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Production and diseases of dairy cows: genetics (cause) and management (effect)

The milk production of dairy cows has been increased during the last decades by animal-husbandry, improved feeding regime, extensive veterinary service and proper management. It can be assumed that this tendency will be continued in the future

Brucellosis, tuberculosis and caprine arthritis-encephalitis, are goats and sheep in El Salvador affected?

Brucellosis and tuberculosis are two animal diseases that occur in Salvadoran cattle and humans may get infected by drinking raw milk. When herds get infected for the first time with brucellosis, massive abortions in the last third

Regional Alzheimer’s disease research

According to World Alzheimer Report 2015, over 46 million people live with dementia worldwide. The incidence of dementia is estimated over 9.9 million every year, and nearly half of new dementia cases (4.9 million) occurred in Asia.

Novel approaches to cancer treatment encoded within non-coding RNA

A hallmark of all living organisms is the presence of genetic material within each cell; this material is invariantly composed of a specific class of biological molecules known as the nucleic acids. While the more familiar variety

Inflammatory bowel disease: one, two, or a thousand diseases

The so-called Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (Ulcerative Colitis –UC- and Crohn’s Disease –CD-, comprised under the umbrella acronym IBD) often come about with the accompaniment of variegated pathologic conditions that are mostly inflammatory in nature. Among them, the

The relationship between clinical and standardised tests for hand-arm vibration syndrome

Hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS), previously known as vibration white finger, may be difficult to diagnose. It manifests in two forms – vascular with blanching of the fingers or sensorineural with tingling, numbness and loss of dexterity of

Gorham disease

Gorham disease is a rare condition affecting bones of skeletal system with unknown cause. To our knowledge the number of identified cases worldwide ranges around 300. Gorham and Stout were the first to define this disease back

Heart defects before birth: Why are most cases still being missed (and what can we do about it)

Heart defects occur in roughly 1 in 100 live births—far more than any other kind of birth defect. Over the past decade, it has become increasingly clear that babies with major forms of heart disease have must

Plants versus pathogens: detection and deception

Novel research has unveiled more about the deception tactics used by plants in their continuous battle against attacks from disease-causing pathogens. These findings could help in breeding better crops to reduce losses and produce more food. In

A better way to measure heart disease risk for an overweight society

Low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol or the “bad cholesterol” is an established measure of cardiovascular risk. LDL particles interact with the lining of the blood vessel and contribute to cholesterol loading in the arterial wall. Continued buildup

Nails can help detect arterial disease in legs

When insufficient blood supply is delivered to legs is called peripheral artery disease (PAD), which has several stages. Initially it can be asymptomatic but can evolve into gangrene in severe cases. It frequently manifests in the elderly,

Psoriasis: New treatments can completely clear the rash

Psoriasis is a very common skin disease that affects around 3.2% of adults in the US. People with psoriasis develop itchy and often chronic rashes that can be difficult to treat. Psoriasis can be a debilitating disease

High blood pressure: does it matter to know your disease condition and prescribed medicines well?

High blood pressure is a disease condition in which the force of the blood against your artery walls is perpetually high enough that it may eventually cause health problems, such as heart disease. If you have been

Normal mouth fungus changes after admission to the intensive care unit

The mouth is an important entry point into the body. Under normal conditions the mouth has many kinds of fungus, called the oral mycobiome, that help the body maintain health and resist infections. Several factors contribute to

Allelic variations within genes coding for cytokines among Orang Asli in Peninsular Malaysia: New candidate genes for future disease studies

Cytokines are a set of low molecular weight proteins/glycoproteins secreted by almost all types of cells. They regulate cell growth, immune response and blood cell development in the bone marrow. Genetic variations in cytokine genes include single

Understanding how enzyme injection for Dupuytren’s disease works

The fascia of the hand is a thin layer of connective tissue that wraps around the muscles, tendons, and neurovascular constitutions in the palm of the hand, providing structural support and integrity. The palmar and digital fascia