Friday, August 26, 2005


Shaggy-haired mice aid cell-aging research Unexpected results hint
San Francisco Chronicle, United States - Aug 17, 2005 Kavita Sarin and colleagues reported today that a key component of the enzyme, known as telomerase, can switch on stem cells resting in mouse hair follicles.

About face
Miami Herald, FL - 6 hours ago right after you shower when follicles are soft. Draw the shape you want with a concealer pencil; pick out hairs that fall outside that line. Hair: Want her

Scientists create embryonic cells from skin cells
Malaysia Star, Malaysia - Aug 22, 2005 "We found they could be induced to mature into nerve cells, hair follicles, muscle cells and gut endoderm cells. And when cultured


Characterization of a Chronic Infection in an Internally
RedNova.com, TX - Aug 7, 2005 One established property of Staphylococci is their ability to use quorum-sensing communication mechanisms to form and maintain a biofilm on a fixation device.

Antiseptic Resistance: What Do We Know and What Does It Mean?
RedNova.com, TX - Jul 30, 2005 Plasmid-associated nonsusceptibility in staphylococci has been demonstrated for cationic biocides such as chlorhexidine gluconate and quaternary ammonium


Inflammation The Root of All Illness?
Health Sentinel - Jul 26, 2005 Inflammation is an integral part of the immune system. We re all familiar with inflammation. When you re cut it becomes red

Hormone-like molecule kills cells that cause inflammation in
Medical News Today (press release), UK - 22 hours ago "Because mast cells cause inflammation, regulating how many mast cells the body makes, where they go, what they do, and when they die can have a huge impact on

Business briefs
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, NY - Aug 24, 2005 People with this condition experience recurring inflammation of the posterior segment of the eye, which contains blood vessels that supply parts of the eye

New Imaging Technology Shown To Detect Pancreatic Inflammation In
Science Daily (press release) - Aug 19, 2005 to rapid assessment of the effectiveness of therapeutic intervention - has been the lack of direct, non-invasive technologies to visualize inflammation in the

Gene Linked to Age-Related Blindness
PakTribune.com, Pakistan - Aug 23, 2005 the September issue of the American Journal of Human Genetics, the researchers report that PLEKHA1 is involved in the cellular processes related to inflammation

No West Nile worries this year
Whistler Question, Canada - 21 hours ago Studies show that in less than 1 per cent of West Nile virus cases, people can suffer from meningitis (inflammation of the brain lining and spinal cord) or

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Health24.com, South Africa - 20 hours ago When the carpal tunnel becomes narrower as a result of inflammation of the surrounding tissue, the median nerve, causing tingling, numbness and pain in the

Alcon's eye pain drug approved
Pharmaceutical Business Review - 18 hours ago Alcon has received FDA approval for its new drug application for Nevanac suspension 0.1% for the treatment of pain and inflammation associated with cataract

Small Cases of Athlete's Foot Can Lead to Severe Illness
Emediawire (press release), WA - 1 hour ago Cellulitis is an acute inflammation of the connective tissue of the skin, caused by infection with staphylococcus, streptococcus or other bacteria).

New Patents Strengthen EntreMed Position in Cancer and
Yahoo News (press release) - Aug 17, 2005 (Nasdaq: ENMD - News), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing therapeutics for the treatment of cancer and inflammation, today announced the


Cat Owners Warned Of Plague Infection
MyMotherLode.com, CA - Aug 25, 2005 Sacramento, CA -- State health officials are warning cat owners to their pets away from wild rodents that carry a potentially fatal disease.

Hepatitis C co-infection blunts response to antiretroviral therapy
Aidsmap, UK - Aug 24, 2005 Co-infection with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) reduces CD4 cell count gains by an average of 33 cells/mm 3 after a year of antiretroviral therapy in HIV

Health Dept. Looking at Southern New Mexico Prison
ABQ Journal (subscription), NM - 20 hours ago of Health is looking at medical and hygiene practices at Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility after some employees raised concerns about a staph infection


Tick season takes a bite out of our furry friends
Bradenton Herald, United States - Aug 23, 2005 Under a magnifying glass, the tick is really scary looking. Often what we call "flea dirt" may be on the skin or stuck to hair follicles.

