Compared with standard dialysis, frequent dialysis can cause complications related to repeated access to the blood, requiring patients to undergo more repair procedures to the site through which blood is removed and returned, ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 07, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Scientists have long puzzled over why "bad" bacteria such as E. coli can thrive in the guts of those with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), causing serious diarrhea. Now UC Davis resear ...
Inflammatory disorders Feb 07, 2013 | 5 / 5 (6) | 0 |
Researchers at the University of Granada have designed a set of biomarkers that can be used in diagnostic tests for the detection of dengue and the West Nile virus, two infectious diseases transmitted by ...
Medical research Feb 06, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
The world's most advanced tuberculosis vaccine failed to protect babies against the infectious disease, according to a new study in South Africa.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 04, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Scientists have identified the gene essential for survival of antibody-producing cells, a finding that could lead to better treatments for diseases where these cells are out of control, such as myeloma and ...
Immunology Feb 03, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Twelve million Germans suffer from periodontitis, an inflammation that can lead to the loss of teeth if left untreated. Bleeding gums during brushing or when biting into an apple could be an indication of ...
Dentistry Feb 01, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Add those cute little hedgehogs to the list of pets that can make you sick.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 31, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A diagnostic test for tuberculosis (TB) can accurately and quickly detect both TB and drug-resistant strains, according to a new study. The authors of a new systematic review assessing the diagnostic accuracy of the Xpert® ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 30, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A study of young twins in Malawi, in sub-Saharan Africa, finds that bacteria living in the intestine are an underlying cause of a form of severe acute childhood malnutrition.
Medical research Jan 30, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 1 |
Tuberculosis is a devastating disease that kills nearly 2 million people worldwide each year. Although antibiotics exist that can ameliorate the symptoms, the courses of therapy last for months and don't completely eradicate ...
Medical research Jan 30, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Cells in the immune system called macrophages normally engulf and kill intruding bacteria, holding them inside a membrane-bound bag called a vacuole, where they kill and digest them.
Immunology Jan 24, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 1 |
An engineered peptide provides a new prototype for killing an entire category of resistant bacteria by shredding and dissolving their double-layered membranes, which are thought to protect those microbes from antibiotics.
Medical research Jan 24, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
With the rising awareness of the so-called "superbugs," bacteria that are resistant to most known antibiotics, three infectious disease experts writing in the Jan. 24 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine called ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 23, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Estrogen levels drop dramatically in menopause, a time when the risk of urinary tract infections increases significantly.
Immunology Jan 23, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Children with eczema have a more diverse set of bacteria in their guts than non affected children, finds a new study in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Microbiology. The types of bacteria present were also more t ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 22, 2013 | not rated yet | 0