News tagged with infectious agent
(Medical Xpress)—A simple blood test for Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease and Mad Cow disease is a step closer, following a breakthrough by medical researchers at the University of Melbourne.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Sep 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
University Hospitals Case Medical Center clinical researchers will present findings about a one-two punch to prevent colds and flu in San Francisco at the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Sep 09, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(HealthDay)—A new study that helps explain how human airways rid the lungs of mucus could give insights into asthma, cystic fibrosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), researchers say.
Medical research Aug 23, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Tuberculosis (TB) is second only to HIV/AIDS as the greatest killer worldwide attributable to a single infectious agent, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). With 8.8 million cases in 2010 and 95 percent of TB ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Aug 23, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
In many types of cancer, activated immune cells infiltrate the tumor and influence clinical outcome. It is not always clear where these cells are activated, but results reported in Cancer Research, a journal of the Americ ...
Cancer Jul 31, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Research led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists has identified a possible new approach to defeating bacterial infections by targeting an innate immune system component in a bid to invigorate the immune response.
Immunology Jul 02, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
House dust from homes with dogs appears to protect against infection with a common respiratory virus that is associated with the development of asthma in children. Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, ...
Immunology Jun 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
A fatty membrane in the belly called the omentum has until recently been considered somewhat like the appendix -- it didn't seem to serve much purpose.
Immunology Jun 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Researchers at the University of Michigan have identified new targets for drugs that could potentially treat anthrax, the deadly infection caused by Bacillus anthracis.
Medical research May 09, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Infectious agents cause around 2 million new cancer cases a year worldwide, of which 80% occur in less developed regions, according to new estimates published Online First in The Lancet Oncology. Of the 7.5 million deaths ...
Cancer May 08, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Better estimates of infectious disease burden are needed for effective planning and prioritizing of limited public health resources. These are the conclusions of a new Policy Forum article in this week's PLoS Medicine, in whi ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Study finds preterm labor diagnostic markers not universal, diagnosis and interventions should not be generalized
In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting, in Dallas, Texas, researchers will report findings that indicate that preterm birth interventions should ...
Other Feb 10, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has completed a comprehensive study of an unexplained skin condition commonly referred to as Morgellons and found no infectious agent and no evidence to suggest an environmental ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 25, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
The emergence of bacteria resistant to antibiotics and efforts by scientists trying to cope with the problem top the agenda at a medical convention under way here this weekend.
Health Sep 18, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
Screen finds an antidepressant, other drugs, opens possibility of treating brain-wasting mad cow disease
In a new study NYU School of Medicine researchers report that they have found several chemical compounds, including an antidepressant, that have powerful effects against brain-destroying prion infections in mice, opening ...
Medical research Sep 14, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
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