News tagged with pathobiology
Pathology is the precise study and diagnosis of disease. The word pathology is from Ancient Greek πάθος, pathos, "feeling, suffering"; and -λογία, -logia, "the study of". Pathologization, to pathologize, refers to the process of defining a condition or behavior as pathological, e.g. pathological gambling. Pathologies is synonymous with diseases. The suffix "path" is used to indicate a disease, e.g. psychopath.
Pathology addresses 4 components of disease: cause/etiology, mechanisms of development (pathogenesis), structural alterations of cells (morphologic changes), and the consequences of changes (clinical manifestations).
Pathology is further separated into divisions, based on either the system being studied (e.g. veterinary pathology and animal disease) or the focus of the examination (e.g. forensic pathology and determining the cause of death).
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(Medical Xpress)—We couldn't live without our immune systems, always tuned to detect and eradicate invading pathogens and particles. But sometimes the immune response goes overboard, triggering autoimmune ...
Immunology Sep 28, 2012 | 4.9 / 5 (11) | 4 |
The hardening of arteries is a hallmark of atherosclerosis, an often deadly disease in which plaques, excessive connective tissue, and other changes build up inside vessel walls and squeeze off the flow of ...
Cardiology May 16, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
A study at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine has identified a chicken-killing virus as a promising treatment for prostate cancer in humans.
Cancer Apr 08, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Seeing through HIV's disguises: Researchers identify 25 human proteins that may be crucial for HIV-1 infection
Studying HIV-1, the most common and infectious HIV subtype, Johns Hopkins scientists have identified 25 human proteins "stolen" by the virus that may be critical to its ability to infect new cells. HIV-1 ...
HIV & AIDS Feb 27, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Researchers at the University of Toronto, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), St. Paul's Hospital and the University of British Columbia have identified a new treatment target for a virus that causes severe lung infections ...
Medical research Aug 15, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—As the bird flu outbreak in China worsens, a Purdue University expert is working on vaccines that offer broader protection against multiple strains of the virus.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 10, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—There may be a disconnect between what consumers think food auditors are doing to ensure a safe food supply and what they actually are doing, according to Doug Powell, a Kansas State University food safety ...
Health Sep 18, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A 'game-changer': By studying animal health, researchers find improved ways for developing, testing cancer therapies
(Medical Xpress) -- A group of Kansas State University researchers has made valuable findings in the search for cancer's cure.
Cancer Aug 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
More than 90 percent of humans have antibodies to the Epstein Barr virus. Best known for causing mononucleosis, or "the kissing disease," the virus has also been implicated in more serious conditions, including Hodgkin's, ...
Cancer Mar 12, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0