According to doctors a contact with antibiotics at the stage of fetal development may reduce the immune system and increase the risk of lung diseases in children. In fact, mice experiments have shown that antibiotics destroy the important bacteria in the gastro-intestinal tract (GIT), and disturb the entire balance, New Scientist reports.
A team of researchers from Korea worked on a vaccine against bacterial infection affecting shellfish. Also, the scientists tried to figure out whether the bacteria can cope with a cancer. The researchers have noticed that the bacteria affecting shellfish produce FlaB protein that induces an immune response, Medical Xpress reports.
Some cells, such as blood cells and intestinal epithelial cells are continuously updated throughout life, but cardiomyocytes (heart muscle cells) do not have such property. A cicatrization, which can cause
Scientists from the United States have found that increased levels of transforming growth factor-? (TGF-?) prevent the development of diabetic retinopathy. This disease is the main cause of blindness in adults. According to UPI.com rats with diabetes were studied by the scientists.
A revolutionary gene therapy was able to restore the hearing to deaf mice. The animals began to hear even a quiet whisper (sounds in the range of up to 25 dB), BBC reports. According to scientists, a similar approach may cure deaf people. The therapy corrects errors which were caused by the defects of auditory hairs.
As it turned out, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) such as ibuprofen that have an analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory effect, are dangerous to the heart. Scientists from the National Taiwan University Hospital have found out that NSAIDs can increase the risk of heart attack three times, The Daily Mail reports.
A repeated antibiotic therapy not only makes the bacteria resistant to drugs, but also helps them to reproduce faster than before. It is found by scientists from the University of Exeter. The scientists carried out a study on E.coli, which can cause severe abdominal pain, diarrhea and renal failure in people, The Hans India reports.
Scientists from the University of Sydney have designed a unique patch to prevent sunburn. The patch will inform a person when it is necessary to hide from the sun or re-apply sunscreen, The Sydney Morning Herald reports.
Scientists from London Royal College have tested 9.8 million genetic variants in 420,000 people. The experts have found 107 new genes associated with high blood pressure. A lot of these 107 genes were expressed in large volumes in vascular and cardiovascular tissues.
Scientists from the University of Pennsylvania have performed a study on mice with autism. The test animals took D-cycloserine, which is normally used for tuberculosis. Due to this remedy the rodents improved their social skills, UPI.com reports.