Discovery: intestinal bacteria affect the level of anxiety
Scientists of the University College of Cork have conducted a study in mice. The scientists have found that the level of anxiety depends on brain’s microRNA. The microRNAs are affected by intestinal bacteria. The microRNAs play an important role in the process of gene expression, Zee News reports.
Australian scientists have made a breakthrough in the treatment of the deadly allergy to peanuts
As noted by The Hindustan Times, children with allergies, treated with a probiotic along with low doses of peanut protein within 18 months, in 80% of cases became tolerant to peanuts by the end of the study.
A unique device to replace the heart was implanted to a patient by Russian surgeons
Scientists of the Siberian Biomedical Center named E.N.Meshalkin (Novosibirsk) became the first experts in Russia who implanted two artificial hearts to the patient. According the RIA Novosti the patient is a 20-year-old girl who received several stab wounds causing the heart damages.
Vitamin B3 is able to prevent miscarriages and congenital defects
Until now, scientists did not know the cause of 80% of congenital defects such as cleft palate, kidney, heart and spine disorders.
The first experiments on the genetic change of human embryos have been carried out in the United States
The technology of CRISPR genome editing helped scientist from Portland to perform the experiments. According to "Remedium”, previously, similar studies were conducted only in China. The embryos used by Americans were developed a couple of weeks and the correction was successful.
Scientists have told how dangerous for society the refusal of vaccinations is
American scientists have predicted the likely risk due to the growing tendency of vaccine refusal, as well as they have assessed the possible material damage associated with an increased incidence of measles, parotiditis and rubella.
Arthritis remedy can cope with bone marrow diseases
Myeloproliferative diseases are a group of diseases in which the bone marrow produces too many erythrocytes, leukocytes or platelets.
Training sessions are the way to prevent the inflammatory processes in the body.
Any kind of physical activity, whether it is running or weight training, is useful. As Live Science notes, it allows you to cure inflammation. It is commonly known that inflammation is the genuine reaction of the body to trauma, which helps to prevent infection. However, chronic inflammation by itself causes many problems, including diabetes and heart diseases.
Scientists are ready to present a new kind of powerful antibiotics
The enzyme LpxC is crucially important for outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria formation. Recently it became known that scientists of Duke University managed to block the activity of this enzyme. This was the first step towards obtaining antibiotics a new class of antibiotics generating. As Medportal notes, the substance, blocking LpxC, perfectly handled with the bacteria that were not susceptible to standard antibiotics.
Unusual nanoparticles put an end to one of the most dangerous types of cancer.
Neuroblastoma is an insidious form of the nervous system cancer, which affects children more often than other types of cancer. Its resistant types are not susceptible to even radiotherapy, as Eurek Alert notes.