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Platelets: The Body's Street Sweepers

A new study appeared in the journal Cell extended the list of tasks performed by the smallest blood cells known as platelets. At sites of infection, actively migrating platelets sweep bacteria into aggregates for disposal by phagocytic cells.

The Significant Role of Specific Lipids in Bacterial Infections

A new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) reveals that lipids appear to play an important role in infections and specific lipids can greatly accelerate bacterial infection. The study was conducted by the from the University of Maastricht in Maastricht, The Netherlands, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) in Baltimore, Md., USA,

Commonalities in late stages of inherited blinding diseases

Researchers were surprised to find so many similarities between these two diseases, but most striking was that some of these common signatures are shared with other conditions like diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration. The study was appeared in Scientific ReportsWilliam A. Beltran, senior author of the study said, "If we could perhaps modulate these pathways and prolong survival of photoreceptor cells, we might be able to delay any further degeneration even when intervening at these later stages of disease."

Kidney damage: Extracellular vesicles can be used to effectively delay the disease progression

Researchers have demonstrated for the first time that extracellular vesicles – tiny protein-filled structures – isolated from amniotic fluid stem cells (AFSCs) can be used to effectively slow the progression of kidney damage in mice with a type of chronic kidney disease. The findings, by a research team at the Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles, provide new insights about the mechanisms of kidney disease and point to a new approach for improved treatments. Results of the study were recently published online in Scientific Reports.

A Training Programs for doctors from Emergency Medicine Residency has conducted in India

In this study, authors gave six important creativities which were responsible for churning out trained and qualified emergency physicians in the country.  The emergency medicine (EM) academic engine is running in India since the late 90s, when the first 1 year structured Fellowship programs in EM (FEM) took birth at Christian Medical College (CMC) Vellore, Johns Medical College Bangalore, and Apollo Hospitals Hyderabad.