Earlier research showed that calcium ions are involved in wound response. In the current study published in the Biophysical Journal, led by Shane Hutson and Andrea Page-McCaw, cells on the back of fruit fly pupae were targeted which expressed a protein that fluoresces in the presence of calcium ions. The changes in calcium ion concentrations in the cells around wounds in living tissue were tracked with an unprecedented, millisecond precision.
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Intensive Management of Blood Pressure in Elderly Patients is Advice with Caution as per the SPRINT Trial.
Medical researchers are advising caution when treating blood pressure in some older people. Results from a study contrasted with recent advice from the US, based on the SPRINT trial, to attempt to aggressively lower blood pressure in all adults to targets of 120 mmHg.
In about 50% of the world’s population, the primary care consultations last <5minutes. While, the largest international study reveals that in Bangladesh, the doctor-patient discussions lasted for only 48 seconds and in Sweden about 22.5 minutes. The study is published in the journal BMJ Open.
According to the research conducted at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, older people who consume alcohol on a daily basis are expected to have less cognitive impairments than the non-drinkers. The study is published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.
A research reported that every year in the U.S. thousands of neonates die because of acute kidney injury (AKI) characterized by impaired kidneys function. Patricio Ray, M.D. described that it was difficult to recognize the primary stages of AKI in neonates.
The optic nerve hypoplasia is a leading cause of childhood blindness in developed nations. The study unveiled the pathology of cells and structures stricken by optic nerve hypoplasia.
A rodent model helped researchers to know what happens in the visual systems of children born with the condition that prevents the optic nerve from fully developing. The condition is also linked to autism spectrum disorder.
Measles is one of the major causes of death in children among vaccine-preventable diseases, although the disease incidence has reduced by about 90% since vaccines are introduced. In the developing countries, regular measles epidemics are reported while as recurrent episodic outbreaks are observed in the developed world.
In Kerala, the health policy introduced by the state government has envisaged numerous instrumental changes in the health sector. The health policy emphasizes the necessity to energize public sector and prepares a roadmap for both short-term and long-term projects and programmes. To ensure quality life expectancy for the public, the projects have been planned to be implemented in the health sector over the next 20 years.
A new study found that ACR’s Radiology Support, Communication and Alignment Network (R-SCAN) web portal, could decrease the total of inappropriate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies for uncomplicated low back pain. The study was published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
The linear no-threshold hypothesis extrapolation from high- to low-dose radiation has proven empirically false and decidedly harmful to millions of people with respect both to medicine and to government policies regarding nuclear power plants. Herein, investigator argues that low-dose and low–dose-rate radiation does not cause—but in most people helps prevent—cancer, as shown by sound, empiric, experimental and observational studies. The research showed the falsehood of LNT and its detrimental consequences.
In the U.S., bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is a chronic lung disease which affects nearly 15,000 premature infants each year. Inhibition of the micro-RNA miR-34a significantly reduced bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) in mice; in a study conducted by Drexel University researchers. Targeting miR-34a, the master regulator could aid in treating the complex disorder. The study was published in Nature Communications.
According to a study published in American Journal of Preventive Medicine, walking had the potential to significantly improve the public health. Regular walking, even if lower than the recommended amount, is associated with lower mortality compared to inactivity.