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Bacterial Communication: The Process Of ‘Quorum Sensing’

Many bacteria are able to sense their own population density, communicate with each other by way of secreted chemical factors, and behave as a population rather than as individual bacteria. This is referred to as cell-to-cell signaling or quorum sensing and plays an important role in pathogenicity and survival for many bacteria. Quorum sensing involves Read more

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Stroke Patients Not Getting Proper And Timely Diagnose

If facts and figures are looked at carefully then it can be said that in U.S less than half of patients with acute stroke symptoms did not receive a brain scan within recommended guidelines. This is coming from the hospitals who are actively participating in a national quality improvement program, so rates in non-participating hospitals Read more

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Novel Gene PRDM16 Plays Critical Role In Craniofacial Development

Facial birth defects are conditions that are present in the baby at birth. These defects usually develop during the first trimester of pregnancy when organs are developing. Facial Cleft Birth Defects result from both gene mutations and environmental insults. Other causes include chromosomal abnormalities, exposure to infections in time of pregnancy, Rh incompatibility, folic acid Read more

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Summer Games Athletes Often Suffer Agony Of Skin Irritations

Being the mirror, the barometer of an individual’s health, skin is the clue to one’s healthy constitution. “Thrill of victory and the agony of defeat” is what the Olympics are all about but for many Summer Games athletes, there’s also the agony of skin irritations and conditions that can make the journey to the medal Read more

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Blindness Prevention By Transplantation Of Fetal Membrane

Blindness in patients with a devastating disease called Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN) can be prevented by transplanting tissue from newborn fetal membranes. Unlike before, SJS/TEN are now believed to be variants of the same condition, distinct from erythema multiforme. SJS/TEN is a very rare, acute, serious, and potentially fatal skin reaction Read more

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Intensive Kidney Dialysis And Conventional Dialysis Which Indicates Better Survival Rates?

Healthy kidneys clean your blood by removing excess fluid, minerals and wastes. They also make hormones that keep your bones strong and your blood healthy. But if the kidneys are damaged, they don’t work properly. Harmful wastes can build up in your body. Your blood pressure may rise. Your body may retain excess fluid and Read more

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Gut Microbiota Transplantation May Prevent Development Of Diabetes And Fatty Liver Disease

The human body, consisting of about 10 trillion cells, carries about ten times as many microorganisms in the intestines. Gut microbiota is an assortment of microorganisms inhabiting the length and width of the mammalian gastrointestinal tract. The composition of this microbial community is host specific, evolving throughout an individual’s lifetime and susceptible to both exogenous Read more

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Whooping Cough Vaccine’s Effectiveness May Be Short Lived Among Children

Acellular vaccine for treating whooping cough in children might not be as long-lasting as had been previously thought. No matter that a lot of vaccines are available against this disease yet the disease appears to be quite prevalent. Pertussis or whooping cough is a highly contagious bacterial disease that causes uncontrollable, violent coughing. The coughing Read more