News of World Medicine
08.06.2017 Scientists have figured out how to quickly stop a viral infection
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.
07.06.2017 Doctors hope that embryonic stem cells will overcome serious diseases
Physicians from China are planning to find out whether Parkinson's disease and blindness can be cured with embryonic stem cells. Let us recall that these are pluripotent stem cells capable to create any type of adult body cells. According to the Science World Report, if the test results are positive, the treatment standards will be changed around the world.
06.06.2017 Experts have identified new genetic risk factors for psoriasis
It has long been known about genes associated with psoriasis. Each of them plays a relatively small role. Scientists from the University of Michigan have found new genetic ways and potential targets for medicines for psoriasis. They have found 16 genetic markers of the disease, UPI.com reports.
02.06.2017 The new test will significantly simplify the diagnosis of cancer
A study conducted by scientists from the University of Exeter has shown that high blood platelet concentration is a cancer marker. Experts say that medics should check all patients whose platelet level has suddenly increased. Timely diagnosis can save the lives of many people, Zee News reports.
01.06.2017 Omega-3 fatty acids can prevent alimentary infection
Scientists from the University of South Denmark have established that omega-3 fatty acids "turn off" certain genes of listeria - bacteria that cause listeriosis. It is important that omega-3 acids do not kill the listeria because under the threat of death the bacteria produce resistance. Walnuts, olive oil and salmon are in omega-3 acids, The Daily Mail reports.
31.05.2017 Sound sleep and vitamin D help with arthritis and chronic back pain
Scientists from the Federal University of São Paulo have analyzed previous studies. The researchers have found that vitamin D supplements and sound sleep are an effective combination to relieve the pain during menstruation and arthritis. Also, vitamin D can relieve chronic back pain, The Hindustan Times reports.
30.05.2017 Apparently the unique vaccine against HIV will soon be launched on the market
According "Remedium", Inovio company is close to creating an effective DNA vaccine Pennvax-GP against HIV infection. Clinical studies of the first phase have already been published.
29.05.2017 Scientists have discovered new genes related to intelligence
Until now, experts knew only a few genes related to intelligence. The scientists from the Amsterdam Independent University have discovered 52 genes of this type. It turned out that 40 genes were related to intelligence. Many of these genes affected not only the level of intelligence, but also growth, figure and smoking propensity.
26.05.2017 A graphene sensor may warn of asthma attacks
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.
25.05.2017 Thanks to a simple device examining breathing, you won’t have to do the blood tests
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.