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Biochemistry

Innate Immunity Protein Determined

UT Southwestern researchers used cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) to determine the near-atomic structure of the smallest membrane protein solved to date. Their work could lead to better immunotherapies in cancer and improved treatments for autoimmune diseases like lupus. Cryo-EM — the technology credited with the “resolution revolution” underway in structural biology — uses a massive microscope…

Public health

E-cigarettes And Depression

Concerns about the addictive nature of e-cigarettes; now used by an estimated 1 out of 20 Americans; may only be part of the evolving public health story surrounding their use, according to data being presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 68th Annual Scientific Session. New research shows that adults who report puffing e-cigarettes, or…

Healthy cells

Mechanism Linked To Development Of Healthy Cells

The cell is the basic structural, functional, and biological unit of all known living organisms. A cell is the smallest unit of life. Cells are often called the “building blocks of life”. The study of cells is called cell biology or cellular biology. Cells consist of cytoplasm enclosed within a membrane, which contains many biomolecules such as proteins and nucleic acids.…

COPD

Lung Cancer Risk In People With COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a type of obstructive lung disease characterized by long-term breathing problems and poor airflow. The main symptoms include shortness of breath and cough with sputum production. People with (COPD); need more support when understanding and acting on new chest symptoms; a study in the journal Psycho-Oncology reports. During this unique…

Anxiety

Psychedelic Treatment To Relieve Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety is emotion by an unpleasant state of inner turmoil; often accompanied by nervous behavior such as pacing back and forth, somatic complaints, and rumination. It is the subjectively unpleasant feelings of dread over anticipated events; such as the feeling of imminent death. Anxiety is not the same as fear, which is a response to…

Home births

Home births Are More Dangerous Than Hospital Deliveries

Home birth is an act of giving birth in one’s own home. Prior to the advent of modern medicine, a residence or where the mother found shelter; rather than a hospital or dedicated birthing center; was the default type of birth location. Home births may attend by a midwife or lay attendant with experience in managing home births.…

Family medicine

13% Decrease In Consumption Of Fruit And Vegetables By Canadians

Two surveys taken 11 years apart show a 13-% decrease in the amount of fruit and vegetables being consumed by Canadians, new University of British Columbia research has found. And while consumption of milk and dairy products also declined during the study period between 2004 and 2015, Canadians are eating more meat and alternatives in…

Geriatrics

Dog Walking Increases Risk Of Bone Fractures In Older Adults

Dog walking has a number of physical and emotional benefits, and many older people regularly walk dogs to stay active and enjoy the company of their pets. However, the number of older people needing medical treatment for injuries associated with walking dogs has seen a significant increase, up from 1,700 in 2014 to 4,400 in…

Bankruptcy

OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma Exploring Bankruptcy

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP is exploring filing for bankruptcy to address potentially significant liabilities; from roughly 2,000 lawsuits alleging the drugmaker contributed to the deadly opioid crisis; sweeping the United States, people familiar with the matter said on Monday. The potential move shows how Purdue and its wealthy owners, the Sackler family; are under…

Microorganism

Bacteria: Eat And Breathe Electricity

Last August, Abdelrhman Mohamed found himself hiking deep into the wilderness of Yellowstone National Park. Unlike thousands of tourists who trek to admire the park’s iconic geysers and hot springs every year, the WSU graduate student was traveling with a team of scientists to hunt for life within them. However, after a strenuous seven mile…

Radiodaignosis

RWTH Aachen’s ExMI Institute Expands Molecular Imaging Capabilities

MILabs B.V. is pleased to announce that the Institute of Experimental Molecular Imaging at the RWTH Aachen University has chosen the MILabs high resolution CT to further enhance its world-leading molecular imaging research. Together with the new MILabs optical tomography system, this unrivaled hybrid OI/CT system enables 3D/4D quantitative imaging in deep-tissues guided by high-contrast…

Marine invertebrates

Antitumor Anthraquinones From An Easter Island Sea Anemone

Since the discovery of Easter Island, compelling explorations have characterized the flora; fauna of this geographically isolated location. However, little has done to understand the chemistry harbored in this territory. The best-known finding is the discovery of rapamycin in a soil-dwelling actinobacterial representative; which serves as an immunosuppressive drug. Beyond that, little progress has made…