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New Microscope Track Brain's Various Behaviors

According to a study, the researcher developed a new tool, which is able to track the millions of interactions among brain cells in animals that move about freely, behaving as they would under natural circumstances. New technology developed at The Rockefeller University represents a big step toward realizing that goal. The study was published in Nature Methods.

Depression Patients Receive The Treatment -"Shock Therapy"

A new study determines that very few depression patients receive the treatment once known as 'shock therapy,' which today uses far milder electrical impulses than decades ago. Researchers suggest that the modern form of the approach called ECT should be made more available to patients who fail to get relief from two other types of treatment, such as antidepressant medications and talk therapy. Its findings could inform depression care decisions by insurers and policymakers, as well as conversations between doctors and patients. The study was published in JAMA Psychiatry.

New Protein Plays Major Role In The Genetic Stability Of The Cells

The researcher has developed a new protein, which is important for the genetic stability of our cells. It may be significant for the development of new drugs against genetically determined diseases like cancer, sterility, and premature aging. All of our cells contain genetic material, DNA, which controls the activity of the cells. If the genetic material is damaged, cancer cells may develop. Therefore, many proteins and enzymes are responsible for stabilizing and protecting our DNA against permanent damage and mutations.

Afib Patients Are At A Risk Of Having Stroke

A new study found that integrating two separate clinical risk score models helps clinicians more accurately assess the stroke risk of patients with Afib. The composite stroke decision tool studied by researchers from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City combines the widely used CHA2DS2-VASc with the Intermountain Risk Scores (IMRS) to derive and validate new stroke prediction scores.

To Assess The Cost-Effectiveness Of Teledermoscopy For Skin Cancer Diagnosis

According to a study, researcher suspected that Teledermatology for skin cancer is slightly more expensive than usual care, but it expedites time to clinical resolution. The study was published in JAMA Dermatology.  The study using deidentified Australian health system data, store-and-forward teledermoscopy skin cancer referral was estimated to cost A$54.64 per person more than usual care but enabled clinical resolution to be achieved a mean of 26 days earlier.