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.
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Acetaminophen (paracetamol) use has been linked with a depletion of sulfated sex hormones in a large metabolomic study, and the findings suggest that fetal exposure to the drug could even be linked with risk of male urogenital malformation at birth. The study was published in the journal of EBioMedicine.
Purdue researchers are developing and commercializing a targeted drug combination that once injected into a patient could speed up and improve bone fracture healing, and significantly cut recovery costs.
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.
Analyzing the genetics and smoking habits of more than half a million people has shed new light on the complexities of controlling blood pressure, according to a study published in The American Journal of Human Genetics.
A new study, published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, demonstrate that a short duration of the drug donepezil — a drug used to slow cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease — can reverse both structural and genetic damage that bouts of alcohol use causes in neurons, or nerve cells, in the young brain.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), women in labor should be given more time to give birth and have fewer medical interventions, while participating more in decision-making.
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.
Most people agree that getting a little exercise helps when dealing with stress. A new BYU study discovers exercise — particularly running — while under stress also helps protect your memory.
A new study published in the journal of Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, finds that running mitigates the negative impacts chronic stress has on the hippocampus, the part of the brain responsible for learning and memory.
A new study, published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine, reveals major palliative care findings on caregiver depression, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) partners and moral distress.
The loss of bone mass and alteration in bone physiology during space flight are one of the major health risks for astronauts. Although the lack of weight bearing in microgravity is considered a risk factor for bone loss and possible osteoporosis, organisms living in space are also exposed to cosmic radiation and other environmental stress factors.
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.