An Internet-based support tool may help physicians quickly identify patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE) who can be safely treated at home, thereby avoiding the need for hospitalization. These findings were published online in Annals of Internal Medicine.
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There are currently no drugs clinically available to reverse general anesthesia. Researchers previously reported that caffeine is able to accelerate emergence from anesthesia in rodents. This study was carried out to test the hypothesis that caffeine accelerates emergence from anesthesia in humans.
Drug development stakeholders from private and public sectors, including researchers, academics, and representatives from the pharmaceutical industry and advocacy groups, have joined together to call for a significant and urgent shift to prioritize predictive, human-based nonclinical tests.
A new type of cellulose nanoparticle is at the heart of a more effective and less environmentally damaging solution to one of the biggest challenges facing water-based industries: preventing the buildup of scale.
THC and CBD, bioactive substances produced by cannabis and sought by medical patients and recreational users, sprung to life thanks to ancient colonization of the plant's genome by viruses, have found. World's first cannabis chromosome map reveals the plant's evolutionary past and points to its future as a potential medicine.
Young football players may experience a disruption in brain development after a single season of the sport, according to a new study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
A new candidate HIV vaccine from Scripps Research surmounts technical hurdles that stymied previous vaccine efforts, and stimulates a powerful anti-HIV antibody response in animal tests.
The new vaccine strategy, described in a paper in Science Advances, is based on the HIV envelope protein, Env. This complex, shape-shifting molecule has been notoriously difficult to produce in vaccines in a way that induces useful immunity to HIV.
AXT is pleased to announce that they have recently signed a distribution agreement with LUMICKS (Netherlands) that further strengthens their life science product portfolio. This agreement has AXT introducing LUMICKS 'optical tweezer product lines to Australia, products that will be of great interest to those involved with proteomics, genomics and drug discovery.
The role of people with their own experience of suicidal ideation is an important topic in suicide prevention work. This paper is corroborated by the most recent study, which is the largest in a total of 545 participants: working with colleagues from Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich and Leuven University in Belgium, study have shown that expert about suicide prevention can reduce suicidal ideation, irrespective of whether the expert in question mentions their personal experiences of suicidal ideation in the article or not.
Many soil bacteria are resistant to antibiotics by nature. A new mechanism for regulating that resistance has now been identified. Researchers have described a small RNA molecule that significantly affects antibiotic resistance as well as other processes inside the cell.
Asymmetry plays a major role in biology at every scale: think of DNA spirals, the fact that the human heart is positioned on the left, our preference to use our left or right hand. An international team has shown how a single protein induces a spiral motion in another molecule. Through a domino effect, this causes cells, organs, and indeed the entire body to twist, triggering lateralized behavior. This research is published in the journal Science on November 23, 2018.