News of World Medicine
THE OPTIMAL AGE FOR THE TREATMENT OF MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED
Swiss scientists have determined that a period of 30 to 32 years is the perfect age for treating multiple sclerosis. If you delay the start of treatment for multiple sclerosis up to 40 years, then the risk of disability increases significantly.
NOBEL PRIZE WINNERS IN PHYSIOLOGY OR MEDICINE 2019
The Nobel Prize was awarded by U.S. scientists William Kelin and Gregg Semence, as well as their British counterpart Peter Ratcliff in 2019. They received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine due to their discovery in the field of cancer therapy.
DIABETES MEDICATION HAS BEEN SHOWN TO BE EFFECTIVE IN MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
Metformin has shown astounding results in an animal clinical study. The study has established the ability of metformin to influence on the recovery of the myelin sheath in rats. Next year, scientists are going to carry out the research on humans.
DUTCH SCIENTISTS HAVE DEVELOPED A BREAKTHROUGH METHOD TO FIGHT HERPES
Thanks to CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing technology, scientists were able to significantly suppress the activity of three types of herpes in the human body and achieve 95% virus reduction in the cells
NEW CREAM ELIMINATES VITILIGO STAINS
A cream based on ruxolitinib (a selective inhibitor of Janus kinases) has shown excellent results in patients with vitiligo. The cream significantly improved whole body repigmentation for 52 weeks.
FIRST CONTACT LENSES APPROVED TO SLOW MYOPIA IN CHILDREN
The FDA has approved the first contact lenses indicated to slow myopia in children aged 8 to 12 years.
Bacteria killing Staphylococcus aureus has been found at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean
The bacteria have been found in a sea sponge, living at a depth of about two kilometers in Atlantic Ocean.
A unique drug delivery system has been developed
The new method, named as “medicine on the reel”, can rid thousands of patients of the need for regular pills intake.
A new model may predict medicines expiration
Researchers from the USA have developed a model showing of how highly concentrated antibody solutions are separated into different phases, like water and oil. Such separation may reduce the stability and the shelf life of some drugs, accordingly.
The experimental hydrogel-based remedy has successfully passed primary clinical trials
American startup Ventrix has developed and successfully tested VentriGel hydrogel-based remedy for repairing heart damage.