- How Water Better For Removing Allergens In Laundy
A new study finds that the heat setting you choose when doing laundry makes all the difference when it comes to killing dust mites. The researchers found that washing laundry in hot water--140 degrees Fahrenheit (60 ºC) or higher--kills all house dust mite ...
Article - News Staff - May 21 2007 - 12:46am
- Mutated Tuberculosis A Growing Problem In India
Extremely drug resistant TB, or XDR-TB, is a serious problem in India, according to a study presented at the American Thoracic Society 2007 International Conference, on Monday, May 21. The study, the first in India to look at the prevalence of XDR-TB, foun ...
Article - News Staff - May 21 2007 - 3:15pm
- Does Weight Aggravate Asthma?
A new study presented at the American Thoracic Society 2007 International Conference finds that obese people are significantly more likely to have persistent or severe persistent asthma than their thinner counterparts. The study presented on May 23 looked ...
Article - News Staff - May 22 2007 - 12:40pm
- Finding The Source Of Fecal Bacteria
Excessive levels of fecal bacteria were to blame for almost 60 percent of Nebraska streams deemed impaired by federal and state environmental laws in 2004. In order to develop effective pollution-control strategies, it is important for researchers to ident ...
Article - News Staff - May 23 2007 - 10:55am
- 'Supersize Me' Mice Get Diabetes After Four Weeks Of Junk Food
Scientists subjected mice to a diet that was 40 percent fat and lots of high fructose corn syrup- the human equivalent of a McDonald's meal and 8 cans of soda per day- and it took only four weeks for liver enzymes to increase and for glucose intoleran ...
Article - News Staff - May 23 2007 - 6:03pm
- Hepatitis C Negatively Impacts HIV
Researchers at Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) have found that persons infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), who also have alcohol problems, were negatively affected by co-infection with the ...
Article - News Staff - May 26 2007 - 7:51pm
- Urea Cycle Disorder Treatment 80 Percent Effective After 25 Years
The simple notion of copying the body’s own natural "waste disposal" chemistry to mop up potentially toxic nitrogen has saved an estimated 80 percent of patients with urea cycle disorders--- most of them children – according to a report in this w ...
Article - News Staff - May 30 2007 - 10:15pm
- Mechanical 'artificial Hearts' Can Remove Need For Heart Transplant By Returning Heart To Normal
Mechanical 'artificial hearts' can be used to return severely failing hearts to their normal function, potentially removing the need for heart transplantation, according to new research. The mechanical devices, known as Left Ventricular Assist De ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 4 2007 - 2:41pm
- How Some Bacteria Resist Our Immune System
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have discovered a survival mechanism in a common type of bacteria that can cause illness. The mechanism lets the bacteria protect itself by warding off attacks from antimicrobial peptides (AMPs), which are d ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 9 2007 - 6:10pm
- Breakthrough Developments In Rheumatoid Arthritis Reported
Dr. Peter K. Gregersen says he has finally closed the circle between key genes and more than a 1,000 patients with rheumatoid arthritis. The genes will help tell the story of how the immune system works to create specific antibodies that in turn increase a ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 4 2009 - 12:29pm