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Heterochromatin Consists Of Tightly Packed DNA And Proteins

Researchers examined the shape of heterochromatin, a type of chromatin, which consists of tightly packed DNA and proteins. Wireless headphones, two yo-yos connected by a string, earmuffs: all these items could be used to describe a tiny structure inside a cell's nucleus. They have been able to define its structure thanks to new, high-contrast imaging in cryo-electron microscopy. The study has published in the journal Molecular Cell.

Use Of Omalizumab Eases Itch From Chronic Hives

In this study, researchers identified that improvements in quality of life are better when patients with chronic idiopathic urticaria take omalizumab for 48 weeks instead of 24 weeks. This study is one of the largest to look at "the effects of any treatment on patient-reported outcomes, especially the things we think are very important for patients with chronic idiopathic urticaria, such as insomnia.

Mesh Most Suitable For Small Umbilical Hernia

In a study Conducted by Researchers in the Netherlands, the mesh was used for operations on all umbilical hernias With Patients with a diameter up to 4 cm; it was proved to be more suitable Compared to sutures. The long-term effect of the method is yet to be explored.

CTLB Study: Rethinking Childbirth Education

Research led by The University of Notre Dame Australia, NICM, and Western Sydney University, shows antenatal education not only reduces the rates of medical interventions during childbirth but can save the healthcare system up to AU$97 million per year.

Yellow fever virus: Detected in Blood And Urine Samples

The confirmation involved one single patient; Brazilian investigators say it suggests the virus may be contagious for a period which stretches longer than previously thought. Scientists especulate whether the use of urine samples could allow for positive diagnosis in asymptomatic patients, who comprise half of the cases of yellow fever's infection.