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Educational Strategies to Improve Outcomes From Cardiac Arrest

According to a new study, researchers developed a formula for survival in resuscitation describes educational efficiency and local implementation as key determinants in survival after cardiac arrest More people will survive cardiac arrest if resuscitation course designers and instructors address shortcomings in educational offerings. The study was published in the journal Circulation.

Long-term Reduction In Hyperglycemia In Advanced Type 1 Diabetes

Long-term follow-up of participants in clinical trials of a generic vaccine to reverse advanced type 1 diabetes finds significant clinical benefits, including restoration of near-normal blood sugar levels. Three years after receiving two administrations of the bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine four weeks apart, all members of a group of adults with longstanding type 1 diabetes showed an improvement in HbA1c to near normal levels in improvement that persisted for the following five years.

The study was published in npj Vaccines, also reports that the effects of BCG vaccine on blood sugar control appear to depend on a totally novel metabolic mechanism that increases cellular consumption of glucose.

Most Common Skin Conditions

According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), more than 85 million Americans are affected by skin diseases each year.  Researchers focus on the idea of “perfect” skin, whether that involves filtering selfies or struggling to embrace a breakout. Those that have skin conditions and choose to challenge that ideal are constantly faced with the associated stigma, despite the fact that skin conditions are actually extremely common.

Photoluminescence Quenching Of Dye Molecules Near A Resonant Silicon Nanoparticle

Researcher team has studied a new cell visualization and drug delivery system based on nanoparticles coated with luminescent dye molecules. The particle material and the distance between the dye and the particle's surface affect the intensity of the luminescent signal. Silicon nanoparticles coated with dye molecules are more efficient than similar particles made of gold. Silicon particles can be used for cell visualization and drug delivery. The study was published in Scientific Reports.

Medical Device Policies Aligned for Maximal Public Good

At the root of the tragic stories in India’s public healthcare system, be it the headline-grabbing news of the deaths of 64 children in Gorakhpur public hospital, or the serious, yet largely unnoticed, shortage of ventilator beds across the country, the critical gaps are in India’s public health systems, particularly the suboptimal medical infrastructure and inadequate supplies of medical devices.