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Chaperone Protein Have Complex Mechanism

Scientists have studied molecular interactions in the chaperonin protein GroEL. GroEL is alternately bound and unbound by a co-chaperonin, GroES. Against expectations, the 'football' complex where two GroES units cap the cylindrical GroEL at either end was roughly as prevalent as the single-bound 'bullet' complex.

This implies that negative allosteric interactions preventing double-binding of GroEL sometimes fail, and the double-bound complex plays an active role in protein folding. The study was published in Philosophical Transactions.

Identification Of Individuals Based On Their Brain Anatomy

A study found that the fingerprint is unique in every individual: As no two fingerprints are the same, they have become the go-to method of identity verification for police, immigration authorities and smartphone producers alike. It is possible to find out who a brain belongs to from certain anatomical features. In earlier studies, Jäncke had already been able to demonstrate that individual experiences and life circumstances influence the anatomy of the brain.

Clock is Ticking for Indian Healthcare: Healthcare Policy

The government has finally put healthcare front and centre, with a bold set of policy and regulatory activities. It has realized that a strong intervention on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is the only solution to tackle poverty and improve the quality of life of our citizens. It includes calls for substantially increased health expenditure as a percentage of GDP, UHC and quality healthcare available to all.

SEM Microscopes Improves Image Quality

In collaboration with the National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research (NCMIR) at the University of California San Diego, Zeiss has released a new focal charge compensation module for block face imaging with its GeminiSEM and 3View from Gatan.

Focal charge compensation expands versatility and considerably increases data quality without prolonging acquisition times and enables easy imaging of even the most charge-prone samples. Resin-embedded tissues and cells can be imaged without charging artifacts, while the pixel dwell time is reduced. Decreasing beam exposure time not only ensures fast acquisition rates, but also guards against sample damage, which is key to acquiring reliable and reproducible 3D data.

Primary Healthcare Services: Srilanka Works For Its Improvement

The World Bank Board of Directors today approved a $200 million loan to help increase the use and the quality of Sri Lanka’s primary healthcare services. The Primary Healthcare System Strengthening Project builds on years of experience and lessons in Sri Lanka’s health sector and will focus on detection and management of non-communicable diseases in high-risk population groups, responding to the needs of the poorest of the population.

Effects Of Anesthesia On Human Consciousness

Researchers examined the effects of anesthesia on human consciousness and discovered that it creates a state similar to sleep. A new study entitled "The Conscious Mind: Integrating subjective phenomenology with objective measurements" by the University of Turku and the Hospital District of Southwest Finland has revealed some interesting findings regarding human consciousness. It turns out that even under anesthesia, consciousness continues to function only in an altered state similar to sleep.