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Cleaning Chemicals Bad for Women's Lung

Women who work as cleaners or regularly use cleaning sprays or other cleaning products at home appear to experience a greater decline in lung function over time than those who did not clean, according to a study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (AJRCCM).

Supermicrosurgery for Treatment of Lymphoedema

Researchers have developed two innovative techniques for the effective treatment of lymphoedema. Surgical reconstruction of damaged lymph vessels is challenging, because they can be less than 0.7 mm in size and cannot be sutured using conventional methods. However, new developments in so-called supermicrosurgery mean that it is now possible to make surgical sutures measuring just 0.3 — 0.8 mm.

Evaluation of NCGS Prevalence in Pediatrics

In a new study published in The American Journal of Gastroenterology, using the gold-standard diagnostic test for non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) in a pediatric population, researchers have shown that NCGS does exist in children but is not very prevalent.

Age Estimation with DNA

According to a new study published in the Gerontology, mini-review puts recent developments in age estimation via (epi)genetic methods in the context of the requirements and goals of forensic genetics and highlights paths to follow in the future of forensic genomics.

PSBPs Used For Predicting Polystyrene Surface-Binding Peptides

In this study, researchers examined Polystyrene surface-binding peptides (PSBPs) are useful as affinity tags to build a highly effective ELISA system. However, they are also a quite common type of target-unrelated peptides (TUPs) in the panning of phage-displayed random peptide library. As TUP, PSBP will mislead the analysis of panning results if not identified. Therefore, it is necessary to find a way to quickly and easily foretell if a peptide is likely to be a PSBP.