New method for making human-based gelatin for gelatin-type desserts, marshmallows, candy and innumerable other products

Public release date: 13-Jul-2011 (HRR-Requested Repost)   Scientists are reporting development of a new approach for producing large quantities of human-derived gelatin that could become a substitute for some of the 300,000 tons of animal-based gelatin produced annually for gelatin-type desserts, marshmallows, candy and innumerable other products. Their study appears in ACS’s Journal of Agriculture…

Vivax malaria may be evolving around natural defense ( 2.5 billion people worldwide are at risk )

Contact: Kevin Mayhood kevin.mayhood@case.edu 216-368-4442 Case Western Reserve University 3 gene mutations appear to be invasion mechanisms              IMAGE:   Plasmodium vivax has traditionally infected red blood cells of hosts in the Duffy positive blood group but Duffy negative people have been resistant. Click here for more information.      CLEVELAND—Researchers at Case Western Reserve…

How zinc starves lethal bacteria to stop infection

Contact: Dr Christopher McDevitt christopher.mcdevitt@adelaide.edu.au 61-449-823-946 University of Adelaide Australian researchers have found that zinc can ‘starve’ one of the world’s most deadly bacteria by preventing its uptake of an essential metal. The finding, by infectious disease researchers at the University of Adelaide and The University of Queensland, opens the way for further work to…

Video – Health Research Reports 9 SEP 2013

Topics: Arginine performs as well as established drugs for Diabetes * American Scientific journal Enocrinology Sep 2013 Nutritional Supplements reduce hospital stays by 21% * American Journal of Managed Care Sep 2013 Sirtuin in the brain delays the process of aging * Cell Metabolism Sep 2013 H1N2 influenza vaccine disables the bodies defense against H1N1…

Paradox of Vaccination: Is Vaccination Really Effective against Avian Flu Epidemics?

Abstract Background Although vaccination can be a useful tool for control of avian influenza epidemics, it might engender emergence of a vaccine-resistant strain. Field and experimental studies show that some avian influenza strains acquire resistance ability against vaccination. We investigated, in the context of the emergence of a vaccine-resistant strain, whether a vaccination program can…

Antibiotics have long-term impacts on gut flora/ Up to 2 years

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Laura Udakis l.udakis@sgm.ac.uk 44-118-988-1843 Society for General Microbiology Short courses of antibiotics can leave normal gut bacteria harbouring antibiotic resistance genes for up to two years after treatment, say scientists writing in the latest issue of Microbiology, published on 3 November. The researchers believe that this reservoir increases the…

Viruses cooperate or conquer to cause maximum destruction: They Change Behaviour to overcome our attempt to control them

Contact: Louise Vennells L.Vennells@exeter.ac.uk 44-013-927-22062 University of Exeter Scientists have discovered new evidence about the evolution of viruses, in work that will change our understanding about the control of infectious diseases such as winter flu Scientists have discovered new evidence about the evolution of viruses, in work that will change our understanding about the control…

Homicide spreads like infectious disease

Contact(s): Andy Henion Media Communications office: (517) 355-3294 cell: (517) 281-6949 Andy.Henion@cabs.msu.edu, April Zeoli Criminal Justice office: (517) 353-9554 zeoli@msu.edu Homicide moves through a city in a process similar to infectious disease, according to a new study that may give police a new tool in tracking and ultimately preventing murders. Using Newark, N.J., as a…

Man’s best friend: Common canine virus may lead to new vaccines for deadly human diseases

Public Affairs News Service Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012 Writer: James  E.  Hataway, 706/542-5222, jhataway@uga.edu Contact: Biao He, 706/542-2855, bhe@uga.edu Athens, Ga. – Researchers at the University of Georgia have discovered that a virus commonly found in dogs may serve as the foundation for the next great breakthrough in human vaccine development. Although harmless in humans,…

New DNA vaccine technology poised to deliver safe and cost-effective disease protection

  Contact: Richard Harth richard.harth@asu.edu Arizona State University New and increasingly sophisticated vaccines are taking aim at a broad range of disease-causing pathogens, targeting them with greater effectiveness at lower cost and with improved measures to ensure safety. To advance this quest, a research team led by Roy Curtiss, director of the Center for Infectious…

‘Dung of the devil’ plant roots point to new swine flu drugs: Showed greater potency against influenza A (H1N1) than a prescription antiviral drugs

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Michael Woods m_woods@acs.org 202-872-6293 American Chemical Society Scientists in China have discovered that roots of a plant used a century ago during the great Spanish influenza pandemic contains substances with powerful effects in laboratory experiments in killing the H1N1 swine flu virus that now threatens the world. The plant…