Scientists from Moscow State University and Harvard University have revealed that lifetime can be prolonged by slowing the process of assembling new proteins in cells and by accelerating their processing, RIA Novosti reports. Sergey Dmitriev from the Institute of Physico-Chemical Biology, Moscow State University comments: "Some of the recently discovered substances that inhibit the assembly of proteins significantly prolong the lifetime of various organisms. This gives hope that in the near future the protein synthesis modulators that may help humanity to prolong the active and healthy period of life without any side effects, will be designed. "
On December 6, 2018, the All-Ukrainian training program for doctors of the therapeutic profile "The Art of Treatment: A Postgraduate Course in Professional Development" was held in Lutsk. The event was attended by doctors of various specialties: general practitioners, family doctors, gastroenterologists, cardiologists, neurologists and others.
Melbourne Royal Institute of Technology has created a unique capsule. The capsule should be swallowed to obtain a complete analysis of the gases concentration in the body. The capsule catches oxygen, hydrogen and carbon dioxide present in the human intestine, and analysis the composition of the intestinal microflora, Zee News reports.
A large-scale study of people with asthma was carried out (severity ranged from moderate to severe). According to Medical Express this study has allowed to learn more about the disease. It is known that in 10-15% of cases, asthma does not respond to standard therapy.
Scientists decided to weigh cancer cells to assess the tumor growth rate. By measuring the cell mass and growth rate before RNA sequencing, we can understand whether the cancer will respond to the therapy chosen by the doctor.
Scientists of the Hong Kong University have presented a device that can reduce the risk of carcinogenesis during the cultivation of neural stem cells. This can significantly advance the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, Xinhua reports.
Gout is a metabolic disorder. Accumulation of urate crystals in the form of sodium monoaurate or uric acid occurs in the joints and various tissues of the body resulting inflammation and pain. Scientists of the University of Alabama have associated gout with dementia, Psych Central reports.
With the support of the pharmaceutical company “Ananta Medicare”, on November 16, 2018, a scientific and educational event “Regional Summit. Perinatal risk 2018 "was held for obstetricians and gynecologists in Kropyvnytsky. Kropyvnytsky perinatal center is the first medical institution in Ukraine where newborns with low body weight are rescued. During its existence, 1300 children were born with a critically low weight. The newborn with lowest body weight of 680 grams was saved here. Some of these saved children have already gone to school.
On November 26, 2018, a seminar on the etiology, pathogenesis, modern treatment of urolithiasis, and the use of phytocomposition-based products for the prevention of urinary stones re-formation was held for general practitioners and family practitioners in Zaporizhia. The seminar was attended by family doctors of Zaporizhzhia and Zaporizhzhia region.