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Pfizer Launches AF Journey Website To Improve Atrial Fibrillation Health Literacy

The site aims to educate patients and caregivers and will be a useful tool for healthcare professionals when educating their patients. Pfizer Malaysia launched the new Atrial Fibrillation (AF) awareness website, www.afjourney.com.my, together with...

South Australia’s Health System and The Clinician Partner to Deliver State-Wide Patient Reported Measures Program

South Australia's Commission on Excellence and Innovation in Health and SA Health have partnered with The Clinician to implement a digital solution for the state-wide collection and analysis of patient reported outcome and experience measures...

Endogenous Retroviruses Could Contribute to Ageing

A new theory proposes that the resurrection of endogenous retroviruses could enhance cellular senescence and amplify ageing. The co-option between viruses and humans has significant effects on the evolution of humans. Endogenous retroviruses (ERVs),...

Researchers Find a Protein That Aids in Muscle Growth and Regeneration

Myokine increases both myoblast proliferation and myotube contractile strength. Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have found that that skeletal muscle cells continually release a protein called platelet-derived growth factor subunit B...

TPIsoftware’s AI-Powered SysTalk.Chat to Elevate Chang Gung Memorial Hospital’s Customer Services

The service will be a big step for the healthcare industry in Taiwan to revolutionise patient experience. Taking the trophy as the one of the best products in Taiwan at Taiwan Excellence Awards 2023, TPIsoftware's SysTalk.Chat, the conversational...

Gut Bacteria Can Affect Brain Health, According to Mice Studies

The findings of this study point to a novel method for treating neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s. According to a growing body of data, tens of billions of microorganisms that normally reside in our intestines, or the so-called gut...

Looking to Graphene Nano-Mechanical-Switches to Make Small, Ultra-Low Power Electronics

Such switches will play an important role in various NEMS deveices, sensors, NEM-CMOS hybrid integrated circuits, and ultra-low-power applications. The search for an ideal switching device for ultra-low power applications has led to the exploration...

Researchers Discover Key Codon Repeats Controlling Rice’s Tolerance to Cold

A possible strategy to finely manipulate key genes in rice genomes and effectively improve chilling tolerance through molecular designing. In recent years, abnormal environmental temperatures (like chilling) brought on by global climate change have...

Republic Polytechnic Partners With Shimadzu to Unveil the First Cloud-Based Laboratory in an Institute of Higher Learning

The new cloud-based system will spur innovation and support talent development in areas such as agri-food, nutraceuticals, sustainable materials and specialty chemicals. Republic Polytechnic (RP) launched the new Sustainable Technology &...

Generating Oxygen Within Cells

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have developed a never-before-seen method to generate oxygen molecules within cells. Oxygen is essential for aerobic respiration, which releases energy required for life processes. To address an...

Creating Artificial Cells from Bacteria

A team of scientists at the University of Bristol have successfully harnessed bacteria to produce lifelike artificial cells. To produce artificial cells that have the same capabilities as those that comprise the smallest building blocks of life,...

Key Step in Hepatitis A Virus Replication and Potential Drug for Its Targeting Identified

Researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine have discovered the mechanism by which hepatitis A virus replicates and have successfully identified a drug that has the capability to stop such replications. For a virus to spread...

Seawater as a Renewable Energy Source

Renewable energy may now be harnessed from saltwater by means of a nanopore membrane, courtesy of researchers from Osaka University. As natural resources are depleted and become increasingly scarce, developing new renewable sources of energy remains...

Producing Biodegradable Plastic Feedstock Through Artificial Photosynthesis

Researchers at the Osaka Metropolitan University have successfully developed a light-driven, artificial photosynthesis pathway to increase yields of chemical feedstock for biodegradable plastics. Plastics are ubiquitous in modern life, being durable...

Seismic Monitoring to Advance Carbon Sequestration Technology

Researchers led by the University of Tokyo and Kyushu University can help to further enhance carbon sequestration efforts using their Portable Active Seismic Source device, which will allow for extended kilometer-scale subsurface monitoring to...

Using Gas Bubbles as Lenses to View Tissues More Deeply

A team of researchers at the Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST) have developed a method to improve the depth of the optical imaging of living tissues using a layer of ultrasound-created gas bubbles. In a breakthrough by a...

Improving Anti-Cancer Therapies with a Better Understanding of the Repair Mechanisms of DNA Damage

New insights into the DNA repair mechanisms of cells may open avenues to enhancing anti-cancer therapies. Researchers from the Nagoya University in Japan have discovered new mechanisms that are utilised by cells to repair themselves after damage...

Observing Life on a Single-Molecular Scale

Researchers at the Pohang University of Science and Technology have developed a novel method to observe single molecules using a special treatment, followed by tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (TERS). Can single molecules be observed up close, in...

Influenced by Its Neighbours: The Variation of Single-Cell Gene Expression

Determination of the neighbouring cell types that regulate the gene expression of a single cell has now been made possible, thanks to a statistical method developed by researchers from the University of Tsukuba. In an important development for the...

Microproteins Control Molecular-Level Metabolic Processes

Researchers at Duke-NUS Medical School have uncovered how microproteins play a role in regulating the energy supply in mitochondria. Researchers at Duke-NUS Medical School have identified new details regarding how cells regulate their energy supply...

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