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Evaluate The Diagnostic Yield Of LPs In Patients Undergoing Emergency Department

A study mentions that patients presenting with acute non-traumatic headache concerning for subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) undergo lumbar puncture (LP) when non-contrast head computed tomography (CT) is negative. The diagnostic yield of this approach is unknown. Aneurysmal SAH despite being a low incidence condition is associated with a high rate of mortality and morbidity. Moreover, missed SAH is a common concern among emergency providers.

A New Imaging Technique Found Complex Protein Movements

Every cell in your body is enclosed by a cell membrane, a lipid bilayer that separates the cell's contents from its surroundings. Residing within the cell membrane itself, molecules move around like ballet dancers on a stage.The proteins in the cell membrane undergo elegantly coordinated dances to relay messages between the cell and its environment.

Injectable Fillers Risk To Eliminate Wrinkles

According to a study, researchers found that dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Radiesse, and Sculptra can smooth ''laugh lines" and other wrinkles and restore a youthful appearance. A participant injected filler into his forehead, under his chin, and in the ''laugh lines'' around his mouth. A couple of days later, they had bumps on their face.

The Myth of the Untraceable Poison

The news of the apparent poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia produced a lot of speculation over what might have made two people very ill so suddenly. All sorts of wild theories can emerge in situations like this where so little information is known for certain.

Potential Drug Target in Blood-Feeding Hookworms

In hookworms that infect and feed on the blood of mice, scientists have discovered a key step in blood digestion that can be targeted to disrupt the parasite's development and survival.

These findings, published in PLOS Pathogens by Tiffany Bouchery of Malaghan Institute of Medical Research, New Zealand, and colleagues could help pave the way to new treatments against hookworms in humans.

Enzyme From Deep-sea Shrimp Used To Develop Assay

Researchers used bioluminescence from a marine animal for a novel assay to determine the efficacy of cancer therapies. A test based on luciferases enzymes responsible for bioluminescence from certain small crustaceans and deep-sea shrimp was developed.