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Swift blood transfusion after trauma lowers risk of death

Swift blood transfusion after trauma lowers risk of death

Traumatically injured patients with hemorrhage benefit from a quick blood transfusion. Each delay of ten minutes in the administration raises the risk of death. That is written by researchers of the University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center in The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. Continue reading

Researchers predict IVF failure using gene expression profiling

Researchers predict IVF failure using gene expression profiling

In Scientific Reports, scientists of the University Medical Centre Utrecht, The Netherlands, and the university hospital of Southampton, United Kingdom, describe a genetic expression profile of the endometrium with which they can predict the success of an IVF (in vitro fertilisation) treatment. Ultimately, this may lead to the development of a clinical test. Continue reading

Recovery sleep could compensate elevated risk of diabetes

Recovery sleep could compensate elevated risk of diabetes

Sleeping longer could reverse the effect of sleep restriction on glucose homeostasis. That is written by American researchers in Diabetes Care. According to the authors, to restore insulin sensitivity and lower the risk of diabetes type 2, it is sufficient to recover from four short nights by sleeping for ten hours twice. Continue reading

PLOS supports reproducible biomedical research

PLOS supports reproducible biomedical research

The leading biomedical scientific journal PLOS Biology recently introduced a new section that focuses on meta-research. According to the editors of this section, more attention for this type of studies is necessary because biomedical research too often lacks transparency in terms of data and protocol availability, and funding. Continue reading

Mutation causes impulsivity influenced by alcohol intake

Mutation causes impulsivity influenced by alcohol intake

Finnish researchers discovered a genetic mutation causing reckless and impulsive behaviour in carriers under the influence of alcohol. This behaviour is more extreme for what may be expected based on the alcohol use. According to the researchers, these behavioural changes are caused by a mutation in the serotonine 2B receptor gene. The results of their research is published in Translational Psychiatry. Continue reading

Novel genetic markers discovered for testicular cancer

Novel genetic markers discovered for testicular cancer

British scientists from the Institute of Cancer Research discovered four novel genetic markers that are associated with an elevated risk of testicular cancer. That is written in Nature Communications. Including these four, a total of 25 markers have been discovered, allowing for an easier identification of men with an elevated risk of testicular cancer. Continue reading

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