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Patients At Risk Readmission To Emergency Rooms

According to a study, researchers determined that hospital patients have been at a high risk for adverse effects after they are discharged. These effects can be defined as unplanned bad circumstances that are directly related to the patient's diagnosis, clinical conditions or the care they received while in the hospital. Many times these events lead to the patient being readmitted, going to the emergency room or, even worse, dying.

Microbes In Aircrafts Much Like That Of Offices And Homes

According to a new study, researchers found that the community of bacteria found in homes, offices and aircraft cabins. Believed to be the first to comprehensively assess the microbiome of aircraft, the study found that the bacterial communities accompanying airline passengers at 30,000 feet have much in common with the bacterial communities surrounding people in their homes and offices.

Dying Cells Have Cellular 'Death Code'

Researchers believe that the molecular "code" that unleashes this more violent variety of cell death. Dying cells generally have two options: go quietly, or go out with a bang. The latter, while more conspicuous, is also mechanistically more mysterious. The study was published in Molecular Cell.

Internal Clock Controls Influences On Atherosclerosis

The internal clock controls all vital functions in the body. Body temperature as well as blood pressure or the release of certain enzymes are subject to oscillations throughout the day, the so-called circadian rhythm. For the first time, a team around Professor Oliver Söhnlein has now shown the influence of circadian rhythms on atherosclerosis, a vascular disease that ultimately can lead to heart attacks and strokes. The study was published in the scientific journal Cell Metabolism, could be crucial for the improvement of therapeutic approaches.