todeShazo, the medical complications of fire a...
New radiation treatment for large tumors
...o produces in tumors products that act asagents to kill
other cancer cells," he said. Such an effect is not found withconventional treatment. "In the past 12 years, we have adapted that technique and use it incombination with the high energy X-rays available now," Mohiuddin said. "Instead of usin...
UCSF researchers unravel mystery of TB infection; findings significant for future development of vaccine
...brous shell. The mission of the macrophages is to kill
offforeign invaders, and they do so by taking thei...eron gamma, themacrophages become inert and cannot kill
M. tuberculosis. The result is that M. tuberculosis survives despite development of a cellularimmu...
Scientist show how viruses co-opt cell defenses to cause chronic infections likethose from HIV and Hepatitis B and C
...KR could be attractive targets fordrugs that would kill
infected cells and stop persistent viral infections. Aprotein produced by Hepatitis C may be the first example. A screen could be developed to identify naturally occurring antiviral agents.The system would identify virus-infected cells by the presenc...
New tests for blood clots, lung cancer use NIDCR patented technology
...d lead to a pulmonary embolism. Pulmonary emboli kill
as many as100,000 Americans each year. The Diatide scientists used Robey's technology to construct a cyclic peptidethat specifically binds to a platelet receptor that is only present in freshclots. When the peptide is linked to a radioisotope called...
Nanomolecular 'smart bombs' seek and destroy cancer cells
...e-cancerous lesions, it can release a substance to kill
the cell and thenverify that the cell is dead." The U-M project is one of five funded by the NCI's new UnconventionalInnovations Program, which supports peer-reviewed, high-risk, high-impactresearch with the potential to revolutionize cancer care. "D...
Infectious disease researcher available to discuss new federal recommendations aimed at protecting college students from meningococcal meningitis
...l infection is a very dangerous situation that can kill
within just a few hours. "The bacteria travel through the bloodstream, frequently reaching the meninges, the lining of the brain and spinal cord, and causing the inflammation called meningitis. In other instances, the bacteria don't even have time to...
A new strain of flu has turned up in Hong Kong
... virus comes along, triggering a pandemic that can kill
millions acrossthe globe; the last two were in 195... the CDC has predicted that the next pandemiccould kill
up to 200 000 people in the US alone (New Scientist, 24 July, p 5). Hong Kong was the scene ...
Targeted toxins may revolutionize pain therapy
...e hopeof scientists working to develop toxins that kill
only certain types of neurons.A leading candidate for pain treatment is substance P-saporin, a toxin thatselectively kills neurons that carry pain signals from the spinal cord to thebrain. "We have a terrible time treating patients with chronic pain-...
Medical scientists to begin clinical trials of promising cancer therapy
...s are," he said. "That implies we might be able to kill
cancer cells while not having much of a negative e...nown as apoptosis. The goal in chemotherapy is to kill
as many cancer cells as possible while sparing as many normal cells as possible, the physician said....
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