News of World Medicine
17.05.2017 Unique contact lenses solve all problems in case of damaged eyes
Developers have designed therapeutic contact lenses. The lenses are designed to prevent eye burns consequences and the development of infections.
16.05.2017 A simple test will tell whether a woman has a stroke risk
Scientists from the Harvard Medical School have studied blood samples of 473 women who had ischemic stroke and 473 women who had no stroke at all. The study has shown that the risk of stroke was increased in women with high levels of a certain protein in the blood, The Daily Mail reports.
15.05.2017 Hormones control may save people from vision loss
A local suppression of thyroid hormone (thyroid hormone) receptor activity in the retina is an unexpected solution that allows to protect the retina from degenerative diseases. According to News-medical.net, the suppression makes it possible to save photoreceptor cells. These cells can be found in the back of the eye. They are responsible for light stimulation and sensitivity to light.
25.04.2017 A unique spray will deliver the medicine directly to the brain
Specialists have designed a nasal spray to deliver medicinal preparations to the brain. It successfully passes through the blood-brain barrier. The spray is not dangerous for healthy tissues. The scientists say that the spray can be used in the treatment of various diseases, for example, brain cancer, "Dni24" reports.
24.04.2017 Supplements with magnesium can prevent fractures
Scientists from the University of Bristol and the University of Eastern Finland recommend middle-aged men to include supplements with magnesium in the diet. This will help to reduce the risk of fractures in old age. The study involved 2,245 middle-aged men. The volunteers were monitored for 20 years, Newsmax writes.
20.04.2017 "Smart" bandage will inform the doctor about the state of the patient's wounds
The scientists of the University of Swansea have developed a bandage that monitors a wound’s state and sends reports to the doctor. Scientists hope that clinical trials will be carried out in the near future. The bandages will be printed on a three-dimensional printer, Deccan Chronicle reports.
18.04.2017 Scientists have revealed a protein that can increase the effectiveness of vaccines
Researchers from Boston University believe that PorB protein from the outer membrane of meningococci can make vaccinations more effective and protect people from diseases such as cancer. Vaccines effect on either the production of antibodies or on cytotoxic T-lymphocytes, which can destroy foreign cells. PorB does both, UPI.com reports.
14.04.2017 A remedy for asthmatics may prevent skin problems
Omalizumab, a drug that is commonly used to treat asthma, can help the people who have itchy blisters on their skin due to cold or rubbing. This was discovered by scientists from Charité University Clinic. The scientists have carried out two clinical studies, Zee News reports.
13.04.2017 Researchers have found out the reason for a rare neurologic syndrome
Scientists from Liverpool University have found mutations associated with dystonia. This is a rare syndrome in which a constant or spasmodic contraction of muscles occurs. It is inherited or may be a consequence of an injury. The syndrome affects different parts of the body, UPI.com reports.
12.04.2017 Scientists have figured out how to treat certain brain cells
Researchers have developed a new way of delivery of medicines directly to certain neurons in the brain. As Eurek Alert notes, it is both method of studying neuronal connections, and method of treatment of various diseases. Usually medicines affect all types of neurons. But there is a risk of some side effects in case when it is necessary to affect only one type of cells. DART is a new method. It was designed by scientists from Duke University and Howard Hughes Medical Institute.