Statins Have The Power To Protect The Heart Of Women With Breast Cancer

Recently, a team from the University of Torontos Institute has found statins which are common cholesterol-lowering medications to help protect the heart of women undergoing chemotherapy for early-stage breast cancer. According to the lead researcher Husam Abdel-Qadir, their article published in the Journal of the American Heart Association clearly explains the risks of cancer medications such as anthracyclines and trastuzumab on the breast cancer patients as these drugs are found to affect the

New Biodegradable Stent Makes Breathing All The More Easy

In children, the narrowing of the airway that is Pediatric laryngotracheal stenosis (LTS) is currently found to be increasing. And this serious medical condition is found to be going unnoticed by majority of the parents. According to the medical staff, it can be either innate or caused due to some sort of injury. The major risk is that it can be life threatening in some cases if not treated well. The doctors use tracheostomy, surgical repair, endoscopic techniques, or deployment of stents to o

Metals Are The Next Emission-Free Resource For Abundant Fuel Generation

Researchers have lately found a new way of creating fuels that too using microgravity. This way of creating fuel is anticipated to be a very promising method that can help save fossil fuels and also meet the increasing demands of the widely growing population. Microgravity helps refine the fuel generation process by resourcefully burning the solid fuel including iron dust. It is thus predicted that we are entering the Iron Age and are most likely to use metal power to create fuels for cars. Ge

Living Fungi Could Now Help Us Build Our Dream Homes

A team had found a rare structure formation outside MoMA PS1 in the summer of 2014. This structure resembled an igloo but later it formed into huge towers. This structure named Hy-Fi, was designed and created by The Living which is an architectural design studio in New York. The researchers used around 10,000 bricks made from agricultural waste and mycelium. Such a biodegradable and sustainable product was found mold into a very solid mass. It is thus surprising that mushroom could be used to

Computing Techniques Can Help Select Treatment Based On Tumor Diagnosis

Recently, a team from the University of Cambridge has created a hi-end computing technique to help routinely carry out medical scans with the goal of helping doctors take few but accurate tumor biopsies. It is a step forward in precision tissue sampling so as to help the cancer patients opt for the best of treatment. It is believed that in the future the chances of clinical biopsies being replaced with virtual biopsies are higher. The foremost relief for the patients is to let go of invasive p

Blending Materials Can Assist In 3D Printing Different Bones Parts

In a 3D printed component, the characteristics can be ranged by combining synthetic polymers and natural materials. The article published in the International Journal of Nano and Biomaterials shows how blending of certain materials can help imitate the actual properties of the materials found in the bone. The researchers from Amravati University have found the mixing of nanocrystalline cellulose (NCC) and polyamide (PA12) along with formic acid solution to form the porous structure just like t

Unique Type Of Tea Could Help Burn Down Some Fat

There are various types of tea available around the world but a few of them are found to possess extremely beneficial properties. The particular plant species named Camellia sinensis has the potential to produce various types of tea using a completely unique processing technique such as half-oxidized tea as oolong tea, reduction of tea as green tea, and completely oxidized tea as black tea. The process of oxidation is catalyzed by endogenous enzymes and during this time catechins are altered i

Traditional Medicinal Plant Could Be The Next Brain-Eating Amoeba Killer

Across the globe, the brain-eating amoeba, Naegleria fowleri is found to be spreading a fatal disease named primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM). This deadly disease is spreading at a faster rate owing to the lack of effective treatment. Recently, researchers published in ACS Chemical Neuroscience that they have isolated a compound from the leaves of a medicinal plant named Inula viscosa or false yellowhead. This plant is known to help kill the amoebae by forcing them to commit cell suici

Researchers Find A New Antibody To Combat The Dengue Virus

The University of California and the University of Michigan researchers have recently found an antibody that can inhibit the spread of the dengue virus within the body. This mosquito-borne pathogen is found to infect around 50100 million people a year. The symptoms of dengue are fever, vomiting, muscle pain, and it can also lead to other severe illnesses or even death. Lately, there are no treatments or vaccines for treating the dengue virus. Additionally, as there are 4 diverse strains of the

New Portable DNA Sequencer Helps Achieve Accurate Sequences

Recently, a team has found new means to stop the occurrence of sequencing errors by using a portable DNA sequencer. This device potentially offers the researchers the opportunity to work in vitro so as to study and trace the microorganisms such as SARS-CoV-2 virus. With the use of unique molecular tags by Oxford Nanopore Technologies MinION device, there was almost 515% drop in the error rate when sequencing long DNA strands. The latest device is expected to revolutionize the genomic field by

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