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Moisture Levels Play A Major Role In The Development Of Wrinkles

According to this study, researchers examined the cost of ageing are of concern to us all, especially when considering the likelihood of developing wrinkles. They are not only a hallmark of ageing but also play a fundamental role, they will physically interact with many products and devices, from moisturiser cream and make up to razor and the fabrics of our clothes.

Oral Health Expands Human Oral Microbiome Database

Researchers from The Forsyth Institute, a global leader in oral health research, today announced they have added over 80 species to generate the expanded Human Oral Microbiome Database (eHOMD), an online index of microbial species present in the mouth and respiratory tract, including the nasal passages and throat. The database is now home to 772 species and has put Forsyth researchers on the forefront of identifying and capturing the full genomic information of all species that comprise the human oral and upper respiratory tract microbiome.

More Realistic and Accurate Organs-on-Chips

In a step toward better diagnosis and treatment of digestive conditions, such as inflammatory bowel disease, scientists report in ACS Biomaterials & Engineering that they have developed a first-of-its-kind collagen-based membrane for use in microchips.

The membrane is more natural than others that are available, and it could allow organs-on-chips to more accurately replicate how healthy intestinal cells become diseased and how they react to drug treatments.

Schizophrenia Linked to Elevated Risk Of Breast Cancer

Patients with schizophrenia are considered to have many risk factors for the development of cancer. But the incidence of breast cancer in women with schizophrenia compared with the general population remains uncertain. A new study, published in JAMA Psychiatry, evaluate the link between schizophrenia and the risk of breast cancer, and found that incidence of breast cancer is higher among women with schizophrenia than the incidence among the general female population.

Read more at Speciality Medical Dialogues: Women with schizophrenia at higher risk of breast cancer – JAMA https://speciality.medicaldialogues.in/women-with-schizophrenia-at-higher-risk-of-breast-cancer-jama/
Read more at Speciality Medical Dialogues: Women with schizophrenia at higher risk of breast cancer – JAMA https://speciality.medicaldialogues.in/women-with-schizophrenia-at-higher-risk-of-breast-cancer-jama/
Read more at Speciality Medical Dialogues: Women with schizophrenia at higher risk of breast cancer – JAMA https://speciality.medicaldialogues.in/women-with-schizophrenia-at-higher-risk-of-breast-cancer-jama/

Optical Tools: Metabolic Changes Linked to Disease detected

Metabolic changes in cells can occur at the earliest stages of the disease. In most cases, knowledge of those signals is limited, since we usually detect disease only after it has done significant damage.

Researchers have opened a window into the cell by developing an optical tool that can read metabolism at subcellular resolution, without having to perturb cells with contrast agents or destroy them to conduct assays. As reported in Science Advances, the researchers were able to use the method to identify specific metabolic signatures that could arise in diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases.