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To Prevent Complete Deafness By Auditory Brainstem

According to study, researcher provides a device called auditory brainstem implant or ABI, fits behind the ear and connects directly to the brainstem. Patients with rare brain tumours on the auditory nerve now have an option to prevent complete deafness. The device enables patients with neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) who develop bilateral hearing nerve tumours to be aware of environmental sounds, such as a door opening, a phone ringing or a car approaching.

New Method Help To Synthesize Building Blocks For Bioactive Compounds

Researchers have developed a new catalytic method for symmetry breaking. This method can help synthesize important building blocks for bioactive compounds such as anticancer drugs. Many chemical molecules can exist in nature together with their mirror counterparts; like hands, two compounds can be made up of the same atoms in the same overall structure but in opposite orientations, i.e. left-handed and right-handed. This phenomenon of symmetry is called "chirality," and can give mirror counterparts ("enantiomers") entirely different chemical properties.