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NIH Director's Blog JULY 29, 2021

Decoding Heart-Brain Talk to Prevent Sudden Cardiac Deaths

As a cardiac electrophysiologist, Deeptankar DeMazumder has worked for years with people at risk for sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Despite the latest medical advances, less than 10 percent of individuals stricken with an SCA will survive this highly dangerous condition in which irregular heart rhythms, or arrhythmias, cause the heart suddenly to stop beating.

NLM Musings JULY 28, 2021

Preparing for the Best Future We Can Imagine

Last year we published a blog on my birthday . . .  I love my birthday! As I wrote last year  . . . When you grow up in a family of 10 kids, like I did, your birthday is a very special day. I celebrated my birthday last week and spent time with my … Continue reading "Preparing for the Best Future We Can Imagine"

NIH Director's Blog JULY 27, 2021

Artificial Intelligence Accurately Predicts Protein Folding

Proteins are the workhorses of the cell. Mapping the precise shapes of the most important of these workhorses helps to unlock their life-supporting functions or, in the case of disease, potential for dysfunction. While the amino acid sequence of a protein provides the basis for its 3D structure, deducing the atom-by-atom map from principles of quantum mechanics has been beyond the ability of computer programs—until now.

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The New York Times JULY 28, 2021

Women Surgeons at Greater Risk of Pregnancy Loss, Study Finds

The demands of the profession appear to clash with the process of starting a family. “There’s a health risk in it.”

The New York Times JULY 28, 2021

These Could Be the Oldest Animal Fossils Ever Found, or Just Squiggles

Critics challenged a study’s claim that a netlike structure found in rocks in a Canadian mountain range could be an 890-million-year-old sponge fossil.

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