Operative versus non-operative treatment for 2-part proximal humerus fracture

IMAGE: The results of this trial have been published in the PLOS Medicine journal. view more  Credit: PLOS Medicine The results of a recent Nordic collaboration study showed that there is no difference in functional results between operative and non-operative treatment in persons aged 60 or more with displaced proximal humerus fractures. Proximal humerus fractures are…

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In the Global South less than one-third of high blood pressure patients treated

IMAGE: Professor Till Bärnighausen Alexander von Humboldt University Professor Director, Heidelberg Institute of Global Health Heidelberg University Hospital and the Medical Faculty of Heidelberg view more  Credit: Heidelberg University Healthcare in low- and middle-income countries is poorly prepared for the increasing number of high blood pressure (ie hypertension) disorders. More than two-thirds of all people affected…

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X-ray laser sight reveals drug targets

Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology have published a review on serial femtosecond crystallography, one of the most promising methods for analyzing the tertiary structure of proteins. This technique has rapidly evolved over the past decade, opening new prospects for the rational design of drugs targeting proteins previously inaccessible to structural analysis.…

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