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Our Immune System May Actually Help Staph Bacteria Thrive: Study
2013-11-21 07:48:52

Ranjini Raghunath for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Staphylococcus aureus, one of many strains of bacteria involved in Staph infections, is found in about 20 percent of all humans. Under normal conditions, the bacterium dwells harmlessly in the skin or nasal passages, occasionally causing food poisoning or mild skin infections. When it enters the bloodstream, however, it can be quite deadly, causing life-threatening illnesses such as meningitis or sepsis. One of the ways the...

2012-09-18 13:51:32

Dr. Russell Russo, an Orthopedic Surgeon at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, and other researchers stress that orthopedists should have a high index of suspicion for necrotizing fasciitis, or flesh-eating bacterial infection, in every patient with pain or other symptoms that are out of proportion to the initial diagnosis. Their recommendations are published in the September 2012 issue of Orthopedics Today. Although relatively rare and difficult to diagnose because its symptoms often...

2012-07-02 21:34:23

Novel mechanism plays major role in inflammation Like detectives seeking footprints and other clues on a television "whodunit," science can also benefit from analyzing the tracks of important players in the body's molecular landscape. Klaus Ley, M.D., a scientist at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology, has done just that and illuminated a key step in the journey of inflammation-producing immune cells. The finding provides powerful, previously unknown information about...

2010-02-18 11:10:00

If bad bacteria lurk in your system, chances are they will bump into the immune system's protective cells whose job is gobbling germs. The catch is that these do-gooders, known as macrophages, ingest and destroy only those infectious invaders that they can securely hook and reel in. Now, Hopkins scientists have shown that a healthy immune response depends on a protein called TRPV2 (pronounced trip-vee-two) which, they discovered, is the means by which macrophages capitalize on brief and...

2009-10-21 04:00:00

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Using live blood cell analysis, a resveratrol-based nutriceutical (Longevinex®) has been shown to visibly activate sluggish white blood cells in 9 of 10 human subjects within 30 minutes of consumption. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/longevinex/40599/ (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091021/NY96112 ) "This demonstration should allay poorly-founded concerns that resveratrol...

2009-09-28 19:07:24

U.S. researchers say the body's immune response to dental plaque varies by race and by gender. The study, published in the Journal of Dental Research, found differences in response to dental plaque in 128 black and white healthy subjects of both genders who had shown no evidence of periodontal disease but were asked to forego brushing their teeth. The research team, led by Michael Kowolik of the Indiana University School of Dentistry on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University...

2008-01-25 09:00:20

By Dinis-Oliveira, R J Duarte, J A; Sanchez-Navarro, A; Remiao, F; Bastos, M L; Carvalho, F Paraquat dichloride (methyl viologen; PQ) is an effective and widely used herbicide that has a proven safety record when appropriately applied to eliminate weeds. However, over the last decades, there have been numerous fatalities, mainly caused by accidental or voluntary ingestion. PQ poisoning is an extremely frustrating condition to manage clinically, due to the elevated morbidity and mortality...

2007-10-09 03:00:07

By Gupta, Nupur Arora, Manju; Singh, Neeta; Dadhwal, Vatsla; Et al Abstract Introduction: Pelvic abscesses still remain a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge for the obstetrician and gynaecologist. Tubo ovarian abscesses (TOAS) are responsible for 1.6 2.2% of all gynaecological admissions in public urban hospitals. Case Report: Out of six cases (mean age 28.1 years) who presented with this condition, two were following hysterosalpingography, one following oocyte retrieval for in vitro...


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'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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