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DNA Science Tapped to Help Locate Missing

For families who have searched years for missing loved ones, donating a sample of their DNA is often a last, desperate act to confirm their worst fears. 

New York City's medical examiner is leading a nationwide effort to collect genetic material and match it with unidentified human remains. It's a way to finally give family members some answers and maybe some solace.

Risk Of Diabetes Is Double For Black Patients

A new study investigated by researchers, they found the risk of diabetes is double for black patients. Rising obesity rates in several Southern states are leading to a rapid increase in new cases of diabetes among both black and white adults. Risk of diabetes rose steadily with increasing body weight, and among those with the highest weight and body mass index (BMI) the risk of diabetes was even greater among whites than blacks. The study was published in PLOS ONE.

Growth And Development Of Bacterial Spores

A study reveals Bacterial spores store information about the individual growth history of their progenitor cells, thus retaining a "memory" that links the different stages of the bacterial life cycle. The spore memory could give rise to various adaptive behaviours in microbes. The study was published in the journal Nature Communications.

Invasive Bunion Surgery For Patients With Foot And Ankle Concerns

Researchers examined that the minimally invasive bunion surgery, an alternative to traditional surgery that can reduce post-surgical scarring, swelling and pain, Dr. Clifford Jeng, Medical Director, Institute for Foot & Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy, has announced. A bunionectomy involves removal of a painful bunion through corrective bone cuts (osteotomies) and soft tissue rebalancing to realign the big toe joint.

Recovery From Spinal Cord Injuries Can Be Predicted

Injuries to the spinal cord, quickly lead to a progressive loss of nerve tissue. These neurodegenerative changes can be analyzed in detail using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The researchers from the University of Zurich and the Balgrist University Hospital have now for the first time been able to reliably predict the extent and progression of microstructural changes over the first two years after a spinal cord injury.