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Customized Coagulation Test Using Small Samples

The study described an automated digital microfluidic platform, used to test the functional components of thrombophilia panel on small volumes of plasma with high fidelity, low cost, faster turnover compared with traditional microtiter plate method.

Arthroplasty and the Risk of Venous Thromboembolism

New research presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) found a correlation between flying following hip or knee arthroplasty and an increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE). This is the first study to identify such a risk as previous studies found no additional risk from perioperative air travel in patients following lower limb arthroplasty (LLA).

New Insights Of Disorder Of The Dorsal Eye

The eye primordium arises as a lateral outgrowth of the forebrain, with a transient fissure on the inferior side of the optic cup providing an entry point for developing blood vessels. Incomplete closure of the inferior ocular fissure results in coloboma, a disease characterized by gaps in the inferior eye and recognized as a significant cause of pediatric blindness.

Future Space Exploration Missions Will Take Humans Far Beyond Earth

In this study, researchers assessed that Austere and isolated have been used extensively as test beds for spaceflight to probe hazards, train crews, develop clinical protocols and countermeasures for prospective space missions. Future space exploration missions will take humans far beyond low Earth orbit and require complete crew autonomy. The ability to provide anaesthesia will be important given the expected risk of severe medical events requiring surgery.

Anaesthesia Operates In The Brain During Surgery

Researchers examined that anesthesia operates in the brain, but the standard protocol among anesthesiologists when monitoring and dosing patients during surgery is to rely on indirect signs of arousal like movement, and changes in heart rate and blood pressure. The key has been to develop a theoretical and analytical understanding of electroencephalogram (EEG) brain wave measurements of patients under general anesthesia.

Circadian Controls The Behaviour Of All Living Things Under The Microscope

In this study, Circadian clocks regulate the behaviour of all living things. They have now taken a closer look at the clock's anatomical structures and molecular processes in the honeybee. Chronobiology is the discipline that examines these and other questions about the circadian clocks of all living organisms from protozoans to humans. The study published in the journal Open Biology of the Royal Society.