Category Archives: Research

Botulinum toxin and occupational therapy for Writer’s Cramp

AoS. Botulinum toxin and occupational therapy for Writer’s Cramp

Dystonia is a neurological disorder characterized by abnormal postures that interfere with making movements. Writer’s cramp is the most common type of dystonia involving the upper extremity. Patients initially experience painless loss of control while writing, discomfort

Can SEM/EDX analysis be useful in prosecution of medical malpractice?

AoS. Can sem/edx analysis be useful in prosecution of medical malpractice.

Forgetting surgical gauzes within a patient’s body after surgery is a serious matter but also sadly known to the newspapers. The retained gauzes may cause severe inflammatory reactions and numerous complications up to death; exceptionally, they can

Targeted GRP78 pathway for improved vision in diabetic retinopathy

AoS. Targeted GRP78 pathway for improved vision in diabetic retinopathy.

Diabetic retinopathy, is a complication of diabetes which causes vision loss and eventual blindness in adults. People with diabetes have more sugar in their blood than normal, which causes their bodies not to function correctly. Often proteins

A method for highly sensitive detection of D-amino acids

AoS. A method for highly sensitive detection of D-amino acids.

D-amino acids have recently attracted much attention in various research fields including medical, cliDical and food industry due to their important biological functions that differ from l-amino acid; thus, there has been an increasing need to develop

Nickel free, built-in nanotubular drug eluting stents

AoS. Ni-free, built-in nanotubular drug eluting stents

Coronary Artery Disease is a common cause of heart failure. Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) is caused by the accumulation of lipids and fats within an injured arteries’ walls and restricts the blood flow to the heart muscle

The suitability of scopolamine as an Alzheimer’s model

AoS.The suitability of scopolamine as an Alzheimer’s model

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. About 50 million people worldwide have Alzheimer’s disease or a related form of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is a terminal illness affecting mostly the elderly above the age of

Imaging metal nanoparticle adsorption on graphene aerogels

AoS. Imaging metal nanoparticle adsorption on graphene aerogels.

The functionalization of porous carbon aerogels and sponge-like materials with metal nanoparticles (NPs) has shown significant promise for several applications, including energy storage and harvesting and environmental remediation. Methods for imaging the internal structure of these porous

Impact of temperature on physicochemical and biological properties of silver-silica nanocomposite

AoS. Impact of temperature on physicochemical and biological properties.

The future of a well-known consumer world seems to be closely related to multifunctional engineering nanomaterials fulfilling a completely new role comparing them with the traditional structures and products. Such materials are inclined to sophisticated applications e.g.

Serum cytokine profile in mice after injection of supernatants of group A streptococci culture

Cytokines are involved in various pathophysiological processes of macroorganism, including regulation of immune response and inflammation. Numerous experiments have demonstrated that cytokines, necessary in small doses, may result in the development of “cytokine storm” when produced in

How mitochondria “sense” and respond to changes in oxygen concentration in vivo

AoS. How mitochondria sense

Mitochondria – intracellular organelles – are our organism’s “powerhouse”, the main oxygen sensors that play the signaling role as modulators of oxygen consumption and regulators of the rate of oxygen delivery from the extracellular environment. Changes in

How can we measure problematic videogame use among adolescents?

AoS. How can we measure problematic videogame use among adolescents?

Playing video games is currently one of the most frequent leisure activities in young people and adolescents, but it generates a social alarm because it is associated with negative consequences such as family or scholar problems, reduction

Strengthening the Paris Agreement by supply-side climate policies

AoS. Strengthening the Paris Agreement by supply-side climate policies

To reach the Paris Agreement’s goal of keeping global warming well below 2 degrees, much of the world’s deposits of oil, gas and coal must be left permanently in the ground. In an article published in Science

Why photobiomodulation therapy is helpful for diabetic wound healing? Fibroblast answers!

AoS. diabetic wound healing

It is an obvious well-known issue that diabetic wounds are poorly healing, but the molecular and cellular alterations leading to this impairment is not clear. Many studies concluded the dysfunction of dermal fibroblasts as the main responsible

Modulating the distribution and fate of MSCs following therapeutic delivery may enhance their efficacy

AoS. Modulating the distribution and fate

Mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (MSCs) can be isolated from multiple adult tissues and have been shown to produce factors which can protect cells from diverse injurious stimuli, favourably modulate the immune response, and enhance tissue reparative and regenerative

The roles of mesenchymal stem cells secretome in diabetic wound healing

AoS. The Roles of Mesenchymal Stem Cells Secretome in Diabetic Wound Healing.

There has been a fourfold rise in the number of diabetics from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million in 2014 and by 2040 the number will reach to 642 million. Diabetes mellitus drastically influences normal functioning

Upstream open reading frames (uORFs) as translational regulators in human disease

AoS. Upstream open reading frames (uORFs) as translational regulators in human disease

The messenger RNA (mRNA) translation process is a key step of gene expression, whose regulation allows the cell to rapidly change protein synthesis in a spatio-temporal manner in response to different stimuli. Translation comprises four steps –

Medical grade honey facilitates the healing of minor injuries in pediatrics

Children are at risk to injuries and wounds as it is their nature to play and explore in adventurous environments. At the same time, they are less experienced in calculating the risk when performing some stunts. However,

Electronic liquid crystal: A key ingredient for solving a long-standing mystery of the high-temperature superconductivity

AoS. Electronic liquid crystal

The phases of matter are characterized by the symmetries inherent to each state. Imagine the freezing from water to ice. This phase transition is accompanied by the crystallization of H2O molecules, forming a periodic structure in a lattice.

Investigating SOCS3 as a new target for drugs to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension

Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a fatal disease caused by the walls of the small blood vessels that supply the lungs walls becoming thicker (Fig. 1) and unable to adapt to changes in blood flow, resulting in

The quest for smart radio frequency materials

AoS. The quest for smart RF materials.

Reconfigurable and tuneable wireless devices are the ultimate goal of all generations of wireless technologies – starting from the first generation all the way to the current, fifth generation. And the interest is ever growing. It is