The study paper, "Digit ratio (2D:4D) and muscular strength in adolescent boys," available in the Journal of Early Human Development, explained that the difference in the length of index finger and ring finger probably associated with muscular strength in boys.
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Derek Lovely, a microbiologist from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and his colleagues discovered electrically conducting microfilaments or “nanowires” in the bacterium Geobacter. They are widening the research field of electrically conducting filaments. This was published in the International Society of Microbial Ecology Journal.
A new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society exposed the association between heart disease risk factors and walking difficulties in older adults. The walking speed of elderly people could help predict their chronic illness, hospitalization, and even death. So the provision of potential treatment for heart-related risk factors could help the older adults to improve their physical activity.
Scientists analyzed the brains of monkeys, for searching of pathology neurocognitive inflammation in monkeys infected with simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) and treated with cART. The new study was published in The American Journal of Pathology. Most of the SIV-infected macaque brains showed signs of unusual lymphocyte-dominant inflammation. This suggests that persistent neuroinflammation may cause cognitive problems in cART-treated HIV patients.
The research team led by Dr. Scott Klarenbach, University of Alberta, evaluated and summarized the few existing strategies to increase living kidney donation. Educational strategies directed to recipients and their close social network evidenced as the successful one.
Heck and her associates found that there was an increased and substantial risk of developing ‘sporadic’ retinoblastoma when the parents were exposed to chemicals such as paints, pesticides, and metals.The study findings were published in Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
Proprietary Chinese Medicines and Health Products Adulteration could have Serious Health Consequences
Traditional Chinese medicines are widely used as a complementary medicine in worldwide for various indications and for improving general health. Previously it was believed that proprietary Chinese medicines (pCMs) were natural and safe. However, the new research revealed that pCMs cause serious health hazards. The study was published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.
The introduction of a vaccination programme has reduced to half the number of young Scottish women showing early signs of potential cervical cancer. Vaccination against Human Papilloma Virus reduced the abnormal cervical screening tests 20 years prior than anticipated. The research by the University of Aberdeen recommended.
The new research explained the biggest mysteries of modern medicine and science; the mechanisms by which anesthetic drugs induced the state of general anesthesia. Emery Brown a statistician and a practicing anesthesiologist, the Edward Hood Taplin Professor of Medical Engineering and of Computational Neuroscience at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Warren M. Zapol Professor of Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital had presented new insight involved in directing and evaluating experiments in the field on July 31, 2017 at Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM).
According to the study published in MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, the nurses who gave the postpartum care to mothers were the suspects for the rise in the maternal death.
Physical Stress in Premature Neonates Combined with Separation from Mothers may have Long-term Effects into Adulthood
New research published in the American Journal of Physiology-; Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology (AJPRICP), suggested that physiological stress in preemies combined with separation from their moms could have lasting effects into adulthood. The researchers in clinical studies found that these factors increased the risk of obesity and insulin resistance, leading to metabolic disorders such as metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Retinoblastoma, a tumor of the retina, usually affects children (age < five years) that could result in loss of one or both eyes and could be fatal. Retinoblastoma tumors could not be directly biopsied. Retinoblastoma’s genetic origin had recognized, but ocular oncologists had not been able to use the genetic information to optimize treatment as they could only access the tumor when the affected eye was removed (called enucleation) in the course of treatment.