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Modified Nucleotide Moving Through The Confines Of a DNA Polymerase

New findings at the molecular level of polymerases can be used for genome sequencing and other areas of molecular biology-based diagnostics. Complex biological systems can be described as a network of chemical processes that take place in molecules.

The scientists of the "Chemie" research initiative at the University of Konstanz are working together in an equally active network with dynamic interconnections both subject-specific and interdisciplinary. The research results were published on 17 September 2018 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

Stem Cell Could Improve Bone Marrow Transplantation

New findings of hematopoietic stem cells which give rise to all blood cells could lead to improvements in bone marrow transplantation. The liver is the surprising source of a growth factor that keeps bone marrow stem cells healthy. In bone marrow transplantation often used to treat blood cancer healthy bone marrow cells are transferred to a patient to replace diseased cells.

The study, published in the latest issue of Science, uncovered the source of a key growth factor that, in mice, keeps blood-forming hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) in a healthy state inside bone marrow. Without the growth factor, HSCs cannot maintain themselves or create new blood cells

Prevalence Of Diagnosed Type 1 And Type 2 Diabetes Among US adults

A new study from the University of Iowa finds that type 2 diabetes remains overwhelmingly the most common type of diabetes diagnosed in American adults who have the disease. The study found that 8.5% of American adults have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and 5% with type 1 diabetes.

Among those who are diagnosed with diabetes, 91.2% have type 2 diabetes and 5.6% have type 1 diabetes. The study was published in the British Medical Journal.

Suicide Has Become A Public Health Crisis

Each day in the United States, 123 people take their own lives. For each of those deaths, at least 25 more people attempt suicide. The statistics from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention support Dr. Ahmad Hameed's opinion that suicide has become a public health crisis.

Hameed, a psychiatrist and vice chair for education in the Department of Psychiatry at Penn State Health, says the problem has become so big because the individuals with mental health disorders don't believe that there is any hope left. The majority of the time those who are suffering want to seek help and they want to live but are ashamed to ask for help.

Diagnosis And Treatment For Resistant Hypertension

Resistant hypertension affects 12% to15% of patients treated for high blood pressure according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association. The study was published in the Association's journal Hypertension, provides a comprehensive overview of how to diagnose and treat the condition based on a review of available scientific information.