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  • October 1, 2014 at 12:28pm

    Medscape….autocorrection.ugh

  • October 1, 2014 at 12:28pm

    Undergo higher rates of mutations, believe I read in a Netscape article, in the gut?

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  • October 1, 2014 at 12:26pm

    http://www.pratt.duke.edu/news/genomic-test-accurately-sorts-viral-versus-bacterial-infections
    The test, which detects a specific genetic “signature” that the sick person’s immune system expresses as a response to the virus, demonstrates a potential new method for diagnosing the source of illnesses that have long been tough to pinpointReported in the Sept. 18, 2013, issue of the journal Science Translational Medicine, the finding moves the technology closer to clinical use, where it could help patients get quicker diagnoses and treatments, while curbing the unnecessary use of antibiotics that don’t work on viral infectionsIn instances such as pandemic flu or the corona-virus that has erupted in the Middle East, it’s extremely important to diagnose a viral illness far more accurately and speedier than can be done using traditional diagnostics,” said co-senior author Geoffrey S. Ginsburg, M.D., Ph.D., director of Genomic Medicine and professor of medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. “Current tests require knowledge of the pathogen to confirm infection, because they are strain-specific. But our test could be used right away when a new, unknown pathogen emerges.”
    ****if current tests require knowledge of the pathogen to confirm infection bc they are strain specific, couldn’t one argue that those who are exhibiting symptoms of CNS weakness and paralysis, potentially, genetically, have differing viral variations than the one they are testing for? Esp since enteroviruses

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  • October 1, 2014 at 12:18pm

    ***wonder what test method they are using to identify the virus or different forms of the virus?
    http://m.dukechronicle.com/articles/2013/09/23/new-test-viral-infection-could-prevent-overuse-antibiotics
    The test looks in blood samples for a “genetic signature” known to appear during an immune response to a viral infection. This is a shift from the old method of testing for the pathogen itself.Using this method, researchers tested 102 patients that came to the Duke Hospital emergency room with a fever. Of the two influenza strains detected, the test respectively diagnosed the viral infections with 100 and 87 percent accuracyResearch into an effective presymptomatic test for viral infections was funded in part by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, a branch of the U.S. Department of Defense that researches new technology. The agency’s aim was to develop a method to identify individuals likely to become sick to limit the spread of infectious disease within military housing, Ginsburg saidSuch a diagnostic tool could be critical at the outbreak of a pandemic, Woods said. Before the development of this method, a specific reagent would have to be created to identify a new virus before any diagnoses could be done. This new test could indiscriminately figure out whether or not an infection was viral without having to determine what the pathogen is first.

    “There’s a very robust response to viruses in humans, and if you have one, this assay will pick it up. You don’t need to

  • October 1, 2014 at 12:04pm

    http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/217146-overview
    Enteroviruses are transmitted predominantly via the fecal-oral route.Upon entry into the oropharynx, the virus replicates in submucosal tissues of the distal pharynx and alimentary tract.[15] Viral particles are shed in the feces and in upper respiratory tract secretions for days prior to symptom onset. The average incubation period is 3-10 days, during which the virus migrates to regional lymphoid tissue and replicates. Minor viremia results, which is associated with the onset of symptoms and viral spread to the reticuloendothelial system (spleen, liver, bone marrow)Dissemination to target organs follows, and viral replication in target organs produces the major viremia with possible secondary seeding of the CNS. Potential target organs include the skin and CNS. Infectious virus is shed from the upper respiratory tract for 1-3 weeks and from the feces for 3-8 weeks. Enteroviruses undergoes a high rate of mutation during replication in the gastrointestinal tract, where single-site mutations can occur in the 5′ noncoding region of the attenuated polioviruses; this can lead to prolonged excretion and neurovirulenceThe neuropathy of paralytic diseases caused by enteroviruses is due to direct cellular destruction. Neuronal lesions occur mainly in anterior horn cells of the spinal cord. The 3 serotypes of poliovirus all bind to the cell surface receptor CD155.

  • [3] October 1, 2014 at 12:00pm

    Polio is an enterovirus as well

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  • October 1, 2014 at 11:59am

    Close is not soon enough

  • October 1, 2014 at 11:58am

    Following the law matters. We had serious concerns with the legality of the Obama administration’s plan from the get go, and the government’s watchdog confirms we were right,” Upton said in a statement. “Today’s report sounds the alarm once again on the administration’s efforts to unlawfully subsidize its health care law with taxpayer dollars. American taxpayers are already on the hook for a still-incomplete health exchange with a price tag that exceeds $2 billion.”
    *****Congress should not reward bad/illegal behaviors. Don’t legitimize their illegality

  • October 1, 2014 at 11:55am

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Let%20them%20eat%20cake
    A quote attributed to Marie Antoinette, who allegedly spoke it in regard to her peasants having no bread to eat. Regardless of whether that actually happened, it is still the snobbiest way of saying “f*** them and what they want.

  • October 1, 2014 at 11:48am

    Let them (ins. Co) eat cake

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  • October 1, 2014 at 11:46am

    The GAO opinion says Congress must appropriate funds for the Department of Health and Human Services to pay federal dollars to prop up the losses of insurance companies for fiscal year 2015
    ***dance with devils u will get burned. Consequence

  • September 30, 2014 at 11:31am

    http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2014/09/29/north-texas-hospital-evaluating-patient-for-potential-ebola-exposure/
    North Texas Hospital Evaluating Patient For Potential Ebola Exposure
    Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas has admitted a patient into strict isolation to be evaluated for potential Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) based on the patient’s symptoms and recent travel history.Looking at the travel history is the first indicator, and then the next step is [treatment or non-treatment] once we get lab results,Again, we have to do the public health follow up to see what contacts, where this individual has gone since they arrived here in Dallas.

