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Potential Treatment For The Brain Damage Caused By Cosmic rays Of Sapce

NASA and private company SpaceX plan to send humans to Mars within the next 15 years but need to figure out how to protect astronauts from the dangerous cosmic radiation of deep space. Now neuroscientists have identified a potential treatment for the brain damage caused by cosmic rays, a drug that prevents memory impairment in mice exposed to simulated space radiation. The study was published in Scientific Reports.

Effectiveness of Tranexamic Acid Against Stroke

Patients with stroke caused by bleeding on the brain (intracerebral haemorrhage) may benefit from receiving a drug currently used to treat blood loss from major trauma and bleeding after childbirth, an international trial has revealed.

Scanning Near-Field Optical Microscope Improves Imaging Structures

Researchers have found a way to reveal the 3D shape of the polariton interaction around a nanostructure. Their technique improves upon the common spectroscopic imaging technique known as scattering-type scanning near-field optical microscopy (s-SNOM). New method improves upon common spectroscopic imaging technique: scattering-type scanning near-field optical microscopy (s-SNOM), makes it possible to obtain polaritonic, mechanical and electrical information simultaneously with one measurement. The study was published in Nature Communications.

Pulmonary Medicine: Groundbreaking Approaches

Bacteriophage therapy for multidrug-resistant bacteria, new insights into sepsis treatment, and bioengineering approaches to respiratory medicine are all in the spotlight at the upcoming American Thoracic Society (ATS) 2018 International Conference in San Diego.

Compassion Meditation Training: Boosts Brain's Resilience to Others' Suffering

A new study suggests that as little as two weeks of compassion meditation training — intentionally cultivating positive wishes to understand and relieve the suffering of others — may reduce the distress a person feels when witnessing another's suffering. The findings may have implications for professions in which people routinely work with others who are suffering, like doctors, law enforcement officers and first responders.