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New Method Allows Imaging Of Many Biological Molecules

New research will improve how scientists "see inside" molecular structures in solution, allowing for much more precise ways to image data in various fields, from astronomy to drug discovery. The new method will allow for the visualization of many more biological molecules, providing critical information about what is inside molecules to scientists who currently can only access their outer shape or envelope. This study was published in Nature Methods.

Genetic Mutations Were Identified Associated With Nephrotic Syndrome

Researchers conducted a study, they assemble efforts in clinical and basic research on childhood nephrotic syndrome, focusing on kidney transplant patients. The aim is to identify the genetic mutation profile associated with the disease and thereby facilitate early diagnosis, providing a foundation for more accurate medical decisions and enhancing family counseling. This study was published in the journal Transplantation.

Patients Demand Emergency Care Services In ED

The pressures of patient demand on emergency departments (EDs) continue to be reported worldwide, with an associated negative impact on ED crowding and waiting times. It has also been reported that a proportion of attendances to EDs in different international systems could be managed in settings such as primary care. This study used routine ED data to define, measure and profile non-urgent ED attendances that were suitable for management in alternative, non-emergency settings.

Prebronchodilator and Postbronchodilator Spirometry Values for COPD

Researchers compared the predictive value of prebronchodilator and postbronchodilator predicted for chronic bronchitis, dyspnoea, exercise capacity and COPD radiographic findings at phase 1 (baseline); respiratory exacerbations, change in dyspnoea, FEV1 and exercise capacity from phase 1 to phase 2 visit (about 5 years apart); and mortality.

They also examined whether subjects with discordance in prebronchodilator and postbronchodilator spirometry have different clinical, functional and radiographic features.

S. epidermidis produce a Molecule That Kills Cancer Cells

According to this study, researchers examined a strain of S. epidermidis was shown to produce a molecule that kills cancer cells and inhibits the development of skin tumors in mice. Science continues to peel away layers of the skin microbiome to reveal its protective properties. They showed a potential new role for some bacteria on the skin: protecting against cancer. The study was published in Science Advances