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Anatomy Of Human Brain Shapes

Researchers found that big brains outpaced well-rounded brains in human evolution. Around the time of the origins of our species 300,000 years ago, the brains of Homo sapiens had about the same relatively large size as they do today. But rounder noggins rising well above the forehead considered a hallmark of human anatomy did not appear until between about 100,000 and 35,000 years ago. The study was published in Science Advances.

Proteins Can Self-assemble Into The Complex Structures

Scientists have designed new proteins that can self-assemble into the complex structures underlying biological organisms, laying the groundwork for leading-edge applications in biotechnology. The researchers created and developed the proteins with a specific function and their method reveals a possibility that certain protein functions can be created on demand.

It is expected to contribute to the development of nanobiomaterials, which could be used as a drug delivery system or an artificial vaccine. The study was published in Synthetic Biology, a peer-reviewed journal published by the American Chemical Society (ACS).

Analysis Of Nanostructured Bacteria

Researchers have now developed a nanostructured surface to accelerate wound healing after implantation and to better protect it against the attack of bacteria. Vasodilating stents, lab-on-chips for analysis on smallest areas, 3D cell culturing systems for tissue reconstruction: micro- and nanotechnology is gaining importance in the medical sector. It also opens up new potentials in the area of implantology.

Leprosy Spread in Complacent Environment After Its Elimination

Leprosy remains an embarrassing indicator of India’s failure to address health inequities. Adivasis, who are 8.6% of the population, bear the burden of 18.8% of new leprosy cases. In states like Gujarat and Tripura, two-thirds of new leprosy patients are adivasis. Alarmingly, the proportion of districts with the prevalence of 1/10,000 population or more has climbed up to 18.8%, up from 15.3% in 2012.

Brain Parts May Remain Conscious During General Anesthesia

A new research suggests that while patients under anesthetic might not be living out an Awake-type scenario, their brains are not exactly unconscious either. Instead, they are in a “sleeping state. Going under the knife while still awake is the stuff of nightmares. And while patients "waking up" during surgery is not entirely unheard of, it is extremely rare. In fact, experts believe it happens in just 0.005% of cases though there are certain factors that put some patients at a higher risk than others. The study was published in the journal Anesthesiology. 

Hospice Care Supports The Patient's For End-Of-Life

A new study showed that Hospice looks at adding ‘death’ doulas’ for end-of-life care. Bringing comfort, standing vigil and facilitating preparations during life’s most difficult time, there is no more needed feeling than hope while preparing for death. Hope just walked in the room, a hospice, a nursing facility or hospital.

Critically Ill Patients Treated With An Advanced Measurements

Cookeville Regional Medical Center staff hope a new initiative will help critically ill patients long after they're treated at the hospital. The care of patients in the Intensive Care Unit involves some advanced measures, like sedation. That can lead to some frightening memories and some mental health concerns after discharge.  Patients have a number of issues after they've been released from ICU, including depression and anxiety.

Post-Intensive Care

It's called Post-Intensive Care Syndrome, and it's so new, there isn't a lot of data on it, CRMC Clinical Nurse Specialist Angela Craig said. Craig heard an idea at a conference about how something as simple as keeping a diary can help patients.