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Scientists discover bioengineered hybrid muscle fiber for regenerative medicine
Lifestyle, Science

Scientists discover bioengineered hybrid muscle fiber for regenerative medicine

Researchers through their study published in the journal, 'Advanced Materials' claimed that regeneration of muscle tissue can be achieved by joining direct cell reprogramming with natural-synthetic hybrid scaffold as structural support for the medication. Muscle is the largest organ that accounts for 40% of body mass and plays an essential role in maintaining our lives. Muscle tissue is notable for its unique ability for spontaneous regeneration. However, in serious injuries such as those sustained in car accidents or tumour resection which results in a volumetric muscle loss (VML), the muscle's ability to recover is greatly diminished. Currently, VML treatments comprise surgical interventions with autologous muscle flaps or grafts accompanied by physical therapy. Surgical procedu...
Landmark study reveals link between gut microbes, diet, illnesses
Health, Lifestyle

Landmark study reveals link between gut microbes, diet, illnesses

Diets rich in healthy and plant-based foods encourages the presence of gut microbes that are linked to a lower risk of common illnesses including heart disease, research has found. A large-scale international study using metagenomics and blood chemical profiling has uncovered a panel of 15 gut microbes associated with lower risks of common conditions such as obesity and type 2 diabetes. The study has been published today in Nature Medicine from researchers at King's College London, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the University of Trento, Italy, and health start-up company ZOE. The PREDICT 1 (Personalized Responses to Dietary Composition Trial 1) analyzed detailed data on the composition of participants' gut microbiomes, their dieta...
UK health official warns pandemic entering worst weeks
World

UK health official warns pandemic entering worst weeks

UK health official warned Monday that the coming weeks would be the worst of the pandemic for the National Health Service (NHS) as he appealed to the public to strictly follow guidelines meant to prevent the spread of the disease. Chris Whitty said political leaders are considering tightening the rules as a new, more transmissible variant of Covid-19 aggravates an already difficult situation. Hospitals are overflowing and exhausted medical staff are under strain. “I think everybody accepts that this is the most dangerous time we’ve really had in terms of numbers into the NHS,’’ Whitty told the BBC. The warning comes as hospitals in England struggle to keep up with a surge in coronavirus infections that has seen the number of beds filled by Covid-19 patients rise steadily for more ...