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Busiest day on record for Queensland's ambulances amid shocker flu season

ABC Australia - 20/08/2017
The worst flu season in five years is putting an unprecedented demand on Queensland's ambulances, with a 13 per cent increase in calls to triple-0.

Health Tip: Flu Season is Around the Corner

MedicineNet (US) - 19/08/2017
Title: Health Tip: Flu Season is Around the CornerCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/18/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/18/2017 12:00:00 AM

Eggshell-like mineral layer on avian flu viruses may be cause for human infections

News Medical (Australia) - 19/08/2017
Avian flu can be transmitted from birds to humans; transmission among humans, however, is limited. The reason may be an eggshell-like mineral layer that the virus acquires due to the high calcium concentration in the intestines of birds.

Mineral layer around avian flu pathogen may be the cause for human infections

Science Daily (US) - 18/08/2017
Avian flu can be transmitted from birds to humans; transmission among humans, however, is limited. The reason may be an eggshell-like mineral layer that the virus acquires due to the high calcium concentration in the intestines of birds. These mineralized viruses are significantly more infectious and, in addition, more robust and heat stable than the native viruses.

How whip-like cell appendages promote bodily fluid flow

Science Daily (US) - 18/08/2017
Researchers have revealed that a molecule called Daple is essential for the correct orientation and coordinated beating of cilia on the surface of cells lining ventricles in the brain. Without Daple, the cilia develop a random arrangement and cannot produce a uniform flow of CSF. This in turn leads to a build-up of fluid, which is associated with swelling of the head, known as hydrocephalus.

Researchers identify molecule that enables cell appendages to drive bodily fluid flow

News Medical (Australia) - 18/08/2017
Researchers at Nagoya University have identified a molecule that enables cell appendages called cilia to beat in a coordinated way to drive the flow of fluid around the brain; this prevents the accumulation of this fluid, which otherwise leads to swelling of the head as found in the condition hydrocephalus.

How Whip-like Cell Appendages Promote Bodily Fluid Flow

Asia Research News - 18/08/2017
Researchers at Nagoya University have identified a molecule that enables cell appendages called cilia to beat in a coordinated way to drive the flow of fluid around the brain; this prevents the accumulation of this fluid, which otherwise leads to swelling of the head as found in the condition hydrocephalus.

Queensland pharmacies running low on flu drug Tamiflu

ABC Australia - 18/08/2017
In the midst of one of the worst flu seasons on record, supplies of the anti-viral drug Tamiflu are running low in Queensland pharmacies with fresh supplies unlikely to be available until September.

Super-photostable fluorescent labeling agent for super-resolution microscopy

Science Daily (US) - 17/08/2017
Chemists have developed a super-photostable fluorescent dye, PhoxBright 430 (PB430), to visualize cellular ultrastructure by super resolution microscopy. The exceptional photostability of this new dye enables continuous STED imaging and together with its ability to fluorescently label proteins, PB430 demonstrates its use in the 3D construction and multicolor imaging of biological structures.

Pig-to-person spread of flu at fairs a continued concern

Science Daily (US) - 16/08/2017
The spread of influenza among pigs is common at fairs and other gatherings, and protective measures including cutting the length of time pigs and people congregate make good sense for both the animals and humans, say the authors of a new study.

Gays do not influence adoptive children's gender identity

Daily Mail (UK) - 16/08/2017
Kentucky researchers studied gender-typical behavior of adopted children. 'A male and female role model is not necessary for typical gender development,' said the study author.

How decision-making habits influence the breast cancer treatments women consider

Science Daily (US) - 15/08/2017
A new study finds that more than half of women with early stage breast cancer considered an aggressive type of surgery to remove both breasts. The way women generally approach big decisions, combined with their values, impacts what breast cancer treatment they consider, the study also found.

Worst Queensland flu season in years 'yet to peak'

ABC Australia - 15/08/2017
Queensland Health declares the worst flu season in the past five years, as the number of cases doubles in two weeks and experts warn that number could continue to grow.

Study demonstrates that genes could influence neural motor skills

News Medical (Australia) - 10/08/2017
Genes for many may be widely associated with determining certain traits and characteristics. Now a study co-led by John H. Martin of The CUNY School of Medicine at The City College of New York is demonstrating that they could also influence neural motor skills.

IV and cellular fluids power flexible batteries

Science Daily (US) - 10/08/2017
Researchers have engineered bendable batteries that can run on body-inspired liquids such as normal IV saline solution and cell-culture medium. The authors designed alternatives to lithium-ion batteries by focusing on the mechanical-stress demands of wearable electronics such as smartwatches and the safety requirements of implantable electronics.

Sex hormone changes in menopause linked to fluctuating weight

Diabetes UK - 10/08/2017
New studies on mice have found that a hormone involved in sexual development in older women can lead to weight changes, "from a pear shape to an apple shape". Last week, we reported in other news that pear-shaped women are at lower relative risk of type 2 diabetes, according to another weight-related study.

Blood Pressure Fluctuations Tied to Dementia Risk in Study

MedicineNet (US) - 09/08/2017
Title: Blood Pressure Fluctuations Tied to Dementia Risk in StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/7/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/8/2017 12:00:00 AM

Calcium in arteries influences heart attack risk

Science Daily (US) - 08/08/2017
Patients without calcium buildup in the coronary arteries had significantly lower risk of future heart attack or stroke despite other high risk factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or bad cholesterol levels, new research shows.