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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Health Research:New tool for investigating RNA gone awry ♦ Job strain linked to increased sick leave due to mental disorders ♦ Health researchers far behind industry using automation

Health researchers far behind industry using automation, leaves critical research unfunded The National Institutes of Health has experienced funding cuts even as the number of scientists has grown significantly. University laboratories are closing, faculty positions are being cut, less life-saving research is being conducted.
Job strain linked to increased sick leave due to mental disorders Workers with high job demands and job strain are at increased risk of sick leave due to mental disorders, reports a study. Risk was also increased for workers with job strain, defined as high job demands with low control; and "iso-strain," defined as high demands and low control plus low levels of social support at work.
Dignity in dementia: New research reveals the challenges of providing good nutrition in care homes Unexplained weight loss is often seen in people with dementia, which can lead to further complications, including mental and physical deterioration. New research has revealed the challenges of providing good nutrition and hydration in people with dementia who live in care homes.
Football helmet tests may not account for concussion-prone actions, study suggests Concussions in football are caused by the sudden rotation of the skull, mounting evidence suggests. Researchers now have evidence that suggests current football helmet tests don't account for these movements.
New tool for investigating RNA gone awry RNA is a fundamental ingredient in all known forms of life -- so when RNA goes awry, a lot can go wrong. A new technology offers the first real-time method to track and observe the dynamics of RNA distribution as it is transported inside living cells. 'Sticky-flares' have the potential to help scientists understand the complexities of RNA better than any analytical technique to date and observe and study the biological and medical significance of RNA misregulation.

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