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Bacteria Spores Isolated From Spacecraft

Earth germs could be contaminating other planets. Despite extreme decontamination efforts, bacteria from Earth still manages to find its way into outer space aboard spacecraft. A biologist is working to better understand how and why some spores elude decontamination.

Scientists are studying Earth germs that could be contaminating other planets. Despite extreme decontamination efforts, bacterial spores from Earth still manage to find their way into outer space aboard spacecraft. Researchers are examining how and why some spores elude decontamination. 

Football Training Improved Bone Health In Elderly, Study Findings

Football scores from all angles for untrained middle-aged and elderly women and men with prediabetes. This is the conclusion from a study carried out in the Faroe Islands by football researchers and physiologists from the Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics at the University of Southern Denmark and the University of the Faroe Islands.

Severe Brain Injury Focuses on Neurological Function

Researchers showed that the traditional way of defining death, in terms of the loss of cardiorespiratory function, the committee suggested a new definition of death from brain death that focused on the loss of neurological function. The report provided a foundation for the eventual adoption of legislation that established brain death as legal death in all 50 states. The study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

OpenSim: Powerful, Accurate Simulations for Movement Research

An open-source movement simulator that has already helped solve problems in medicine, paleontology, and animal locomotion has been expanded and improved, according to a new publication in the open-access journal PLOS Computational Biology.  The software, called OpenSim, has been developed by a team and the new paper reviews the software’s wide range of applications and describes the improvements that can increase its utility even further.

Hospice Care For Patient Satisfaction Can Lower Costs

Researchers reported that patients with advanced cancer who spoke with a trained nonclinical worker about personal goals for care were more likely to talk with doctors about their preferences, report higher satisfaction with their care and incur lower health costs in their final month of life. The study was published in JAMA Oncology