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Mechanism Of Spliceosome And Its Proteins

A sophisticated atomic-level computer simulation has allowed researchers of SISSA and the National Research center (CNR-IOM—Institute for Materials Manufacturing) to shed light on the function of the spliceosome, a molecular machine within the splicing speckles of the cell nucleus. The spliceosome is composed of five filaments of RNA and hundreds of proteins. The study was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

Clinical Research: LabConnect Collaborates With Symphony

LabConnect, LLC, a leading global provider of central laboratory and support services for biopharmaceutical, medical device and contract research organizations, and Symphony Clinical Research, a worldwide, innovative in-home clinical service provider, announced a strategic collaboration. The two companies have worked together on 17 studies over 12 years and will now focus on seamlessly integrating company services to support the clinical research industry.

Human Age Is Associated With Brain Age

Using MRI brain scans, researchers found that elderly people who feel younger than their age show fewer signs of brain aging, compared with those who feel their age or older than their age. While everyone gets older, not everyone feels their age. A recent study finds that such feelings, called subjective age, may reflect brain aging.

The study was published in open-access journal Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. This study is the first to find a link between subjective age and brain aging. The results suggest that elderly people who feel older than their age should consider caring for their brain health.

Primary Care And Opioid-Overdose Crisis Of Buprenorphine

A study determines that the first myth is that buprenorphine is more dangerous than other interventions physicians master during training. Expanding the availability of medication treatment for opioid use disorder in primary care settings would be a major step toward reducing overdose deaths, write two physicians specializing in addiction medicine and healthcare delivery. The study was published in New England Journal of Medicine. In their Perspectives article entitled "Primary Care and the Opioid-Overdose Crisis Buprenorphine Myths and Realities."

Robotic Exoskeleton Benefited the Disabled

Researchers have developed a worldwide pioneering robotic exoskeleton which, attached to a robotic wheelchair, helps people with varying degrees of disability carry out daily activities on their own, including eating, drinking or washing. The project, named "Adaptive Multimodal Interfaces to Assist Disabled People in Daily Activities" or AIDE, has been coordinated by UMH Systems and Automated Engineering professor Nicolás García and financed by the European Union's Horizon 2020 programme.

Maternal Diet Might Affect Baby's Gut

A mother's diet during pregnancy may have an effect on the composition of her baby's gut microbiome—the community of bacteria living in the gut—and the effect may vary by delivery mode, according to study published in the open access journal Microbiome