Aortic Valve Disease Does Its Damage Slowly

SATURDAY, April 20, 2019 — Aortic valve stenosis is a form of heart valve disease that can take many years to develop into a life-threatening problem, an expert says. It occurs when narrowing of the aortic valve opening prevents blood from the… Source:,

From 2D to 1D: Atomically quasi '1D' wires using a carbon nanotube template

Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have used carbon nanotube templates to produce nanowires of transition metal monochalcogenide (TMM), which are only 3 atoms wide in diameter. These are 50 times longer than previous attempts and can be studied in isolation, preserving the properties of atomically quasi ‘1D’ objects. The team saw that single wires twist … pročitajte više

Almost Half of Young Asthma Patients Misuse Inhalers

FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 — Many children with asthma don’t use their inhalers properly and don’t get a full dose of medicine, researchers report. They evaluated inhaler use among 113 children between the ages of 2 and 16 who were hospitalized for… Source:,

Do Hospitals Have Flu's Spread Under Control?

FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 — Many hospital workers and patients spread the flu before they show any symptoms, a new study says. The bottom line: Current flu infection control measures in hospitals may be inadequate, the Swiss researchers say. “Our… Source:,

New method to detect off-target effects of CRISPR

Since the CRISPR genome editing technology was invented in 2012, it has shown great promise to treat a number of intractable diseases. However, scientists have struggled to identify potential off-target effects in therapeutically relevant cell types, which remains the main barrier to moving therapies to the clinic. Now, a group of scientists have developed a … pročitajte više

Marijuana users weigh less, defying the munchies

New evidence suggests that those who smoke cannabis, or marijuana, weigh less compared to adults who don’t. The findings are contrary to the belief that marijuana users who have a serious case of the munchies will ultimately gain more weight. Source: Science Daily,

On-chip drug screening for identifying antibiotic interactions in eight hours

A research team developed a microfluidic-based drug screening chip that identifies synergistic interactions between two antibiotics in eight hours. This chip can be a cell-based drug screening platform for exploring critical pharmacological patterns of antibiotic interactions, along with potential applications in screening other cell-type agents and guidance for clinical therapies. Source: Science Daily,

'Superbugs' Hang Out on Hospital Patients

FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 — If you weren’t already worried enough about what germs lurk in hospitals, a new study shows ‘superbugs’ are common on patients and the things they touch. Even worse, these bacteria are resistant to multiple antibiotics, the… Source:,

Heart Patients Pay the Price When Nearby Pharmacy Closes

FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 — When a neighborhood pharmacy shuts down, it could have dire repercussions for heart patients living nearby, new research suggests. That’s because such closures could mean patients skip or stop taking the prescriptions they… Source:,

Fennel: A Food Lover's Dream Ingredient

FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 — You might have seen fennel in the produce section of your market without knowing what exactly it was. Fennel is a fragrant bulb that can be a food lover’s dream ingredient, because it has a refreshing taste, similar to… Source:,

Do-Anywhere Upper Body Stretches

FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 — Flexibility in your upper body is important for many everyday activities you take for granted, like twisting and turning while backing out of a parking space. Try these three stretches to help keep your upper body agile…. Source:,

Do-Anywhere Upper Body Stretches

FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 — Flexibility in your upper body is important for many everyday activities you take for granted, like twisting and turning while backing out of a parking space. Try these three stretches to help keep your upper body agile…. Source:,

Health Highlights: April 19, 2019

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Researchers Get $350 Million to Fight U.S. Opioid Epidemic A $350 million grant for researchers to find ways to cut opioid overdose deaths in… Source:,

DWK Life Sciences offers Workflow Solutions to improve productivity

DWK Life Sciences, the world’s leading manufacturer and supplier of precision labware, announces Workflow Solutions, a portfolio of glass and plastic labware designed to improve productivity through every phase of product development, from research through discovery, validation, pilot production, scale-up, early production and commercialization. Source: News Medical,

Health Tip: Earache Home Care

— An earache is a sharp, dull, or burning pain in one or both ears. The pain can have a variety of causes, from ear infections to pressure changes, says MedlinePlus. To care for an earache at home, you can: Place a cold cloth on the outer… Source:,

Health Tip: Understanding the Tetanus Shot

— A tetanus vaccine is important for people of all ages, says the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Though rare, people who get the disease can face serious, and possibly deadly, complications. Tetanus-causing bacteria can be found in… Source:,

Groundbreaking experiment in pigs challenges the notion about brain damage

The brain is more resilient than previously thought. In a groundbreaking experiment published in this week’s issue of Nature, neuroscientists created an artificial circulation system that successfully restored some functions and structures in donated pig brains–up to four hours after the pigs were butchered at a USDA food processing facility. Source: News Medical,

Revolutionary discovery paves new way for treatment of necrotizing enterocolitis

Cutting-edge discovery in the lab of Catherine Hunter, MD, from Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago offers a new direction toward treatment of necrotizing enterocolitis – a devastating intestinal emergency that occurs in up to 10 percent of premature infants Source: News Medical,