News of World Medicine
Experts told what might kill modern people

The World Health Organization (WHO) has compiled a list of the most significant factors threatening humanity, "Meduza" reports.

A method for predicting success cancer treatment has been developed.

Scientists have decided to weigh cancer cells to assess the rate of tumor growth. By measuring the cell mass and growth rate before RNA sequencing, the doctor can understand whether the cancer will respond to the chosen therapy.

Researchers have developed a method that actually prolongs life

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. "

A small tablet can replace a whole diagnostic lab.

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.

Genetics have shed light on asthma that does not respond to conventional treatment.

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.

A method for predicting cancer treatment success has been developed.

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.

Stem cells without the risk of cancer is a new achievement of scientists

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.

Discovery: gout increases the risk of developing dementia

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.

Scientists have designed a new painkiller, which is not addictive

A new painkiller can be as effective as opioid analgesics. An important advantage of the compound synthesized by scientists is that there is no addictive effect.

Scientists believe that the increase in the number of diabetics can not be stopped

Doctors made disappointing forecasts: by 2030, the number of people with type 2 diabetes in the world will increase by 100 million people.