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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Health Research: Antibiotic resistance linked to corruption ♦ Towels top kitchen hazards ♦ Missing culprit' in heart failure + more

Antibiotic resistance linked to corruption, experts suggest  Researchers have linked antibiotic resistance with poor governance and corruption around the world. "We found poor governance and higher levels of corruption are associated with higher levels of antibiotic resistance," "It is a finding that will be surprising to people in  Medicine."  Continue Reading
Towels top kitchen contamination hazards list  Food safety research used video observations to show people touching kitchen towels before washing their hands or using towels after washing their hands inadequately. Even after properly washing their hands, they would reuse the infected towels and contaminate themselves all over again. Continue Reading
Missing culprit' in heart failure identified by researchers  Working with lab animals and human heart cells, scientists have identified a cell-signaling breakdown that triggers heart failure. An enzyme called PDE-9 interferes with the body's natural "braking" system needed to neutralize stress on the heart, Continue Reading
Backup system that helps sustain liver during crisis discovered  An antioxidant system that helps sustain the liver when other systems are missing or compromised has been discovered by scientists.Continue Reading

Apple of the mind's eye: how good is our memory of everyday visual stimuli?  In our world of branding and repetitive advertising, it is feasible that we dutifully soak up visuals and messages and store them accurately in our mind’s eye. New research tests this theory by examining our memory of the ubiquitous Apple logo and our perceived ability for recall. Researchers ask ‘are we really paying attention?’ Their experiment reveals some surprising insights  Continue Reading

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