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X-Ray Navigation In Space Was Established By NASA

According to this study, researchers found a team of NASA engineers has demonstrated fully autonomous X-ray navigation in space, a capability that could revolutionize NASA's ability in the future to pilot robotic spacecraft to the far reaches of the solar system and beyond. The team carried out with an experiment called Station Explorer for X-ray Timing and Navigation Technology. 

Development of Gene Regulation Map in Human Neurogenesis

UCLA researchers have developed the first map of gene regulation in human neurogenesis, the process by which neural stem cells turn into brain cells and the cerebral cortex expands in size. The scientists identified factors that govern the growth of our brains and, in some cases, set the stage for several brain disorders that appear later in life.

New Hope for Patients Awaiting Corneal Transplants

Jonathan Lass of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has found that corneal donor tissue can be safely stored for 11 days before transplantation surgery to correct eye problems in people with diseases of the cornea. This is four days longer than the current conventional maximum of seven days in the United States. The findings were published in the  JAMA Ophthalmology .

An Older Person's Emergency Case Often Signals To Serious Issue

In this study, researchers found Six months after visiting the ER, seniors were 14 percent more likely to have acquired a disability, an inability to independently bathe, dress, climb down a flight of stairs, shop, manage finances, for instance than older adults of the same age, with a similar illness and does not end up with ER. These older adults weren't admitted to the hospital from the ER; they returned home after their visits, as do about two-thirds of seniors who go to ERs, nationally. This study got published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine.

Nanosponges Offer Promising Solution For Sepsis

According to researchers from the University of California San Diego have established macrophage "nanosponges" that can safely absorb and remove molecules from the bloodstream that are known to trigger sepsis. These macrophage nanosponges, which are nanoparticles cloaked in the cell membranes of macrophages, have so far improved survival rates in mice with sepsis. This study has been published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.