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Proteome

Proteome Affected By Both Sex And Diet In Animals

Scientists from EMBL Heidelberg have discovered that the collection of proteins in an animal cell; called the proteome is substantially affecting both the animal’s sex and its diet. Understanding these individual proteomes might provide a basis for personalized treatments for humans in the future. “The goal of the study was to understand whether different proteins;…

Heart Attack

Genetic Therapy Heals Damage Caused By Heart Attack

Researchers from King’s College London have find that therapy that can induce heart cells to regenerate after a heart attack. Myocardial infarction, more commonly known as a heart attack, cause by the sudden blocking of one of the cardiac coronary arteries, is the main cause of heart failure, a condition that now affects over 23…

The Flu Virus

Low Humidity Promotes Transmission Of The Flu Virus

Yale researchers have pinpointed a key reason why people are more likely to get sick; and even die from flu during winter months: low humidity. The study was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Other authors are Eriko Kudo, Eric Song, Laura Yockey, Tasfia Rakib, Patrick Wong, and Robert Homer.…

Vitamin D

Does Sunscreen Compromise Vitamin D Levels In Skin

Sunscreen can reduce the sun’s adverse effects, but there are concerns that it might inhibit the body’s production of vitamin D. In a newBritish Journal of Dermatology study, however, investigators record an increase of vitamin D in participants during a week of cloudless weather, with very high UV index, even when sunscreens were usedproperly and…

Genitourinary malignant

Chemotherapeutic Agents For Human Bladder Cancer

In the US, bladder cancer is the second most frequent genitourinary malignant tumor and is a fatal disease. Most human bladder cancers belong to the category of transitional cell carcinoma, which can further divide into invasive and non-invasive bladder cancer. T2 and higher stages of muscle-invasive bladder cancer have a poor prognosis and a high…

Pulmonary Disease

Most Effective At Treating Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Multi center research project was to determine which of two drugs azithromycin, an antibiotic, or roflumilast, an anti inflammatory medication is the most effective at treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; which is also known as COPD. COPD, an umbrella term for a number of lung conditions that make it difficult for a person to breathe,…

Nursing Homes

Security Cameras Installed In Nursing Homes Is More Harm Than Good

People care for aging parents, one solution is a safe, responsible nursing home. But an increasingly common means of ensuring that safety security cameras install by relatives may do more harm than good, says Clara Berridge, an assistant professor of social work at the University of Washington. With reports of crimes against nursing home residents…

Tobacco Display

Tobacco Display Ban: Smoking Risk In Children

The risk of 11 to 16-year-olds taking up smoking has reduced following the introduction; of a ban on the open display of tobacco products in the UK; according to a new University of Stirling study. The research also found that for that age group, the implementation of the policy by reduced cigarette brand awareness; it…

Gastroenterology

Weed killer Roundup, Has Been Linked to Liver Disease

Researches find that Monsanto’s popular weed killer Roundup; has been linked to liver disease in animal models. In a new study, the first of its kind; therefore researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine report an association between the herbicide and negative effects upon the human liver. Because Liver disease (also called…

Stroke

Implementing A Care For Spatial Neglect To Improve Stroke Outcomes

Spatial neglect remains a hidden disability despite the availability of effective tools for the diagnosis and treatment for this common complication of stroke. Addressing this implementation gap is critical to reducing disability, improving outcomes and controlling costs of stroke care, according to an article in Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports, Update on the Clinical Approach to…

Anesthesiology

Infants Exposed to Anesthesia During C-section Raise

Researches find that general anesthesia during Caesarean-section births are at higher risk of developing autism symptoms. Scientists discovered that- it’s not the surgery but the kind of anesthesia that leads to the increased risk. Therefore The exposure to general anesthesia commonly used to perform a Caesarian section is related to communication challenges later in life.…

Residents

Better Way To Care For Nursing Home Residents From Restraining Them

Restraints are sometimes use in an attempt to prevent harm for example, to prevent falls or to stop wandering. In some cases, they’re also used to manage “difficult” behaviour. Dementia is a degenerative brain disease which affects not just memory but also mood and behaviour. As neural pathways are lost, the person may be less…