Researchers examined that due to cognitive changes in the brain related to immediate memory, or the ability to remember information over a brief period. Getting a knee replacement may lead to memory problems later. Scientists found middle-aged patients who were given general anesthesia before surgery performed slightly worse on memory tests. The study was published in the journal Anaesthesia.
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A new study estimated that chaperones can also maintain proteins in non-equilibrium states, potentially altering their fate. Chaperones are specialized proteins in the cell that help other proteins to reach their functional 3D shapes, which correspond to the states preferred at thermodynamic equilibrium. The study has published in Nature Chemical Biology.
A new wearable microfluidic sweat analytics system measures sweat and sweat biomarkers. It is a soft, flexible device that measures the bodies’ response to exercise. Northwestern University professor John A. Rogers is collaborating with a broad collection of partners to bring his microfluidic device into widespread distribution.
A new study estimated that scientists composed by five of the nation's leading hearing experts compiles the latest research into hearing loss caused by drugs and solvents how it occurs, how to treat it, and how to prevent it. The study has been published online in the journal Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience.
Research led by The University of Notre Dame Australia, NICM, and Western Sydney University, shows antenatal education not only reduces the rates of medical interventions during childbirth but can save the healthcare system up to AU$97 million per year.
Exposing preschoolers to an hour of bright light before bedtime almost completely shuts down their production of the sleep-promoting hormone melatonin and keeps it suppressed for at least 50 minutes after lights out, according to a study published in the journal Physiological Reports.
The study describes that specific normal aging changes in the epigenome may protect against the Alzheimer's disease (AD) and when these go awry, a person may become predisposed to the AD
In a study, researchers have successfully transplanted 10 hepatitis C-infected kidneys into patients without hepatitis C and prevented the patients from becoming infected by hepatitis C. The success of these transplants could mean more organs being available for the nearly 100,000 people in the U.S. currently waiting for a kidney transplant. The study has published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
Researchers team from NASA Ames Research Center have established a roadmap toward enhancing human radioresistance for space exploration and colonization. Currently there is minimal research being done for radioresistance against HZE irradiation. The importance of these types of studies will be to reduce the associated health risks for space exploration. The study has published in the journal Oncotarget.
Omega-3 fish oil supplements do not improve the reading ability or memory function of underperforming schoolchildren finds a study published in PLOS ONE, contradicting the popular health benefits related to fatty acids supplements.
According to a study, researchers determine that children who recover from kidney disease face a four-fold increased risk of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in adulthood. The increased risk was seen among adults who had normal kidney function and blood pressure at the time of military conscription and regardless of the type of childhood kidney problems.