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Community MRSA is re-emergence of 1950's pandemic

...an international team of researchers who have been studying the bacteria. First isolated in Australia and Canada in 1953, type 80/81 penicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria caused skin lesions, sepsis and pneumonia in children and young adults around the world. This pandemic of both hospital and c...

Asthma patients' immune systems respond differently with allergies

...Dr. Leal-Berumen's laboratory became interested in studying the different response of these cytokines in asthma patients when they were and were not experiencing allergies. The study involved 10 patients with clinical diagnosis for allergic rhinitis, who also have or had had asthma. Peripheral blood leucocyte...

Dr. Gutin selected as Fulbright Senior Specialist

...ard Gutin, a Medical College of Georgia researcher studying the relationship between fitness, fatness and heal...ofessionals who can provide it. Dr. Gutin has been studying fitness and fatness since the 1970s, well before its lifelong impact on health was understood. "We w...

Liver may be source of 'good' cholesterol

...ease can lead to important new information. "When studying the basic mechanisms of a rare disorder you often learn lessons from nature that have other applications," he said. For example, scientists have learned that the ABCA1 gene may play a role in Alzheimer's disease and prostate cancer. Parks and colleag...

About 70 percent of older adults use alternative medicine

...are. Hong said the medical establishment has begun studying alternative medicine and has begun to accept some forms of non-traditional medicine. But more study needs to be done before they are generally accepted. "Many people are using herbal medicines or massage therapy or other treatments based on what they...

Fifteen-year hunt uncovers gene behind 'pseudothalidomide' syndrome

...re able to find the Roberts gene, called ESCO2, by studying samples from just 15 Roberts syndrome families from Colombia, Turkey, Canada and Italy and to provide insight into its biological effect. "For decades now, we've known that the appearance and number of chromosomes were abnormal in people with Robert...

Chemical library aids in developing drug system for nerve damage

A researcher studying drug design for nerve damage therapies has gotten her answer to questions by following some old advice: she used the library. It's not the kind of library her mother or teacher suggested, but a combinatorial chemistry library of many differe...

Rats with migraines provide Jefferson scientists insights to improved drug strategy

...imulating this pathway in the brain is a model for studying the effects of migraine drugs. Dr. Oshinsky treated animals with DHE before, during and after giving the animals a headache. By recording the change in the activity of the neurons in the brain, he can monitor the effects of medication on the induced ...

Scientists identify protein that controls cancer cells

...binski and colleagues identified the protein while studying glioblastomas, the most common form of brain tumor. Glioblastomas are considered the least curable of all human cancers. Like other tumors, glioblastomas require their own blood supply in order to grow and spread. The researchers' initial goal was to...

Stanford gut check shows diversity of intestinal ecosystem

... a wide spectrum of disease, but the first step in studying this ecosystem is to figure out who is there and how the community census varies in time and space," said Eckburg, the lead author of the study published in this week's online edition of Science Express. "But even with this large sequencing project, ...

Exercise variety - not intensity - appears to reduce some Alzheimer's disease risk

...s from our colleagues at the University of Chicago studying physical activity and plaque buildup in the brains of mice with Alzheimer's (published this year in the journal Cell) provide a good picture from basic and clinical science of how activity and exercise work to reduce the risk of dementia," says Lyket...

Northwestern's cancer genetics program finds gene variants that greatly increase breast cancer risk

... 7 percent of all breast and ovarian cancer cases, studying TGFBR1*6A is important because it is a far more common gene as one in every eight individual carries at least one copy of this gene. The BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes are found only in one of every 400 to 800 people. The impact of TGFBR1*6A is shown by the ...

Breast cancer detector that uses electricity instead of X-rays under study

...ia. MCG is one of some 20 centers across the world studying impedance scanning, a technique based on evidence that electrical current passes through cancerous tissue more easily than normal tissue. Preliminary studies have shown the technique, which takes about 10 minutes and doesn't require often-uncomfortab...

'Surprising' findings reported about iron overload

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. UAB and international scientists studying iron-overload disorders have made the unexpected d...ans, said Acton. He, Barton, and others have begun studying the role of iron overload and HFE mutations in the development of type 2 diabetes in persons of vari...

Antibiotic might fight HIV-induced neurological problems

By studying animals, Johns Hopkins researchers have discovered...e and aggressive, so we can get meaningful data by studying fewer animals," says Zink, who was on the team that developed the model about six years ago. "It's a...

M. D. Anderson announces collaboration with India's largest yoga research institution

..., researchers from both institutions are currently studying the effects of Indian-based yoga on breast cancer patients undergoing radiation treatments. They are exploring whether participating in a yoga program diminishes patients' fatigue and sleep disturbances, while improving overall quality of life, menta...

Eliminating enzyme dramatically reduces cardiovascular disease

...ood or bad cholesterol," said Rudel. Rudel is also studying how the three enzymes are activated to alter cholesterol. Evidence suggests that a diet high in mono-unsaturated fats, which include olive oil, nuts and nut butters, avocado and sesame seeds, may stimulate transformation by ACAT2. In a study of monke...

Milk thistle does not reduce deaths from liver diseases, best studies find

...niversity of Maryland School of Medicine, has been studying the role of silymarin, an extract of milk thistle, in preventing complications of chronic hepatitis virus infection. Strickland says that the exact mechanism of action of silymarin is unclear. A problem with current trials, according to Dr. Stricklan...

Jefferson scientists create plant factories churning out antibodies against tumor cells

...orectal cancer patients. In the meantime, they are studying the effectiveness of monoclonal antibodies against other types of cancer, including breast tumor and lung tumor cells, in laboratory animals....

Mayo Clinic first to use pharmacogenomics to treat inherited kidney disorder of children

...predict who will respond to vitamin B6 therapy. By studying 23 patients' genetic profiles and their response rates to various dose levels of vitamin B6, the researchers found that a specific gene mutation governs how a patient will respond to vitamin B6. As a result, researchers can now use a genetic test to ...

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