News of World Medicine
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.
17.01.2018 Researchers have solved the problem of organ transplant rejection
The drug, which was originally intended to be used for the treatment of diabetes but never launched on the market, has found a new life. As The Daily Mail notes, scientists suggest to use it as a remedy for prevention of organ transplant rejection. According to statistics, every sixth patient dies after a heart transplant within a year. And the survivors have the increased risk of infection, weight gain, cancer and diabetes due to the need of using anti-immunity drugs for the rest of their lives.
16.01.2018 Stem cells may help to defeat diabetes
Scientists from the University of Copenhagen have found out that stem cells can be successfully converted into beta cells of the pancreas that produce insulin. The transplantation of such cells to diabetics will be a real breakthrough in treatment. According to the researchers, about 415 million people suffer from diabetes in the world, NDTV reports.
09.01.2018 New device may slow the growth of brain tumors
Scientists from the US have managed to slow down the growth of glioblastoma (the most aggressive form of brain cancer) by using a new device. This device is attached to the shaved part of the patient's head and generates low-intensity electric fields continuously. A network of isolated electrodes directs the fields to a tumor, UPI.com reports.
04.01.2018 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.
03.01.2018 Researchers have learnt more about stuttering
As Psych Central notes scientists from Germany have found that stuttering is associated with the hyperactivity of the neural network in the right frontal lobe of the brain. According to the experts, this neural network prevents the planning of articulatory movements and their implementation. Due to this, a person stutters.
02.01.2018 Rheumatoid arthritis medicine may help people suffering from cancer
Scientists of the University of East Anglia have found that leflunomide (a drug from rheumatoid arthritis) may increase the effectiveness of chemotherapy. Leflunomide in combination with a chemotherapeutic drug, selumethinib, has inhibited a tumor growth in mice with melanoma, Zee News reports.
29.12.2017 Brain damage may turn a person into a criminal
As The Hindustan Times notes, scientists from the Medical Center of Vanderbilt University have analyzed the data of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) of volunteers. The experts have found a link between brain damage and acquired sociopathy.
27.12.2017 Administration of folic acid during pregnancy causes allergies in children
It is known that folic acid is able to prevent neural tube defects. Therefore, doctors recommend women to use folic acid supplements during the first trimester of pregnancy. However, sometimes taking folic acid can cause undesirable consequences, Zee News reports.