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Protein nanofibers and its properties

In a new study, researchers determined a Protein nanofibers often have outstanding properties such as a high stability, biodegradability, or antibacterial effect. Artificially creating these fibers is not easy, much less assigning them specific functions. That and how fibers with new properties can be successfully created.

Comparative Study Of the Knee Flexors And Knee Extensors

In this study, researchers examined knee joint muscle morphology, specifically absolute and proportional size, and mass distribution, of individual knee extensor and flexor muscles, as well as overall size and balance of these muscle groups, between sexes. It was hypothesised that males would have a significantly larger KF:KE muscle size ratio and females would have a larger biceps femoris long head as a proportion of the KF muscle group than males.

Effectiveness of MENTOR MemoryShape Gel Breast Implants

In the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery publication, Mentor Worldwide LLC announced of a U.S.-based 10-year clinical study involving 955 patients which highlights the safety of MENTOR MemoryShape Gel Breast Implants. The open-label, multi-center MENTOR MemoryShape Breast Implant Core Study was designed to assess the safety and effectiveness of these implants in primary augmentation, revision (augmentation and reconstruction), and primary reconstruction patients.

Potential for BCG Revaccination, New Trials

Aeras, a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing vaccines against tuberculosis (TB), today announced results from an innovative clinical trial that provides encouraging new evidence that TB vaccines could prevent sustained infections in high-risk adolescents.

In a prevention-of-infection Phase 2 trial conducted in South Africa, revaccination with the Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine significantly reduced sustained TB infections in adolescents. The trend observed for H4: IC31(experimental vaccine candidate) is the first time a subunit vaccine has shown any indication of ability to protect against TB infection or disease in humans.