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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Health News: Inject able electronics:♦ Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder may share genetic roots with creativity ♦ Whole genome sequencing found to rapidly enhance infection control

Tool can accurately predict risk of death within on year after admission to hospital A recently developed tool can accurately predict the risk of death for patients within one year after admission to hospital using routinely collected data.
Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder may share genetic roots with creativity Genes linked to creativity could increase the risk of developing schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, according to new research. Genetic risk scores were examined in a sample of 86,292 individuals from the general population of Iceland. Creative individuals were defined as those belonging to the national artistic societies of actors, dancers, musicians, visual artists and writers
Inject able electronics: New system holds promise for basic neuroscience, treatment of neuro-degenerative diseases An international team of researchers has developed a method for fabricating nanoscale electronic scaffolds that can be injected via syringe. Once connected to electronic devices, the scaffolds can be used to monitor neural activity, stimulate tissues and even promote regenerations of neurons.
Virus evolution and human behavior shape global patterns of flu movement The global movement patterns of all four seasonal influenza viruses are illustrated in new research, providing a detailed account of country-to-country virus spread over the last decade and revealing unexpected differences in circulation patterns between viruses.
Whole genome sequencing found to rapidly enhance infection control Whole genome sequencing can quickly isolate the specific strain of bacteria causing an outbreak, identify the source of contamination, and enable rapid infection prevention to stop the spread of infection, according to a study. The findings are based on the examination of an outbreak of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in an Australian neonatal unit

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