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COPD: Airway-Branch Variations Linked to Greater Risk

The internal anatomy of our lungs is surprisingly variable, and some of those variations are associated with a greater risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a new study led by researchers at McGill University and the Columbia University Irving Medical Center has found.

An Enzyme Variation Improves Heart Function; Study Says

In this new study, scientists identified the beneficial effects of a CnAβ1-induced metabolic pathway in the hypertrophic heart, and may open the path to new treatment strategies. The findings also show how alternative forms of the same protein, produced from the same gene, can have opposite effects on a biological or pathological process. This study has published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC).

Shingles Vaccine for Older Adults

According to a European Medicines Agency (EMA), Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) voted to recommend granting marketing authorization for recombinant, adjuvanted herpes zoster vaccine (Shingrix, GlaxoSmithKline [GSK] Biologicals, SA] to prevent shingles and postherpetic neuralgia in patients aged 50 years and older. The findings published in the European public assessment report.

DNA Amplification Aboard the International Space Station (ISS)

In this present study, researchers observed that the range and duration of human ventures into space increased, it becomes imperative that they understand the effects of the cosmic environment on astronaut health. Molecular technologies now widely used in research and medicine will need to become available in space to ensure appropriate care of astronauts.