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Released: 28-Jul-2021 11:40 AM EDT
Pinpointing Where Single-Stranded Transcripts Converted Into Double-Stranded RNAs
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude scientist Vibhor Mishra, Ph.D., is homing in on the location where important processes in gene regulation occur, and where single-stranded transcripts are converted into double-stranded RNAs (dsRNAs).

Released: 20-Jul-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Automobile Class Society
Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology

Up to now passenger cars are classified by experts in each country into categories such as micro, small, middle, upper middle, large and luxury class. But this old fashioned method has limitations in terms of compatibility. Moreover, some crossover vehicles are difficult to categorize. Empa scientists found a method to do this sorting fairly and in an efficient way by browsing databases with machine learning methods.

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18-Jul-2021 9:05 PM EDT
RNA Modification May Protect Against Liver Disease and Explain Liver Fat Differences Between Sexes
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

A chemical modification that occurs in some RNA molecules as they carry genetic instructions from DNA to cells’ protein-making machinery may offer protection against non-alcoholic fatty liver, a condition that results from a build-up of fat in the liver and can lead to advanced liver disease, according to a new study by UCLA researchers. The study, conducted in mice, also suggests that this modification — known as m6A, in which a methyl group attaches to an RNA chain — may occur at a different rate in females than it does in males, potentially explaining why females tend to have higher fat content in the liver. The researchers found that without the m6A modification, differences in liver fat content between the sexes were reduced dramatically.

Released: 16-Jul-2021 4:15 PM EDT
What Is Music to the Ears of Clinicians Looking After Older Surgical Adults?
Diseases of the Colon and Rectum Journal

This meta-analysis found enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) programs in elderly patients can improve the following outcomes: delirium, urinary tract infection, pain control, and mobilization. In addition, return of bowel function, overall morbidity, and length of stay were improved.

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Released: 12-Jul-2021 1:50 PM EDT
MRI's Magnetic Field Affects Focused Ultrasound Technology
Washington University in St. Louis

A new finding prompts researchers, clinicians to consider this impact in future research and clinical treatment of brain diseases

Released: 29-Jun-2021 5:50 PM EDT
College Students Experience Significant Grief Reactions During Global Pandemic
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

A new study shows that colleges students are experiencing significant grief reactions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Released: 29-Jun-2021 11:30 AM EDT
A high intake of chocolate during the morning hours could help to burn fat and reduce blood glucose levels
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

A high intake of chocolate during the morning hours could help to burn fat and reduce blood glucose levels.

Released: 21-Jun-2021 3:45 PM EDT
Rare Neurological Disorder Documented Following COVID-19 Vaccination
American Neurological Association (ANA)

In two separate articles in the Annals of Neurology, clinicians in India and England report cases of a rare neurological disorder called Guillain-Barré syndrome after individuals were vaccinated against COVID-19.

2-Jun-2021 3:30 PM EDT
Assessing the Risk of Robbery in Bank Branches to Reduce Impact on Personnel
Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

Although bank robbery has been declining over the last decades, there are still offenders willing to rob bank branches, even if economic benefits are small. The impact from bank robberies goes well beyond the direct economic loss with considerable human toll and possible psychological after-effects on employees, customers or police officers. Sometimes, the consequences are fatal.

Newswise: Collaboration controls killers
Released: 4-Jun-2021 12:20 PM EDT
Collaboration controls killers
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude immunologists are researching how effector and killer T cells can be controlled to destroy cancer cells that resist treatment.

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