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Biochips

Role Of Biochip Advancements In Next-Generation Sequencing

Biochips are essentially tiny laboratories design to function inside living organisms; and they are driving next-generation DNA sequencing technologies. This powerful combination is capable of solving unique and important biological problems; such as single-cell, rare-cell or rare-molecule analysis, which next-generation sequencing can’t do on its own. Power of biochips technology But now that the scaling…

Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative for Human Cell Atlas project

Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative for Human Cell Atlas project

Human Cell Atlas; Researchers from Joslin Diabetes Center have been selected by the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI); but one of 38 collaborative science teams that will launch CZI’s Seed Networks for a Human Cell Atlas projects. These collaborative groups will bring together scientists, computational biologists; software engineers, and physicians to support the continued development of the…

Postmenopausal Women

Postmenopausal Women Who Are “Apple” Shape: Risk Of Heart Problems

Postmenopausal women who are “apple” shaped rather than “pear” shape are at greater risk of heart and blood vessel problems; even if they have a normal, healthy body mass index (BMI) according to new research. In fact, the study, which is publish in the European Heart Journal; found that storing a greater proportion of body…

Carbohydrate

Carbohydrate Plays Important Role In Regulating Blood Pressure

New research suggests that a particular type of carbohydrate plays an important role; in regulating the blood pressure in the human body. This has been shown by researchers from the University of Copenhagen and Rigshospitalet in a new study. The researchers believe that the finding may have a vast potential for improved medications for high blood…

Nursing Home residents are obese

Nursing Home Can Accommodate Obese Residents

Nursing home:In this study about 30% of nursing home residents are obese. That can complicate their care. The facility may need to buy them special wheelchairs or motorize lifts. Nursing aides may struggle to help them shower. And doctors may grapple with how or even whether to restrict their diets. Staffs at nursing home West…

Cardiovascular Catheterization

Cardiovascular Catheterization accreditation for Pediatric

Cardiovascular Catheterization; In this study Heart Institute at Children’s Hospital Colorado (Children’s Colorado) has been granted the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission’s (IAC) Cardiovascular Catheterization accreditation for Pediatric Cardiovascular Catheterization, Complex Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Valve Interventions, and Structural Heart Interventions. Cardiovascular Catheterization According to the IAC, this accreditation is a “seal of approval” that patients can…

Healthcare Sector needing More Funds In Health Scheme

Healthcare Sector needing More Funds In Health Scheme

The impact of this inadequate funding on the health system is visible in terms of insufficient human resources; infrastructure and health schemes. Given that 2/3rd of the public spending on health in India is from the state; and local governments; sub-national players are important stakeholders. Ayushman Bharat has successfully covered millions of Indians by providing…

Fingerprinting method in a single microchip

Fingerprinting Analysis To Perform A Rapid On Site DNA Screening

Fingerprinting; Human DNA fingerprinting is currently almost exclusively performed based on short tandem repeat (STR) region identifcation. Because of the highly polymorphic nature of these repetitive sequences, very distinctive profles can be generated from minute amounts of DNA allowing discrimination of different individuals. Hence, a global consensus to use specific STR loci was agree upon,…

Immune hematology

Immune Responses to High-Fat Diets Lead to Obesity

The researches find that the eating a high fat diet a recipe for obesity? According to a new study from the RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences (IMS) in Japan, the answer involves the activity of a specific type of immune cell that lives in the small intestine. Published in the journal Cell Reports, a…

Malaria Outbreaks In Bangladesh

Malaria Outbreaks In Bangladesh

While malaria is causing by mosquitoes biting people; and in so doing introducing malaria parasites into the bloodstream; the insects themselves have a very short range of travel.  But study in Bangladesh has finding that using data from mobile phone networks to track the movement of people across the country can help predicting where outbreaks…

Air ambulance

Cost Of Emergency Air Lift to Hospital By Air Ambulance Is $40,000

The median charge of an air ambulance lift was $39,000 in 2016; about 60% more than the $24,000 charged just four years earlier; researchers found. That amount is “more than half of the household income for the average American family in 2016,” said lead researcher Ge Bai. She is an associate professor of health policy…

Spinach Plants extract improves athletic performance

Spinach Plants Used To Boost The Performance Of Competitive Athletes

Spinach Plants; According to a study conducted by a group of international researchers, including experts from Freie Universität Berlin, a chemical extract from spinach plants can be used to boost the performance of competitive athletes. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) commissioned researchers to study the effects of ecdysterone, a kind of phytosteroid, on strength training.…