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Enzyme Has Potential To Build New Molecules

Chemists have found a way to make a naturally occurring enzyme take on a new, artificial role, which has significant implications for modern chemistry, including pharmaceutical production. Princeton chemists have found a way to make a naturally occurring enzyme take on a new, artificial role, which has significant implications for modern chemistry, including pharmaceutical production.  The study was published in the journal Nature Chemistry.

New Insights Of Human Anatomy, Joints

A joint is defined as a point where 2 bones articulate or make contact. Joints can be classified in 2go ways:

(1) histologically, based on the type of connective tissue which is dominant in the joint 

(2) functionally, based on the amount of movement permitted between the bones forming the joint. Based on the histological classification, the 3 types of joints in the human body are fibrous, cartilaginous, and synovial.

Risk For Infective Endocarditis After Diagnosis

The risk for infective endocarditis climbs significantly after many invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures and is especially high after some common ones, such as bronchoscopy and coronary angiography, conclude investigators of a large observational study that included cases from 1998 to 2011.

The analysis, which excluded dental procedures in Sweden, invites at least a partial reappraisal of guidelines from a decade ago that dramatically cut reliance on antibiotic prophylaxis with dental and many nondental invasive procedures. The study was published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

New Influenza Drug's Mode of Action Detailed

The new influenza drug Xofluza, developed by the Japanese pharmaceutical company Shionogi, was approved for clinical use in Japan in February 2018. Scientists from EMBL Grenoble have now investigated the drug's mode of action in detail and uncovered possible mechanisms by which viral resistance to it could emerge. Scientific Reports published the results of the study. 

Doctors Can Improve The Quality Of Life For Serous Ill Patients

The research examined that palliative care can sharply reduce medical costs, Doctors can improve the quality of life for their seriously ill patients while also reducing the patients' medical expenses if they make use of one particular care model.

The biggest hurdle might well be the words used to describe it, said Dr. Jeanine Ellinwood, who leads a team in the specialized field. People hear them, she said, and think immediately of hospice care. 

Implanting A Micro Pacemaker System In The Pericardial Space

Researchers have demonstrated the feasibility of implanting a micro pacemaker system in the pericardial sac surrounding the heart a breakthrough that may open up new cardiac pacing options for children and adults.

The micro pacemaker inserted through a single tiny incision avoids an invasive surgical procedure and the complications related to long pacemaker leads. The study, "Minimally Invasive Implantation of a Micro pacemaker into the Pericardial Space." The study was published in Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology.