A team of researchers has produced 3-D images from 129 individual molecules of flexible DNA origami particles. Their work provides the first experimental verification of the theoretical model of DNA origami. Over the past decade, researchers have been working to create nanoscale materials and devices using DNA as construction materials through a process called "DNA origami." The study has published in Nature Communications.
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The scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), have combined an advanced method of diffusion-weighted MR imaging with intelligent image analysis methods to detect malignant changes in tissues. This method may prevent many control biopsies following suspicious findings from mammography screenings. This advancement holds promise for substantial improvements in the diagnosis of breast cancer.
A study showed that regional anesthesia is associated with decreased risk of complications after major surgery. However, the effects of combined regional-general anesthesia remain controversial. The purpose of our study was to analyze the impact of anesthesia on the risk of postoperative complications in patients undergoing open surgery for pheochromocytoma.
A new study led by NYU School of Medicine researchers identifies a novel treatment strategy that preserved neuromuscular synapses in a mouse model of aggressive amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The study, published in the journal eLife, found that the loss of such synapses was reduced in ALS mice injected with antibodies that stimulate a molecule in the muscle which keeps nerves attached to the muscle.
According to a study, researchers examine patients undergoing rhinoplasty, preoperative mental health does not appear to affect patient satisfaction with functional outcomes. Researchers conducted a study to observe baseline nasal function and postsurgical functional outcomes for 88 consecutive patients undergoing rhinoplasty. This study has published in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.
According to research published in Lancet Infectious Diseases, the risk for spontaneous preterm birth, having a baby that is small for gestational age, or stillbirth does not increase due to chlamydia infection that is diagnosed before or during pregnancy
In a study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have uncovered a novel mechanism in which a protein — neuregulin 3 (NRG3) — controls how key neurotransmitters are released in the brain during schizophrenia. The current study is the first to investigate how protein causes such severe mental illness.
Five newborn babies die every minute on Earth, an "alarmingly high" statistic as up to 80% of them are preventable, according to a new report from UNICEF. That's 1 million children who die on the same day they are born and about 2.6 million who are stillborn around the world. The United Nations' children's agency found that in America, a baby's risk of dying as a newborn is just barely lower than the risk in Sri Lanka or Ukraine.
Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University Pennsylvania have shown for the first time that a key protein called KMT2D involved in the epigenetic regulation of gene expression guides this renewal. They published their work this month in Genes & Development.
Although the problems related to the relationships of fetal and neonatal lung damage with later respiratory problems are unclear, a number of effective preventive and therapeutic management strategies with potential reductions in BPD complications have been developed. In this review, the impact of BPD on long-term pulmonary morbidity and mortality and the available preventive and therapeutic strategies are discussed.
Children with later-onset spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) were more likely to show gains in motor function when treated with a new medication compared to children receiving a sham procedure, according to a study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study demonstrates the impact the drug, nusinersen, can have on older patients with this progressive neuromuscular disorder.
According to a new study, researchers examined an emotional state affects the operation of the entire brain instead of individual emotions being localized only in specific regions in the brain. The brain mechanisms of basic emotions such as anger and happiness are similar across people. Differences are greater in social emotions, such as gratitude and contempt.