News of World Medicine
29.11.2019 A unique material kills bacteria without antibiotics
A group of scientists from NUST MISiS, has created a new material for medical implants that simplifies recovery from fractures, Remedium reports. The secret is to use platinum and iron nanoparticles. They allow to destroy up to 98% of harmful bacteria, as a result to reduce the risk of postoperative infections.
29.11.2019 Scientists have tested a revolutionary diabetes therapy
Kadimastem Company from Israeli has reported that the rodent trials of the new IsletRx anti-diabetes drug have been successfully completed. As Xinhua notes, therapy is based on working pancreatic cells and a unique microencapsulation technology. The experiments have proved the safety of the delivery method and the effectiveness of therapy (blood sugar levels were within the normal range).
29.11.2019 Oncologists have found the true cause of cancer
The University of Northern Carolina has established that mainly cancer develops as a result of the interaction of bacteria and glycoprotein MUC1, which covers the surface of epithelial cells in the body. According to Eurolab, MUC1 is present in almost all glandular epithelial cells.
29.11.2019 Oral insulin capsules will replace insulin injections
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.
04.12.2019 Scientists have created a new influenza vacine
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.
29.11.2019 An aneurysm has been removed by a robotic system for the first time in history
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.
29.11.2019 Lenses treating myopia, will be available in 2020
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..
29.11.2019 A unique patch may improve the heart abnormalities diagnosis
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.
13.12.2019 Scientists suggest to use special nanoparticles for cancer diagnosis
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.
13.12.2019 Vitamin D supplements can save millions of people from cold and flu every year
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.