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Dengue and the Impact of Virus on Ethiopia

Dengue, a mosquito-borne RNA virus, is one of the most serious and rapidly spreading arboviral diseases in the world. Now, researchers have provided the first baseline data on the prevalence and risk factors of the virus in Ethiopia.

Evaluation Of DNA Sequencing In Spaceflight On The ISS

Researchers evaluated the performance of the MinION DNA sequencer in-flight on the International Space Station (ISS) and benchmarked its performance off-Earth against the MinION, Illumina MiSeq, and PacBio RS II sequencing platforms in terrestrial laboratories. Samples like Escherichia coli (strain K12, MG1655) and Mus musculus (female BALB/c mouse). Nine sequencing runs were performed aboard the ISS over a 6-month period, yielding a total of 276,882 reads with no apparent decrease in performance over time. 

To Identify And Correlate Desaturation Episodes And Risk Factors Of OSA

A study determined the Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may be related to episodes of oxygen desaturation, hypercapnia, cardiovascular dysfunction, cor?pulmonale, and pulmonary hypertension. STOP?BANG is an acronym for eight specific questions used to assess the likelihood of OSA. If the individual exhibits three or more of these indicators., Therefore, the decision of proceeding with inpatient versus outpatient ENT surgery still remains controversial. 

Microbes Food Pattern Detailed With A New Technique

A new technique devised by researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of Calgary provides a more in-depth look at the metabolism and physiology within microbial communities – the microscopic life such as bacteria, viruses and other tiny forms of life within our bodies and throughout nature. Specifically, the new technique provides a more direct way to determine what food source, or substrate, a certain microbe has consumed.

Antioxidant Activity of Violaxanthin

Violaxanthin is a major xanthophyll pigment in the microalga Eustigmatos cf. polyphem, but the amount produced after propagation can vary depending upon culture conditions. In this study, the effects of cultivation time of violaxanthin production was investigated.