Daily Archives: March 10, 2016

Can the developmental synchrony be affected by the mothers?

Biological synchrony is a ubiquitous yet highly diverse phenomenon, with examples as wide-ranging as applause among humans, migration of fish and birds, aggregation of insects, and mass flowering of bamboos. Developmental synchrony, resulting from reduced fluctuation in

Targeted exercise intervention for bradykinesia in Parkinson’s disease

Exercise has been used as an intervention for many diseases; however, to maximize the benefits of any exercise intervention there we must understand that exercise is not a blunt, unidimensional tool; but rather, a malleable prescriptive instrument

Computational systems biology in cancer brain metastasis

Cancer metastasis, especially cancer brain metastasis, is a complicated process representing the major cause for cancer-related deaths worldwide. A better understanding of the underlying mechanisms of such malignancies will enable us to develop more efficient therapeutic strategies.

Aggregating anions or cations? H-bonding found to trump electrostatics in ionic liquids

Two of the most persistent and vexing conceptual problems of modern physical chemistry concern (i) the fundamental nature of the hydrogen bond and (ii) the molecular-level structure and dynamics of condensed liquids, which H-bonding often dominates. In recent years,

Increasing the cells adhesion to silk meshes: first step towards cell-based therapy for hernia repair

Recent studies in the field of tissue engineering have demonstrated that combining cells with meshes prior to implantation successfully enhanced hernia repair. The idea is to create a biologic coating surrounding the prostheses with autologous cells, before

Multiple tasks for the c-ring of the F1FO-ATP synthase

The F1FO-ATP synthase is the only enzyme in nature endowed with bi-functional catalytic mechanism of synthesis and hydrolysis of ATP. The enzyme complex is hosted in the inner mitochondrial membrane in eukaryotes and in the plasma-membrane in

Heart and blood pressure adverse effects of phenytoin

Phenytoin is an effective antiepileptic drug which is used for many years in the treatment of epileptic seizures. Whereas its oral form is used for the long-term treatment of epilepsy, the intravenous form – the injection into

Tapping neurotransmitters from neurons to investigate their involvement in brain function

To tap neurotransmitters and neuromodulators from brain neurons of anaesthetised rodents, a guide cannula is stereoractically inserted. Into a distinct brain structure. Few days after surgery the stylet of the guide cannula is replaced by a double-walled

Necessity of global consensus for implementing new initiatives for treatment of aluminum phosphide poisoning

Aluminum phosphide (ALP) is an agricultural pesticide that is used worldwide to kill pests and rodents. It is effective and cheap pesticide that make it readily available especially in developing countries. Its global attention arises from the

Research from animal learning studies may help the elderly to follow medical recommendations

Adherence to treatment is how clinicians refer to the degree to which patients follow medical recommendations, and it is fundamental to improving health and quality of life. Lack of adherence to treatment may have dramatic consequences not