Furry mice and tumor therapy
Baltimore Sun, United States - Aug 19, 2005 drug. When the mice were given this drug, the stem cells in their hair follicles proliferated, and the mice grew extra furry coats.

Shaggy mice shed light on cell aging
Bremerton Sun, United States - Aug 18, 2005 Sarin and colleagues reported Thursday that a key component of the enzyme, known as telomerase, can switch on stem cells resting in mouse-hair follicles.

Pools in Hungary's capital are for relaxation, not a furious
Now Toronto, Canada - Aug 24, 2005 If you're shedding, don't wear a tight hairstyle. Black women have to be careful with extensions and weaves, which can permanently damage the hair follicles.".

About face
Miami Herald, FL - 1 hour ago right after you shower when follicles are soft. Draw the shape you want with a concealer pencil; pick out hairs that fall outside that line. Hair: Want her

Behind method for activating adult stem cells, a shaggy-mouse
Stanford Report - Aug 23, 2005 in the capture of a mouse, the chemical trigger fired up the TERT, which kicked the stem cells into action, which built up the hair follicles, which started

Fathers Beware - The Child May Not Be Yours
Prudent Press Agency (press release), Netherlands - Aug 19, 2005 that more and more concerned fathers are visiting clinics or sending for testing kits and providing samples (check swabs, hair follicles) from themselves and

Researchers 'turn back clock,' reverting adult cell to embryonic
Canada.com, Canada - Aug 22, 2005 to have that skill. The researchers enticed them to mature into nerve cells, hair follicles, muscle cells and cells from the gut.

Scientists sidestep stem cell dispute
The Observer, UK - Aug 22, 2005 They could then guide this experimental tissue to grow into nerve cells, hair follicles, muscle cells and intestinal lining. But

Sgk3 links growth factor signaling to maintenance of progenitor
Journal of Cell Biology - Aug 15, 2005 Hair follicles undergo cycles of proliferation and apoptotic regression, offering an excellent paradigm to study how this transition is governed.


Antiseptic Resistance: What Do We Know and What Does It Mean?
RedNova.com, TX - Jul 30, 2005 Plasmid-associated nonsusceptibility in staphylococci has been demonstrated for cationic biocides such as chlorhexidine gluconate and quaternary ammonium

Characterization of a Chronic Infection in an Internally
RedNova.com, TX - Aug 7, 2005 One established property of Staphylococci is their ability to use quorum-sensing communication mechanisms to form and maintain a biofilm on a fixation device.


Ask The Doctor: Brittle nail occur due to iron, not calcium
Peninsula On-line, Qatar - Jul 26, 2005 It sometimes causes irritations (folliculitis) which appear in the form of small boils in certain individuals. In such people waxing should be avoided.

No-beard policy for cops cost city 316G
Philadelphia Daily News, PA - Aug 17, 2005 Each of them suffers from a skin condition, pseudo-folliculitis barbae, or PFB, a condition that many African-American men have to endure.


Preventing heartworm infection
Searcy Daily Citizen, AR - 7 hours ago Heartworm infection is one of the greatest dangers to dogs and cats in Arkansas. Its symptoms are difficult to detect until the

Lethal hospital bug cases rocket
BBC News, UK - 52 minutes ago The number of cases of a potentially lethal hospital infection has rocketed since the 1990s, figures show. The Department of Health

Russia fights bird flu infection
Xinhua, China - Aug 23, 2005 1. Meantime, the epidemic in the Altai territory seemed to be under control as no new infection outbreaks have been registered.

