Infection biology: Signs of selection in the stomach

Helicobacter pylori, a globally distributed gastric bacterium, is genetically highly adaptable. Microbiologists at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have now characterized its population structure in individual patients, demonstrating an important role of antibiotics for its within-patient evolution. The cosmopolitan bacterium Helicobacter pylori is responsible for one of the most prevalent chronic infections found in humans. Although…

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How to prevent mosquitofish from spreading in water ecosystems

IMAGE: Its high fecundity, sexual precocity and tolerance to environmental pollution are factors that make its monitoring more difficult. view more  Credit: Oriol Cano (University of Barcelona-IRBio) Preventing the introduction of the mosquitofish and removing its population are the most effective actions to control the dispersal of this exotic fish in ponds and lakes, according to…

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Encyclopedia of Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Pharmacy fills industry gap

A MAJOR new reference work conceived and edited by the University of Huddersfield’s Professor Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar will have a global readership and breaks new ground with its analysis of the latest developments in the pharmacy profession. Due to be launched on 25 June, the 2,358-page Encyclopedia of Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Pharmacy has 180 chapters…

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UVA partnering to improve HPV vaccination rates in western Virginia

University of Virginia Health System is joining a coalition of healthcare organizations to improve vaccination rates in western Virginia for human papillomavirus (HPV), a leading cause of cancer. Virginia Center for Health Innovation is partnering with 40 pediatric and family medicine sites from UVA, Ballad Health and Carilion Clinic to boost HPV vaccinations with the…

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Simple test can tell if you’re stressed out

IMAGE: University of Cincinnati research assistant Shima Dalirirad holds up a test strip that can measure stress biomarkers in UC’s Nanoelectronics Laboratory. view more  Stress is often called «the silent killer» because of its stealthy and mysterious effects on everything from heart disease to mental health. Now researchers at the University of Cincinnati have developed a…

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Biomarkers help tailor diuretic use in acute heart failure patients

Athens, Greece — 25 May 2019: Adrenomedullin activity predicts which acute heart failure patients are at the greatest risk of death without diuretic treatment post-discharge, according to late breaking research presented today at Heart Failure 2019, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).1 «Therapy at discharge often remains unchanged for several weeks…

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