Brothers-in-arms: How P53 and telomeres work together to stave off cancer

IMAGE: Paul Lieberman, Ph.D., is professor and program leader of the Gene Expression and Regulation program, director of the Center for Chemical Biology and Translational Medicine, and the Hilary Koprowski, M.D.,... Credit: The Wistar Institute PH..

The development of a smart desk for teamwork projects

New technologies are changing the way people work; in recent years, many companies have tended towards using large open plan spaces, without individual offices, which help to facilitate teamwork. With this in mind, Pynk Systems is launching a new wor..

Mentally challenging activities key to a healthy aging mind

(IOS Press) One of the greatest challenges associated with the growing numbers of aged adults is how to maintain a healthy aging mind. Taking up a new mental challenge such as digital photography or quilting may help maintain cognitive vitality, say researchers reporting in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience.

Bone marrow lesions can help predict rapidly progressing joint disease

(University of Southampton) A new study from the Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton, shows lesions, which can best be seen on MRI scans, could help identify individuals who are more likely to suffer from more rapidly progressing osteoarthritis.

Tonsillectomy can improve quality of life

(Deutsches Aerzteblatt International) Adults suffering from frequent sore throats might find relief by having their tonsils removed: after undergoing tonsillectomy (surgical removal of the tonsils), people were found to have fewer cases of sore throat, fewer missed working days, and an improved quality of life. Götz Senska and coauthors analyzed the long-term effects of tonsillectomy based on patient surveys, recently published in Deutsches Ärzteblatt International.

Study shows less physically mature ice hockey players have prolonged concussion symptoms

(Lifespan) A study led by a Hasbro Children's Hospital sports medicine physician found that male student ice hockey players in earlier pubertal stages had a significantly increased risk of prolonged symptoms from concussion compared with advanced pubertal and postpubescent players.

Public contributions to science increasingly common

IMAGE: This photo shows Christopher Kullenberg and Dick Kasperowsk. Credit: Monica Havström So-called citizen science has become a significant force in several scholarly disciplines. The phenomenon can be found in both the natural and the social sciences, according to the largest systematic analysis to date on the topic, the results of which are published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE. 'We see that in particular researchers in the natural sciences have collected and classified dat..

Simulator-based training in veterinary medicine

IMAGE: On the horse simulator 'Breeding Bonny' students can exercise gynaecological examinations. Credit: (Photo: Christina Nagel/Vetmeduni Vienna) Simulator-based training of students at Vetmeduni Vienna has been part of the curriculum ..

CU Anschutz School of Pharmacy study shows medical marijuana decreases migraines

(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) Patients diagnosed with migraine headaches saw a significant drop in their frequency when treated with medical marijuana, according to a new study from researchers at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

Signs of second largest black hole in the Milky Way

IMAGE: Molecular clouds scattered by an intermediate black hole show very wide velocity dispersion. This scenario well explains the observational features of a peculiar molecular cloud CO-0.40-0.22. Credit: Keio University A team of astronomers led by Tomoharu Oka, a professor at Keio University in Japan, has found an enigmatic gas cloud, called CO-0.40-0.22, only 200 light years away from the center of the Milky Way. What makes CO-0.40-0.22 unusual is its surprisingly wide velocity dispersion: the cloud contains gas with a very wide range of speeds. The team found this mysterious feature with two radio telescopes, the Nobeyama 45-m Telescope in Japan and the ASTE Telescope in Chile, both operated by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan. To investigate the detailed structure, the team observed CO-0.40-0.22 with the Nobeyama 45-m Telescope again to obtain 21 emission lines from 18 molecules. The results show that the cloud has an elliptical shape and consists of two compo..