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New Insight into Bacterial Division

The process that allows bacteria to divide is crucial for their survival and a good target for the development of new antibiotics. A new study published in the journal Nature reveals the molecular details of the coordination between peptidoglycan synthesis and cytokinesis in the bacterial pathogen Staphylococcus aureus.

New Insights on Why Healthy Children Die From Flu

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), With this year's severe flu season, one statistic is especially chilling. Each year, around 50% of all children under 5 years old who die from the flu were previously healthy.

Adults who die from the flu, on the other hand, typically had a medical condition that increased their risk of mortality. A new study published in the Journal of Immunology offers new insights as to why healthy children are much more vulnerable. It also opens new opportunities for treatment.

Bladder Cancer ImmunoTx, Durable Benefit

Immunotherapy is showing "really durable benefit" in patients with bladder cancer, experts said here at the Genitourinary Cancers Symposium (GUCS) 2018. Some patients are living much longer through immunotherapy than through chemotherapy — which is demonstrated by the "tail" at the end of overall survival curves from clinical trials.

To Study Anatomy of Head And Neck Musculoskeletal System

In this study, researchers assessed the anatomical network analysis of primate head and neck musculoskeletal system. Network theory is increasingly being used to study morphological modularity and integration. Anatomical network analysis (AnNA) is a framework for quantitatively characterizing the topological organization of anatomical structures and providing an operational way to compare structural integration and modularity.