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Association Between Exposure To General Anesthesia And Surgery

According to a new study, researchers analyzed the link between exposure to general anesthesia and surgery (exposure) and cognitive decline in older adults is debated, they hypothesized that it is associated with cognitive decline. The study was published in the British Journal of Anaesthesia.

In adults over 70, exposure to general anesthesia and surgery is associated with a subtle decline in memory and thinking skills. The study analyzed nearly 2,000 participants in the Mayo Clinic Study of Aging and found that exposure to anesthesia after age 70 was linked to long-term changes in brain function. 

Fatal Fungus Characterized by the Chemists

Life-threatening fungal infections affect more than two million people worldwide. Effective antifungal medications are limited. A major challenge is that the fungal cell wall is poorly understood, which has impeded drug development. However, chemist have identified for the first time the cell wall structure of one of the most prevalent and deadly fungi, which could usher in a new era of antifungal drug development to help save lives.