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First UK cases of previously rare disease reported in gay men

...terial infection caused by a particularly invasive strain of Chlamydia trachomatis. It was considered relatively rare until 2003, when around 100 cases were reported in gay men in Rotterdam in the Netherlands, most of whom were also HIV positive or had other sexually transmitted infections, including hepati...

Pitt marks 50th anniversary of its Salk polio vaccine with reunion, scientific symposium

... Pitt lab; and polio survivor James Sarkett, whose strain of the virus, erroneously labeled as the "Saukett strain," was one of three used in the Salk vaccine. Those attending the event will have an opportunity to share their stories about their roles in making medical history with videographers as part of ...

Opponents of needle-exchange programs should think about their message to drug users

...t of IDUs contract hepatitis C the most dangerous strain -- within their first year of needle use. Martin also translates the problem into dollars. A 2005 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that the lifetime treatment cost for a person with HIV is $155,000. With 40,...

NIAID initiates trial of experimental avian flu vaccine

...i, M.D. "NIAID has supported research on H5N1, the strain responsible for this deadly form of avian influenza, since 1997 when the first cases in humans were reported. The initiation of this vaccine trial marks a key advance in our efforts to prepare to respond to an avian flu pandemic," adds Dr. Fauci. San...

Flu pandemic coming, US not prepared

...lf a million American lives in 1918. Even if this strain does not emerge as a pandemic, infectious disease experts agree that another flu pandemic is just around the corner. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) predicts even a "mild" pandemic could kill at least 100,000 people if the ...

Employees with diabetes are not more tired

...anagers are very important factors in reducing the strain on employees who experience many complaints from the disease. Self-management activities such as injecting insulin, following dietary guidelines and checking the blood sugar level are important for people with diabetes. Weijman showed that people wh...

HIV-1 spread through six transmission lines in the UK

...alysed the epidemic history of the HIV-1 subtype B strain from sampled gene sequence data. Molecular data on HIV-1 has become increasingly available since the introduction of routine HIV-1 gene sequencing for drug resistance. Scientists used this data to follow the changing number of infected individuals th...

2005 Craniofacial Biology Research Award

...masticatory function. He pioneered the use of foil strain gauges bonded to the skull to investigate the mechanics of the mandible and the temporomandibular joint. He was the first to demonstrate in vivo loading of the jaw joint. He clarified the function of the mandibular symphysis and brow ridges and deter...

2005 Research in Prosthodontics and Implants Award

...s to biomechanical studies using photo-elasticity, strain gauges, and finite element analysis. He also has studied individual implant designs, including the effects of implant surface coatings. The results of his numerous studies have been extensively documented in peer-reviewed journals and have had a bene...

Is your job giving you a heart attack? Occupational health conference answers that, and more

... burnout. The researchers also discovered that job strain was significantly related to nurses' physical and ...versity of Hong Kong and colleagues found that job strain and family stress faced by Chinese women leads to significant increases in blood press rates and is ...

Orthodontists must brace against back pain

...ding low and working in patients' mouths put heavy strain on the lower back and neck--burdens that translate...er cent of their workday), with 90 per cent of the strain coming from the tasks of applying, removing or adjusting braces. The research also showed that male...

Scientists replicate hepatitis C virus in laboratory

...eplication and production." The NIDDK group used a strain of HCV that would have applications to the greatest number of people genotype 1, the major type of HCV of human infections worldwide and the type most resistant to current therapies. They constructed an HCV replica using a DNA copy of the original ...

'Marital strain' increases women's risk of death, heart disease

...al and demographic characteristics such as marital strain in the Framingham, Mass., community. Previous s...tudies have shown a link between levels of marital strain and the health of people with heart disease. However, few studies have looked into the effects of m...

Substance protects resilient staph bacteria

...ne development because the PGA is present in every strain of the organism," Dr. Otto says. "If a vaccine can...h catheters to demonstrate that the S. epidermidis strain deficient of PGA was not able to cause infection while the other strains containing PGA did....

Mayo Clinic researchers create 'obedient virus'; First step to use measles virus against cancer

...n the surprising finding was made that the measles strain used internationally for vaccinations has natural anticancer activity. "But we had a concern that the measles virus may be a little too promiscuous in its ability to infect both cancer cells and non-cancer cells, so we wanted to develop a method wher...

Lottery funding to aid research into superbugs

...m, it also places considerable social and personal strain on families and individuals who are denied the friendship and support of others with the same illness. We hope that this three year collaborative research programme, employing state-of-the-art microbiology, will bring major benefits to the CF communi...

Risk and intimate relationships: Can hope triumph over experience in an age of 'messy' lives?

... the woman stays at home, may be put under as much strain as one where both partners pursue high-powered careers." People have more choice over partnering, reproduction and, to a lesser extent, the contribution they make to the family in the form of cash or care. But there is also more uncertainty. A more ...

MGH researchers find way of regenerating cells key to hearing

... the researchers used a genetically modified mouse strain in which Rb was no longer made in the inner ear. They found that hair cells in the ears of these mice were significantly more numerous than in normal mice at the same stage of development. These additional cells retained the distinctive appearanc...

Study suggests isolation of patients with MRSA does not reduce cross-infection in ICUs

... were no changes in transmission of any particular strain of MRSA or in infection rate between management phases. Dr Wilson comments: "Our findings challenge the prevailing view that isolation of intensive-care unit patients who are colonised or infected with MRSA in single rooms or cohorts reduces the tra...

Workers with carpal tunnel find relief with night-time splinting

...workers are active because it may cause additional strain on the wrist. To determine the effectiveness of nocturnal splinting, Werner and his colleagues studied 112 active workers at a Midwestern automotive assembly plant with symptoms consistent of carpal tunnel but who had not sought medical treatment. ...

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