A new study shows that researchers examined that they provided the first glimpse of the molecular mechanism by which long-term memories are encoded in a region of the hippocampus called CA3. They found a protein called Npas4, previously identified as a master controller of gene expression triggered by neuronal activity. This study is published in Neuron.
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Researchers determined the concentrations of four metals (mercury, cadmium, lead, and arsenic) in people living in two indigenous Kukama communities–San Pedro and Cuninico–in the Loreto region of Peru. In 2014, the area was affected by two major oil spills from the North Peruvian pipeline. The study findings were published in the journal Environmental Health.
The type of exercise that children get in school does make a difference. This is shown by a major Danish study from researchers at the University of Southern Denmark and University of Copenhagen. Eight to ten-year-old schoolchildren develop stronger bones, increased muscular strength and improved balance when ball games or circuit training are on the timetable.
The number of patients infected with a rare but dangerous fungal "superbug" called Candida auris has climbed rapidly to 200 as of Dec. 31, according to the latest figures from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2016, there were only seven cases of the multidrug-resistant infection on the national radar.
According to this study, researchers tested of removing the clot by thrombectomy in patients presenting with a 6 to 16 hour after stroke onset and still having salvageable brain tissue identified on perfusion imaging. The study is published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Researchers from Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center have identified a direct association between physical inactivity and two different types of cancer: lung cancer and head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) — adding to a growing list of cancers linked to sedentary lifestyles.
According to this study, researchers described about the S-point and report cases of severe epistaxis originating from it. As the introduction of nasal endoscopy into the field of Otorhinolaryngology, the treatment paradigm for cases of severe epistaxis has shifted toward early and precise identification of the bleeding site.
Obese patients with metastatic melanoma who are treated with targeted or immune therapies live significantly longer than those with a normal body mass index (BMI), investigators report in a study published in Lancet Oncology.
In this study, scientists from the University of Nottingham are recruiting the help of 'pillownauts' to push back the boundaries of space travel in a new study to examine a potentially serious adverse effect of weightlessness on the human body.
A simple three-factor tool can help doctors estimate survival time in patients with long bone metastases ( LBMs ) – advanced cancer that has spread to the bones of the limbs. The study findings were published in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery
Prazosin does not alleviate distressing dreams among veterans with chronic posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
A prospective study reported at the World Congress of Gastroenterology has shown that the daily consumption of homemade yogurt can lead to a complete resolution of symptoms in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).