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Transcranial Stimulation Shows Potential for Bipolar Depression

Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) was effective, safe, and well tolerated as add-on treatment for bipolar depression in the first randomized sham-controlled double-blind study of tDCS in bipolar depression. Compared with sham tDCS, active tDCS was associated with superior improvement in depressive symptoms and did not induce more manic/hypomanic episodes, the investigators reported in JAMA Psychiatry.

Cells Have A Spring-Loaded Sensor For Cholesterol

A New research from the University of New South Wales in Sydney have established that an enzyme, which is responsible for the procedures of thermostat, which responds and adjust to levels of cholesterol in the cell. This study leads for new strategies for fighting against high levels of cholesterol. This study got published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.

Deaths from Abdominal Trauma

A new study by evaluating the epidemiological profile of deaths due to abdominal trauma at IML-BH reported that there was a predominance of penetrating abdominal trauma in young, brown and single men, the liver being the most injured organ.

Malaria Parasite Blocked from Infiltrating Blood

A major international collaboration led by Melbourne researchers has discovered that the world's most widespread malaria parasite infects humans by hijacking a protein the body cannot live without. The researchers were then able to successfully develop antibodies that disabled the parasite from carrying out this activity.

Dibenzoazepine: A Defender Against Resistant Hepatitis C

Highly effective treatments for hepatitis C virus (HCV) have become available in recent years, drug-resistant viral strains can still lead to treatment failure for a sizable proportion of patients. Now, in a recent study published in PNAS Plus, reported a class of chemicals that can combat resistant strains of the HCV, as well as parasites that cause malaria and toxoplasmosis.