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Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis Patients Have Greater Risk Of Developing Cancer

Multiple Sclerosis; New results of a 65-year follow-up study of nearly 7,000 Norwegian patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS); suggest that patients may have a greater overall risk of developing cancer than the general population; but with an especially high risk of cancer in respiratory organs, urinary organs and the central nervous system. Presented today at…

Enterobacteriaceae

Antibiotic Susceptibility Pattern Of Enterobacteriaceae Found In Ghana

Enterobacteriaceae; The study was conducting to investigate the level of contamination of raw meat; and Ghanaian coins in circulation at Cape Coast Metropolis. But in all, 10 raw meat were sample each from chevron and beef from Kotokuraba market; and 400 Ghanaian coin currencies retrieved from food vendors, students; transport operators and banks were used…

Infectious Diseases

Habitat Loss And The Global Emergence of Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases; Auburn University researchers have published a new hypothesis that could provide; but the foundation for new scientific studies looking into the association of habitat loss; and the global emergence of infectious diseases. But they present their research in the paper; “The Coevolution Effect as a Driver of Spillover,” in the latest issue of…

Antibiotic-resistant infections

Repurposed Drugs Might Cure Antibiotic-Resistant Infections

Antibiotic-resistant infections; With antimicrobial resistance on the rise, many infections once easily treated are becoming fatal. Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) is to blame for more than 5% of all deaths attributed to antibiotic-resistant infection in the U.S., second only to MRSA. Researchers are now exploring whether they could repurpose some drugs; but which have already approving…

ELISA

Redesigning ELISA Simplifies Process, Reduces Cost

ELISA; Scientists took a common, yet laborious lab test and redesign it to be performed; but in small 3D printed pipette tips used to measure and transfer fluids in the laboratory. An ELISA is an Enzyme-Linked ImmunoSorbent Assay. It has been used for decades to test blood and other biological fluids for numerous substances and…

Candida auris

Insight of C. auris Transmission In The Healthcare Environment

C. auris; Researchers have now shown that patients who are heavily colonized with Candida auris on their skin can shed the fungus and contaminate their surroundings. But this finding provides an explanation for the extensive contamination that often occurs in healthcare facilities with the outbreaks. These results can help inform infection control efforts. But the research…

Drug-resistant fungus

Combination Of Drugs Combat Deadly Drug-Resistant Fungus

Drug-resistant fungus; As health officials in New Jersey, Illinois and New York State scramble to contain the spread of a highly infectious and deadly fungus, microbiologists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have shown that a combination of anti-fungal and anti-bacterial medications may be an effective weapon against the recently discovered multidrug resistant, Candida auris (C.…

Revolutionary Cancer Drugs

World’s First Revolutionary Cancer Drugs Into Hospitals By NHS

Revolutionary Cancer Drugs; Patients in England could be some of the first in the world to be treating; but with revolutionary cancer drugs that can target any type of tumor. NHS chief executive, Simon Stevens, will announce today that the game-changing drugs will be fast-tracked by the NHS. Stevens says the drugs, which are referring…

Protein

Solving The Structure Of Protein Curbs Cancer

Protein; For the first time, Bernese researchers have been able to solve the structure of a transport protein; and thus to describe the functional mechanism that plays a significant role in the survival of cancer cells. This is an important step towards developing effective inhibitors to fight tumor growth. Certain cancer cells depend on exporting the…

Mobile Phones

Use Of Mobile Phones And Pathologies Of Thumb Finger

Mobile Phones; A study on the pain at the base of the thumb conducted in the University of Malaga has evidenced that a continuous use of the mobile phone, especially among young people, goes hand in hand with new pathologies of this finger. This research, carried out in cooperation with a group from Italy (Fondazione…

Protein Aggregates

Breaking Down Pathological Protein Aggregates

Protein Aggregates; ETH researchers have discovered a new mechanism that brain cells use to protect themselves from protein aggregates. Such aggregates play a key role in Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. This new finding might provide the basis for new therapeutic approaches. Aggregates of the protein alpha-synuclein in the nerve cells of the brain; but…

Cells

Undifferentiated Cells Choose Their Ultimate Destiny

Cells from the light-sensing cones of the retina to the blood-pumping muscle of the heart; to the waste-filtering units of the kidneys; the human body is made up of hundreds of cell types exquisitely; specializing to perform their jobs with great precision. This complexity, however, belies the fact that each of the trillions of highly…