News of World Medicine
16.02.2018 Scientists have made a breakthrough in the treatment of asthma
Modern treatment methods for asthma have many side effects. Medicinal products often quickly become ineffective, and some of them are simply toxic to humans. As The Daily Mail notes, American scientists together with their Chinese counterparts have developed a new medicine that can make life easier for patients with asthma.
15.02.2018 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.
09.02.2018 Scientists have managed to curb cancer by putting the affected cells into hibernation
Researchers have discovered a new potential drug - diphenyleneiodonium chloride (DPI). The drug successfully "turns off" the cancer stem cells, preventing their reproduction. The agent stops the spread of cancer cells without causing any side effects of traditional chemotherapy.
08.02.2018 Vitamin D3 has a positive effect on the cardiovascular system
Researchers from the University of Ohio have found that the sun's rays are useful for the cardiovascular system. Vitamin D3, produced in the body due to sunlight exposure, can restore the tissues of the heart and blood vessels, Medical Xpress reports.
07.02.2018 Epidemiologists: the pandemic strain of influenza has not gone anywhere
Robert Koch Institute has shown the statistics of flu virus for today. According to the statistics for Germany, this winter more harmless viruses dominate, but this does not mean that we can relax, "Medik Forum" notes.
29.01.2018 Tablet unfolding in the stomach - a new salvation from HIV
American scientists have designed an oral drug against HIV, which can be taken once a week. Today patients have to take medications every day. As BBC notes, after successful experiments in pigs, the researchers can initiate clinical tests in humans in the next two years. This is a tablet that slowly releases active substances.
26.01.2018 Researchers approached the creation of new methods of treating the nervous system diseases
Researchers from the US have discovered a new level of regulation of the connections between neurons and other cells. It turns out that α-ketoglutarate, formed in Krebs cycle that takes place in mitochondria, plays an important role in the transmission of neural signals, Medical Xpress reports.
25.01.2018 Biologists have found what helps dangerous bacteria to spread
A sweetener added to sweets, fruit juices, jams, dried and frozen foods, nutritional bars, fruit fillers, instant noodles, rice, white chocolate and other food products can be responsible for the activation of a persistent bacterial infection, The Herald Scotland reports.
23.01.2018 Scientists turn skin cells into muscles
For the first time researchers from Duke University have turn the skin cells into a working muscle. This can be a breakthrough in the treatment of diseases such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy. However, the experts note that further research is required, UPI.com reports.
22.01.2018 Intestinal bacteria may reduce the risk of cancer
According to scientists from Babraham Institute, different diets alter the bacterial composition of the intestine. This, in turn, affects the genes and the risk of developing colorectal cancer increases. The scientists have carried out experiments in mice and cell cultures. According to Medical News Today the researchers were interested in what role the short-chain fatty acids play in disease prevention.