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Antibodies Against Malaria Measured With a New Tool, New Finding

Antibodies against multiple Plasmodium falciparum proteins (or antigens) can be measured using a simple, accurate and reproducible assay that requires very small amounts of blood.

In a series of recently published articles, a team led by ISGlobal — an institution supported by "la Caixa" Foundation — reports the development and optimization of several 'quantitative suspension array' assays (qSAT) that could help assess natural and vaccine-induced responses to malaria and other parasites.

NASA Astronauts Workouts In Space

A new study showed that NASA Astronauts should keep a track of their health by workouts and maintain their arm muscles and moves in the space station.

1. NASA astronauts have to maintain killer arm muscles to move and work in space.

2. They exercise for two hours per day on the International Space Station.

3. You can test your own interplanetary strength with a few of Astronaut Peggy Whitson's favorite training exercises.

Effectiveness of Antibiotics Altered With Combinations

The effectiveness of antibiotics can be altered by combining them with each other, non-antibiotic drugs or even with food additives. Depending on the bacterial species, some combinations stop antibiotics from working to their full potential whilst others begin to defeat antibiotic resistance, report researchers.

M. tuberculosis Escapes Death in Macrophages

The bacteria that cause the devastating disease tuberculosis have the ability to escape destruction and grow after they are engulfed by lung macrophages, the immune cells that are supposed to destroy pathogens. Now researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have described key biochemical steps between the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis and the macrophage responsible for that ability.

A New National Museum Of Psychology

A new study demonstrates the new National Museum of Psychology tells visitors there's more here than dusty books and esoteric curiosities. The world's most famous female superhero gets a place of distinction because she was created by a psychologist, William Moulton Marston, as a symbol of what he saw as the emerging power of women in the 1940s.

Once past Wonder Woman, the 8,500-square-foot museum on the edge of the University of Akron's downtown campus takes a deep dive into the study of why people do what they do. The technical stuff treatment of mental illness, the rise of talk therapy, etc. is keenly balanced with the kind of interactive exhibits that are a requirement for any modern family museum.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder And Cardiovascular Diseases

According to a study, researchers determined whether post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a risk factor for myocardial infarction (MI) and stroke, beyond the expected effects from recognized cardiovascular risk factors and depression. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may increase the long-term risk for stroke and heart attack. The study was published in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.