Three high school students from an urban charter school in Rochester, N.Y., found a rare e-coli-killing bacterium on a door handle at Rochester Institute of Technology while gaining college experience through a senior capstone program. They genetically sequenced and analyzed the bacterium in the RIT Genomics Lab and are now co-authors with their RIT faculty mentor on a paper published in The American Society for Microbiology's Microbiology Resource Announcements.
A new study examined APS at the cellular level and found that two drugs reduced development of blood clots in mice affected with the condition.
A group of female rehabilitation psychologists with disabilities highlight the need for clinicians, educators and disability allies to normalize the word 'disability.'
New studies from Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University have found for the first time that HIV can be transmitted through the sharing of equipment used to prepare drugs before injection and that a simple intervention - heating the equipment with a cigarette lighter for 10 seconds - can destroy the HIV virus, preventing that transmission. The findings, used to inform a public health campaign called 'Cook Your Wash,' have helped reduce rates of HIV transmission in London, Ontario.
Researchers at Berkeley Lab have 3D-printed an all-liquid "lab on a chip" that, with the click of a button, can be repeatedly reconfigured on demand to serve a wide range of applications - from making battery materials to screening drug candidates.
Doctors at Children's Hospital Los Angeles use novel software to increase quality assurance in radiation therapy. This allows radiation oncologists to assess targeting and dosing of radiation in real time as treatment progresses.
Researchers from Queen Mary University of London studied the effectiveness of one of the largest ever national quality improvement programmes in the National Health Service (NHS) and found no improvement in patient survival.
New findings indicate that oral biomarkers may help health providers identify victims of domestic violence.
Overeating has been found to impair blood sugar (glucose) control and insulin levels. A new study suggests that the duration of a bout of overeating can affect how the body adapts glucose and insulin processing when calorie intake increases. The article is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology -- Endocrinology and Metabolism.
Researchers from HSE University and York University have become the first to analyze the results of 82 functional neuroimaging studies on working memory mechanisms in different adult age groups. The meta-analyses showed that across studies the agreement of various areas of the prefrontal cortex decreases with aging, suggesting reorganization of brain function during healthy aging. The results have been published in NeuroImage journal.