Accordint to Xinhua, Chinese officials gave their permission for clinical trials of the world's first vaccine against norovirus (the most common cause of viral gastroenteritis). The vaccine developer is Shanghai Pasteur Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. For four years the scientists have been worked on such vaccine.
Researchers from the University of Michigan and Ikana Medical School came close to creating a universal vaccine against influenza, Xinhua reports. The scientists have analyzed the condition of people infected with influenza and tested their blood for different antibodies.
According to Eurek Alert, scientists of the University of Colorado have revealed an anti-inflammatory compound in Mycobacterium vaccae bacteria. This compound may help to cope with autoimmune diseases and mental disorders.
Clinical trials of alofanib, Russian targeted antitumor drug, will be initiated shortly. These trials may show its safety and effectiveness, "Remedium" reports. They will be performed in patients with metastatic gastric cancer who do not respond to standard therapy.
Scientists of the University of Tempere have shown that the brain emboli of patients with a stroke contain DNA of oral pathogens, reports Technology Networks. The researchers have analyzed the thrombus aspirates removed in 75 patients with stroke in emergency treatment. It turned out that 79% of aspirates contained DNA of bacteria that can be found on the teeth surface.
A new remedy Zolgensma by Novartis Company is designed to replace long-term therapy for children with spinal muscular atrophy. The remedy is intended for a single use. Clinical trials that involved 36 children aged 2 weeks to 8 months have shown the effectiveness of such approach. The children demonstrated the acceleration of the development of motor skills (they better held their heads and sat). It should be reminded that spinal muscular atrophy often causes paralysis, breathing problems and death in the first months of a child’s life.
Elderly people taking proton pump inhibitors, which are usually prescribed for the treatment of acid-related diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, are at high risk of developing dementia. This is indicated by recent studies described in the Pharmaceutical Journal.
A group of scientists from Britain and Australia are researching bacteria causing scarlet fever. According to the scientists, they are quite ready to start work on a vaccine, The Sydney Morning Herald reports. We are talking about group A streptococcus. This pathogen being one of the most deadly bacteria causes not only scarlet fever.
According to "Vesti", glioblastoma is one of the most common and deadly types of brain cancer in adults.
Scientists from the United States (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) are carrying out clinical trials of the universal flu vaccine. They have evaluated its safety and ability to stimulate the immune response in healthy volunteers, Xinhua reports.