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Lunar Dust Could Impact Health Of Astronauts In Future

A new study finds simulated lunar soil is toxic to human lung and mouse brain cells. Up to 90% of human lung cells and mouse neurons died when exposed to dust particles that mimic soils found on the moon's surface. Future astronauts spending long periods of time on the moon could suffer bronchitis and other health problems by inhaling tiny particles of dust from its surface.

Causes Of Pityriasis Versicolor, White Patches On The Skin

Whether you catch a tan, have more dark spots or suffer from peeling, a summer in the sun can change the appearance of your complexion. If you notice visible white patches on your skin, you could be suffering from pityriasis versicolor, a yeast infection that causes a rash most commonly on your back, chest, and shoulders. Here's everything you need to know about it – from what causes it, how to detect it, and what to do if you think you've got it, according to a dermatologist.

Neural Dynamics Predict The Words By Speech

The speed at which someone speaks influences the way we hear upcoming words. But, until recently, little was known about the neural mechanisms behind this phenomenon. A recent study reveals that our brainwaves synchronize to the speech rate, thereby influencing how we hear and perceive words.

Have you ever found yourself finishing someone else's sentences, even though you don't really know them that well? Fortunately, the ability to predict what someone is going to say next isn't the preserve of turtledoves or those in long-term relationships.

Our brain processes all kinds of information to estimate what's going to come next, and the speed at which the speaker is talking, or speech rate, plays an important role. This study was published in the journal Current Biology, delved deeper to find out what happens on a neural level. 

Better Way To Identify Telltale Markers For Breast Cancer tumors

Scientists have developed a better way to identify markers for breast cancer tumors, a breakthrough that could lead to better treatment for millions of women. They used machine learning to rapidly sort images of tumors to identify estrogen receptors, a key to determining prognosis and treatment. The technique offers a new pathway for breast cancer treatment that promises faster results for less cost for more people worldwide.

A research team led by USC scientists has developed a new way to identify molecular markers of breast cancer tumors, a potentially life-saving breakthrough that could lead to better treatment for millions of women. The study was published in the Nature Partner Journals Breast Cancer.

Life Is Impossible Without Death

Life is not possible without death and yet, modern medicine has waged an unending war against death. Now, a Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS) residential fellow is exploring how the concept of kenosis might create a common ground for personal growth, mutual understanding, civil discourse and productive policymaking in today's diverse and polarized society.

Guidelines For Managing I.V. ketamine Infusions In Patients With Acute Pain

The first consensus guidelines designed for managing I.V. ketamine infusions in patients with acute pain. Approved by the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA), the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM), and the American Society of Anesthesiologists, this tool provided clinicians in acute care facilities with long sought-after direction for using ketamine to achieve safer and more effective pain control. The study was published in Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain.