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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
According to Eurek Alert, scientists of the University of Colorado have revealed an anti-inflammatory compound in Mycobacterium vaccae bacteria. This compound may help to cope with autoimmune diseases and mental disorders.
Clinical trials of alofanib, Russian targeted antitumor drug, will be initiated shortly. These trials may show its safety and effectiveness, "Remedium" reports. They will be performed in patients with metastatic gastric cancer who do not respond to standard therapy.