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Test to determine the pathogen mutation for infectious disease progression

According to this study, Researchers have developed an inductive algorithm to study nucleotide frequencies using a multi-strain SIR model. Sequencing also benefits epidemiological studies, such as the identification, diagnosis, and treatment of infectious diseases. These processes of sequence data will help scientists to understand organism function. This study got published in SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics.

To Create 3-D Shapes of Living Tissue; Bioengineers Reported

A study has been declined that many of the complex folded shapes that form mammalian tissues can be recreated with very simple instructions. By patterning mechanically active mouse or human cells to thin layers of extracellular matrix fibers, the researchers could create bowls, coils, and ripples out of living tissue. The cells collaborated mechanically through a web of these fibers to fold themselves up in predictable ways, mimicking natural developmental processes. This study was published in the journal Developmental Cell.

Painful Tropical Diseases: A billion were treated successfully

A pledge by health and development experts to tackle neglected diseases that blind, disable and disfigure millions of the world's poorest people has spurred tremendous progress in five years.

More than one billion people were treated in 2016 for painful infections, such as sleeping sickness and elephantiasis, as increased funding, drug donations and political will helped health workers reach patients in remote areas, it said.

E-cigarettes and its Benefits to the Smokers

As e-cigarettes become more popular, fewer people are taking up smoking traditional cigarettes. But can e-cigarettes, an electronic nicotine delivery system, help people quit smoking altogether? That was the focus of a recent study led by a Hollings Cancer Center researcher.

Paracervical Block after General Anesthesia Is Beneficial

According to a new research, adding a paracervical block to general anesthesia for endometrial ablation reduces pain and the need for postoperative narcotics.

Dr. Jordan S. Klebanoff of Christiana Care Health System in Newark reported, "Our study showed that women who received a paracervical block at the completion of their endometrial ablation had less pain at one hour postoperatively. In addition, less immediate postoperative narcotic medication was required."

Researchers reveal, Tactile Massage Alleviates Pain

A Swedish study suggests that light massage could reduce pain, anxiety and the need for opioid medication in terminally ill patients. “All end-of-life patients experience existential pain or existential suffering,” Linda Bjorkhem-Bergman reported. “This pain is difficult to treat pharmacologically and complementary methods, such as massage, provide an alternative.”