News of World Medicine
Scientists suggest to use special nanoparticles for cancer diagnosis
Scientists from the University of Rutgers have developed an effective method to detect small tumors and monitor their spread. The new method is more accurate than MRI and other existing techniques. It involves the use of light-emitting nanoparticles, The Hindustan Times reports.
Vitamin D supplements can save millions of people from cold and flu every year
According to BBC, this vitamin is significantly important for bone health, but it is also necessary for normal functioning of the immune system. For this reason, experts recommend to enrich foods with vitamin D. Immunity uses vitamin D for the production of immune "weapons" that make holes in bacteria and viruses.
An electronic skin with self-recover feature was designed
Electronic skin is a thin translucent material simulating human skin. It is used in robotics and prosthetics. Scientists of the University of Colorado have applied a new technology that makes the electronic skin more sensitive to touch, as well as they implemented the self-recover feature, The Deccan Chronicle reports.
The study has shown that Vitamin C is able to defeat cancer
According to Science World Report, Vitamin C is 10 times more efficient than one of the experimental anti-cancer drugs. This fact was discovered by researchers from the University of Salford. The scientists have studied the effects of experimental medications and natural substances, including ascorbic acid (vitamin C), on the growth of cancer cells.
Scientists have found a medicine for schizophrenia among vitamins
Vitamin supplements can powerfully affect the human’s condition. British experts from the University of Manchester have found that the addition of vitamins B6, B8 and B12 in the diet of patients with schizophrenia increases the effectiveness of medications, and also reduces the risk of disease recurrence, "M24.RU" reports.
Scientists have demonstrated the possibility of getting rid of type 2 diabetes
There are about 400 million people with type 2 diabetes in the world. It is possible to prevent the development of this disease if you monitor your weight, do exercises and have a balanced diet. But recent studies show that you can reverse the already developed ailment, Science Alert reports.
The patch-sensor will show whether the prescribed therapy works
Scientists of London Imperial College have presented a unique system that tracks the changes in the level of antibiotics in the body in real-time. There is no analogue of such technology that uses microneedle biosensors (small skin patches), Mirage News reports.
New blood test is another breakthrough in cancer diagnosis
According to TASS, the University of Harvard has developed a simple and effective diagnosis and localization system for more than 20 types of cancer. The analysis is based on the results of a study of DNA parts in the patient’s blood. A search for the so-called methyl tags (attached methyl groups) is carried out. This is a more effective method compared to conventional DNA decoding.
Physicians told how to identify the flu symptoms
Influenza and upper respiratory tract infections require different therapy. To distinguish between these infections, you should carefully monitor the symptoms. "Rossiyskaya Gazeta" refers to Andrei Tyazhelnikov, the chief expert in primary care centre of the Moscow Health Department. The expert recalls that upper respiratory tract infections are usually a mild illness, but influenza can cause dangerous complications.
A new test can identify pancreatic cancer by urine analysis
Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest cancer diseases. Its early diagnosis may save a patient’s life. According to Remedium, clinical trials of a test system capable of diagnosing pancreatic cancer, even at an early stage, by urine analysis, are initiated in the UK.