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    07.12.2017 By means of one drop of blood, a simple test may detect cancer

    Only a drop of blood is required for a new test detecting 30-40 biomarkers of the disease. Results can be received within 24 hours. This method will change the diagnosis of bowel cancer. As The Daily Mail notes, some patients will not be subjected to unpleasant and dangerous colonoscopy any more.

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    05.12.2017 Cancer drugs may help to control blood pressure

    Researchers from Georgetown University say that drugs suppressing the growth of cancer tumors also affect blood pressure. These are fibroblast growth factor inhibitors involved in angiogenesis (new blood vessels formation).

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    04.12.2017 Genetics have shown the place in the genome where all allergic reactions are associated

    Scientists have identified more than 100 genes acting as risk factors for severe allergic reactions, hay fever, eczema and asthma, Zee News reports. Earlier, it has been already established that these ailments have a single genetic basis. However, geneticists did not know where the problem genes affecting the functioning of the immune system exactly were.

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    01.12.2017 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.

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    30.11.2017 Scientists dispelled the myth of popular medicines against heartburn

    Previous studies have shown that proton pump inhibitors, which are usually prescribed for heartburn and other acid-related diseases, increase the risk of developing dementia. But now experts have disproved this. According to The Deccan Chronicle, the researchers have analyzed the data of 3484 adults aged 65 and over.

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    28.11.2017 A new remedy may help to relieve chronic hepatitis

    The developers have reported on the successful completion of Myrcludex B interim tests. Myrcludex B is a drug intended to patients with chronic hepatitis B (delta agent). As "Remedium" notes, the drug has been tested on 120 patients for 24 weeks. During that time the volunteers had no serious side effects. This proves the safety of the therapy.

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    27.11.2017 Medicine for multiple sclerosis will fight against resistant bacteria

    Glatiramer acetate is a medicinal product, used to treat multiple sclerosis for 20 years. It turns out that it is able to cope with antibiotic resistant bacteria. As Zee News notes, experts say that the drug is safe and has no serious side effects.

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    23.11.2017 Discovery: genes determine the life expectancy of cancer patients

    A new study, carried out by scientists from the United States, involved 365 people suffering from pancreatic adenocarcinoma. The tumor could be removed surgically. The researchers have found that the life expectancy of patients depends on changes in the four genes, The Indian Express reports.

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    21.11.2017 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.

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    20.11.2017 Type 2 diabetes mellitus can be really cured with a very low-calorie diet

    This is proved by Yale University, as Times of India notes. It is known that the disease is reversed in many patients experiencing a bariatric surgery (stomach bandaging or shunting). This kind of surgery causes increased calorie consumption.