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A new framework is presented for the development of mental healthcare in Nepal, highlighting the importance of increasing access and demand, guaranteeing a sustainable supply of psychotropic medicine, adequate human resourcing, and ensuring positive family involvement.
Sea spiders show a surprising pattern in the early development of their central nervous system, which has not previously been seen in any other arthropod. This pattern, which shows similarities with Euchelicerata and Tetraconata is leading researchers to rethink current models of arthropod neurogenesis and evolution.
Amyloid-beta42 lowering drug, flurbiprofen, successfully crossed an in vivo blood-brain-barrier model and lowered amyloid-beta42 generation when embedded in polylactide nanoparticles; a promising tool to facilitate drug delivery to the brain.
Evidence from a systematic review finds major depression may be responsible for about 3% of global burden of ischemic heart disease (IHD), highlighting a previously underestimated mortality component that warrants further research into the underlying biological pathways.
Influenza A virus was shown to cut through mucus to infect the underlying cells, by cleaving sialic acid with its neuraminidase protein, identifying a new way flu has evolved to disarm our defences.
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