Geneticists have found out how to restore the hearing to deaf people
A revolutionary gene therapy was able to restore the hearing to deaf mice. The animals began to hear even a quiet whisper (sounds in the range of up to 25 dB), BBC reports. According to scientists, a similar approach may cure deaf people. The therapy corrects errors which were caused by the defects of auditory hairs.
Analgesics intake and respiratory infections significantly increase the risk of heart attack
As it turned out, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) such as ibuprofen that have an analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory effect, are dangerous to the heart. Scientists from the National Taiwan University Hospital have found out that NSAIDs can increase the risk of heart attack three times, The Daily Mail reports.
Discovery: antibiotics promote bacterial growth
A repeated antibiotic therapy not only makes the bacteria resistant to drugs, but also helps them to reproduce faster than before. It is found by scientists from the University of Exeter. The scientists carried out a study on E.coli, which can cause severe abdominal pain, diarrhea and renal failure in people, The Hans India reports.
"Smart patch" will inform persons on vacation when they can get sunburn
Scientists from the University of Sydney have designed a unique patch to prevent sunburn. The patch will inform a person when it is necessary to hide from the sun or re-apply sunscreen, The Sydney Morning Herald reports.
Geneticists have found factors affecting the development of hypertension
Scientists from London Royal College have tested 9.8 million genetic variants in 420,000 people. The experts have found 107 new genes associated with high blood pressure. A lot of these 107 genes were expressed in large volumes in vascular and cardiovascular tissues.
A remedy for tuberculosis may help people with autism
Scientists from the University of Pennsylvania have performed a study on mice with autism. The test animals took D-cycloserine, which is normally used for tuberculosis. Due to this remedy the rodents improved their social skills, UPI.com reports.
Thanks to a new discovery you may not be afraid of viruses, said researchers
Scientists from the Trinity College Dublin have found a molecule that is important for cell growth. As it turned out, this molecule - STAT3 - also protects against infections, Eurek Alert reports. This discovery will restore the human immune system and build a protection against a range of viruses.
Scientists have found a new method to treat Alzheimer's disease
A targeting effect on tau protein tangles in mice with symptoms similar to Alzheimer's disease allowed to reverse the brain damage, slow down the memory loss and increase the lifespan of rodents, New Scientist reports. It is known that two kinds of deposits of sticky proteins such as beta-amyloid deposits and tau protein tangles are observed in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease.
Scientists have found out why diabetics have the increased risk of Alzheimer's disease
According to scientists, cholesterol is necessary for the normal brain activity. But due to diabetes the brain cholesterol concentrations can be reduced. This is proved by experiments in mice. The scientists suppressed cholesterol production in the brain in rodents. After that, neurological disorders have appeared in the animals, Medical Xpress reports.
After birth brain scans determines the risk of developmental disorders in premature infants
Cerebral hypoxia is one of the most common brain pathologies in premature infants, which damages white matter. White matter consists of fibers that connect different parts of the brain. The damaged white matter disturbs the signal transmission inside the brain and between the brain and other organs.