Low peak lung function (defined as forced expiratory volume in 1 second [FEV1] <80% predicted) in early adulthood is associated with an increased prevalence and earlier incidence of respiratory, cardiovascular, and metabolic comorbidities, as well as premature death, according to the results of a recent transgenerational Spanish cohort analysis published in the Lancet Respiratory Medicine.
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According to a new study, Proteins are fundamental macromolecules for life, with a diversity of functions, like acting as channels through cellular walls, catalysers, DNA benders, etc. When it comes to these functions, what matters is the layout of the secondary branches, made up of each protein's amino acids, such as alanine, glutamine, arginine, phenylalanine and tyrosine. This study was published in EPJ D.
According to a study by a researcher at the University of Texas at Arlington's College of Nursing and Health Innovation, acculturation may play a key role in psychological birth trauma among young Latina mothers,
Extended-pulsed fidaxomicin, delivering 20 doses over a longer time period after initial daily dosing, appears superior to standard-dose vancomycin for sustained cure of Clostridium difficile infection in patients age 60 or older, according to a study published in the journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases.
According to the Cardiff University researchers, drugs designed for the treatment of central nervous system diseases could also be used to prevent the development of injury-induced arthritis, potentially saving the NHS around half a billion pounds a year.
The new study, led by Imperial College London focussed on children suffering from obesity in Pakistan, where genetic links to obesity had been previously identified by the team in about 30% of cases. The study was published in the Nature Genetics
The United States Department of Labor recommends employees working in high-lead environments every six months. So, if an individual is using a shooting range regularly, getting tested every six months is reasonable. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there is no safe level of lead.
Researchers have developed a new way to magnetic molecules in the human body, paving the way to a new generation of low-cost magnetic resonance imaging ( MRI ) technology that would transform our ability to diagnose and treat diseases including cancer, diabetes, and dementia. The study was published in the Science Advances.
Researchers at Keck Medicine of USC looked to a custom recording tool similar in concept to a flight recorder on an airplane. When attached to a robotic surgery system during radical prostatectomy procedures, the most common treatment for prostate cancer, the "black box" recorder captured data that could be used to discern the difference between novice and expert surgeons. The results of the study will appear in the January 2018 edition of The Journal of Urology.
According to a new study by cardiologists at UT Southwestern and Texas Health Resources. Exercise can reverse damage to sedentary, aging hearts and help prevent risk of future heart failure, if it's enough exercise, and if it's begun in time. This study published in Circulation.
Researchers suggested a blood-based test incorporating age, sex and gene expression score (ASGES) evaluating older outpatients with symptoms indicative of obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD). The researchers have demonstrated that it is more accurate than a cardiac stress test. The findings reported in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
New research showed that the marine cryptophytes offer a great source of EPA, DHA, and other ω-3 PUFAs when compared to freshwater species and marine cryptophytes have more DHA.