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DNA Replication: Unravelling the Mystery

A team has unlocked a old mystery about how a critical cellular process called DNA replication is regulated.  A team of Florida State University has unlocked a century-old mystery about how a critical cellular process is regulated and what that could mean for the future study of genetics.

Findings: Perioperative Continuation of Buprenorphine Appears Safe

Buprenorphine can be safely continued during perioperative pain management in patients taking it for opioid use disorder, researchers report.  "Contrary to conventional thinking, continuation of buprenorphine at low to moderate doses doesn't make pain control more difficult and has benefits beyond pain management, such as avoiding withdrawal and relapse during the peri-operative period," Dr. Yi Zhang. 

Animal Diseases: Contact with Monkeys and Apes puts Populations at Risk

Animal diseases that infect humans are a major threat to human health, and diseases often spillover to humans from nonhuman primates. Now, researchers have carried out an extensive social sciences evaluation of how populations in Cameroon interact with nonhuman primates, pointing towards behaviors that could put people at risk of infection with new diseases.

Streptomyces Bacteria: Unmuting Large Silent Genes Lets New Molecules Production

By enticing away the repressors dampening unexpressed, silent genes in Streptomyces bacterium, at the have unlocked several large gene clusters for new natural products. Since many antibiotics, anti-cancer agents and other drugs have been derived from genes expressed in Streptomyces, the researchers hope that unsilencing genes that have not been reported in the lab will yield additional candidates in the search for new antimicrobial drugs.

New Opportunities for Targeted, Healthy Tissue-Sparing Cancer Therapy

Medical physicist Dr. Aswin Hoffmann and his team from the Institute of Radiooncology – OncoRay at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) are the first researchers worldwide to combine magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with a proton beam, thus demonstrating that in principle, this commonly used imaging method can indeed work with particle beam cancer treatments. This opens up new opportunities for targeted, healthy tissue-sparing cancer therapy. The researchers have published their results in the journal Physics in Medicine and Biology