In plants, channels set the rhythm

Like animals, plants have ‘molecular switches’ on the surface of their cells that transduce a mechanical signal into an electrical one in milliseconds. In animals, sound vibrations activate ‘molecular switches’ located in the ear. French scientists have found that in plants, rapid oscillations of stems and leaves due to wind may activate these ‘switches’ very […]

Hydroxychloroquine not linked to longer heart rhythm intervals in rheumatoid arthritis or lupus patients — ScienceDaily

New research presented at ACR Convergence, the American College of Rheumatology’s annual meeting, discovers that use of hydroxychloroquine, a generic drug, does not cause any significant differences in QTc length or prolonged QTc, key measures of heart rate, in people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common […]

Hydroxychloroquine not linked to longer heart rhythm intervals in RA or lupus patientsti

ATLANTA — New research presented at ACR Convergence, the American College of Rheumatology’s annual meeting, discovers that use of hydroxychloroquine, a generic drug, does not cause any significant differences in QTc length or prolonged QTc, key measures of heart rate, in people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) (ABSTRACT #0431). Rheumatoid arthritis […]

Immune protein orchestrates daily rhythm of squid-bacteria symbiotic relationship

A 63x magnification image showing the 4-week-old light organ during the day showing EsMIF (magenta) surrounding the crypt spaces. Host DNA is labeled in blue and the bacteria are labeled in green. Credit: Eric Koch Nearly every organism hosts a collection of symbiotic microbes—a microbiome. It is now recognized that microbiomes are major drivers of […]

Big babies could be at higher risk of common heart rhythm disorder in adulthood

Beijing, China 19 Oct 2020: Elevated birth weight is linked with developing atrial fibrillation later in life, according to research presented at the 31st Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology (GW-ICC). GW-ICC 2020 is a virtual meeting during 19 to 25 October. Faculty from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) will participate in joint scientific […]