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3D Printed Firearms

Tackling The Forensic Unknowns Of 3D Printed Firearms

In the summer of 2016, Transportation Security Administration screeners at Reno Tahoe International Airport in Nevada confiscated an oddity: a 3-D-printed handgun in a man’s carry-on baggage. The plastic gun was inoperable but accompanied by five .22-caliber bullets. The passenger said he had forgotten about the gun and willingly left it at the airport and…

Aging Fat

Researcher Explains Connection Between Aging Fat And Alzheimer’s

In this study Scientists want to know whether our aging fat cells are important to the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s. They have evidence that as we age, our fat becomes less efficient at producing a hormone that helps support the growth and survival of neurons and helps regulate their activity. The result can be neurons in…

Sunscreen

Common Sunscreen Mistakes Identified By Dermatologist

Most common Skin cancer in the United States, which affecting one in five Americans in their lifetime. Yet according to dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology; so most cases of skin cancer can be prevent by protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. The best way to do this, they say, is…

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Zilucoplan May Decrease Symptoms of Generalized Myasthenia Gravis

A collaborative study has identified a new molecular mechanism causing rheumatoid arthritis. The researchers found that death of macrophages, an immune cell type, can trigger the disease. Moreover, they discovered how the protein A20 prevents macrophage death and protects against arthritis. These findings open up new possibilities for the treatment of this debilitating disease. Understanding…

Old Age

Gaining And Losing Weight In Old Age

A study find old Age people over 60 who put on or shed more than 10% of their BMI over two years are 20% more likely to develop the memory-robbing disorder. Obesity has link to inflammation, which may trigger cognitive decline, the researchers claim. And weight loss may be a sign of another underlying condition; which…

Nipah Virus

More Efficient Control Measures For The Spread of Nipah Virus

Nipah virus, a bat-borne paramyxovirus found throughout South and South East Asia; has been identifying WHO as an emerging infectious disease that may cause severe epidemics in the near future. Infections in humans result in severe respiratory and neurological disease with a high case fatality. With no available treatment or vaccine, the control of Nipah…

Anesthesiology

New Fast-Acting Antidepressant, Esketamine Nasal Spray

The study find that the effectiveness and safety of esketamine nasal spray in treating depression in people who have not responded to previous treatment. Therefore The research is publish online today in the American Journal of Psychiatry. This study is one of the key studies that led to the recent Food and Drug Administration (FDA)…

Vaccination

Single Vaccination To Combat Influenza And Pneumococcal Infections

Scientists from the University of Adelaide’s Research Centre for Infectious Diseases have developed a single vaccination; approach to simultaneously combat influenza and pneumococcal infections; the world’s most deadly respiratory diseases. The researchers say a single vaccination combining vaccines from the new class of vaccines they are developing; will overcome the limitations of current influenza and…

Respiratory Patients

Computer Base Predictive Tool For Respiratory Patients

Are electronic health records and computer calculations a better, more accurate way to predict clinical outcomes for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease? According to the results of a new study by researchers at Inter mountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, the answer is yes. Disease rated by scores Traditionally, patients with COPD have had…

Zebrafish

Zebrafish May Help Replace Bone Marrow Transplants

Blood diseases such as leukemia and lymphoma are currently treated with bone marrow transplants; a transfer of blood stem cells from a healthy person to a patient in need. But the demand for patient-matched blood stem cells far exceeds their availability, and many patients go without. To bypass the need for donations, University of California…

CAR T-Cell Therapy

The Neurological Side Effects of CAR T-Cell Therapy

The recent advent of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy has revolutionized the clinical treatment of cancer. Under the umbrella of immunotherapy, CAR T-cell treatment trains and strengthens a patient’s own immune system to attack tumors. Early successes in clinical trials have led to approval of the treatment for recurrent blood cancers, including leukemia and…

Health Survey

Analysis of India’s National Family and Health Survey

Adolescent pregnancy and child under-nutrition are major social and public health concerns. The researchers aimed to examine associations between adolescent pregnancy and child under-nutrition in India, where one in five adolescents live, and one in three of the world’s stunted children. Data were from India‘s fourth National Family Health Survey, 2015-16. Primiparous women aged 15-49 years who…