Scientists have created a sensor based on graphene, which monitors and helps to fight asthma and other respiratory diseases, Zee News reports. The sensor will identify an asthmatic attack at the early stage thereby preventing hospitalization and even death. The idea is that a person with a lung disease will carry the sensor on his neck or wrist. Another option - a person will periodically blow into the device to predict the onset of asthma attack.
According to scientists, complex and long-term tests involving blood sampling will soon disappear. According to Zee News, an inexpensive disposable sensor was introduced. This sensor helps to make a diagnosis by people's breathing. The sensor is able to identify the markers of various diseases in the breath.
In the saliva, scientists have found molecules that are biomarkers of dementia. Apparently, thanks to this, a new test may soon appear. This test will allow to identify the disease at the early stage. The study included three groups (29 people), Psych Central reports.
American doctors have revealed in patients of Houston clinics a new strain of super bacteria which is resistant to almost all antibiotics. This pathogen was found in every third patient. According to James Musser of the Methodist Hospital of Houston, this discovery was a big and unpleasant surprise.
The developers of DRD Company from the Republic of Buryatia and nine other residents of Skolkovo Foundation have presented finished express tests at the TechCrunch Innovation Fair in New York. These tests can demonstrate the ischemic stroke risks and diagnose brain damages. According to RIA News, the test is smaller than the palm of your hand. By the blood taken from the finger this "little thing" can determine the biomarkers of brain damage.
Scientists from the Russian Academy of Sciences have found unique proteins in the venom of sea polyps-actinia. These proteins inhibit pain receptors and relieve inflammation.
Developers have designed therapeutic contact lenses. The lenses are designed to prevent eye burns consequences and the development of infections.
Scientists from the Harvard Medical School have studied blood samples of 473 women who had ischemic stroke and 473 women who had no stroke at all. The study has shown that the risk of stroke was increased in women with high levels of a certain protein in the blood, The Daily Mail reports.
A local suppression of thyroid hormone (thyroid hormone) receptor activity in the retina is an unexpected solution that allows to protect the retina from degenerative diseases. According to News-medical.net, the suppression makes it possible to save photoreceptor cells. These cells can be found in the back of the eye. They are responsible for light stimulation and sensitivity to light.
Specialists have designed a nasal spray to deliver medicinal preparations to the brain. It successfully passes through the blood-brain barrier. The spray is not dangerous for healthy tissues. The scientists say that the spray can be used in the treatment of various diseases, for example, brain cancer, "Dni24" reports.