Virologists have identified three types of antibodies that can neutralize the different strains of influenza virus. This is another step towards obtaining a universal flu vaccine. As it is known due to mutations of the virus, seasonal influenza vaccine has to be updated each year. However the virus has a constant part which might be an ideal target for vaccine’s antibodies.
There is a whole class of drugs that are popular among students. It is believed, these drugs help to learn. But, in fact, they damage the brain, said experts. As reported by The Daily Mail, in the opinion of Nadira Faber of the University of Oxford, the drugs can impair a short-term memory
In Ukraine, for the first time an artificial heart was transplanted. It was announced by Boris Todurov the director of Institute of Heart.
The scientists of the University of Chicago declare that this method will change the lives of people with a common eye disease. The procedure is cheaper and safer than surgical intervention. According to “The Times of India”, the patients with Fuchs syndrome - dystrophy of the cornea, have participated in the study.
It’s not a secret that sometimes the cancer is untreatable. But the scientists of the Institute of Chemical Biology and Fundamental Medicine, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Novosibirsk Institute of Organic Chemistry of N.N. Vorozhtsov, have revealed why drugs, such as topotecan and irinotecan cannot express themselves fully.
"Remedium" reports: the third trial phase of an experimental anticancer drug has been recently completed. And we can already say for sure that niraparib of Tesaro company (poly-ADP ribose polymerase inhibitor, associated with the formation of cancer) has coped with the challenge perfectly.
Scientists from Vanderbilt University and the University of Oregon have revealed several factors that increase the risk of transmission of chronic pain from parents to children. They include genetics, early development particulars and social learning, Zee News said.
The University of California experts are working to develop a special glue for intrauterine operations in which surgeons can treat anatomical defects before birth. Mussels gave the idea to create such glue.
New programmable vaccine, developed by American specialists from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), is a universal vaccine and can be used against most existing viruses and even some types of cancer.
The scientists of University of Nottingham have presented a unique artificially synthesized biomaterial for the treatment of dental diseases. The development is designed to update the damaged teeth, by stimulating the generation of stem cells in the dental pulp.