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Childhood Stress Is Toxic To DNA

The real danger of separating children from parents is not the psychological stress, it's the biological time bomb. The screaming and crying, the anguish and desolation is gut-wrenching. But the fallout pales in comparison to the less visible long-term effects that are more sinister and dangerous.

Grey Matter Changes The Pain Matrix With Sjogren's Syndrome

Research smell and the taste is a relatively new field in Norway. Humans have five senses: sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. In modern neurology, knowledge of the classical senses, especially sight and hearing, has played an important role in understanding how the brain interprets sensory impressions. The senses of smell and taste, on the other hand, have received little attention.

Among patients who have problems with smell and taste are those with Sjögren's syndrome. Researchers investigated disturbances in smell and taste in this group of patients in a study published in the European Journal of Oral Sciences.

Refined Structure Of Zika Virus Shown By Cryo-EM

The highest-resolution image yet of the Zika virus, or any enveloped virus thus far. The scientists used the latest electron microscopy techniques to see the atomic details of the Zika virus structure. They took advantage of Zika virus stability compared to its flavivirus cousins, allowing for a particularly accurate three-dimensional atomic model. The highest-resolution image yet of the Zika virus, or any enveloped virus thus far. The study was published in the journal Structure.

Postpartum Screening In A Pediatric Emergency Department

A mother brings her infant to the emergency department (ED) in the middle of the night with a chief complaint of the baby being fussy. Nothing she does can stop the incessant crying, she tells the triage nurse. When doctors examine the baby, they do not see anything wrong. Often, this finding is reassuring. But, despite their best efforts to comfort her, the mother is not reassured and leaves the hospital feeling anxious and overwhelmed. The study was published online in Pediatric Emergency Care.