Indian researchers are planning to use stem cells for the treatment of Perthes disease. This disease is a very common. It is associated with a disturbance of blood supply to the femoral head. The new method of treatment will save children from disability, says The Times of India.
Kidney stones can be dissolved by the unique combination of calcium oxalate. Also it can prevent the occurrence of stones, says Business Standard with the reference to the discovery of the University of Houston.
It is known that antidepressants start to work not so fast - sometimes it takes weeks or months to feel the effect from that. Finally, the experts of University of Illinois understood why this treatment takes so long, said The Daily Mail.
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.