A recent study by Canadian researchers suggests that elevated white blood cell counts in saliva, even among young and seemingly healthy individuals, may serve as an early warning sign of cardiovascular disease. Gum disease and oral inflammation can impact blood vessels around the teeth, potentially affecting heart health. The study proposes the development of a simple mouth rinse test to assess heart disease risk during routine checkups. While the research is based on a small sample size, it underscores the potential link between oral health and heart function, emphasizing the importance of dental hygiene and regular dental visits.
Genetically modified pig hearts have been successfully transplanted into two brain-dead human recipients, marking a significant step forward in the development of pig-to-human heart xenotransplantation. The hearts functioned well for the duration of the 66-hour study, and there was no evidence of cellular or antibody-mediated rejection or zoonotic transmission. While more work is needed to […]
Scientists developed a microscope that can image amyloid proteins in cells. FBS-IDT uses mid-IR photothermal imaging & fluorescence imaging to visualize the β-sheet structure of tau fibrils, a type of amyloid protein aggregate linked to Alzheimer’s. The development could help understand amyloid protein formation & aggregation, leading to new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases.
Literature review is an important part of every student’s project or research work. In order to write an outstanding literature review, various factors must be considered. The literature should be compiled to offer a clear understanding of the research topic and its subject, question, and aim. However, if someone is finding it difficult to write […]