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In this study, researchers wanted to see why this is and if there could be any human applications. Researchers collected white blood cells from African and Asian elephants. They found elephants have at least 20 copies of a gene called TP53. TP53 is known to encourage cell "suicide" when DNA is damaged, stopping any potential cancer in its tracks. In contrast, humans are thought to have only a single copy of the TP53 gene. Of course the big question – the elephant in the room, if you will – is how we can boost TP53 activity in humans to stimulate a similar protective effect. The simple answer is: we don't know. Yet. Researchers 'a step closer' to universal flu vaccine It just like buses. You wait years for a potential universal flu vaccine then two come along at the same time. In August two studies were published, both on the possibility of creating a “one-size jab” for the flu. The flu virus is shaped like a ball, with many "spikes" sticking out of its surface made of a chemical called haemagglutinin. The "stem" part of this spike does not change as much as its tip or other parts of the virus, so both of these studies aimed to develop a vaccine that targeted the stem. Targeting these areas may help keep the vaccines effective even if new strains come along. Both vaccines were able to protect mice against what would usually be a lethal dose of flu, and one vaccine reduced fever symptoms in monkeys. While the results were e...
Source: NHS News Feed - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: QA articles Medical practice Special reports Source Type: news

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AbstractObjectiveRecent literature reveals worse periodontal health condition in ankylosing spondylitis (AS). However, roles of AS-related parameters, periodontal condition, and their association appear unclear. This cross-sectional study aimed at investigating dental and periodontal health as well as potentially periodontal pathogenic bacteria in patients with AS compared to healthy control subjects (HC).MethodsDental examination comprised dental findings (DMF-T), periodontal probing depth (PPD), bleeding on probing, clinical attachment loss (CAL), papillary bleeding index, and microbiological analysis based on polymerase...
Source: Rheumatology International - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
Conclusion: DV may be a useful biomarker for early prediction of therapeutic outcome in intermediate HCC. Published on 2018-04-20 13:58:11
Source: Journal of the Belgian Society of Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Authors: Ceppa F, Mancini A, Tuohy K Abstract The gut:brain axis is emerging as an important information highway linking the foods we eat with neurophysiological development and functions. Some gut microorganisms have shown to alleviate anxiety and depression, improve cognitive performance and play a role in brain development in early life. However, most studies were conducted in laboratory animals and these findings await confirmation in carefully designed human interventions. Similarly, little attention has been given to how diet:microbe interactions within the gut can impact on neurotransmitter production or the...
Source: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition - Category: Nutrition Tags: Int J Food Sci Nutr Source Type: research
The warning now includes whole heads and hearts of romaine lettuce as well as chopped romaine, salads and salad mixes due to E. coli contamination
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
American consumers are urged to stay away from salad for the time being, after an E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce has spread to 16 states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned against eating any kind of romaine lettuce grown in the Yuma, Arizona region, including whole heads and hearts of the green, and any chopped salads or salad mixes that contain it, in its latest update on the E. coli outbreak. The warning, which expanded from a prior notice urging buyers to throw out any store-bought chopped romaine lettuce, comes after new cases of E. coli were reported in Alaska. Alaska’s Departmen...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized onetime public health Source Type: news
This post has been updated. Public health officials are now telling consumers to avoid all types of romaine lettuce from southwest Arizona because of an E. coli outbreak linked to the vegetable that has spread to at least 16 states and sickened at least 60 people, including eight inmates at an Alaska prison. The Centers […]Related:Nasal spray of party drug shows promise as fast-acting antidepressant, researchers sayE. coli outbreak spreads as source of tainted lettuce remains a mysteryFirst marijuana-derived drug poised for FDA approval after winning support from advisers
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Authors: Richner TJ, Krook-Magnuson E PMID: 29670489 [PubMed]
Source: Epilepsy Currents - Category: Neurology Tags: Epilepsy Curr Source Type: research
The CDC warns that an outbreak of E. coli is now connected to all types of romaine lettuce, including whole heads and hearts of romaine, as well as chopped romaine in salads and salad mixes.
Source: CNN.com - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
There has been an increase in the need for embolization protection devices as the risk for stroke and other neurological damage from transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures continues to become more prevalent.   Santa Cruz, CA -based Emboline is looking to enter the embolization protection space, which is set to grow from $406 million this year to $605 million by 2023, according to a report from ResearchandMarkets. The emerging medtech company's contribution to the space would come from its Emboliner Embolic Protection Catheter.  The Emboliner is a cylindrical mesh filter that completely...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Implants Cardiovascular Source Type: news
E. coli infections traced to romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona where 90% of winter greens grow have sickened 53 people, and one expert says that it may be years before the ground is safe again.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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