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Relaible Way To Know The Formation Of Proteins And Its Activity

According to a study, researchers developed a way to peer inside proteins to see how they are wired. The technique could help scientists develop methods for switching on or off specific proteins associated with diabetes and other diseases. Understanding how a protein is wired could help researchers develop ways to control its activity, and scientists believe they have come up with a reliable way to determine this. The study was published in eLife.

Splicing Factors Maintain Adult Muscle Mass

A study examines an alternative splicing plays a crucial role in maintaining adult muscle mass, which has implications in aging and chronic disease. Despite the importance that changes in muscle mass have in aging, overall body metabolism and chronic disease, they still do not fully understand the mechanisms that contribute to the maintenance of adult muscle mass. The study was in the journal Cell Reports.

Relationship Between Anatomical And Functional Connectivity Among Muscles

Researchers used network analysis to investigate the relationship between anatomical and functional connectivity among 36 muscles. Human motor control requires the coordination of muscle activity under the anatomical constraints imposed by the musculoskeletal system. Interactions within the central nervous system are fundamental to motor coordination, but the principles governing functional integration remain poorly understood. 

Nanoparticles Use to Lower Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotic resistance is one of the world's most serious threats to public health, forcing the use of medications that are more toxic, more expensive and not always effective. There are several causes, including over-prescription of antibiotics in both humans and in livestock.

New Launch In Emergency Service Against Violence

Paramedics face violence on a daily basis, so a new law which will bring in tougher sentences for those who attack emergency workers when they are on duty is most welcome. It is hoped it will act as a deterrent because offenders currently escape what many would see as meaningful justice (attackers are charged with common assault resulting in a maximum sentence of six months). The new law will double this with an option for a longer sentence, dependant on the seriousness of the case.