06.03.2017 Scientists have found a new gene responsible for an inflammatory reaction
According to UPI.com, scientists from Cardiff University have discovered a genetic variant associated with a hyperactive inflammatory response of the immune system to viruses. It is a variant of Ifitm3 gene. Previous studies have shown that the probability to catch the flu depends on Ifitm3. A certain variant of this gene increases the risk of viral infections.
03.03.2017 New method will help to treat Alzheimer's disease
According to UPI.com, scientists from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology have created a compound capable to neutralize the beta-amyloid protein. This protein forms plaques which are typical to Alzheimer's disease.
02.03.2017 Brain scans will help to determine the probability of drug addiction in adolescents
It is known that children gaining high scores in tests on the search for novelty are prone to drug addiction. According to Zee News, scientists from Stanford University and the University Medical Center of Hamburg-Eppendorf claim that a new test allows to evaluate the risk much more accurately.
01.03.2017 A smear from a nose will replace complicated lung cancer diagnostic procedures
As a rule, a cancer diagnostics is an invasive and unpleasant procedure. Because of incorrectly diagnosed "cancer" in some cases, scientists are constantly looking for new methods of simple and painless diagnostics. According to Medical News Today, a new method of lung cancer detection has been developed. The authors of this method are scientists from Medical School of Boston University.
28.02.2017 Scientists have found new mutations associated with antibiotic resistance
According to UPI.com, US scientists have grown hundreds of Mycobacterium smegmatis cultures which are similar to the bacterium causing tuberculosis. Bacteria were exposed to low concentrations of antibiotics that act slowly. The scientists monitored the death of bacteria and isolated the bays with microorganisms mutated
27.02.2017 A new remedy will help people suffering from chronic pain
Scientists from the University of Zurich have revealed that BIIB074 substance is capable to alleviate the pain in people with trigeminal neuralgia. This chronic disease is accompanied by severe pain in the maxillofacial area. Experts note that BIIB074 is better than other drugs for the disease, which often cause fatigue and concentration problems.
24.02.2017 A new method will help to cure Huntington's disease
Scientists from Karolinska Institute and the University of Southern Denmark have created a short DNA fragments (oligonucleotides), which can bind to HTT gene. Mutation in this gene causes Huntington's disease. Oligonucleotides prevent production of protein damaging nerve cells, Medical Xpress reports.
23.02.2017 Scientists have found a "molecular switch" associated with autoimmune diseases
According to Medical Xpress, the scientists of the London University and Imperial College have found a "Molecular switch" that causes an inflammatory bowel disease and celiac disease. The scientists hope that their discovery will help to develop new methods of treatments for these autoimmune diseases.
22.02.2017 Vitamin D supplements can save millions of people from cold and flu every year
According to BBC, this vitamin is significantly important for bone health, but it is also necessary for normal functioning of the immune system. For this reason, experts recommend to enrich foods with vitamin D. Immunity uses vitamin D for the production of immune "weapons" that make holes in bacteria and viruses.
21.02.2017 Scientists have found a medicine for schizophrenia among vitamins
Vitamin supplements can powerfully affect the human’s condition. British experts from the University of Manchester have found that the addition of vitamins B6, B8 and B12 in the diet of patients with schizophrenia increases the effectiveness of medications, and also reduces the risk of disease recurrence, "M24.RU" reports.