News of World Medicine
Scientists are getting closer to an effective HIV therapy
As The Daily Mail notes, western experts have managed to remove HIV traces from rodent DNA. This was done by using drug therapy and genome editing method. The rodents used in the experiment could produce human T-lymphocytes (immune cells) susceptible to HIV.
Antioxidant can make anti-cancer therapy truly effective.
According to Medical Express, American scientists have revealed of how to make immune therapy, such as T-cell therapy and transplantation of hematopoietic stem cells (THC), more effective. They propose to change T-cells by using thioredoxin - a natural antioxidant.
Biologists have learned how to select the perfect antibiotic
Biologists have studied pathogen communication patterns, The Daily Mail reports. As a result, a test identifying the presence of bacteria and making a diagnosis in 30 seconds has been designed. This may help to assign the most appropriate therapy as soon as possible.
Nanoparticles are able to restore the spinal cord after injury
According to N+1, the scientists of Michigan University have tested the power of nanoparticles on rodents. The particles enhanced the growth of new nerve fibers and helped the mice to quickly regain the partial mobility of the hind limbs. It is known that neutrophils and monocytes (immune cells) enter the zone of spinal cord injury. These cells begin to secrete pro-inflammatory compounds, leading to an increase in vascular permeability, edema formation, death of neurons, the destruction of axons myelin sheath (processes of nerve cells) and the disruption of their functioning as well.
The experimental preparation eliminates consequences of traumatic brain injury
Scientists from the University of California treated mice received craniocerebral trauma with ISRIB preparation (CCT). Scientists have established that the preparation helped rodents to remember new information. Previous studies have shown that ISRIB improved memory in healthy mice, UPI.com reports.
Anti-acne remedy proves its vascular efficacy
According to The Daily Mail, this remedy prevents heart attacks and strokes by maintaining the elasticity of blood vessels. It is about reducing the risk of atherosclerosis caused by calcium precipitations, which reduce the lumen of blood vessels and make their wall more rigid.
Special light exposure is a salvation from oncology and injuries
Hudson Medical Research Institute and Swinburne University have developed a method for treating cancer and soft tissue injuries with light. According to Xinhua, a new photodynamic remedy IXV-PO2 has been tested on ovarian cancer cells. The remedy has allowed to destroy cancer cells in vitro.
Discovery: dietary supplements containing vitamin D can save you from death
Studies have shown that such supplements reduce the mortality rate caused by cancer, "Vademecum" reports. Scientists believe that it is critically important for cancer patients to maintain a normal level of vitamin D. Statistics shows that cancer patients often suffer from vitamin D deficiency. For residents of northern countries, this is especially important, because vitamin D is produced by the body due to sunlight. However, not everyone can boast about abundance of the liver, eggs and oily fish (sources of vitamin D) in the diet.
The first vaccine against "intestinal flu" is being prepared for testing.
Accordint to Xinhua, Chinese officials gave their permission for clinical trials of the world's first vaccine against norovirus (the most common cause of viral gastroenteritis). The vaccine developer is Shanghai Pasteur Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. For four years the scientists have been worked on such vaccine.
Universal influenza vaccine may become real
Researchers from the University of Michigan and Ikana Medical School came close to creating a universal vaccine against influenza, Xinhua reports. The scientists have analyzed the condition of people infected with influenza and tested their blood for different antibodies.