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A New Nanomedicine Prevents Pancreatic Cancer

A new study has discovered the medicine, which is a nanomedicine and pinpoints the inverse correlation between a known oncogene, a gene that promotes the development of cancer and the expression of an oncosuppressor microRNA as the reason for extended pancreatic cancer survival. The study may serve as a basis for the development of an effective cocktail of drugs for this deadly disease and other cancers. This published in Nature Communications.

Unexpected Sensorineural Hearing Loss Leads to Stroke

A study declines that Sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) is related with an increased incidence of stroke. Researchers recommend that SSNHL group included 154 patients diagnosed with the disorder from January 2003 through December 2005. A total of 616 controls (4:1) were involved in a matching cohort. Study participants were ages 45 to 64, and about half were women. All were monitored until 2013. This study has been published in JAMA Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery.

Hair Color Of Men Can Be Spotted As Hair Follicle Problem; Barbers Identified

A recent study shows that researchers have graphed 50 barbers from 37 barbershops in Oklahoma City and found nearly four in five could identify a condition that often develops in the beard area of African-America men and other people with curly hair. Dr. Prince Adotama said that Pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB), also known as razor bumps, “can be a frustrating issue for all men.”  This study was published in JAMA Dermatology.

Hypogonadal Men Face The Risk Of PSA And Hormone Deficiency

A new study reported that all men had a prostate-specific antigen (PSA), digital rectal exam, and prostate ultrasound performed at the beginning of their initiation and periodically during follow-up. At median follow-up, prostate cancer was detected in 2.3% of the men who received hormone replacement; it was three times higher, at 6.9%, in the men who had not received any hormone replacement.

Effective New Spectroscopy for Searching Extraterrestrial Life

Researchers have developed a new instrument, which improves on an analytical technique known as micro Raman spectroscopy. This technique uses the interaction between laser light and a sample to provide chemical composition information on a microscopic scale. It can detect organic compounds such as the amino acids found in living things and identify minerals formed by biochemical processes on Earth that might indicate life on other planets. This study got published in The Optical Society Journal Applied Optics.

Prevention of Ebola Infection from Spreading

A single enzyme. That is all the researchers behind a new study need to manipulate to prevent the feared Ebola virus from spreading. Because with the enzyme they also take away the virus' ability to copy itself and thus produce more virus particles and more infection. The study was published in the scientific journal Molecular Cell

Breath test: Possible for Drugs and Disease

Testing for drug use and disease in humans could soon be much simpler, thanks to new research. Whereas drug tests currently rely on blood or urine samples, researchers have identified a method for drug testing by analyzing various compounds in exhaled breath.