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Understanding the way in which injured cells trigger wound healing

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.

Optic nerve hypoplasia in children: pathology revealed by scientists

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.

Health policy proposes key changes in the health sector

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.

Study emphasizes safety of Diagnostic radiation exposure for children

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.

Infant lung damage caused by 'Master regulator' micro-RNA

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.