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Abuse of artificial sweeteners may cause diabetes

Scientists of the Medical School of the University of Adelaide have found that the abuse of artificial sweeteners can affect how the body reacts to sugar. Due to this fact, the risk of development of diabetes type 2 increases. The study involved 27 people, reports.

Scientists have revealed a gene causing a loss of vision

Scientists from the University of Edinburgh have revealed a gene causing gradual the retina degeneration and the loss of vision. It's a RPGR gene. As it turned out, the gene provokes the development of a hereditary eye disease, such as X-linked retinitis pigmentosa. Currently, there is no effective treatment for this disease.

A new vaccine will save from human papillomavirus

As it is known, human papillomavirus (HPV) virus is very common. It is transmitted sexually. Due to HPV, warts appear and the risk of cervical cancer increases substantially. As notices, about 300,000 people die from cervical cancer each year (more than 80% die in developing countries).

Analysis has shown that aspirin helps cancer tumors to survive

According to Rossiyskaya Gazeta, numerous studies have shown that aspirin can fight against cancer. However, a group of American scientists doubt this. They have found that acetylsalicylic acid really inhibits the growth of malignant cells. But at the same time it accelerates their mutation, thereby negatively affecting the outcome of therapy.

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 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.