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General Anesthesia Is Partly Conscious

Researchers have conducted that general anesthesia may not be as general as we might think. In fact, the research suggests that parts of our consciousness stay "awake" during the procedure. Consciousness fully lost during anesthesia. The answer may surprise anesthesiologists and patients alike. Consciousness appears to be more persistent than we think. The study was published in the journal Anesthesiology.

Smart Bandages Developed to Monitor and Deliver Treatment for Chronic Wounds

A team of engineers led by Tufts University has developed a prototype bandage designed to actively monitor the condition of chronic wounds and deliver appropriate drug treatments to improve the chances of healing.

While the lab-tested bandages remain to be assessed in a clinical context, the research, published today in the journal Small, is aimed at transforming bandaging from a traditionally passive treatment into a more active paradigm to address a persistent and difficult medical challenge.

Safety and Efficacy of Novel HIV Vaccine Candidate

New research published in The Lancet shows that an experimental HIV-1 vaccine regimen is well-tolerated and generated comparable and robust immune responses against HIV in healthy adults and rhesus monkeys. Moreover, the vaccine candidate protected against infection with an HIV-like virus in monkeys.

New Insights Of Cells' Protein Factories

Researchers have now structurally characterized late stages in the assembly of the human small ribosomal subunit, yielding detailed insights into their maturation principles. Ribosomes are the cell's protein factories. The study was published in the journal Nature.

Changes In Anatomy Made Walking Easier Without Reducing Muscles

Researchers have found evidence that suggests evolutionary changes in anatomy would have made walking more economical without reducing the utility of muscles for climbing in early hominins. The study was published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the group describes studying bones and fossils from human ancestors and how they fit together to determine their walking and climbing abilities.

The study shows changes in anatomy would have made walking easier without reducing muscles for climbing in early hominins. In early human ancestors first began walking upright remains a topic of debate among scientists, and research continues to find the answer.

In this new effort, the researchers took another look at conventional ideas suggesting that the first hominins to walk upright likely did so extremely awkwardly, as they retained physical features that would allow them to escape enemies by climbing trees.

'National Health Stack' Facilitates Healthcare Schemes

The NITI Aayog came out with a blueprint of the National Health Stack (NHS), a shared digital healthcare infrastructure, with a view to implement the Centre's flagship scheme Ayushman Bharat and other public healthcare programmes in the country.

The NHS is proposed to be the country's first futuristic nationally shared digital healthcare infrastructure usable by both the Centre and states across public and private sectors.