News of World Medicine
According to scientists, standard blood tests and blind treatment are a thing of the past
In the future, everyone will have a chip with stem cells inside. This chip may actually replace the medical card. It is going to be used to perform laboratory tests and to create a truly personalized medicine (each drug can be tested on such chip without endangering the person). From the biological point of view, the system is as complex as possible. Plus, it has the genetic imprint of the cells owner.This means that tests will be as accurate as possible.
Diabetes can be a sign of pancreatic cancer
American researchers have found that patients with type 2 diabetes are 2.3 times increased likelihood of developing pancreatic cancer. Experts have analyzed data about 50 000 people hospitalized between 1993 and 2013, The Deccan Chronicle reports.
A unique vaccine against cholera will stop the world's epidemics
As "Remedium" notes, Russian researchers are working to create the first domestic recombinant vaccine against cholera. Unlike the already existing medicinal products, the Russian vaccine promises to be safer than analogs. The vaccine against cholera is a project of the State Research Institute of Highly Pure Biopreparations of FMBA of Russia.
Scientists have designed a new painkiller, which is not addictive
A new painkiller can be as effective as opioid analgesics. An important advantage of the compound synthesized by scientists is that there is no addictive effect. Researchers have already tested anesthetizing in mice, UPI.com reports.
A new form of DNA molecule has been found in living organisms
In 1953, scientists Rosalind Franklin, James Watson and Francis Crick were able to study the structure of the double helix of DNA molecule. This discovery has made a fundamental contribution to the development of molecular biology. Recently, Australian scientists have found out that the double helix is not the one possible form of DNA, Komsomolskaya Pravda reports.
Scientists have examined the enzyme responsible for cancer cells immortality in detail
Almost every cell of the human body has its copy of the genetic material enclosed in the chromosomes. In the process of cell division, the end parts of chromosomes can be lost. To prevent this they are protected by special elements of DNA - telomeres. The formation of telomeres is regulated by the enzyme telomerase, "Vlad Time" reports.
Researchers have designed a powerful glue for broken bones
The treatment of fractures can last up to 12 weeks. If the lower extremities are damaged, the person has to stay in a lying position for a long time or use crutches. As The Daily Mail notes Swedish scientists have designed a unique glue that can fix a fracture just in 5 minutes.
People who are afraid of a heart attack should beware of respiratory system diseases
Australian physicians, in the person of Professor Jeff Toffler of the University of Sydney, say that the recently experienced respiratory disease increases the risk of a heart attack by 17 times, ABC News reports. The risk is especially high in the first five days when symptoms of disease occurred. Further, it begins to decline gradually, but still it remains as increased for a month.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder was associated with inflammation in the brain
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is characterized by the manifestations of involuntary obsessive thoughts (obsessions) and attempts to get rid of them through compulsive actions (compulsions). As it turns out the people with OCD have the increased level of inflammation in the brain. This was revealed by scientists from Canada.
Tobacco leaves - a universal remedy for skin diseases
Scientists have found a collagen in tobacco leaves. It is a protein from which the skin condition depends. In particular, collagen provides its strength and elasticity. Experts say that tobacco leaves can cure skin diseases and accelerate the recovery process in damaged tendons, VladTime reports.