  • [1] September 27, 2014 at 10:35pm

    http://www.nytimes.com/ref/opinion/26haykel.html?_r=1&
    For Al Qaeda, it is a time of panic. The group’s Web sites are abuzz with messages and questions about how to respond to Hezbollah’s success. One sympathizer asks whether, even knowing that the Shiites are traitors and the accomplices of the infidel Americans in Iraq, it is permissible to say a prayer for Hezbollah. He is told to curse Hezbollah along with Islam’s other enemiesStates (the leader of the Zionist-Crusader conspiracy), Iraq has been handed over to the Shiites, who are now wantonly massacring the country’s Sunnis. Syria is already led by a ****** heretic, President Bashar al-Assad, whose policies harm the country’s Sunni majority.

  • [1] September 27, 2014 at 10:32pm

    http://www.nytimes.com/ref/opinion/26haykel.html?_r=1&
    But now Hezbollah has taken the lead on the most incendiary issue for jihadis of all stripes: the fight against Israel.
    Many Sunnis are therefore rallying to Hezbollah’s side, including the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and Jordan. The Saudi cleric Salman al-Awda has defied his government’s anti-Hezbollah position, writing on his Web site that “this is not the time to express our differences with the Shiites because we are all confronted by our greater enemy, the criminal Jews and Zionists.”

  • September 27, 2014 at 9:54pm

    http://www.popsci.com/blog-network/under-microscope/inconvenient-immigration-chikungunya
    For now, the immigration problem will seemingly increase as the virus spreads through both mosquites and humans. As for Floridians, they are left with little choice but to get used to an unwelcome addition to the population and to take precautions to prevent infection.

  • September 27, 2014 at 9:52pm

    http://www.popsci.com/blog-network/under-microscope/inconvenient-immigration-chikungunya
    For decades, the virus was thought to be contained in Africa however, by the turn of the millennium; cases were being reported elsewhere. Outbreaks in the hundreds of thousands began to appear in areas such as Indonesia, Oceania, Europe and India; the latter estimated at 1.4 to 6.5 million cases. This suggested the virus was capable of travelling not through mosquitoes, but humans. The most pertinent case to support this theory occurred in the Ravenna Province in Italy where an outbreak revealed the virus had become endemic in the local mosquito population.Then the unthinkable happened. CHIKV somehow found its way to the Caribbean. In December 2013, the first domestic cases were reported in Saint Martin. This autochthonous spread suggested not only nationals but also internationals were at risk of infection and spread. Over the coming months, this is exactly what happened. There may be a few reasons for this reaction to the inevitable. Unlike the appearance of another unwanted visitor, Ebola, which was controlled and supervised by the world’s best public health officials, the arrival of CHIKV has been completely hidden to the public eye. The virus has slowly made its way through travel from the heart of Africa to American soil. Moreover, the spread until recently has been slow at best. The requirement of a virus travelling from a human to a mosquito to another human is somewhat

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  • September 27, 2014 at 9:47pm

    http://www.cdc.gov/chikungunya/transmission/
    Chikungunya virus is transmitted to people through mosquito bites. Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on a person already infected with the virus. Infected mosquitoes can then spread the virus to other people through bites.

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  • September 27, 2014 at 9:19pm

    http://news.yahoo.com/liberias-top-doctor-quarantine-assistant-dies-ebola-171441113–finance.html;_ylt=AwrBEiKkFidUOFAApibQtDMD
    The latest figures from the World Health Organization show that the death toll from the worst outbreak of Ebola on record has killed at least 3,091 people, out of 6,574 probable, suspected and confirmed cases.

    Liberia has recorded 1,830 deaths, around three times as many as Guinea or Sierra Leone, the two other most affected countries. Nigeria and Senegal have had confirmed cases of Ebola but appear to have prevented it from spreading.

  • September 27, 2014 at 9:15pm

    http://news.yahoo.com/liberias-top-doctor-quarantine-assistant-dies-ebola-171441113–finance.html;_ylt=AwrBEiKkFidUOFAApibQtDMD
    Liberia’s chief medical officer, who is also a deputy health minister, has put herself in quarantine as a precaution against Ebola after one of her assistants died from the disease, the government said on Saturday.
    Bernice Dahn is the latest senior West African medical official to be directly affected by an outbreak of Ebola, which has killed over 3,000 people as it spreads across most of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

  • [1] September 27, 2014 at 8:29am

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_GENETICALLY_MODIFIED_WHEAT?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-09-26-15-00-45
    USDA: GENETICALLY MODIFIED WHEAT FOUND IN MONTANA
    Unregulated genetically modified wheat has popped up in a second location in the United States, this time in Montana, the Agriculture Department said Friday.The herbicide-resistant wheat was found on one to three acres in Montana, while the genetically engineered plants found in Oregon were spread over more than 100 acres. No genetically engineered wheat has been approved for U.S. farming, and the discovery of unapproved varieties can pose a potential threat to U.S. trade with countries that have concerns about genetically modified foods.
    ***notice food, in general, takes longer to spoil? Peeled granny Smith apples, put them in the fridge, forgot about them, a couple of days later, returned to the fridge, the apples had almost no Browning and were crisp still.

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