Sunday, September 26, 2021

Restoring Thymus Function for Enhanced Immune Response

The key to a healthy, functioning immune system rests with the thymus gland, a small organ lying just beneath the breastbone. The primary role...

Mouth Bacteria Linked to Joint Infection, Failure of Artificial Joints —

Researchers have discovered bacteria that normally resides on teeth in the synovial fluid of patients requiring joint replacement surgery. The study from the Case...

Nursing Student Dies After Tweeting ‘I Think I’m Dying’: How To...

A tweet sent by a Georgetown University nursing student eerily foreshadowed her death on Tuesday. “This is what dying must feel like,” Andrea Jaime...

Bacteria Responsible for Gum Disease Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis

Chronic periodontal disease (PD) – one of the most prevalent infectious inflammatory diseases affecting humans – has been positively linked to systemic inflammatory disorders,...

Study Reveals Best Test for Clostridium Difficile (C. Diff) Diagnosis

The largest study of its kind, carried out by experts at the University of Leeds, has shown the most effective test for the diagnosis...

A Galaxy Within Us: Programming Gut Microbiota with Food

Who would have thought that the human body contains over 10 times the amount of bacterial cells as human cells? These bacteria — now...

Ozone Nano-Bubbles as Treatment for Periodontitis, Severe Gum Infections

A powerful new antiseptic agent, ozone nano-bubble water, holds promise for treating periodontitis, or severe gum disease, according to a new study published in...

Vitamin D Provides Relief From Chronic Hives, Study Shows

A study by researchers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center shows vitamin D as an add-on therapy could provide some relief for chronic...

Breakthrough “Cling-Wrap” Biomaterial Protects Burn Victims Against Infection

Wrapping wound dressings around fingers and toes can be tricky, but for burn victims, guarding them against infection is critical. Now scientists have reported on the...

Treating Acute Pancreatitis with Insulin Offers New Hope

Acute pancreatitis involves the pancreas digesting itself, resulting in severe abdominal pain, vomiting and systemic inflammation. About 80,000 cases occur in the United States each...

‘Good’ Bacteria Can Battle ‘Bad’ Bacteria in Eye Infections

Much as predators attack their prey in the animal world, there are bacteria that consume and kill other bacteria. Scientists are reporting new progress...

New Antibacterial Gel Disrupts BioFilms to Kill Hospital Superbugs

Scientists at Queen's University Belfast have made a breakthrough in the fight against the most resistant hospital superbugs – Pseudomonas aeruginosa, staphylococci and E.coli. The...