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2012-01-25 14:34:31

The parasite that causes malaria is a genetic outlier, which has prevented scientists from discovering the functions of most of its genes. Researchers at National Jewish Health and Yale University School of Medicine have devised a technique to overcome the genetic oddity of Plasmodium falciparum, the major cause of human malaria. This new approach led them discover a new gene involved in lipid synthesis, and opens the door to further genetic discovery for the entire organism. This should...

2012-01-03 11:37:56

National Jewish Health researchers and their colleagues in the COPDGene research consortium report that a computerized form of radiology, known as quantitative CT, can offer valuable prognostic information for patients and doctors beyond the standard breathing tests most commonly used to evaluate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). “Our findings indicate that quantitative CT scans can help identify patients at greater risk for damaging exacerbations of their disease,”...

2011-11-14 11:00:00

As consumers seek answers tailored to their personal health needs, MedHelp provides a unique ability to improve doctor-patient communication and connect patients to the #1 respiratory hospital in the U.S. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 14, 2011 MedHelp, the worldâs largest health social network, and National Jewish Health, the #1 respiratory hospital in the United States located in Denver, CO, recently celebrated their tenth anniversary of partnering to provide consumers...

2011-08-04 21:43:23

Poorly controlled asthma more than doubles healthcare costs associated with the disease and threatens educational achievement through a dramatic increase in school absence, according to researchers at National Jewish Health. The research team reported in the August 2011 issue of The Archives of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology that children with "very poorly controlled" asthma missed an average of 18 days of school each year, compared to 2 or less for other asthma patients. "This study looks...

2011-08-04 21:42:01

Researchers at National Jewish Health have discovered a type of cell that may contribute to autoimmune disease. The findings also suggest why diseases such as lupus, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis strike women more frequently than men. The cells, a subset of immune-system B cells, make autoantibodies, which bind to and attack the body's own tissue. The researchers report in the August 4, 2011, issue of the journal Blood, that they found higher levels of these cells in elderly...

2011-04-21 12:00:00

Genetic Variant Associated with MUC5B Gene ID's Major Risk Factor, Points Research in New Direction CULVER CITY, Calif., April 21, 2011/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new discovery in a deadly lung disease may change the direction of research while uncovering increased risk for many patients and families. The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF) and the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) applaud the efforts of scientists that led to the discovery of a genetic variation associated with the...

2011-02-01 01:51:47

Potential therapeutic targets identified for deadly, untreatable lung disease Researchers at National Jewish Health have discovered a signaling pathway that is crucial to the devastating effects of acute lung injury (ALI). The data, obtained from cells, animals and ALI patients, suggest several potential therapeutic targets. Experimental blockade of one of the targets significantly reduced flooding of the lungs that is the hallmark of ALI. "Acute lung injury is a devastating disease, with 40...

2011-01-25 15:54:52

Researchers at National Jewish Health and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center have discovered a new method to fight bacterial infections associated with contact lenses. The method may also have applications for bacterial infections associated with severe burns and cystic fibrosis. The results were published online January 18 in the journal Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. "Infections by the bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa can cause severe scarring and vision...

2011-01-10 12:55:00

DENVER, Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on a shared desire to bring the highest level of critical and acute care to patients with respiratory diseases and other complex medical illnesses, Colorado Acute Long Term Hospital and National Jewish Health (NJH) have developed a clinical affiliation that brings National Jewish Health expertise in respiratory and critical care to patients at Colorado Acute. "Colorado Acute is an outstanding facility known for the care it provides to...

2010-11-05 15:40:47

Many children, especially those with eczema, are unnecessarily avoiding foods based on incomplete information about potential food-allergies, according to researchers at National Jewish Health. The food avoidance poses a nutritional risk for these children, and is often based primarily on data from blood tests known as serum immunoassays. Many factors, including patient and family history, physical examination, and blood and skin tests, should be used when evaluating potential food allergies....


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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