Fungicides for crops: Worrying link to fungal drug resistance in UK, warns scientists

Aspergillus -- a common fungus that attacks the lungs and is found in soil and other organic matter -- has become resistant to life-saving drugs in parts of rural Yorkshire, researchers report. Although the link has been made before in the Netherlands, it’s the first time its been made in the UK between drug resistance in Aspergillus and fungicides used on crops. Experts warn their findings, now published, are significant and raise serious implications for transplant patients, those with leukemia and people who suffer from severe asthma.
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ConclusionsOur results suggest that metformin users are more likely to initiate preventive therapies and engage in other healthy behaviours. Failure to account for these behaviours may introduce healthy user bias into studies evaluating the effects of oral antihyperglycemic therapies.RésuméObjectifsLe biais lié aux utilisateurs sains selon lequel les patients ayant recours aux soins de santé sont plus susceptibles d'entreprendre des traitements préventifs et d'adopter des comportements sains liés au mode de vie est bien connu dans les études observationnelles, particuli&egra...
Source: Canadian Journal of Diabetes - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
ConclusionThe SAFB MFI and T-FCXM ratio, both semi-quantitative parameters, only partially reflected the subtlety of the anti-HLA antibody/antigen interaction as it can be analyzed by SPR. Future clinical studies using SPR for anti-HLA antibodies characterization could bring novel insights into the understanding of HLA/anti-HLA interaction and therefore anti-HLA antibodies pathogenicity.
Source: Molecular Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
In this study, we aimed to investigate the expression profiling of circRNAs in CML. We performed circRNA-sequencing to identify differentially expressed circRNAs in CML cells. Furthermore, we found that circ_100053 was significantly upregulated in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) and serum samples from CML compared with healthy controls. CircRNA_100053 expression was associated with clinical stage (p=0.037) and BCR/ABL mutant status (p=0.008). High circ_100053 expression predicted a poor outcome of CML patients and imatinib resistance, suggesting the putative role of circ_100053 as an CML biomarker. Our findings p...
Source: Oncology Research - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncol Res Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 February 2019Source: Medical Mycology Case ReportsAuthor(s): Norma Beatriz Fernández, Constanza Giselle Taverna, Matías Vivot, Susana Córdoba, Lucia ParavanoAbstractHere we describe a bloodstream infection due to P. zopfii var. hydrocarbonea in a patient with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Identification was performed by DNA sequencing of the D1/D2 domain of 26s ribosomal DNA and by MALDI-TOF MS technique. Antifungal susceptibility tests against amphotericin B, fluconazole, itraconazole, and voriconazole showed the following MIC values, respectively: 0.25 mg/L, 128 ...
Source: Medical Mycology Case Reports - Category: Biology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 February 2019Source: Nitric OxideAuthor(s): M. Bobrowska-Korzeniowska, I. Stelmach, A. Brzozowska, J. Jerzyńska, M. Mitał, W. StelmachAbstractTo date, some studies suggest that passive smoking (PS) may be an important determinant of FeNO levels in children but sill there is a need of investigations using objective methods of PS exposure.The aim of our study was to examine the effect of PS, measured by urine cotinine levels, on FeNO and lung function (FEV1) in allergic and non-allergic asthmatic children.MethodsIt was a prospective, non-interventional study. 140 children, aged 4&ndash...
Source: Nitric Oxide - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
Authors: Hu X, Su M, Lin J, Zhang L, Sun W, Zhang J, Tian Y, Qiu W Abstract Renal ischemia/reperfusion (IR) injury is one of the most important risk factors for the occurrence of delayed graft function (DGF) after kidney transplantation; however, its mechanism remains not fully understood. In the present study, we screened differentially expressed genes in a murine model of renal IR injury by using high-throughput assays. We identified Corin as one of the most significantly downregulated genes among 2218 differentially expressed genes (≥2-fold, P
Source: Disease Markers - Category: Laboratory Medicine Tags: Dis Markers Source Type: research
This study showed that potential vicious cycles underlying ARDs are quite diverse and unique, triggered by diverse and unique factors that do not usually progress with age, thus casting doubts on the possibility of discovering the single molecular cause of aging and developing the single anti-aging pill. Rather, each disease appears to require an individual approach. However, it still cannot be excluded that some or all of these cycles are triggered by fundamental processes of aging, such as chronic inflammation or accumulation of senescent cells. Nevertheless, experimental data showing clear cause and effect relationships...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
Publication date: Available online 16 February 2019Source: Social Science &MedicineAuthor(s): Athena EngmanAbstractThe concept of biographical disruption has now enjoyed nearly 40 years of use in medical sociology. This paper argues that taking an embodied approach to biographical disruption helps to explain the concept's enduring efficacy. Drawing on the work of Maurice Merleau-Ponty and contemporary theories of embodiment inspired by his phenomenology, this paper advances that biographical disruption involves, in the first instance, a disruption to the ability to enact an embodied orientation towards the world. Biogr...
Source: Social Science and Medicine - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
SO, AT WHAT AGE CAN ASTHMA BE DIAGNOSED? Allergol Immunopathol (Madr). 2019 Mar - Apr;47(2):105-106 Authors: Garcia-Marcos L PMID: 30770040 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Allergologia et Immunopathologia - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Allergol Immunopathol (Madr) Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 February 2019Source: Best Practice &Research Clinical HaematologyAuthor(s): Taha Al-Juhaishi, Arushi Khurana, Danielle ShaferAbstract:Treatment for Hodgkin (HL) and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) has changed dramatically in the last fifty years. While there are increasing numbers of long-term survivors, there has been increasing recognition of the long-term toxicities of treatments, particularly therapy-related myelodysplastic syndrome and acute myeloid leukemia (t-MDS/AML). The survival for t-MDS/AML is extremely poor. Multiple heterogeneous retrospective studies have reported...
Source: Best Practice and Research Clinical Haematology - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
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