Monthly Archives: May 2017

Forensic differentiation of human and animal hair via ATR FT-IR spectroscopy and chemometrics

The difference between a human hair and an animal hair may not be obvious to the naked eye, until it is scrutinized underneath the microscope or by other means. Although it may be rather easy for a

Is the fibrosis a key factor in the management of HCV infection?

The advent of the new direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) for hepatitis C virus (HCV) has increased enormously the sustained virological response (SVR) rates over 95% in almost all sceneries with an excellent safety profile, even in advanced stages

10th World Congress on Biomarkers & Clinical Research. Baltimore, USA. October 18-20, 2017

Conference Series Ltd Conferences invites all the participants across the globe to attend ‘10th World Congress on Biomarkers and Clinical Research’ during October 18 – 20, 2017 in Baltimore, USA which includes prompt Keynote presentations, Oral talks,

Outbreak of Ralstonia pickettii bacteremia in a medical center of Taiwan

A medical center of Taiwan discovered an abnormal increase of Ralstonia pickettii; the initial investigation showed all cases used 20ml normal saline (NS) injections from a specific lot number (273A79D) of a manufacturer. Besides stopping the use

Cerebral small vessel disease burden is increased in lupus

The chronic inflammatory disease lupus can involve the brain, including increasing stroke risk for reasons which are not fully understood. Cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) is a disease of the blood vessels in the brain that can

Listening to identify and improve communication in individuals with hearing loss

People with poor hearing may not realize their condition or the impact on their life. They can feel anxious, depressed, isolated, misunderstood or embarrassed, but when this information is not shared, their diagnosis is delayed. About 17%

Determination of regions involved in amyloid fibril formation for Aβ(1-40) peptide

Mechanisms of amyloid formation of Aβ peptide are studied intensively. Determination of regions responsible for aggregation of the peptide and formation of amyloid fibrils is one of the primary aims in studying the formation of such structures.

Genetics of mice and men: NF1 patient-specific mouse models offer hope

Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is one of the most common inherited neurological disorders, affecting about 1 in 3,000 people throughout the world. The disorder is characterized by light brown skin spots (café-au-lait spots) and small benign growths

Non-destructive inspection of metabolic status in bacteria using luciferase reporter

Bacteria are able to utilize various carbon sources, and change the intracellular metabolic fluxes depending on the availability. Whereas much effort has been taken to understand the underlying mechanisms, most parts of them are still elusive and

Employ the native microbiota of Ecuadorian “Amazonia” tropical rainforest as reservoir of microorganism’s with possible biotechnological applications

The Amazon tropical forest is the Earth’s largest reservoir of plant, animals and bacterial diversity. According to the new territorial redistribution several zones of Ecuador known as “undeveloped natural areas” were included in the governmental policy as

A neurodynamic theory linking creativity and insanity

Humanity has long suspected a correlation between creativity and mental illness. Those doubting such a relationship assert that psychopathologies inhibit the creative process, while others raise the issue that neither insanity nor creativity have been adequately quantified

Malaria and hypertension-a new hypothesis in clinical medicine

Research from University College Cork, Ireland and New York University School of Medicine, USA has shown a credible link to the high rate of hypertension, stroke, and myocardial infarction amongst Africans and Afro-Americans, and a genetic defence

Applying nanopharmacology to obstetrics: A novel targeted drug delivery system for the uterus

Pregnancy is a dangerous period for both the mother and foetus. Being born too early (preterm birth) is the leading cause of death and disease in children <5 years of age, while insufficient uterine contractions during or

Unravelling the mystery of rampant species formation on volcanic islands

How do new species of plants and animals arise? And why do clusters of divergent endemic species evolve so rapidly on remote oceanic archipelagoes such as the Hawaiian and Galápagos Islands? These questions have intrigued biologists since

Cornification derived from keratinization through the addition of new epidermal proteins to keratins

Differentiation of epidermal cells in vertebrates takes place by high production of structural proteins termed keratins that belong to cytoskeletal proteins indicated as Intermediate Filaments (α – keratins). The epidermis of vertebrates is a multilayered epithelium that

Disrupted fat breakdown in the brain makes mice dumb

Study led by the University of Bonn elucidated a previously unknown possible cause of dementia. A study led by the University of Bonn opens a new perspective with regard to the development of dementia. The scientists blocked