Pig articlesDrug resistant MRSA in livestock infects humans
A strain of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria that humans contract from livestock was originally a human strain, but it developed resistance to antibiotics once it was picked up by farm animals. The findings illustrate a very close link between antibiotic use on the farm and potentially lethal human infections.Topical fluorouracil improves actinic keratoses and photoaging
Topical application of the chemotherapy medication fluorouracil appears to reduce potentially precancerous skin patches and improve the appearance of sun-damaged skin.Graying hairs are signs of stress
Graying hairs might be signs of stress, revealed by researchers in a new study. Stress that does damage to DNA decreases amount of melanocyte stem cells (MSCs) within hair follicles that are responsible for making those pigment-producing cells.Green tea shows promise in leukemia
Mayo Clinic researchers are reporting positive results in early leukemia clinical trials using the chemical epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), an active ingredient in green tea.Zebrafish provide a model for cancerous melanoma in humans
In a new study published in Disease Models & Mechanisms, scientists use the zebrafish to gain insight into the influence of known cancer genes on the development and progression of melanoma, an aggressive form of human skin cancer with limited treatment options.Saffron has remarkable effects on eye vision
The herb saffron may hold one of the keys to preventing the loss of sight in old age ? and may even help to improve vision in people suffering certain blinding eye diseases.4694 cases of swine flu in 30 countries
As of 06:00 GMT, 11 May 2009, 30 countries have officially reported 4694 cases of Swine flu or swine influenza A(H1N1) infection, as per WHO.Swine flu - Influenza A H1N1 update 22
As of 16:00 GMT, 8 May 2009, 25 countries have officially reported 2500 cases of influenza A (H1N1) infection.Influenza A and safety of pork
In the ongoing spread of influenza A(H1N1), concerns about the possibility of this virus being found in pigs and the safety of pork and pork products have been raised.Swine influenza update - 13 countries, 367 cases
The situation continues to evolve. As of 23:30 GMT, 1 May 2009, 13 countries have officially reported 367 cases of influenza A(H1N1) infection.New monkey model for HIV
By altering just one gene in HIV-1, scientists have succeeded in infecting pig-tailed macaque monkeys with a human version of the virus that has until now been impossible to study directly in animals.Purple, high anthocyanin tomatoes offer protection against certain cancers
Scientists have expressed genes from snapdragon in tomatoes to grow purple tomatoes high in health-protecting anthocyanins.Suppressing hunger hormone ghrelin as good as bariatric surgery
Johns Hopkins scientists report success in significantly suppressing levels of the "hunger hormone" ghrelin in pigs using a minimally invasive means of chemically vaporizing the main vessel carrying blood to the top section, or fundus, of the stomach.Plastic surgeons using laser for wrinkle removal, acne scarring, tattoo removal
UT Southwestern Medical Center plastic surgeons are among a handful in the US deploying a new type of laser that goes deeper into the skin to help reduce wrinkles, tighten surface structures and treat pigmentation differences.IGFBP7 protein may stop melanoma skin cancer
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) researchers have uncovered a protein that stops the growth of melanoma, a cancer that develops from pigment-producing cells in the skin called melanocytes.Melanomas may appear different than other moles
A preliminary study suggests that melanomas have a different appearance than other irregular skin moles (i.e., are "ugly ducklings"), according to a report in the January issue of Archives of Dermatology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.
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