Many of the most fundamental questions about the nature of life are illuminated at the scale of a single biological molecule. Studies of single-molecule biophysics combine in vivo(in live cells) and in vitro investigations.
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In a study, researchers examine contractions and relaxations, the heart muscle can no longer bear the strain. Whether caused by an undetected birth defect or by a heart attack (myocardial infarction), when a heart sustains damage, it can be difficult to repair. Approximately the number of times the human heart beats in 70 years. The study was published in Advanced Functional Materials.
A multi-site study from Northwestern Medicine reveals that scientists are bringing precision medicine to rheumatoid arthritis for the first time by using genetic profiling of joint tissue to study which drugs will work for which patients. In the near future, patients won't have to waste time and be disappointed with months of ineffective therapy.
Many wives of advanced prostate cancer sufferers feel that their lives are being undermined by their husband’s illness, with nearly half reporting that their own health suffered. In addition, a focus subgroup has revealed that many feel isolated and fearful, and worry about the role change in their lives as their husband’s cancer advances.
This study, developed with the wives of men with metastatic prostate cancer who were being treated with hormone therapy, is amongst the first carried out on how prostate cancer affects the partners of sufferers. It was presented yesterday at the EAU conference in Copenhagen.
A group of researchers made a systematic review and meta-analysis to identify the overuse and underuse of diagnostic tests in primary care. The study, published in BMJ Open, suggests that primary care physicians displayed “marked variation” in how often they ordered tests in compliance with testing guidelines.
According to the study, researchers found tissue and fluid collected from a Pap test can detect endometrial and ovarian cancer in women when subjected to genetic testing
According to a new analysis from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, a resurgence of mumps in the U.S. among vaccinated young adults appears to be due to the waning of vaccine-induced immunity.
Researchers found that vaccine-derived immune protection against mumps persists an average of about 27 years after the last dose. The findings suggest that, in addition to the currently recommended two doses of mumps vaccine in childhood, the third dose at age 18 or booster shots may help sustain protection among adults. The study is published in Science Translational Medicine.
Even if you don't use drugs, there's a surprisingly decent chance your fingerprints have traces of cocaine and even heroin. A new study published in the journal Clinical Chemistry found that slightly more than 1 in 10 drug-free study participants had cocaine and heroin on their fingerprints.
Most women experience some morning sickness during pregnancy, but the pregnant women who experience the more severe form of nausea and vomiting, known as hyperemesis gravidarum. New research finds two specific genes associated with this condition
New behavioral neuroscience research suggests there's likely a connection between heading the ball in soccer and brain imbalance.
Limiting first-year medical residents to 16-hour work shifts, instead of allowing for longer stretches on the job, increased satisfaction with training and work-life balance, but did not affect overall educational outcomes, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
According to the research, the study identified Ethyl pyruvate as a possible antidote against hepatotoxicity which is caused by the overdosage of acetaminophen in mouse models