Cat Owners Warned Of Plague Infection
MyMotherLode.com, CA - 20 hours ago Sacramento, CA -- State health officials are warning cat owners to their pets away from wild rodents that carry a potentially fatal disease.

Aborigines' AIDS rate more than doubles in 4 years
Mainichi Daily News, Japan - 23 hours ago CANBERRA, Australia -- The AIDS infection rate among Aborigines has more than doubled in the past four years, according to a government report Thursday that

Infection, found first in horses, ID'd in cows
Billings Gazette, USA - 5 hours ago By JAN FALSTAD. Infectious vesicular stomatitis was confirmed in Yellowstone County horses two weeks ago and now cows have been detected with the disease.

Spray park infection numbers climb to 3131 in 32 county area
WROC, NY - 13 hours ago The latest number on the cases of intestinal illness from a local spray park is now: 3131 over a 32 county region. The Monroe County

Hong Kong Reports 11th Human Infection From Pig-Borne Disease
Bloomberg - Aug 23, 2005 23 (Bloomberg) -- The Hong Kong government reported an 11th human infection from a pig-borne illness that has killed dozens of people and infected hundreds in

Infection not affecting Iowa State's Blythe
CollegeSports.com, NY - 23 hours ago Ames, IA (U-WIRE) -- ISU wide receiver Todd Blythe has a skin infection on his left knee, the ISU athletic department announced in a press release Wednesday.

Former Enloe patients become infection activists
Enterprise-Record, CA - Aug 25, 2005 While at Enloe, Ann Robinson said she contracted a bacterial infection that hurt intensely and required her to take antibiotics for months.


Pool testers take a dip for safety
News & Observer, NC - Jul 31, 2005 as "swimmer's ear." Can also cause eye infections, particularly for those wearing contact lenses, and an infection of hair follicles known as folliculitis.

Tetrasil Combats Cold Sores With Fast Acting Natural Remedy
Press Dispensary, UK - Jul 26, 2005 as combating cold sores, Tetrasil has also been found to provide fast relief from: infected wounds, insect bites, burns, bedsores, Folliculitis, yeast infection


Figures on killer bug published
This is London, UK - 1 hour ago The extent to which a serious infection is plaguing England's hospitals has been revealed by the Department of Health. Figures showed

Hong Kong Reports 11th Human Infection From Pig-Borne Disease
Bloomberg - Aug 23, 2005 23 (Bloomberg) -- The Hong Kong government reported an 11th human infection from a pig-borne illness that has killed dozens of people and infected hundreds in

Russia fights bird flu infection
Xinhua, China - Aug 23, 2005 1. Meantime, the epidemic in the Altai territory seemed to be under control as no new infection outbreaks have been registered.

Preventing heartworm infection
Searcy Daily Citizen, AR - 5 hours ago Heartworm infection is one of the greatest dangers to dogs and cats in Arkansas. Its symptoms are difficult to detect until the

Aborigines' AIDS rate more than doubles in 4 years
Mainichi Daily News, Japan - 21 hours ago CANBERRA, Australia -- The AIDS infection rate among Aborigines has more than doubled in the past four years, according to a government report Thursday that

Infection getting out of control
Guardian Unlimited, UK - 11 hours ago Once the potential of the virus became apparent, the rate of infection slowed significantly, but it has proved impossible to eradicate.

Former Enloe patients become infection activists
Enterprise-Record, CA - Aug 25, 2005 While at Enloe, Ann Robinson said she contracted a bacterial infection that hurt intensely and required her to take antibiotics for months.

Youth Can Turn the Course of HIV Infection
AllAfrica.com, Africa - Aug 24, 2005 A UNAIDS report on "AIDS and Young People," considers the youth as being particularly vulnerable to HIV infection, and that these age-groups frequently carry

Infection, found first in horses, ID'd in cows
Billings Gazette, USA - 3 hours ago By JAN FALSTAD. Infectious vesicular stomatitis was confirmed in Yellowstone County horses two weeks ago and now cows have been detected with the disease.