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Evaluation of different enrichment methods for pathogenic Yersinia species detection by real time PCR
submitted by ponniir 4 minutes ago - Topic: Biology
Yersiniosis is a zoonotic disease reported worldwide. Culture and PCR based protocols are the most common used methods for detection of pathogenic Yersinia species in animal samples. PCR sensitivity could be increased by an initial enrichment step. This step is particularly useful in surveillance programs, where PCR is applied to samples from asymptomatic animals. The aim of this study was to e...



Recombinant porcine epidermal growth factor-secreting Lactococcus lactis promotes the growth performance of early-weaned piglets
submitted by ponniir 4 minutes ago - Topic: Biology
Epidermal growth factor (EGF) is an important growth factor in regulation of cell proliferation, differentiation, survival and apoptosis. Studies showed that food-grade Lactococcus lactis (L. lactis) and NICE expression system have superior performance in exogenous protein expression. This study aimed to construct and express porcine EGF (pEGF), and use L. lactis as vehicle for producing and de...

Snoring: A buzzsaw sound can be a buzzkill for health
submitted by jspinci 6 minutes ago - Topic: Health
Snoring can be a loud byproduct of sleep. But snoring may do more than disturb peace and quiet for your family members or significant others - it may be disturbing your health.

Seniors vulnerable in times of disaster
submitted by jspinci 6 minutes ago - Topic: Health
Seniors can sometimes be forced to fend for themselves during disasters. However, they could be safer if they had better forms of communication and access to more resources, according to a new report from the New York Academy of Medicine.

US trees remove tons of pollution, save hundreds of lives, study says
submitted by jspinci 6 minutes ago - Topic: Health
More Americans are living longer and breathing easier thanks to trees - especially in urban areas, according to a recent study.



When it comes to the birth control pill, obese women may need different approach, study says
submitted by jspinci 6 minutes ago - Topic: Health
Obese women may need a continuous or slightly higher dose of birth control pill to counteract the negative effects obesity has on a pill’s drug levels, a recent study said.

Harvard students collaborate with refugee camp students on research
submitted by jspinci 6 minutes ago - Topic: Health
She was only at Thailand’s Umpiem Mai refugee camp for three weeks, but Harvard University public health student Kelsey Gleason was there long enough to see the yearly blanket rations handed out.


New report offers possible futures for nation's health system in 2030
submitted by jspinci 6 minutes ago - Topic: Health
The future of public health may be filled with hostile policymakers and dwindling budgets. Or it may have community cooperation and diminishing health disparities. Either way, public health has to be prepared, according to a new report, "Public Health 2030: A Scenario Exploration.".

Tennessee law unfairly criminalizes pregnant women for using drugs
submitted by jspinci 6 minutes ago - Topic: Health
The first woman has been arrested under a new Tennessee law that charges pregnant women with assault if they are found to have used a narcotic drug while pregnant.


WHO: Goal to eliminate tuberculosis in low-incidence nations by 2050
submitted by jspinci 6 minutes ago - Topic: Health
A new global framework aims to eliminate tuberculosis cases in countries that are already home to few cases of the often deadly respiratory disease.

CDC laboratory mistakes result in new oversight, safety rules: Researchers at risk in contaminations
submitted by jspinci 6 minutes ago - Topic: Health
A series of laboratory mishaps at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has led to new safety protocols and the formation of an independent workgroup charged with strengthening the culture of laboratory safety at the nation’s top public health agency.


US Elder Justice Roadmap offers framework to address abuse, neglect
submitted by jspinci 6 minutes ago - Topic: Health
With estimates that one in 10 older Americans experience abuse or neglect, federal officials debuted a new blueprint encouraging all Americans to take a stand against the problem.

Chikungunya arrives in US: first locally acquired cases in Florida
submitted by jspinci 6 minutes ago - Topic: Health
Florida is home to the first locally acquired cases of chikungunya fever, a mosquito-borne disease that had previously only been diagnosed in travelers visiting or returning to the U. S.

Today's public health students to ensure health for generations
submitted by jspinci 6 minutes ago - Topic: Health
As APHA president, some of my warmest memories will be the time that I’ve spent with students and recent graduates. As we start a new school year, I would like to share some thoughts on leadership with students - but it’s also for those who teach, mentor, coach and care about their future.

APHA members play key role in Association advocacy: Leaders, member groups weigh in on silica, dietary guides
submitted by jspinci 6 minutes ago - Topic: Health
When the Occupational Safety and Health Administration proposed regulations in 2013 on reducing worker exposure to silica dust - a risk factor for respiratory illnesses and lung cancer - APHA was already one step ahead in issuing recommendations on how to make them even better.