Blood pressure medications linked to increased mortality, memory problems in old and frail patients

Old and frail patients have an increased mortality risk and increased memory problems when their blood pressure is lowered too much through medication. This is what has been discovered by researchers from the University of Bern and University of Leiden (Netherlands) in a large-scale study – thus relativizing the official recommendations for antihypertensive medications. They […]

LUMICKS partners with AstraZeneca, University of Cambridge to establish new ‘Center of Excellence for Dynamic Single-Molecule Analysis for Accelerated Drug Discovery and Biology’

The center will be based around LUMICKS’ C-Trap™ optical tweezers–fluorescence microscope, which for the first time enables real-time observation and probing of biomolecular interactions. The approach will be pioneered in several pharmacology and biology assays with the aim of accelerating the discovery of potential new drugs. LUMICKS, a world leader in dynamic single-molecule analysis, has […]

Narcissism may improve school performance in teens

Narcissism boosts ‘mental toughness’ A new study examines the impact of narcissism on adolescents’ school performance. The findings may help us to see this personality trait in a more positive light. Narcissism could make teenagers more self-confident, more mentally resilient, and better students. In specialist literature, narcissism, psychopathy, and Machiavellianism form the “Dark Triad” of […]