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Bacterial Cell to Reflect Sound Signals for Ultrasound Imaging

The ultimate goal is to be able to inject bacterial into the patient's body and then use ultrasound machines to hit the engineered bacteria with sound waves to generate images that reveal the locations of the microbes. The pictures would let doctors know if the treatments made it to the right place in the body and were working properly.

Mental healthcare must go nationwide

Unlike other diseases, mental health remains hidden in Bhutan largely because of belief systems in the society. Records available at the hospitals do not give us the real picture of the number of population living with mental illness. Many do not come or are discouraged to seek treatment at health facilities. Although Bhutan’s health system has come a long way over the years, there is much to be done, particularly in the areas concerning mental health.

Sleeping Sickness Turns Out to Be Circadian Rhythm Disorder

One of Africa's most lethal diseases is actually a circadian rhythm disorder caused by the acceleration of biological clocks controlling a range of vital functions besides sleep, reports Nature Communications. By understanding which clock genes are affected by the parasitic disease, scientists hope the research will eventually prove useful in developing new therapeutic alternatives to the current toxic treatments that are occasionally fatal to patients.

Development Of Better Targeting Drugs; Research Reveals

Researchers from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) have determined the kinetic cycle of a potassium channel at atomic resolution. Potassium channels are important for the normal functioning of the human body. This new study showing, "The Gating Cycle of a K+ Channel at Atomic Resolution." This study was published in eLife.