Medicine & Health
In part of a recent human study led by the Technical University of Munich (TUM), it was found that after eating a curry dish containing pepper, piperine - an alkaloid responsible for the pungency of pepper - was present in the milk of breastfeeding women. The findings help decipher mechanisms that shape our food preferences from infancy.
- Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
- German Research Foundation
An international team of scientists, led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), has linked increased air pollution to an uptick in cases of lung adenocarcinoma (LADC) worldwide. The same study also concluded an overall lower consumption of tobacco worldwide is statistically linked to less people contracting lung squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC).
- Atmospheric Environment
When oxygen masks drop from the airplane ceiling, they’re not connected to a big tank of gas. Instead, a chemical reaction supplies oxygen to passengers. But in 1996, this safety feature brought a plane crashing down into the Florida Everglades, killing all 110 people aboard: https://youtu.be/KejaV70RWPk
Scientists have discovered a new route to produce complex antibiotics exploiting gene editing to re-programme pathways to future medicines urgently required to combat antimicrobial resistance, treat neglected diseases and prevent future pandemics.
- Nature Communications
The bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa is resistant to all antibiotics on the market. Therefore, there is a great need for new therapeutic approaches. In order to find them, it helps to understand how the germ reacts to active substances.
- Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
- NIH/National Institutes of Health
Damage to the body's most important organs is reduced significantly in mechanically ventilated patients with corona if they receive a medicine called prostacyclin. This is the result of a new study from Rigshospitalet.
- American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine