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Eating Nuts Regularly Lowers The Risk Of Atrial Fibrillation

A study examines that eating several servings of nuts every week may help lower the risk of developing the heart rhythm irregularity, atrial fibrillation, also known as heart flutter. The study was published online in the journal Heart.  They indicate this level of consumption may also lessen the risk of developing heart failure, although the findings are less consistent.

One-page Form Aids Patient-Doctor Communication

A simple, one-page form given to patients ahead of their doctor visit can significantly improve satisfaction with the care they receive, according to a study by Duke Health researchers. The low-tech tool helps patients focus on what's important to them.

To Optimize The Space Travel Efficiency

A study explored in ways to integrate the logistics of space travel by looking at a campaign of lunar missions, spacecraft design, and creating a framework to optimize fuel and other resources. Sending a human into space and doing it efficiently presents a galaxy of challenges. The researcher said it is about finding a balance between time and the amount of fuel getting there fast requires more fuel. If time isn't an issue, slow but efficient low-thrust propulsion might be a better choice.

Gut Microbiome: The Culprit Behind Osteoarthritis

Bacteria in the gut, known as the gut microbiome, could be the key driving force behind osteoarthritis, according to the researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center. The study, published in JCI Insight, shows that a high-fat diet can alter gut microbes, increase inflammation throughout the body, and speed deterioration of joints.

Investigation Of Building Nanoscale Structures Using Single Molecular Components

Researchers from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) are applying this construction principle to their lab work, with one major difference: The materials they are working with are just a few billionths of a square meter in size. Nanoscale construction is a field of nanotechnology that uses nanomaterials as basic building blocks to create materials with specific features.