Cancer and teeth

submitted by: mdanderson
Attentive dental care is critical for cancer patients. Before beginning cancer treatment, patients should address pre-existing oral conditions and infections. During treatment, conditions may arise, such as chemotherapy-induced oral mucositis (mouth lining breaks down forming ulcers); xerostomia (dry mouth); and poor blood flow which may result in bone rot causing jaw fractures. It’s important for cancer survivors to see their dentists regularly, too. Mark Chambers, D.M.D., professor in...

Multiple myeloma – blood cancer formed in bone marrow

submitted by: mdanderson

Multiple myeloma is a cancer caused by malignant plasma cells. Plasma cells help the human body fight infection, but when they multiply out of control, the myeloma cells overpower the bone’s healthy cells causing harmful side effects; such as bone fractures and infections. Sheeba Thomas, M.D., assistant professor in Lymphoma/Myeloma at MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses the basics, risk factors, diagnosis and treatment options for this rare cancer.

History of TB

submitted by: bccdc

A video describing the hisotry of Tuberculosis.

Tuberculin Skin Test for Aboriginal Communities

submitted by: bccdc

Describes how the TB Skin test works.

Staphylococcus aureus phenotype switching: an effective bacterial strategy to escape host immune response and establish a chronic infection

submitted by: Ben_Norman
Staphylococcus aureus is a frequent cause for serious, chronic and therapy-refractive infections in spite of susceptibility to antibiotics in vitro. In chronic infections, altered bacterial phenotypes, such as small colony variants (SCVs), have been found. Yet, it is largely unclear whether the ability to interconvert from the wild-type to the SCV phenotype is only a rare clinical and/or just laboratory phenomenon or is essential to sustain an infection. Here, we performed different...
Authors: L Tuchscherr, E Medina, M Hussain, W Volker, V Heitmann, S Niemann, D Holzinger, J Roth, R Proctor, K Becker, G Peters, B Loffler

Vitamin D Insufficiency

submitted by: mcgheekkm

Dr. Tom Thacher from the Department of Family Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article (available at: http://tinyurl.com/25q2ytu ) entitled "A Critical Review of Vitamin D Insufficiency," which appears in the January 2011 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

What is TB? (not TV)

submitted by: bccdc

In this BCCDC produced video children from John Filed Elementary School use posters to explain what they have learned about Tuberculosis (TB) infection and disease and how it can be cured. Gitxsan elders discuss their experience with Tuberculosis in the days of the Sanatoria.

ASPIRE: An International Women's Initiative

submitted by: bccdc
ASPIRE is an international women's health initiative aims to save thousands of lives by implementing a scalable and affordable integrated cervical cancer screening program in Eastern Africa using self-collection for the human papillomavirus (HPV). The ASPIRE program is community-driven and will undertake education and information campaigns to increase knowledge and capacity among healthcare providers. For more information visit www.aspireafrica.ca

Deep-Ocean Metagenomics: Comparative Investigations of Microbes Inhabiting Hydrothermal Vents and the Cold Deep Ocean

submitted by: dougramsey
The deep-ocean accounts for the majority of the water on our planet. While the cold deep-ocean is the dominant nutrient-challenged ecosystem, hydrothermal vents represent oases along tectonically active areas of the seafloor. Hydrothermal vents and the surrounding cold deep-ocean each support unique communities of microbes and viruses that have become highly adapted to local conditions. Through cycles of infection and host cell lysis, bacteriophages (viruses that specifically infect...

Plant Viruses and Crops by Roger Beachy, April 2008 - Part 1: Cell and Molecular Biology of Plant Virus Infection: Early Events and Mechanisms of Pathogenesis

submitted by: video_collector

This seminar describes the cell and molecular biology of plant virus infection. The first lecture will discuss how virus replication centers are set up in plants and how viruses use host cell mechanisms to facilitate cell to cell movement and eventual pathogenesis.

For further information see: http://www.ascb.org/ibioseminars/Beachy/Beachy1.cfm