Two papers describe how a membrane protein can move both lipids and ions

IMAGE: Schematic drawing of the transmembrane portion of TMEM16 family proteins. Upper panel shows a scramblase, in closed (nonconductive) intermediate (ion conduction) and open (lipid exchange) configuration. The lower panel shows… view more  Credit: C. Paulino, University of Groningen The TMEM16 family of membrane proteins was hailed as representing the elusive calcium-activated chloride channels. However, the…

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PolyU establishes an alliance with eight institutions to advance research in nursing

IMAGE: Group photo of the representatives of the participating institutions after the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding. view more  Credit: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with eight participating universities / institutions in the Greater Bay Area (GBA) to establish The Nursing Alliance…

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IU School of Medicine researchers develop groundbreaking test for PTSD

IMAGE: Dr. Alexander Niculescu and researchers in the Department of Psychiatry at Indiana University School of Medicine have developed a new blood test for PTSD. view more  Credit: Indiana University School of Medicine A cutting-edge blood test discovered by Indiana University School of Medicine researchers could help more accurately diagnose military veterans and other people experiencing…

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BAT’s novel vaping product shows minimal toxicity in laboratory tests

A series of in vitro toxicology tests provide evidence that British American Tobacco’s novel vaping product produces greatly reduced mutagenicity, cytotoxicity and effects on wound healing as compared to cigarette smoke. Scientists at BAT carried out tests to characterise the biological impact of a prototype e-cigarette. The tests assessed and compared the mutagenicity, genotoxicity, cytotoxicity…

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Teachers ‘scarred’ by legacy of 1988 anti-LGBT+ law

LGBT+ teachers who taught in schools during the late 1980s and 1990s remain scarred by the effects of Section 28 of the Local Government Act in England — a piece of legislation introduced in 1988 banning the «promotion» of homosexuality in schools — according to new research published in the journal Sex Education. The legislation…

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Europe’s biggest urology conference Barcelona

Europe’s biggest urology congress will take place in Barcelona from 15th-19th March. With up to 14,000 delegates attending, the EAU19 congress will amongst Europe’s biggest medical congresses in 2019. Clinicians and scientists will meet to discuss the science and medicine behind topics such as: The psychology behind dealing with Prostate cancer The latest in prostate…

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What Passengers Need to Know After the Boeing 737 Max 8 Crash

The Ethiopian Airlines plane crash that killed 157 people on Sunday has rattled travelers around the world. Just six months ago, the same model of airplane — a Boeing 737 Max 8, operated by Lion Air — crashed off Indonesia and killed all 189 onboard. While the cause of Sunday’s tragedy remains undetermined, and the…

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Medical News Today: Why do my ears itch? Causes and treatments

Itchy ears are a common problem that can be bothersome but are not usually harmful. Treatment for itchy ears depends on the underlying cause and may include ear drops, antibiotics, or syringing. In this article, learn about the causes of itchy ears, as well as which treatments and home remedies can help. Causes Causes of…

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Are Unisom and vitamin B-6 safe during pregnancy?

Many pregnant women take vitamin B-6 and Unisom to treat morning sickness. In the past, some people had concerns that this combination may harm the fetus. Morning sickness is very common during early pregnancy. Although people often refer to nausea and vomiting during pregnancy as «morning sickness,» it can actually happen at any time of…

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