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Boost in Microscope Resolution with a New Approach

Scientists have been able to boost current super-resolution microscopy by a novel tweak. They coated the glass cover slip as part of the sample carrier with tailor-made biocompatible nanosheets that create a 'mirror effect'. This method shows that localizing single emitters in front of a metal-dielectric coating leads to higher precision, brightness and contrast in Single Molecule Localization Microscopy (SMLM).

Animal Study: Exercise Can Boost Metabolism

A new study shows neurons in mice that influence metabolism are active for up to two days after a single workout. The  study , published in the journal  Molecular Metabolism , offers new insight into the brain's potential role in fitness and may provide a target for developing therapies that improve metabolism.

Maternal Health in Bhutan Improves

The situation of maternal health in the country has improved over the years. The maternal mortality rate (MMR) has decreased to 89 in 2017 from 380 per 100,000 live births in 1994. This is according to a study on the situation of maternal health in Bhutan, published in the recent Bhutan Health Journal .

Do Indian Women have Basic Health Rights?

India is still a land of missing women. A study, in 2011, reported as a result of selective abortions between 1980 and 2010, foeticide claimed the lives of 12 million Indian girls. 

India rates poorly in global human development rankings. In 2018, it ranked 130 out of 189 countries, and stands 127 in the Gender Inequality Index. Now, how empowered is India's surviving female population (about 59 crore) in terms of access to basic health rights. 

Findings: Bacteria Rely on Classic Business Model

The pneumonia causing pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa has developed a twin-track strategy to colonize its host. It generates two different cells – motile spreaders and virulent stickers. Researchers have now elucidated how the germ attaches to tissue within seconds and consecutively spreads. Just like the business model: settling – growing – expanding.