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Post-Translational Modifications Of Four Core Histones

To study the biological functions and structural mechanisms of these histone PTMs, an obligatory step is to prepare a sufficient amount of homogeneously modified histones. In the post-genome era, epigenetics has received increasing attentions in recent years. The post-translational modifications (PTMs) of four core histones play central roles in epigenetic regulation of eukaryotic genome by either directly altering the biophysical properties of nucleosomes or by recruiting other effector proteins.

MD Anderson and RaySearch Form Strategic Alliance to Advance Radiotherapy of Cancer

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and RaySearch Laboratories today announced a strategic alliance with the aim of enhancing cancer radiation therapy through several initiatives, including more precisely targeting of tumors, and improving upon, and making more available, an existing radiation therapy called adaptive radiation therapy (ART), which is currently only used at highly specialized care centers.

Role Of Intravenous Lidocaine As General Anesthesia For Pain Relief

A new study estimated that role of intraoperative intravenous lidocaine infusion has been previously evaluated for pain relief, inflammatory response, and post-operative recovery, particularly in abdominal surgery. The present study is a randomized double-blinded trial in which we evaluated whether IV lidocaine infusion reduces isoflurane requirement, intraoperative remifentanil consumption and time to post-operative recovery in non-laparoscopic renal surgery.

Effect On The Functional Networks Of A Child's Brain

A new study has demonstrated that premature birth has a significant and, at the same time, a very selective effect on the functional networks of a child's brain. The results can primarily be seen in the frontal lobe, which is significant for cognitive functions. Premature birth is globally the most critical risk factor for lifetime disorders and defects in neurocognitive functions. 

Scorpion Venom Ma Halt Progression of Rheumatoid Arthritis

A treatment that improves the lives of nearly 1.3 million people with rheumatoid arthritis might one day originate from scorpion venom. A new study, published in Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics,  has found that one of the hundreds of components in scorpion venom can reduce the severity of the disease in animal models, without inducing side effects associated with similar treatments. The study appears in the

More Is Not Always Better When It Comes To Health Care

In this study, researchers examined more often than either of them suspects about whether a medical test or medicine is truly necessary, according to findings from a new poll of Americans over age 50. Improving communication about that mismatch of opinions, the poll suggests, might reduce the use of unneeded scans, screenings, medications and procedures and health care costs as well.

Vancouver Archbishop Critiques Euthanasia in Hospice Care

The medical authority Fraser Health in Vancouver, Columbia, has opted to impose a physician-assisted-suicide provision (euthanasia) in its palliative and hospice units, sparking criticism from the local bishop and the director of the facility’s palliative care program. But Vancouver archbishop says euthanasia in hospices is a serious error.