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ARDS: Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte Ratio as a Prognostic Marker

Currently, no simple, routine, and reliable risk factors have been consistently identified to determine the prognosis of ARDS patients. To date, no studies have been reported regarding the relationship between the NLR and outcomes in ARDS patients. Researchers conducted this retrospective study to investigate the potential prognostic value of the NLR in patients with ARDS.

Molecular Inhibitors Suppress Lung Cancer Proliferation

Researchers from the Temple University have found that inhibitors of oncogenic kinase AKT, a key protein governing the cell cycle, can arrest tumor cell proliferation, by triggering programmed cell death called apoptosisThe study, published in the journal Oncogene, describes significant progress in the clinical translation of previous basic scientific discoveries.

Nanotweezers: Open Doors in Health Monitoring and Mobile Technology

It is difficult to conceptualize a world where humans could casually manipulate nanoscale objects at will or even control their own biological matter at a cellular level with light. But that is precisely what Yuebing Zheng is working toward with his "nanotweezers" — a new tool for handling nanoparticles using light that could create opportunities for innovations in nanotechnology and individual health monitoring. The study is published in the journal Nature Photonics.