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Biotechnology

A Breakthrough in The Study of Laser-plasma Interactions

A new 3D particle-in-cell (PIC) simulation tool developed by researchers from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; and CEA Saclay is enabling cutting-edge simulations of laser/plasma coupling mechanisms; that were previously out of reach of standard PIC codes; used in plasma research. More detailed understanding of these mechanisms is critical to the development of ultra-compact particle accelerators;…

Immune haematology

New Device Makes Encapsulating Cells Much Faster

A simple injection that can help regrow damaged tissue has long been the dream of physicians and patients alike. A new study from researchers at UBC Okanagan moves that dream closer to reality with a device that makes encapsulating cells much faster; cheaper and more effective. “The idea of injecting different kinds of tissue cells…

Haematology

White Blood Cells in Antiphospholipid Syndrome Reduced Blood Clots

For men and women affected with antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), blood thinners are the main treatment option. “Unfortunately, treatment with blood thinners does not prevent all cases of blood clotting in APS,” says Jason Knight, M.D., Ph.D., an assistant professor of rheumatology at Michigan Medicine. APS is an autoimmune condition characterized by blood clots in both genders and…

severe disease in humans

Ebolavirus May Not Cause Severe Disease in Humans

The potential of the Bombali virus, a novel Ebolavirus, to cause disease in humans remains unknown. We have previously identified potential determinants of Ebolavirus pathogenicity; in humans by analysing the amino acid positions; that are differentially; conserved between human pathogenic Ebolaviruses; and the non-pathogenic Reston virus. Here, we include the many Ebolavirus genome sequences; that…

Vaccine

Febrile Seizures Following Vaccination: Not Dangerous

New research from the University of Sydney has found the severity of febrile seizures; following vaccination is no different to febrile seizures; from another cause, such as from a virus; and that the majority of seizures are; short-lived, self-resolving and don’t require ongoing treatment. While each Australian child would have received 13 vaccinations by the…

Soft Bedding

Soft Bedding: Sleep-Related Infant Deaths

Almost 70% of babies who died from sleep-related suffocation between 2011 and 2014 did so because of soft bedding; a new study reveals. The finding underscores physicians’ urgent message to new parents that babies should sleep only in cribs or bassinets free of blankets; toys and other potential hazards. Unintentional suffocation is the No. 1…

Hip joint

Daily Life Disability Before Hip Replacement

Hip replacement is a surgical procedure in which the hip joint is replacing by a prosthetic implant, that is, a hip prosthesis. Hip replacement surgery can performed as a total replacement or a hemi (half) replacement. Such joint replacement orthopedic surgery is generally conducting to relieve arthritis pain or in some hip fractures. A total…