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Religious affiliation at the end of life is changing globally

On a global scale, this is the first study to analyze the demographics of religious affiliation at the time of death and to continue the study analysis until 2060.In spite the importance of religious affiliation for health- and death-related behavior, there have been few global predictions of this kind. As well as for burial practices these changes have implications for end-of-life health care.

Researchers Develop a Sensor for the Most Important Human Cancer Gene

TU Dresden-Scientists from the University Cancer Center UCC at the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus had developed a molecular smoke alert for the TP53 gene, the most important human cancer gene. The alert got switched on when the TP53 gene was mutated in cells. The molecular smoke detector worked like a TP53 sensor that monitored the correct function of the gene. A non-functional TP53 gene activated the sensor and initiated cell death. The study findings were published in the journal Nature Communications.

Extended Missions in Space Causes Changes in the Brain, Researchers Reveal

NASA astronauts have seen visual impairment intracranial pressure ( VIIP ) syndrome that might be related to the redistribution of body fluid to the head during long-term microgravity exposure. The exact cause of this, however, was unclear. Data Describing the adaptation of the human brain to microgravity was Insufficient, and it was Proposed That MRI Could be used to investigate the anatomy of the brain following spaceflight.