News of World Medicine
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.
20.02.2017 Discovery: blood sugar level depends on the size of mitochondria
Mitochondria are the "power plants" of cells. Scientists from the Medicine School at Yale University have found that changes in the size of mitochondria in brain cells affect blood sugar levels. It is very important for diabetics of the 1st and 2nd types to maintain normal blood sugar concentrations, UPI.com reports.
17.02.2017 Injections and tablets with pollen may help to prevent an allergy
Scientists from London Imperial College propose to treat hay fever with immunotherapy. Patients should be subjected to the increased level of pollen for a long time (at least three years). As a result, they become accustomed to the allergen, The Daily Mail reports.
16.02.2017 A remedy for all occasions: amazing properties were revealed in aspirin
Aspirin is traditionally used for the treatment of pain, inflammation and to reduce the temperature. But now scientists claim that daily aspirin intake may allow to prevent the development of cancer, Xinhua reports. It has already been shown that aspirin rescues from certain types of cancer. But now scientists have understood how aspirin works.
15.02.2017 Antibiotics intake before caesarean section are recognized as dangerous for children
According to doctors a contact with antibiotics at the stage of fetal development may reduce the immune system and increase the risk of lung diseases in children. In fact, mice experiments have shown that antibiotics destroy the important bacteria in the gastro-intestinal tract (GIT), and disturb the entire balance, New Scientist reports.
14.02.2017 Genetically modified bacteria is a new weapon against cancer
A team of researchers from Korea worked on a vaccine against bacterial infection affecting shellfish. Also, the scientists tried to figure out whether the bacteria can cope with a cancer. The researchers have noticed that the bacteria affecting shellfish produce FlaB protein that induces an immune response, Medical Xpress reports.
13.02.2017 Cancer drugs can prevent heart failure
Some cells, such as blood cells and intestinal epithelial cells are continuously updated throughout life, but cardiomyocytes (heart muscle cells) do not have such property. A cicatrization, which can cause