Yearly Archives: 2018

Can the chloroplast division machinery be evolutionarily dated back to bacteria?

The chloroplast, known to have originated around a billion years ago, is now one of the most recognizable characteristics of the plant cell. After the engulfment of the ancient cyanobacterium by the eukaryotic host cell, the former

Seminal fluid in infertility: more than just a vehicle

Infertility, which affects 15 % of couples worldwide, is defined as failure of conception despite unprotected sexual intercourse during a period of more than twelve months. Focus on infertility studies has been taking place for decades, however,

Efficient flocculation of hairwork wastewater using starch-based flocculants

In recent decades, the demand for wigs has promoted the rapid development of hairwork industry. However, hairwork industry consumes a mass of water and generates large volume of hairwork effluents. Those hairwork effluents are high in chromaticity,

World Congress on Advances in Addiction Science and Medicine. London, UK. September 24-25, 2018

PULSUS Conferences invites all the participants from all over the world to attend “World Congress on Advances in Addiction Science and Medicine” under the theme “Modern Migration Concerning Addiction Science” during September24-25, 2018 in London, UK. This

Dissolving blood clot clots effectively and safely (Fibrinolysis)

Fibrinolysis is the body’s defense against the build-up of fibrin (clots) needed to arrest bleeding and to repair the daily wear and tear injuries to the blood vessel inner surface. This same enzyme system is used in the

Membrane distillation proved useful for water disinfection and reuse

Available freshwater is frequently wasted and contaminated by human activities. This, coupled with a number of environmental factors (droughts, floods, etc.), is causing serious problems of global freshwater scarcity. To mitigate this problem, alternatives to the use

Green tea is good for your brain health

Theanine is an amino acid enriched in the green tea rather than the black and oolong teas, which are all derived from the identical tea plant “Chanoki” (Camellia sinensis). Theanine is present by 2 to 3% in

Farnesoid X receptor and liver X receptor ligands initiate formation of coated platelets

Platelets play a key role in the prevention of excessive blood loss through the formation of a thrombus at the site of vessel damage. Hyper-reactive platelets lead to unwanted, excessive platelet activation and contribute to atherothrombosis that

Looking for liver disease in babies with intestinal failure on TPN: can ultrasound replace liver biopsy?

In order to get proper nutrition to grow, a person needs to be able to use their small bowel to absorb nutrients. Some babies and children have diseases that require removal of a significant length of their

Unmet clinical needs in the treatment of systemic fungal infections. Reformulating repurposed drugs such as amphotericin B

A recent increase in the frequency of fungal infections has led to a higher number of fungal species that can cause these pathologies, as well as a decrease in the number of effective treatments against them due

Some questions remain unanswered for alpha-Crystallin

α-Crystallin together with β- and γ-crystallins make about 40% of the dry weight of fibrous cells in eye and 90% of all proteins. α-Crystallin is responsible for the eye lens transparency creating the necessary refractive index (1.4

Apoptotic cell’s dying wish is to be replaced

It has been estimated that out of ~37.2 trillion cells in an adult human, 50-70 billion cells die each day through the highly regulated programmed cell death, known as apoptosis. Thus, new cells must be generated to

Pain sensitivity and pain scoring in patients with severe obesity

There are indications that pain perception is altered in patients with obesity, which complicates postoperative pain treatment. An essential part for adequate pain treatment is the capacity of the patient to grade pain. Methods Forty-one patients with

12th Asian Biologics and Biosimilars Congress. Tokyo, Japan. August 20-21, 2017

12th Asian Biologics and Biosimilars Congress 2018 Organizing Committee invites you to attend the largest assemblage of biologics and biosimilars researchers from around the globe during August 20 – 21, 2017 at Tokyo, Japan. Asian Biosimilars Congress is

How to estimate small area health related characteristics of populations?

Health related characteristics of a population in a society are significant to health promotion programs and to the provision of better health services. The efforts of feasible health planning generally target local areas such as local health

Is a misophonia a new mental disorder?

We live in an era in which the major psychiatric classification systems, such as the successive editions of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), have been steadily expanding in the number of phenomena that