News of World Medicine
Smart computer program may replace medical diagnosticians
Chinese scientists have developed a self-learning artificial intelligence capable to diagnose prostate cancer by separating samples of a sick person from healthy tissue samples. The system evaluation accuracy is comparable to the accuracy of real diagnosticians, The Deccan Chronicle reports.
Popular drugs contribute to spreading antibiotic resistance
Because of statins, tablets for allergies and other commonly used drugs, the problem of antibiotic resistance is becoming more urgent. As The Daily Mail notes, researchers from Germany have found that a quarter of drugs inhibits the growth of bacteria in the intestine.
Researchers are sure that a universal remedy against malaria is found
A team of scientists has discovered a new human antibody that can prevent malaria infection. This happens due to involving a special part of the surface protein, which is available in almost all types of malarial parasite, Zee News reports. This antibody (CIS43) has a better protection against malaria than any other known antibody.
A remedy for asthmatics may prevent skin problems
Omalizumab, a drug that is commonly used to treat asthma, can help the people who have itchy blisters on their skin due to cold or rubbing. This was discovered by scientists from Charité University Clinic. The scientists have carried out two clinical studies, Zee News reports.
Scientists have found a "switch" responsible for a tumor growth
Scientists from the Karolinsky Institute have carried out a study in mice. They have revealed a "genetic switch" that regulates the growth of cancer cells. When it’s "off" the development of cancer in rodents was prevented. Normal cells were not damaged, as their growth is controlled by another "switch", The Hindustan Times reports.
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.
Scientists have discovered a new class of antibiotics
Antibiotic bacteria resistance is one of the most acute problems in medicine. The lack of new drugs and the reckless use of antibiotics led to a major crisis in the treatment of infectious diseases. As The Daily Mail notes, many bacteria causing deadly diseases are not afraid of antibiotics, absolutely.
Scientists have found molecules that can destroy tumors
Selenium is a powerful antioxidant, useful for health. TrxR1 enzyme, containing selenium, supports the growth of cells and protects them from oxidative stress. Previous studies have shown that selenium is associated with the development of cancer, but this correlation is complex and not well studied, The Deccan Chronicle reports.
Experts have changed their attitude to vaccinations of pregnant women
American scientists from the US Centers for Control and Prevention of Diseases call on pregnant women not to be afraid of immunization and to become more actively vaccinated against the flu. Also, the experts suggest the introduction of adsorbed DTP vaccine, "Remedium" reports.
A remedy for gout may help people with heart failure
Heart failure occurs when the heart can not contract effectively and does not supply blood to all organs and tissues. American researchers have tried to solve this problem by means of a long-known remedy for gout, Medical News Today reports.