Zapping substances with electrons can quickly map chemical structures

This technique could speed drug development and aid forensic investigations BY  CARMEN DRAHL  6:00AM, OCTOBER 29, 2018 The one-hour photo booth has met its molecular match. By adapting a technique for determining protein structures, two independent teams have charted chemical structures of antibiotics, hormones and other compounds with unprecedented speed. Depending on the molecule, it took between 30 minutes and a day to determine structures, … Continue reading Zapping substances with electrons can quickly map chemical structures

Magnetic nanoparticles seen as effective material for stopping internal bleeding

Many people suffer from injuries that often don’t show any visible signs of damage. Certain chronic diseases and traumas can lead to massive internal bleeding, which typically require surgical intervention in order to get fixed. Now a group of researchers has developed a method to effectively put an end to internal bleedingwhenever it occurs, and they did it through the use of magnetic nanoparticles. Magnetic nanoparticles … Continue reading Magnetic nanoparticles seen as effective material for stopping internal bleeding

To regulate fecal transplants, FDA has to first answer a serious question: What is poop?

When severe, chronic diarrhea strikes, sometimes the only cure is … more feces. It might seem bizarre, but a transplant of healthy human stool and its bacterial ecosystem can mean freedom from a painful, life-threatening illness. The transplants — called fecal microbiota transplants, or FMTs — are becoming more and more popular. So popular that the stool bank OpenBiome has supplied more than 30,000 stool … Continue reading To regulate fecal transplants, FDA has to first answer a serious question: What is poop?

Nobel Prize in Medicine awarded to Yoshinori Ohsumi

Nobel Prize in Medicine awarded to Yoshinori Ohsumi | 04/10/2016 The 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to Yoshinori Ohsumi “for his discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy.” The professor is currently at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. Announcing the Prize in Stockholm, the Nobel Committee said in a statement that the cell biologist “discovered and elucidated mechanisms underlying autophagy, a fundamental … Continue reading Nobel Prize in Medicine awarded to Yoshinori Ohsumi

Brain volume changes after cognitive behavioral therapy

Brain volume changes after cognitive behavioral therapy Geeta | 10/02/2016 After just nine weeks of internet-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy, The brain of patients suffering from social anxiety disorder changes in volume. Anxiety is reduced, and parts of the patients’ brains decrease in both volume and activity. This study could help us develop more effective therapies for one of the most common problems in mental health. We … Continue reading Brain volume changes after cognitive behavioral therapy

New shape of DNA found in human cells

New shape of DNA found in human cells By Dr Ananya Mandal, MDApril 25, 2018   DNA double helix discovery is one of the major breakthroughs in human scientific history. Now in a new research, scientists have found that there may be another new shape in the DNA machinery within the cells of humans. The findings of this research titled, “I-motif DNA structures are formed in … Continue reading New shape of DNA found in human cells