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Bacterial Evolution: Dodging Antibiotic Resistance by Curbing It

Lowering mutation rates in harmful bacteria might be an as yet untried way to hinder the emergence of antimicrobial pathogens. One target for drug development might be a protein factor, DNA translocase Mfd, which enables bacteria to evolve rapidly by promoting mutations in many different bacterial species.

This action speeds antibiotic resistance, including multi-drug resistance. Working on drugs to block Mfd and similar factors could be a revolutionary strategy to address the worldwide crisis of treatment-resistant infectious diseases.

How to Help Care For Someone With Alzheimer's or Dementia

Nearly 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease , and that number is expected to increase to nearly 14 million by 2050. Aside from the disease's burden to the patient, it's also a family caregivers. According to the Alzheimer's Association, 16.1 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer's or other dementias , accounting for an estimated 18.4 billion hours of care

Lack of Exercise Impacts Mental Health in Japanese Expats

A study of Japanese people living in Malaysia found that their exercise routines affected time spent sitting down and quality of life, including their mental health. These findings were published in Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine on October 25, and the research group was led by Associate Professor Kazuhiro P. Izawa (Graduate School of Health Sciences, Kobe University) and Professor Koichiro Oka (Faculty of Sport Sciences, Waseda University)