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Community MRSA is re-emergence of 1950's pandemic

...mic, many doctors thought that these isolates were unusually transmissible and virulent," said Dr Mark Enright from Department of Biology and Biochemistry the University of Bath (UK) who is leading the research. "We have shown that 80/81 and its souped-up community acquired MRSA descendent share many of the sa...

Lipoprotein abnormalities found in severely obese children

...e in risk. LDL pattern B a lipid profile with an unusually high number of small, dense LDL particles that is thought to confer higher cardiovascular risk was found in 45 percent of white children compared to 19 percent of black children. Obese white children were shown to have a higher risk of experiencing...

Leprosy genome tells story of human migrations, French researchers report in Science

...d researchers because its genome is filled with an unusually high proportion of damaged, nonfunctional genes. This is probably why it grows exceedingly slowly, making it difficult for researchers to study because they can't grow it in culture. In fact, M. leprae only lives in humans and in armadillos (which ...

Experimental therapies and vaccines for Ebola and Marburg viruses focus of Academy meeting

...terized by two remarkable features they have been unusually sustained and have maintained extremely high fatality rates. These two features have underscored the need to expand our current understanding of these fatal hemorrhagic diseases and to accelerate progress towards protective vaccines and novel therap...

Scientists discover how Nipah virus enters cells

..., pigs, bats and other mammals, which explains the unusually broad range of species susceptible to Nipah and Hendra virus infection. Dr. Broder and his colleagues collaborated with researchers at the National Cancer Institute, also part of the NIH, and the Australian Animal Health Laboratory. The team narrowed...

Evidence that arsenic was responsible for the madness of King George III

...e of arsenic in the King's hair contributed to his unusually severe and prolonged bouts of madness. While on the throne King George III had five major episodes of prolonged and profound mental derangement. The King's illness was originally thought to be a psychiatric disorder but the physical manifestations of...

UVa scientists discover new type of nerve cell that could be target for drugs to ease pain

...new type of pain-sensing neuron in rats, which are unusually dense in a subtype of calcium channels called T-type channels. It is possible that these "T-rich cells" could be targets for future therapies to treat neuropathic pain as well as acute onset pain, which can happen after invasive surgery or inflammati...

Launch of the 2006 NIH Director's Pioneer Award program

...ighly innovative ideas that have the potential for unusually great impact. "Although we cannot predict the results of pioneering research, it holds great promise for yielding groundbreaking, and even paradigm-shifting, discoveries that lead to significant medical advances," Dr. Zerhouni added. The program is o...

Radiologists tackle diagnosis of puzzling football injuries

...nsylvania. At first, Dr. Towers suspected that the unusually high percentage of lateral meniscal tears was associated with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears. ACL tears are fairly common among elite college football players, and 80 percent of meniscal tears that occur in association with ACL tears are in t...

New evidence to support combination therapy for achieving remission of early rheumatoid arthritis

...-Green points out, the study's participants had an unusually high level of radiographic damage present at baseline for their average disease duration of under one year. Early RA patients with milder forms of the disease may benefit from early DMARD therapy under a clinician's supervision. "For the patient wi...

Patient safety monitoring at Hopkins Hospital finds law of unintended consequences at work

...e in the hospital environment because patients are unusually susceptible to catching something hazardous, many are weak from their own illness with limited immune defenses, and they are also at increased exposure to other sick peoples' germs," says Maragakis, an assistant professor at Hopkins. Patients unde...

Scientists uncover genes for virulence in strain of community-acquired MRSA

...tes, Canada, and Europe. USA300 is associated with unusually invasive disease and is also sometimes resistant to multiple antibiotics. Franoise Perdreau-Remington, Binh Diep (University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA), and colleagues worked out the genetic sequence of USA300 and compared it to other st...

Envisat altimeter watches Pacific for cold tongue of La Niña

...periodically around Christmas time the waters grew unusually warm and fish became scarce: a phenomenon they called 'the Christ Child' - El Nio. It begins when a mass of warmer water from the western Pacific moves east, displacing cooler, nutrient-rich waters in the vicinity. This warmer water adds moisture to ...

Children more at risk of attempting suicide if father is in both unskilled and stressful job

... risk for completed suicides. These analyses are unusually powerful because the researchers were able to screen out the effect of fathers mental health status on their childrens risk of attempting or completing suicide....

Daughters of Indian immigrants continue trend of giving birth to small babies

...d longer hospital stays after birth." In addition, unusually small babies are known to be at higher risk for a variety of medical problems in adulthood, including diabetes, hypertension and an increased risk of heart disease - conditions that some studies have reported to be higher in Asian Indians. Madan and ...

Commonly used blood pressure medication prevents aortic aneurysm in mice with Marfan syndrome

...ch as abnormal skeletal growth, including thin and unusually long legs, arms and fingers, as well as dislocation of the eye lens and, most significantly, weakening of the aorta. Losartan, first approved for use in 1995 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, is a blood pressure medication that is often use...

Study finds novel vaccine curbs brain tumor growth, increases survival

...ad, which could explain why these brain tumors are unusually dangerous and invasive. The vaccine contains a synthesized piece of EGFRvIII and compounds that stimulate immune system dendritic cells, which then activate the immune system in general and cytotoxic CD8 cells in particular. "It tricks the body into...

M. D. Anderson: Setting the benchmark in brain tumor treatment

... drives gliomas to spread, explaining why they are unusually dangerously and invasive. Patients at M. D. Anderson and at Duke whose brain tumors, once removed, show evidence of the protein are eligible for treatment with the vaccine, which contains a synthesized piece of the protein and a stimulator fo...

Home testing kit could help identify 'hidden' caffeine in beverages

... that is resistant to high temperatures due to its unusually stable structure. They obtained the antibodies by repeatedly injecting the animals with caffeine to illicit an immune response to the drug. The researchers then cloned the caffeine-specific antibody and combined it with other chemicals to facilitate ...

New compound unusually potent at blocking brain cancer growth

... PI3 kinase inhibitor in particular PI-103 -- is unusually effective against gliomas in mice. They believe the inhibitor is a promising drug candidate, and a UCSF neuro-oncologist is developing plans to launch a clinical trial within a year, Weiss says. The Weiss team discovered that the inhibitor's effecti...

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