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Cancer: Computing Power Could Track the Spread

Researchers have developed a new computational method that increases the ability to track the spread of cancer cells from one part of the body to another. This migration of cells can lead to metastatic disease, which causes about 90% of cancer deaths from solid tumors. Understanding the drivers of metastasis could lead to new treatments aimed at blocking the process of cancer spreading through the body.

Association of High Genetic Risk With Cardiovascular Disease

According to a new study, researchers examine the association of combined health behaviors and factors within genetic risk groups with coronary artery disease, atrial fibrillation, stroke, hypertension, and type 2 diabetes as well as to investigate the interactions between genetic risk and lifestyle. A irrespective of the genetic makeup, a poor lifestyle is linked to the development of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. The study was published in the journal JAMA Cardiology.

Existence Of Fingerprints Of Molecules In Space

Researchers showed that the hunt for nitrogen-containing molecules in space. Physicists have discovered frequencies are characteristic of the amide ion, a negatively charged nitrogen molecule. With the spectral lines now determined, this species can be searched for in space.

More Insights on Flu Virus and Mechansism

For the first time, scientists have directly visualized real-time structural changes in the surface protein of the influenza virus that may help the virus fuse with and enter target cells before hijacking them. Single molecules of the protein were found to stretch toward target cells, then refold and try again 5 to 10 times per second. The discovery may help develop more effective vaccines and better understand other viruses, including Ebola, HIV, and SARS.

A study On Smoking And Delayed Shinbone Healing

In adults, tibia (shinbone) fractures are usually fixed through the surgical implantation of a slender metal rod called an intramedullary nail in the hollow space within the bone. This treatment is generally effective for tibial fractures. However, in 10% to 15% of cases, the bone fails to heal in a timely manner, resulting in a nonunion—or arrested healing