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Day care settings are a significant source of indoor allergens

...e the highest for allergens from cats, dogs, and a fungus known as Alternaria. "Interestingly, similar to other studies, dog and cat allergens were detected in nearly all the facilities tested, although no dog or cat was observed in most," said, Samuel Arbes, Ph.D., a NIEHS researcher and lead author on the...

Fungal contamination in breast implant surgery: A rare, preventable complication

...iment was subsequently identified as Curvularia, a fungus commonly found in soil. All women had been treated in 2000 at an ambulatory surgical facility, where an initial in-house investigation failed to find a source of contamination. Dr. Kainer and colleagues conducted an extensive investigation to identif...

New drug is effective in reducing rejection in heart transplantation

... opportunistic infections are caused by viruses or fungus that live in the body and take advantage of weakened immune systems following transplantation. However, six patients in the daclizumab group versus none in the placebo group died during the first year after transplantation from bacterial rather than...

JCI table of contents: January 19, 2006

...uthors show that during infection of mice with the fungus Candida albicans, TLR2 ligands bind directly to TL...thus ensuring clearance of the infection. Once the fungus is cleared by the immune system, the source of the TLR2 ligand is no longer present, and the Tregs r...

'Sick building syndrome' hallmark of job stress and lack of support, not unhealthy surroundings

... and unacceptable levels of carbon dioxide, noise, fungus and volatile organic compounds. The most significant factor associated with symptoms was high job demands and low levels of support in the workplace. "Our findings suggest that, in this sample of office based workers, physical attributes of buildings...

Skin disease common among Hispanic farmworkers in North Carolina, research shows

..., the most common diagnoses were nail fungus, foot fungus and acne. Among the women, diagnoses included excessively dry skin, foot fungus and acne. "While these may not be a direct result of farmwork, it is likely a result of resources a...

Reports characterize fungal eye infections among soft contact lens wearers

Fusarium, the fungus implicated in recent eye infections among soft con...eatures. All of the cases were associated with the fungus known as Fusarium. The average age of the patients was 34.9 years with a range of 13 to 92 years; 1...

Study documents outbreak of fungal eye infections among contact lens wearers in Singapore

...e number of keratitis cases caused by the Fusarium fungus species. Recent reports have also confirmed that 122 patients in the U.S. and 33 in Hong Kong have developed Fusarium keratitis, suggesting that this outbreak may be part of a global problem for contact lens wearers, according to information in the a...

Report issued on outbreak of serious eye infection linked with use of certain contact lens solution

...rmation in the article. Fusarium is a filamentous fungus commonly found in soil and plants and is the major cause of fungal keratitis in certain tropical or subtropical regions. Beginning in March 2006, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention received multiple reports of Fusarium keratitis among co...

New lab technique churns out fungus' potential cancer fighter

...ugh quantity to learn how it works. Derived from a fungus discovered clinging to the walls of a New Zealand ...man, professor of chemistry. "You either grow the fungus that makes it, or you go through a complicated chemical synthesis process that still yields only a m...

Infectious disease researchers develop basis for experimental melanoma treatment

While investigating a fungus known to cause an infection in people with AIDS, two grantees of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), unexpectedly discovered a potential strategy for treating metastatic ...

Insight on fruit fly immune system could lead to new types of vaccines, Stanford researchers say

...hose, she tested other organisms. She identified a fungus that infects fruit flies in the wild, Beauveria bassiana, that elicited a similar protective effect. "It was really easy to show the adaptation part," she added. "Getting to the mechanism was the complicated part." In the study, the researchers con...

Statins linked to lower risk of infection

...nce the first statin was originally derived from a fungus which, it is theorized, secretes a statin as a way to starve other competing microorganisms that require cholesterol to survive. The study included patients from 81 dialysis clinics across 19 states. Only those enrollees who were admitted to the ho...

MacroChem completes patient enrollment for Phase II trial of EcoNail for treatment of onychomycosis

...t precedent-setting deal activity for topical nail fungus products in clinical development by two major international pharmaceutical companies reflects the high level of interest in the marketplace for new treatments for onychomycosis." DeLuccia further noted: "If we can develop a topical therapy without ...

Anti-fungal drug stops blood vessel growth

...urprise that a drug commonly used to treat toenail fungus can also block angiogenesis, the growth of new blood vessels commonly seen in cancers. The drug, itraconazole, already is FDA approved for human use, which may fast-track its availability as an antiangiogenesis drug. In mice induced to have excess...

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