News of World Medicine
Scientists have found the cause of statins’ side effect
As The Daily Mail notices, some people suffer from muscle pain after taking statins (drugs reducing cholesterol concentrations). Scientists of the University of Dundee have found that genetic features are responsible for this effect. The scientists have analyzed the data of almost 12,000 people who took statins.
Psoriasis increases the risk of untimely death
According to The Daily Mail, people suffering from severe psoriasis die more often than those who have no psoriasis. This was established by scientists of the University of Pennsylvania. The scientists have analyzed the data of 8760 volunteers with psoriasis and 87600 participants without psoriasis.
A new drug is able to defeat breast cancer
Scientists of the Mayo Clinic reports that Z-endoxifene safely and effectively reduces tumors in women with ER-positive metastatic breast cancer. As UPI.com notices Z-endoxifene is a powerful derivative of tamoxifen, another drug for ER-positive metastatic breast cancer.
Discovery: intestinal bacteria affect the level of anxiety
Scientists of the University College of Cork have conducted a study in mice. The scientists have found that the level of anxiety depends on brain’s microRNA. The microRNAs are affected by intestinal bacteria. The microRNAs play an important role in the process of gene expression, Zee News reports.
Australian scientists have made a breakthrough in the treatment of the deadly allergy to peanuts
As noted by The Hindustan Times, children with allergies, treated with a probiotic along with low doses of peanut protein within 18 months, in 80% of cases became tolerant to peanuts by the end of the study.
A unique device to replace the heart was implanted to a patient by Russian surgeons
Scientists of the Siberian Biomedical Center named E.N.Meshalkin (Novosibirsk) became the first experts in Russia who implanted two artificial hearts to the patient. According the RIA Novosti the patient is a 20-year-old girl who received several stab wounds causing the heart damages.
Vitamin B3 is able to prevent miscarriages and congenital defects
Until now, scientists did not know the cause of 80% of congenital defects such as cleft palate, kidney, heart and spine disorders.
The first experiments on the genetic change of human embryos have been carried out in the United States
The technology of CRISPR genome editing helped scientist from Portland to perform the experiments. According to "Remedium”, previously, similar studies were conducted only in China. The embryos used by Americans were developed a couple of weeks and the correction was successful.
Scientists have told how dangerous for society the refusal of vaccinations is
American scientists have predicted the likely risk due to the growing tendency of vaccine refusal, as well as they have assessed the possible material damage associated with an increased incidence of measles, parotiditis and rubella.
Arthritis remedy can cope with bone marrow diseases
Myeloproliferative diseases are a group of diseases in which the bone marrow produces too many erythrocytes, leukocytes or platelets.