Monthly Archives: August 2018

Muscle wasting with chronic diseases: Can Sirtuins fix the problem?

Prognosis of a chronic disease worsens when associated with uncontrolled muscle loss. Muscle wasting can become the last nail in the coffin when accompanied with chronic diseases like cancer, heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and infective

Niobium oxide cluster ions grow to have more compact structures than vanadium oxides

Compositions and geometrical structures of niobium oxide cluster ions, NbmOn± (m ≤ 12), were studied comparing with the lighter Group 5 counterpart vanadium oxide cluster ions by ion mobility mass spectrometry (IM-MS). As a result of collision

Horny skin layer enhances the skin barrier function and water bonding with increasing age

Human skin consist of three layers – epidermis, dermis and subcutaneous tissue. The main age–related changes in the skin are well investigated for the dermis and include the delay of bio fluids’ microcirculation, reduced synthesis of extracellular

Menthol makes harder to quit nicotine-seeking behavior

Even though almost all smokers want to quit smoking and have made attempts to do so, the majority eventually relapses and continues to smoke. In the United States, in contrast to the overall significant progress in reducing

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. This process involves the regulation of ions at the site of calcification together with the synthesis of organic molecules such as