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Non-thermal atmospheric plasma stimulates new bone formation in critical bone defects of animal model

A collaborative project between the Osaka City University Graduate Schools of Medicine and BioMedical Engineering Center (BMEC) revealed new bone formation in critical bone defects of an animal model with an exposure to a pencil-type non-thermal atmospheric-pressure plasma during surgery. Recent technological innovations that have allowed plasma to be generated at room temperature and at […]

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Short on sleep? Your heart may have a harder time adjusting to disruptions during sleep

Otherwise healthy adults with chronically limited sleep showed abnormal heart rate patterns in a new study published in the American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulatory Physiology. The study was chosen as an APS select article for October. “We really have to look at sleep as a major pillar of our overall health just like we […]

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Danish children love fish, but eat it all too rarely

Danish children eat less than a third of the recommended amount of fish. A new study by researchers at the University of Copenhagen reports that this isn’t because kids don’t like fish—in fact, they’re wild about it. Therefore, parents should be conscious about getting fish onto the dinner table, according to the researchers. Fish is […]

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Examining the effects of extreme precipitations on the physical and cognitive development of children

El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and rainfall shocks are often cited as the most important risk factor faced by households in rural, less developed and rain-fed agricultural settings. Now, research by University of Massachusetts Amherst economist Marta Vicarelli finds that such weather shocks experienced during the early stages of life have significant effects on the cognitive, […]

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Uncovering how injury to the pancreas impacts cancer formation

Research from scientists at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Basic Sciences and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies shows that acinar cells in the pancreas form new cell types to mitigate injury but are then susceptible to cancerous mutations. This research, led by Kathy DelGiorno, assistant professor of cell and developmental biology at the […]

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Depression and anxiety for IBD patients may be related to vascular barrier in the choroid plexus closing

A team of researchers affiliated with multiple institutions in Italy has found a possible connection between depression and anxiety for IBD patients and the vascular barrier in the brain choroid plexus closing. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes their study of the gut-brain axis response to inflammation and its link […]

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Smartphone app could improve aspirin use for healthy pregnancies

Low-dose aspirin during pregnancy can help prevent preeclampsia, a serious, yet common, hypertension disorder—but it is underused among high-risk pregnant patients, potentially due to a communication gap with providers, according to a new study published today in JAMA Network Open. The study evaluated preeclampsia risk and a patient’s adherence to aspirin recommendations by comparing medical […]