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New Insights To Improve Life On Earth Are Focused On Space

Aerospace startup Space Tango describes itself as "a full-service solution to microgravity research and manufacturing. They design project architectures and experiments specifically for a microgravity,  which is close to zero gravity setting. They want to see how that unique environment affects bacteria, insects, seeds, viruses, pharmaceuticals, materials and more. They learn in space will enable us to make life better on this planet.

Enzyme's Motion May Be Developing New Cancer Drugs

Researchers have found Motion is crucial for proper functioning of a kinase enzyme. Not only must the kinase have all needed parts in place, the enzyme must move in the correct manner and at the correct speed to function properly in a cell. Focusing on ways to impede the enzyme's motion may be an avenue for developing new drugs to combat cancer and other diseases.

Investigation Of Volatile Anesthesia Provides Cardioprotection In Patients

The study evaluate the feasibility of the perioperative protocol and investigate whether volatile anesthesia provide cardioprotection in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Clinical trials have shown conflicting results regarding the use of volatile anesthesia before or after the ischemic insult in cardiac surgical patients and effect on myocardial injury.

This may be attributable to the failure of continuing volatile agents into the early postoperative period. They hypothesized that combined volatile-based anesthesia and postoperative sedation would decrease the extent of myocardial injury after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) when compared to intravenous, propofol-based approach. 

Alpine Sports: Increased Helmet Use Fails to Reduce TBI Risk

Head injury is the leading cause of death and catastrophic injury among skiers and snowboarders and accounts for three to 15 percent of winter sports-related injuries. Helmet use is increasingly encouraged at ski resorts, however, there have been little data collected on the degree to which ski helmet use prevents traumatic brain injury (TBI) and other types of head injury (OTHI).

Government's Vision of "New India by 2022"

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday laid stress on his government's vision of "New India by 2022." Under this larger policy initiative, the Centre attempts to doubling the farmers' income, development of aspirational districts, taking up "Ayushman Bharat" Mission (or National Health Mission), "Mission Indradhanush" (or Child Health Mission), Nutrition Mission, and celebrations of the 150th birth anniversary of father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi beginning Oct. 2 this year.