Credit: CC0 Public Domain A ground-breaking study is underway at the University of Birmingham and Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham to establish if livers that have been rejected for transplantation can be made viable by using a liver perfusion machine. Scientists are hopeful that machine perfusion could be a major breakthrough that would save more lives […]Continue Reading ...
All women should be screened annually for urinary incontinence, according to new guidelines from the Women’s Preventive Services Initiative (WPSI). Screening should assess whether women experience urinary incontinence and whether it affects their activities and quality of life. If treatment is indicated, women should be referred for further evaluation. The clinical guideline and evidence review […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain LifeArc, the medical research charity, and the University of St Andrews Infection Group today announced a partnership to develop a molecular diagnostic test for the detection and quantification of tuberculosis (TB) bacteria in patients. TB remains the leading cause of death from a single infectious agent, ranking above HIV/AIDS, according to […]Continue Reading ...
Keratinocyte skin cells are common targets of the beta subtype of human papilloma virus. This usually harmless infection causes skin disease in people with rare gene mutations. Credit: The Rockefeller University Keratinocyte skin cells are common targets of the beta subtype of human papilloma virus. This usually harmless infection causes skin disease in people with […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: Illustration by Kimberly Carney / Fred Hutch News Service Endometriosis, a painful condition that affects one in 10 reproductive-age women in the U.S., has been linked to childhood physical and sexual abuse, according to findings published today in the journal Human Reproduction. Epidemiologist Dr. Holly Harris of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, lead author […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Spanish researchers are working on a vaccine against all five strains of the killer Ebola virus in what would be a world first, Madrid’s October 12 Hospital said Wednesday. A prototype vaccine developed by pharmaceutical group Merck is already in use, but acts only against the most virulent, “Zaire” strain. Despite […]Continue Reading ...
A human neutrophil (grey) is interacting with Klebsiella pneumoniae (pink). A hypervirulent version of this pathogen is sparking increasing concern due to recent reports describing hypervirulent strains that are antimicrobial resistant. Credit: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Imagine a pathogen that infects completely healthy people and can cause blindness in one day and flesh-eating […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain With increased use of antibiotics worldwide linked to growing antibiotic resistance, a world-first study co-authored by a QUT researcher has highlighted the growing impact of non-prescription supply of antibiotics in community pharmacies, and the urgent need for better enforcement of laws. Global access to antibiotics without prescription in community pharmacies: a […]Continue Reading ...
Salmonella forms a biofilm. Credit: CDC Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have identified a molecule that serves as natural protection against one of the most common intestinal pathogens. Propionate, a byproduct of metabolism by a group of bacteria called the Bacteroides, inhibits the growth of Salmonella in the intestinal tract of mice, […]Continue Reading ...
A phylogenetic tree of strains was constructed from data from a filtered set of 150,306 SNP sites, using RRHS and Maximum Likelihood (see Methods). Branch supports represent pseudo-bootstrap values. Strains named in red are clinical isolates, and strains named in blue are environmental. For each strain, four circles indicate relative resistance (magenta) or relative sensitivity […]Continue Reading ...
H1N1 influenza virus particles. Credit: NIAID Obesity increases a person’s risk for severe complications from influenza, including hospitalization and even death. It may also play a role in how flu spreads, according to a new study published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases. The findings suggest that obese adults infected with flu shed the virus […]Continue Reading ...
On the left is normal bone and on the right is osteoporotic bone. Credit: International Osteoporosis Foundation Eating a Mediterranean-type diet could reduce bone loss in people with osteoporosis—according to new research from the University of East Anglia. New findings published today show that sticking to a diet rich in fruit, vegetables, nuts, unrefined cereals, […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain The lifespan of a transplant kidney has significantly improved over the last 30 years. Between 1986 and 1995, 75 percent of the transplanted kidneys still functioned five years after the transplant. Between 2006 and 2015, this number had already risen to 84 percent. However, an international study led by kidney specialist […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—Even if it’s not visible to the naked eye, blood in the stool can be serious—a sign of a potentially fatal disease other than colon cancer, new research suggests. This could include circulatory, respiratory, digestive, blood, hormonal or neuropsychological diseases, the Scottish scientists said. A test that picks up unseen blood in feces, called a […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: public domain Sepsis is an infection that kills as many Americans each year as stroke and Alzheimer’s combined-about 250,000-but very little has changed in the treatment of this age-old scourge. Now researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Center have found a clue in understanding how an infection can spiral into sepsis by blunting the […]Continue Reading ...
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