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Researchers Uncovered Major Antibiotic Resistance Transfer Mechanism

Researchers have identified the molecular basis of a major antibiotic resistance transfer mechanism. They also developed molecules and a proof-of-principle for blocking this transfer. One of the biggest current threats to global health is the rise of multi-drug resistant bacteria, caused by the spreading of antibiotic resistance among them. The study was published in Cell .

Head Trauma: Emergency CT are Overused

According to a study to be presented at the ARRS 2018 Annual Meeting, set for April 22-27 in Washington,  emergency patients are too often given head CT to check for skull fractures and brain hemorrhage, leading to unnecessary heath care costs and patient exposure to radiation.

Many PCPs Under-prescribe for Acne

A new study, led by researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, suggests that Best Practice Advisory tool (part of the EPIC electronic health record system) failed to change most primary care physician (PCP) behaviors when it came to prescribing acne treatments. The study findings were presented at American Academy of Dermatology annual meeting, at San Diego.

Different Genes That Connects with Facial Features Identified

Scientists from KU Leuven and the Universities of Pittsburgh, Stanford, and Penn State have identified fifteen genes that influence the development of a person's facial features. The study findings have appeared in the journal Nature GeneticsForensic scientists may soon be able to sketch a perpetrator’s face based on DNA retrieved from a crime scene, thanks to scientists who have identified fifteen genes that determine our facial features.

Brain Circuit That Integrates Head And Visual Motion Signals

A study found that researchers have identified a circuit in the primary visual cortex (V1) of the brain that integrates head- and visual-motion signals. They expose the mechanisms by which visual and vestibular inputs to the brain sum together to enable appropriate behavioral responses. The study was published in Neuron.