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RNA Signals Regulate Protein Synthesis

Scientists have long known that RNA encodes instructions to make proteins. The building blocks that comprise RNA- A, U, C, and Gs, form a blueprint for the protein-making machinery in cells. To make proteins, the machinery latches on RNA at one end and then scans along the RNA until it reaches an AUG string, which is the signal to start translating the genetic code into a protein. The study was published in Nature.

Average Life Span Of Humans Have Increased

Every living species on earth has a definite lifespan. With the improvement in health care, sanitation and a better standard of living, the average lifespan of humans have increased from 31 years in 1900 to 66 years in 2000 AD.

The number of people living up to 100 years or more has increased. Due to technological advance, old age mortality has been considerably reduced from 19th to 20th century. Some of the scientists believe that if the current trend continues the average lifespan will increase by 2 to 3 years per decade and most of the babies born in the 2000s will celebrate their 100th birthday.

Greening Vacant Land Reduces Feelings Of Depression

Researchers determined that Greening vacant urban land significantly reduces feelings of depression and improves overall mental health for the surrounding residents. The findings have implications for cities across the United States, where 15% of the land is deemed "vacant" and often blighted or filled with trash and overgrown vegetation. The study was published in JAMA Network Open.

Critically Ill Patients Treated With An Advanced Measurements

Cookeville Regional Medical Center staff hope a new initiative will help critically ill patients long after they're treated at the hospital. The care of patients in the Intensive Care Unit involves some advanced measures, like sedation. That can lead to some frightening memories and some mental health concerns after discharge.  Patients have a number of issues after they've been released from ICU, including depression and anxiety.

Post-Intensive Care

It's called Post-Intensive Care Syndrome, and it's so new, there isn't a lot of data on it, CRMC Clinical Nurse Specialist Angela Craig said. Craig heard an idea at a conference about how something as simple as keeping a diary can help patients.

Hospice Care Supports The Patient's For End-Of-Life

A new study showed that Hospice looks at adding ‘death’ doulas’ for end-of-life care. Bringing comfort, standing vigil and facilitating preparations during life’s most difficult time, there is no more needed feeling than hope while preparing for death. Hope just walked in the room, a hospice, a nursing facility or hospital.