Oramed Pharmaceuticals Company from Israeli has reported the successful test of insulin capsules helping to control diabetes. As Xinhua notes, a drug known as ORMD-0801 may become the first oral form of insulin.
American researchers are working on a universal flu vaccine that should work against both seasonal and pandemic influenza. Clinical examination results were very encouraging - the vaccine showed efficacy.
As Xinhua notes, a group of Canadian doctors performed the world's first brain aneurysm surgery by using a robotic system. According to the doctors, the use of robotic technologies may improve the quality of treatment for patients with aneurysm and stroke.
Zio patch applied to the chest can prevent stroke and heart attack by detecting an abnormal heartbeat. It is hard to identify the changes in heart rhythm that occur infrequently (1-2 times a week). According to The Daily Mail, Zio patch is approximately 8 times more effective than standard sensors that monitor the heartbeat.
In March next year, a unique product is going to be launched on the market in the United States - the first contact lenses named MiSight and manufactured by CooperVision are intended to slow down the development of myopia in children aged 8-12 years, Remedium reports..
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.
According to BBC, this vitamin is significantly important for bone health, but it is also necessary for normal functioning of the immune system. For this reason, experts recommend to enrich foods with vitamin D. Immunity uses vitamin D for the production of immune "weapons" that make holes in bacteria and viruses.
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.
According to Science World Report, Vitamin C is 10 times more efficient than one of the experimental anti-cancer drugs. This fact was discovered by researchers from the University of Salford. The scientists have studied the effects of experimental medications and natural substances, including ascorbic acid (vitamin C), on the growth of cancer cells.
Vitamin supplements can powerfully affect the human’s condition. British experts from the University of Manchester have found that the addition of vitamins B6, B8 and B12 in the diet of patients with schizophrenia increases the effectiveness of medications, and also reduces the risk of disease recurrence, "M24.RU" reports.