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A Device To Detect kidney Stones During Spaceflights

Researchers developed a new, painless, non-invasive procedure that harnesses ultrasound technology to reposition kidney stones, in an effort to offer the sufferer quick relief, will undergo testing in emergency patients. The development and assessment of the new technology are led by the University of Washington and UW Medicine, in collaboration with other universities and agencies.

Kidney stones are an increasingly common condition that affects 1 in 11 Americans during their lifetime. The condition is even more frequently encountered in astronauts during space missions. The hope is that the new technology could benefit astronauts as well as Earth-side patients.

Function Of Critical Immune-Surveillance Protein In Humans

Scientists have defined the structure and key features of a human immune-surveillance protein that guards against cancer and bacterial and viral infections. The identification of two human-specific variations in the protein closes a critical knowledge gap in immunology and cancer biology. The study was published in Cell.

Resolving Image In Time By Using STORM

Researchers showed a unique microscopy, Stochastic Optical Reconstruction Microscopy (STORM) is one of the most widely used forms of super-resolution microscopy. Conventional microscopy is limited by the Abbe’s diffraction limit of 250 nm. This means that only objects larger than 250 nm can be resolved.

Super-resolution tools have made it possible to break the diffraction barrier and resolve objects as small as 10−20 nm. STORM, one of the super-resolution techniques invented in 2006, is based on photoswitchable fluorophore or fluorophores which emit light at different times and they are used to resolve the image in time.

Methods To Conquer Sleep Apnea For Place In Bedroom

Researchers examine every night without fail straps on a mask that prevents him from repeatedly waking up, gasping for air. It is been his routine since he was diagnosed with a condition called sleep apnea. While it helps, he does not like wearing the mask. It's been two decades since doctors fully recognized that breathing that stops and starts during sleep is tied to a host of health issues, even early death, but there still isn't a treatment that most people find easy to use.

Overweight Have A Higher Risk Of Developing Type 2 Diabetes

A new study shows that overweight seven-year-olds have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes as adults, but only if they are still overweight by the time they hit puberty and beyond. It's well known that overweight in childhood leads to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes later in life.

Our research has previously shown that children who weigh just a couple of kilograms too much have a much higher chance of developing the disease and that this effect is more pronounced in girls than boys. The study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine.