Individuals at risk for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) because of family history or genetic predisposition can reduce the risk through regular cardio exercises.
This study is a significant step toward developing an exercise prescription that protects the brain against AD, even among people who were previously sedentary.
If these findings are replicated, they would have a tremendous impact on quality of later life, providing individuals with more years of independent living, active engagement with loved ones, and building memories.
A team of researchers have developed automated device capable of venipuncture. The blood-sampling robot can help doctors quickly, safely, and reliably receive blood samples, preventing unnecessary complications.
This automated device includes an ultrasound image-guided robot that draws blood from veins, a module that handles samples, and a centrifuge-based blood analyzer.
In the future, the device may be used in procedures such as IV catheterization, central venous access, dialysis, and placing arterial lines.
Astronaut Christina Koch made the return trip from the International Space Station (ISS), along with ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov.
Koch’s trip was significant because it set a record, officially making her the U.S. astronaut with the second-longest stay in space with 328 consecutive days at the Station.
She’s second only to Scott Kelley, who spent 340 days in space, and she’s officially the woman with the longest stay in space worldwide, passing fellow U.S. astronaut Peggy Whitson’s record of 289 days.