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An Outbreak Of Listeria In South Africa has Jumped Beyond 60

According to this study, researchers revealed the death toll from an outbreak in South Africa has jumped beyond 60 in the past month, which causes the disease had been detected. Since monitoring of the outbreak began last January, 720 laboratory-confirmed cases of food poisoning due to the disease, also known as listeriosis, have been reported from the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD).

Study Founds Gut Evolutionary Origin

An investigation of the embryonic development of sea anemones, a very old animal lineage, researchers have now come to conclusions which challenge the 150-year-old hypothesis of the homology (common evolutionary origin) of the germ layers that form all later organs and tissues According to a 150-year-old hypothesis, all tissues and organs in our body derive from one of three germ layers that are established during early embryogenesis.

Bethesda System Update Changes Clinical Practice: Thyroid Nodules

The study says that researchers have declared that attempts to standardize reporting and cytological criteria for ?ne-needle aspiration of thyroid nodules and was first introduced in 2009, has been updated from The Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology (TBSRTC). Although much of the original TBSRTC remains the same, several "enhancements" have been introduced in the 2017 version based on new data and developments in the field. This was published in thyroid.

Enzyme Regulates Inflammation and Metabolism In Fat Tissue

According to a new study, researchers from Brown University have identified an enzyme that appears the regulate the physiology of both fat types in mice, decreasing inflammation in white fat tissue, while promoting the ability of brown fat to burn calories. New study in mice and humans suggests that an enzyme called SNRK suppresses inflammation in obesity-related 'white fat' while increasing metabolism in heat-producing 'brown fat,' making SNRK an intriguing target in the battle against obesity.

New Antibiotics Holds Promise to Fight against Bacterial Infections

Biologists at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a method for rapidly screening hundreds of thousands of potential drugs for fighting infections , an innovation that holds promise for combating the growing scourge of antibiotic-resistant bacteria . The method involves engineering bacteria to produce and test molecules that are potentially toxic to themselves. The study was published in the journal  Cell

Grant from DoD To Identify Non-Opioid Drugs for Pain Management

In this study, researchers will isolate various compounds from the venom of marine organisms to evaluate their analgesic and anesthetic qualities. This study shows that a multi-disciplinary team of researchers with expertise in biology, anaesthesiology, pharmacology, and medicinal chemistry at U of U Health received a grant from the Department of Defense to identify new, natural compounds to develop non-opioid drugs for pain management.