Immunology & Medicine @ ScienceIndex.com
Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) February 05, 2013
ScienceIndex.com is a Sciences Social Network newly featuring the latest Immunology and Medicine research. The site was established in 1998 to index the very latest news, headlines, references and resources from science journals, books and websites worldwide. The site covers news in all fields of biology, business, chemistry, engineering, geography, health, mathematics and society. In the field of Health Sciences, the site has now included the two new categories Immunology and Medicine. While the Immunology section covers the structure and function of the immune system, innate and acquired immunity, the bodily distinction of self from nonself, and laboratory techniques involving the interaction of antigens with specific antibodies, the Medicine section deals with the prevention, cure, and alleviation of diseases.
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ScienceIndex.com's new Immunology section covers the structure and function of the immune system, innate and acquired immunity, the bodily distinction of self from nonself, and laboratory techniques involving the interaction of antigens with specific antibodies. It currently contains 45,200 articles partly derived from 226 scientific Immunology journals. The latest articles in this category are also available through an Immunology Research RSS feed. One of the latest additions to this section presents an algorithm for the management of Staphylococcusaureus carriage within patients with recurrent staphylococcal skin infections. The authors colonized seventy-nine patients by S. aureus, 49 by methicillin-susceptible (MSSA) and 30 by methicillin-resistant (MRSA) isolates and achieved greater eradication rates after treatment with one antistaphylococcal penicillin or clindamycin in the case of MSSA carriage and with clindamycin or a fluoroquinolone in the case of MRSA carriage. Another study reports about correlation of Pneumococcal Antibody Concentration and Avidity with Patient Clinical and Immunologic Characteristics. The authors measured concentration and avidity of antibodies to 12 pneumococcal serotypes in 78 children with recurrent bacterial respiratory infections. Antibody concentrations and avidities negatively correlated with age for most of the PCV7 types, and antibody concentration and avidity correlate with patient clinical characteristics.
ScienceIndex.com's new Medicine Research section deals with the prevention, cure, and alleviation of diseases. It currently contains 33,800 articles partly derived from 275 scientific Medicine journals. The latest articles in this section are also available through a Medicine Research RSS feed. One recently included article in this section presents two case reports about manual physical therapy for non-surgical treatment of adhesion-related small bowel obstructions. The authors report the use of manual soft tissue physical therapy for the reversal of adhesion-related partial small bowel obstructions, and create an initial inquiry into the possibility of nonsurgical lysis of adhesions. They observed successful treatment with resolution of symptom presentation of partial SBO and sustained results in the patients treated. Another study covers changes in 18F-fluorothymidine and 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography imaging in patients with head and neck cancer treated with chemoradiotherapy. No significant differences were found with primary site location, cellular differentiation and T category in all PET scans. 40% decrease in FDG SUV was, however, observed at TD 30 Gy and significant decreases were then found 4 and 6 weeks after the therapy.
The Sciences Social Network currently contains over 2.09 million posts distributed among its' 75 categories. 84,800 users monitor over 15,200 journals publishing within the scope of the site. Due to an innovative publishing process, the delay between original publication and appearance at ScienceIndex.com is no more than 16 hours. The site provides an advanced search feature which suggests up to ten closely related articles for a search and every displayed post.