Scientists from the National Institutes of Health of the United States have found that glutamine supplements (one of the 20 standard amino acids involved in the protein) prevent the reactivation of herpes simplex virus (HSV). Currently, there are no remedies for HSV-1 and HSV-2 causing oral and genital herpes, UPI.com reports.
Johnson & Johnson has carried out a second phase of testing of its experimental drug against the influenza virus. The studies have shown that the drug significantly reduced the viral exposure to people with influenza. The code name of the drug is Pimodivir. The major task is to help patients who are resistant to treatment by standard methods, as well as patients hospitalized with influenza
Stanford University has designed a new technique that will be capable to restore the heart after a heart attack in the short term. According to BBC, scientists suggest to introduce bacteria that produce oxygen as a result of photosynthesis. Currently, the method was tested in rats. So, if a thrombus blocks a vessel, the heart experiences the oxygen starvation due to disturbed blood flow. But when a single-celled cyanobacterium Synechococcus elongatus capable of photosynthesis was implanted, it is possible to remove carbon dioxide and saturate the muscle cells in the heart with oxygen and sugar simultaneously.
Scientists have discovered a natural antibiotic that can cope with resistant tuberculosis. According to News -medical.net, for example, in Russia by 2040, more than a third of all cases of tuberculosis will be sustainable. Therefore, a research for new drugs is necessary.
Scientists from the University of California have created a molecular compound for the control of Parkinson's disease - CLR01. It has been already tested on mice suffering from this neurodegenerative disease. CLR01 reduces the level of the toxic protein (alpha-synuclein) in the brain. This protein is associated with the development of Parkinson's disease, UPI.com reports.
Millions of people in the world suffer from diabetes. According to New Atlas, diabetics have to constantly monitor blood sugar concentrations and do insulin injections. Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) is usually used for type 2 diabetes. It makes the pancreas to release insulin, but this compound does not live long in the body.
Japanese scientists have analyzed the data of 4312 volunteers under 80 years and 530 people aged 95 and over (most people in this group were more than 100 years old). The experts have established that CLEC3B gene in long-livers had certain characteristics. CLEC3B gene encodes tetranectin protein that prevents the spread of cancer and promotes the formation of bone tissue, The Daily Mail reports.
Experts have summed the results of Phase III of two clinical trials of the medicinal product tildrakizumab - antibody having a specific purpose. The medicinal product belongs to a class of biological agents that make the body to fight against a disease. The experts consider the results are promising, UPI.com reports.
One of the most terrible oncological diseases – triple negative breast cancer was finally overcome. According to IA Regnum, the University of New York has presented an anti-cancer drug against the most aggressive form of breast cancer. Antibodies that cause the immune system to attack cancer cells are at the core of the drug.
Scientists from Darty Institute of Infections and Immunity at the University of Melbourne are sure that it is possible to stop the spread of influenza virus into the lungs. According to 9 News it is necessary to attack the virus in the nose. It turns out that the nasal cavity is the "home" for white blood cells fighting the virus. If these cells are activated, then the further spread of the inhaled particles of the virus can be stopped.