What pH at the sites of calcification of an octocoral tells us

What pH at the sites of calcification of an octocoral tells us

Corals are marine organisms which elaborate calcium carbonate skeletons, a process known as biomineralization or calcification. More »

Zinc promotes myoblast differentiation activating Zip7 transporter and Akt signalling pathway

Zinc promotes myoblast differentiation activating Zip7 transporter and Akt signalling pathway

Skeletal muscle is a heterogeneous, dynamic and plastic tissue, which comprises 40% of adult human body mass. More »

Any cell organelle can be the starting point for toxicant and pathogen-induced cell death

Any cell organelle can be the starting point for toxicant and pathogen-induced cell death

Toxicants and pathogens often induce death of their target and host cells. In order to investigate the different ways they can achieve this More »

Metal-organic framework with dangling sulfonate groups for enhanced proton conductivity

Metal-organic framework with dangling sulfonate groups for enhanced proton conductivity

Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) provide a versatile platform for tuning the chemical functionality of pore surfaces and thus have attracted an increasing amount of attention for applications in gas storage More »

 

Silkworms turning your shirt into a cell phone battery

AoS. Silkworms Turning Your Shirt into a Cell Phone Battery

Feeding Bombyx mori larvae with nanostructured materials such as CNTs, graphene, TiO2 and other metal oxides have been investigated in recent reports. The feeding process proved that Bombyx mori larvae can intake nanostructured materials, which affect the

Actinobacteria from Algerian ecosystems as a rich source of bioactive molecules promising for new potential drugs

AoS. Actinobacteria from Algerian ecosystems as a rich source of bioactive molecules

Secondary metabolites are molecules not essential for the growth and development of microorganism, mainly having a defence role. They have shown a great potential for the discovery of drugs and their study still draws attention to the

Low phosphate after modern intravenous iron? Fibroblast growth factor 23 may be the key!

AoS. Low phosphate after modern intravenous iron

Iron is an essential substance with a number of roles in the body. Anaemia caused by low iron (iron deficiency anaemia) can worsen disease outcomes and reduce the quality of people’s lives. Iron deficiency anaemia can be

The SETOC: Visualizing carcinogenesis through a different lens

The Systemic-Evolutionary Theory of the Origin of Cancer (SETOC) is a recently proposed theory based on two fundamental principles: (i) Margulian evolution as a process of cooperation and endosymbiosis and (ii) Systemic cell biology understood as the

Cerebral venous hemodynamic in a rat model of acute epidural hematoma

AoS. Cerebral venous hemodynamic in a rat model of acute epidural hematoma

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is currently one of the most serious public-health problems, with an annual global incidence rate of 319/100,000. TBI includes primary injuries directly caused by mechanical stress and shear forces, as well as secondary

Muscle pain treated with injected normal saline solution

AoS. Muscle Pain Treated with Injected Normal Saline Solution

Pain comes in all shapes and sizes. Ranging from acute to chronic, from nociceptive and myofascial to neuropathic, pain is a part of life. Myofascial or muscle pain, is among the most common. With a lifetime prevalence

A new procedure to accurately define Nitrate Vulnerable Zones

The Nitrates Directive of the European Union (91/676/EEC) aims to reduce and prevent water pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources. It establishes that water resources should be considered polluted when nitrate concentration exceeds 50 mg L-1.

Recording in the emergency department: illegal or immoral?

Patients and staff should expect privacy in emergency departments and should not be recorded without giving their consent in advance. Emergency departments (ED) use audiovisual recordings to document clinical information and to assist with diagnosis and treatment.

How PET ameliorates 90-Yttrium therapy in inoperable liver cancer patients?

Increased synthesis of blood vessels and blood supply are essential characteristics of a tumor to secure nutrient delivery and growth. One of the treatment options for inoperable liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma, HCC) is to apply a form of

A novel digital nasoalveolar molding approach for cleft lip and palate

AoS. A novel digital nasoalveolar molding approach for cleft lip and palate

Presurgical nasoalveolar molding (PNAM) is a widely accepted approach applied before cheiloplasty for infants with unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP), which can effectively reduce the width of the cleft gap, to align and approximate the intraoral

Effectiveness of infrared tympanic thermometry during physical activity in the heat at a solar radiation of 500 W/m2 or less

AoS. Effectiveness of infrared tympanic thermometry during physical activity in the heat at a solar radiation

Exposure to high solar radiation in the heat poses a thermoregulatory challenge and increased risks of exertional heat-related illness in workers and exercising individuals. Core temperature monitoring is important during physical activity in the heat to prevent

Arthroereisis for symptomatic flexible flatfoot deformity in young children

Flexible flatfoot is a common deformity in the pediatric population. The foot due to ligamentous laxity is unable to support the body weight at its three contact areas to the ground (The plantar aspect of the calcaneus,

Synergies between ultrasound and aminated nanoparticles in the synthesis of DHP pharmaceuticals

Today, attentions to the synergistic effects have raised due to bringing convenience and expedition into the complex processes. In the field of catalysis, synergistic effects between the ultrasound waves (USWs) and the nanosized heterogeneous species is one

Small waterbodies as indicators of elemental pollution in urban sediments

The impact of urbanization and industrialization on sediment quality of large rivers and lakes have been widely studied globally, however, small waterbodies, such as ponds and canals, are rarely studied collectively. Ponds and canals that form a

Fast and simple glyphosate detection using a functionalized surface

Glyphosate is the most widely used herbicide worldwide. It is used since the 1970s to dispose of weeds to increase yield. Since some years its use is under great debate because of its potentially cancerogenic effect and

Fast artificial intelligence for detecting the invisible

AoS. Fast Artificial Intelligence for Detecting the Invisible

Artificial Intelligence (AI) relies on synthetic neural networks, inspired by functional properties of living intelligent systems (brains) and learns autonomously on the basis of unsupervised learning procedures. Such learning permits, among other things, the analysis of changes

Social-economic factors predict state differences in opioid overdose rates

Media accounts of the opioid overdose epidemic emphasize the role of prescription drugs and, to a lesser extent, declining economic and social conditions. In support of the journalists’ accounts, opioid prescriptions, as measured in grams of morphine

T-cell subsets in HIV infection

AoS. T-Cell Subsets in HIV Infection

The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a virus that assaults the body’s immunologic system. If HIV is not tackled, it can eventually drive the organism to AIDS, which a dreadful condition known as acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. In

Tracking mRNA in living cells using Pepper RNA aptamer

Messenger RNAs (mRNAs) are a class of biomolecules that are generated in the nucleus to carry genetic information from the nucleus to different parts of the cells for making functional proteins. Because of their importance, mRNAs’ trafficking

If you are cold, what two cold-sensitive ion channels TRPM8 and TRPA1 do?

AoS. If you are cold, what two cold-sensitive ion channels TRPM8 and TRPA1 do

Human and animals are capable of perceiving temperature stimuli due to the presence in the body of specialized sensory neurons in the peripheral and central nervous system. The sense of ambient and internal temperature is necessary to