- A Diagnostic Test For Celebral Malaria
Scientists at CNRS and the Pasteur Institute, collaborating with physicians in Gabon, have just undertaken a study on cerebral malaria in children living in an endemic region. This study, which was published in PLoS ONE, should allow us to better understan ...
Article - News Staff - May 3 2007 - 10:40am
- New Bacteria Test Could Reduce False Positives In Juice Bacteria Tests
Collaborating with scientists in the United States and from around the world, Mengshi Lin, assistant professor of food science in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, has successfully used a new approach combining DNA sequencing techniqu ...
Article - News Staff - May 10 2007 - 10:28am
- Cure Malaria- With Carbon Monoxide
Cerebral malaria (CM) is a severe form of malaria that affects the brain and is fatal in about 30-50% of the cases. But researchers in Portugal report a gene – Hmox1 – that protects against the disease by releasing CO into the host blood stream counteracti ...
Article - News Staff - May 12 2007 - 7:45pm
- Mutating Viruses And The Public Health Threat
The outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2002 was a loud wake-up call for researchers studying infectious diseases. SARS infected over 8,000 people, killed 10 percent of those infected, and weakened most with pneumonia. "The SARS ou ...
Article - News Staff - May 15 2007 - 12:58pm
- Why Lincoln Fell Ill After His Gettysburg Address
Many school children in the United States memorize President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, considered one of history's most brilliant speeches and a model of brevity and persuasive rhetoric. But according to two medical researchers at Uni ...
Article - News Staff - May 17 2007 - 10:51am
- Antibody-based Therapies Effective At Controlling Malaria
Passive immunization through the development of fully human antibodies specific to Plasmodium falciparum may be effective at controlling the disease, report researchers led by Dr. Richard S. McIntosh from the University of Nottingham. The researchers devel ...
Article - News Staff - May 18 2007 - 10:02am
- Combination Therapy More Effective For Treating Malaria In African Children
Ugandan children who received the combination therapy of artemether-lumefantrine experienced a lower rate of treatment failure compared to other combination therapies, according to a study in the May 23/30 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on malaria. Malaria ...
Article - News Staff - May 22 2007 - 6:32pm
- New Tuberculosis Testing Is Faster, Easier
A new test for diagnosing Tuberculosis offers a quick and simple alternative to existing three-day methods, according to research published today in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. The study shows that the test, which involves taking three sputum ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 1 2007 - 10:27am
- Combating Infectious Disease With Probiotics
Scientists at University College Cork have discovered that probiotic bacteria can protect against bacterial infection. The work was carried out in the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre (APC) in UCC. The APC, funded by Science Foundation Ireland, was set up in ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 16 2007 - 4:40pm
- Should We Put Car Seats In Elevators?
In the first large-scale epidemiological study evaluating elevator-related injuries in children throughout the United States, researchers report that children up to two years of age had the greatest percentage (28.6%) of elevator-related injuries. “What re ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 18 2007 - 12:40pm