Traumatically injured patients with hemorrhage benefit from a quick blood transfusion. Each delay of ten minutes in the administration raises the risk of death. That is written by researchers of the University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center in The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.
Sleeping longer could reverse the effect of sleep restriction on glucose homeostasis. That is written by American researchers in Diabetes Care. According to the authors, to restore insulin sensitivity and lower the risk of diabetes type 2, it is sufficient to recover from four short nights by sleeping for ten hours twice.
The leading biomedical scientific journal PLOS Biology recently introduced a new section that focuses on meta-research. According to the editors of this section, more attention for this type of studies is necessary because biomedical research too often lacks transparency in terms of data and protocol availability, and funding.