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41 min ago | Live Science

Cat Poop Goes Under the Microscope for Cancer Research

Toxoplasma gondii is a single-celled parasite that lives in cats' intestines, but can infect other animals and people as well.


Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Biology, Science, Dartmouth College, Skin Cancer, Ovarian Cancer

4 hrs ago | North County Public Radio

Climate change adds sneezes for allergy sufferers

If even hearing the word "ragweed" makes your eyes water, you might be one of the nearly 45 million Americans with seasonal allergies.


Related Topix: Allergy and Immunology, Medicine, Biology, Science

7 hrs ago | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

A probiotics boom, if not a boon

The label on my bottle of Nature's Bounty Advanced Probiotic 10 says it contains 10 probiotic strains and 20 billion live cultures in each two-capsule dose.


Related Topix: Health, Lactose Intolerance, Life, Food, Vegetables, Diarrhea, Medicine, Biology, Science, Irvine, CA

Tue Jul 22, 2014

PhysOrg Weblog

Communication between nostril/skin microbiome bacteria can influence pathogen behavior

A team of scientists has made an important discovery about the molecular interactions that occur between generally benign species of Propionibacterium bacteria and the pathogenic bacterium Staphylococcus aureus , the cause of most "staph" infections.


Related Topix: MRSA, Health, Microbiology, Biology, Science


Dissolving allergy tablets offer alternative to shots

Asha Patel checks a trap on the roof of Pittsburgh's Allegheny General Hospital that collects particles in the air.


Related Topix: Medicine, Allergy, Health, Biology, Science, Trap, Alternative, Allergy and Immunology

Health News Digest

You're Not Ready for Summer to End, but Ragweed's Set to Pounce

Ragweed season is sneaking up on you. But you can beat its effects by getting ahead of it, and starting allergy medications now - about two weeks before ragweed blooms in early to mid-August.


Related Topix: Medicine, Allergy, Health, Hay Fever, Biology, Science, Allergy and Immunology


MERS may be airborne, scientists say

The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, better known as MERS, may be an airborne virus, according to an observation paper published Tuesday in the journal mBio.


Related Topix: Biology, Science, Nashville, TN

Medical News

Surrogate marker identified for airway obstruction and asthma control

Researchers have identified a potential biomarker for airway obstruction in patients with asthma that not only reflects airflow limitation but also asthma control.


Related Topix: Biology, Science, Health

Medical News

Researchers collaborate to tackle rare diseases

Support from a network of leading researchers across Europe specialised in a rare auto-immune disease with unmet medical needs could help test several novel treatments Collaboration between research groups is key in tackling rare diseases such as auto-immune disease Myasthenia Gravis .


Related Topix: Medicine, Myasthenia Gravis, Health, Biology, Science, France, World News,


Serum IgG3 to the Plasmodium falciparum merozoite surface protein 2...

Parasite Immunology , Vol. 25, No. 6. , pp. 307-312, doi:10.1046/j.1365-3024.2003.00636.x The merozoite surface protein 2 of Plasmodium falciparum is recognized by human antibodies elicited during natural infections, and may be a target of protective immunity.


Related Topix: Biology, Science, Malaria, Medicine, Health

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Post and Courier

Mosquitoes and disease in the Lowcountry: Types, risk and prevention

Chikungunya fever just turned up again in South Carolina, in an Upstate resident who recently returned from Haiti.


Related Topix: Charleston County, SC, University of South Carolina, Medical University of South Carolina, Microbiology, Biology, Science, Entomology


Dr. Surendra Sharma honored by professional association

Surendra Sharma, M.D., Ph.D., a research scientist and professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown... Surendra Sharma, MD, PhD, a research scientist and professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and The Warren Alpert ... (more)


Related Topix: Pediatrics, Medicine, Brown University, Biology, Science, Obstetrics and Gynecology

The Otago Daily Times

Tb mycobacteria finding hailed

University of Otago microbiologists have made an ''amazing discovery'' that offers new hope for developing revolutionary new antibiotics to attack tuberculosis.


Related Topix: Microbiology, Biology, Science

Immune Cell Role in Intestinal Movement May Lead to Better Understanding of IBS

Learning the role of immune-system cells in healthy digestive tracts and how they interact with neighboring nerve cells may lead to new treatments for irritable bowel syndrome .


Related Topix: Penn State College of Medicine, Biology, Science

Mail & Guardian

In search of an HIV vaccine

One of the two candidate HIV vaccines that progressed from concept to clinical trials locally and in the United States.


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Vaccinations, World News, South Africa, Cervical Cancer, Biology, Science

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

Ask an allergist-immunologist: Dr. Patrick Perin of Teaneck and Wayne

Allergist-immunologist Dr. Patrick Perin, a "local boy" from Englewood Cliffs, is medical director of allergy at Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck.


Related Topix: Allergy and Immunology, Medicine, Teaneck, NJ, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Thomas Jefferson University, Biology, Science

Low-carb diet reduces colon cancer risk: Bolsters ketogenic diet claims

Scientists at the University of Toronto say a low-carb diet can dramatically reduce the risk of colon cancer .


Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Life, Food, Dieting, Colorectal Health, Colon Cancer, University, FL, Genetics, Biology, Science

Dealing with egg and other milder food allergies in children

An egg a day to keep allergies away, says recent research that finds half of children outgrow egg allergy, and may become tolerant to baked eggs.


Related Topix: Baked Goods, Life, Food, Bread, Biology, Science, Family, Kids, Vegan

Medical News Today

Researchers paving the way for development of first vaccine for heart disease

Researchers at Wayne State University have made a fundamental discovery and, in subsequent collaboration with scientists at La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology , are one step closer to the goal of developing the world's first T-cell peptide-based vaccine for heart disease - the number one killer in the nation.


Related Topix: Heart Disease, Health, Wayne State University, Biology, Science, Cholesterol

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Optometric Management

The Front: OSD Myths

Is OSD just a benign nuisance? Does patient education take too long? Believe these and other myths at your own risk.


Related Topix: Medicine, Biology, Science