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*3-D visualization* *Fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster**)* display a suite of complex behaviours, including courtship dances and learning1. But understanding the neural networks that drive these behaviours remains a challenge. The data from this image, published on 19 July in *Cell*2, resolved the insect’s brain down to individual cells — revealing some neurons that have never been seen before. This offers scientists a new tool with which to study fruit-fly behaviour and allows them to compare the insects' neural networks with that of other species. [image: Multicoloured EM recon...mais »
CRISPR cuts can delete DNA CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing can cause unwanted DNA changes near target sites on the genome. The problem arises because cells are not perfect at repairing the cuts that CRISPR makes in their DNA. Sometimes, segments of DNA will be deleted or rearranged, or unrelated bits of DNA might become incorporated into the chromosome. Such alterations can muddle the interpretation of experimental results and could complicate efforts to design therapies based on CRISPR. Nature | 4 min read Reference: *Nature Biotechnology* paper
*Three global health-care quality reports in 2018* Universal health coverage (UHC) is the central thread of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3. However, without improvements in the quality of the health system, UHC will prove an empty vessel and billions of people will not gain from benefits that could arrive from UHC. Instead, they will be victims of patient safety hazards, underuse of evidence-based care, overuse of inappropriate care, lack of patient-centred care, delays, inefficiency, inequity, financial insecurity, collusion, and corruption. For example, injuries from failure...mais »
[image: U.S. astronaut Edwin (“Buzz”) Aldrin walking on the Moon, July 20, 1969.] ON THIS DAY 1969 First Moon landing On this day in 1969, the Eagle lunar landing module, carrying U.S. astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin (“Buzz”) Aldrin, landed on the Moon , and several hours later Armstrong became the first person to set foot on its surface.
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3 Companies Recall Blood Pressure Medications Over Cancer Fears By JENNIFER CALFAS July 17, 2018 TIME Health For more, visit TIME Health. Some drugs used to control high blood pressure and prevent heart failure were voluntarily recalled this past week due to an impurity that could possibly lead to cancer, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said. These products — with the active ingredient valsartan, a generic drug used to treat high blood pressure — may contain N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a possible human carcinogen. The FDA asked three companies, Major Pharmaceuticals, Solco H...mais »
[image: World Heart Day] 29 September 2018 #worldheartday [image: Facebook] [image: Instagram] [image: Twitter] World Heart Day 2018 Campaign Resources now available to download On our campaign website you will find all sorts of Resources to support your World Heart Day plans, availalable now to view and download instantly on the Resources page. There is a campaign overview PDF available as part of these downloads which gives you an at-a-glance guide to the campaign, but if you need any further support please contact us. Currently, the Resources are available in English but we wil...mais »
Extreme Flu? Weird Encephalitis? It May Be Your Genes Subtle mutations can undermine our ability to fend off a specific bugBy Claudia Wallis | Scientific American July 2018 Issue [image: Extreme Flu? Weird Encephalitis? It May Be Your Genes] *Credit: Celia Krampien* Bad luck. Terrible misfortune. That's what we think when we hear about a perfectly healthy child who suddenly dies of influenza, a virus most of us can shake off. But what if it isn't luck? What if this kind of deadly infection turns out to be, well, genetic?/.../
[image: The first atomic bomb test, near Alamogordo, N.M., July 16, 1945.] ON THIS DAY 1945 First atomic bomb exploded near Alamogordo, New Mexico The United States tested the first atomic bomb this day in 1945 near Alamogordo, New Mexico, and the following month dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan, hastening the end of World War II.
[image: Evan Williams (left) and Biz Stone, founders of Twitter, using the social networking service at the company's headquarters in San Francisco, April 13, 2009.] 2006: The online microblogging service Twitter was publicly launched, and within the following decade it had more than 300 million users.