Researchers have noticed something odd while conducting a time-lapse microscopy study of the inner ear of zebrafish. A tiny structure in the inner ear was pulsing like clockwork, inflating and deflating over and over. The study was published in the journal eLife. They discovered that the structure was the endolymphatic sac, a fluid-filled pocket connected to the rest of the inner ear by a long, thin duct.
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Researchers have just solved the first atomic structure of a brain receptor bound to a drug used to reverse anesthesia and to treat sedative overdoses. The study was published the first atomic structure of a brain receptor bound to a drug used to reverse anesthesia and to treat sedative overdoses. The study was published in Nature.
Around 25% of Medicare spending in the U.S. occurs in the last year of people's lives. This is sometimes discussed as a questionable use of resources: Is society throwing large amounts of medical treatment at patients to extend lives that are bound to end soon?
A study established that intensive care services are now at your doorstep. After spending two months in a Faridabad hospital, Gambhir now lies comatose in the guest room of his home, which has been converted into a make-shift ICU. His medical bed is surrounded by a vacuum suction machine, an oxygen cylinder, a cardiac monitor and other life-saving equipment.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) have warned that women with HIV who take dolutegravir (Tivicay, GlaxoSmithKline) at the time of conception or during the first trimester of pregnancy appear to be at higher risk of giving birth to infants with neural tube defects, including spina bifida.
Manufacturing shortages are forcing many doctors and pharmacists to sometimes ration injected opioids, reserving them for the patients suffering most. Other patients get slower-acting or less effective pain pills, alternatives with more side effects or even sedation. There is another opioid crisis happening in the U.S., and it has nothing to do with the overdose epidemic: Hospitals are frequently running out of widely used injected painkillers.
Risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is increased in the children of mothers with type 1 diabetes new data show, suggesting that the severity of maternal diabetes and timing of exposure may be important in the association
According to a study, researchers explore nurse preceptors’ experiences of caring for deteriorating patients while providing guidance and supervision to a new graduate nurse. Caring for deteriorating patients while precepting novice nurses requires a balancing of teaching and patient care roles. The study was published online in the Journal of Clinical Nursing.
Researchers have identified a network of fluid-filled spaces surrounded by connective tissue that fills the spaces between our organs, surrounding and potentially protecting our insides throughout the body.
In a study, scientists define this network as a new organ, the interstitium, which they say could be the largest organ in the human body. Understanding this network as an organ could help us understand how diseases like cancer spread and it helps explain what healing techniques like acupuncture are tapping into.