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How Mutation Influence the Therapeutic Effect of Medicine?

Every person has a unique DNA sequence in their genome. The researchers from the University of Copenhagen and the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge made an effort to quantify what these differences in the genome mean in the context of the genes targeted by drugs. The study was published in the scientific journal Cell.

New guidelines for diagnosis and management of LAM

The American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the Japanese Respiratory Society (JRS) have published additional clinical practice guidelines regarding four specific questions related to the diagnosis of lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) and management of pneumothoraces in patients with LAM.These are for the diagnosis and management of the rare lung disease that primarily affects women of child-bearing age. The latest guidelines are published in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Anxiety and depression in patients with COPD in Nepal

Anxiety and depression are usually underdiagnosed among the patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), which has a negative impact on patient quality of life through restriction of activities, loss of independence, and decreased social functioning. The purpose of this study was to describe the levels and characteristics of anxiety and depression in patients with COPD in Nepal as compared to the general population.

Proteins in the Brain: New Insights Using PET

Researchers at Linköping University, LiU, have discovered that small changes in the structure of known tracer molecules can enable them to recognise either amyloid beta or tau. These small molecules, which have previously been developed by the researchers, bind to a specific target protein. When the molecules are illuminated, they emit a signal in the form of light at a different wavelength. The study was published in the scientific journal Chemistry

'Green' cataract surgery model significantly decreases environmental Footprint.

New research by faculty at NYU School of Medicine, find that a healthcare center in India provides a model for environmental sustainability. Combining several techniques, Aravind Eye Care System in the south of India emitted 96% less carbon than the UK while producing comparable or better health outcomes for one of the world's most common surgical procedures, cataract surgery. The study was published in the  Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery