Atrial fibrillation (heartbeat rhythm failure) may be unnoticed on ECG, especially when the rhythm of the heartbeat returns to its normal condition for a while. According to BBC, artificial intelligence created by Mayo Clinic may help to avoid a fatal diagnostic error. Scientists have revealed arrhythmia signs hidden from the doctor’s eye.
As Mail.RU News notes, the scientists of Carnegie-Mellon University have tested FRESH technology. FRESH allows to create an extracellular matrix - the structural basis of organs and tissues. Until recently, scientists could not recreate the matrix in full - the matrix structure is very complex and protein structures deform.
As Mirage News notes, the scientist of Tel Aviv University have created a nanoparticle-based vaccine that can prevent the development of melanoma and at the same time is suitable for the destruction of existing tumors and metastases. The vaccine can make immune therapy as effective as possible.
The scientists of Harvard University have devised how to heal the damaged internal organs. The main problem is that it is difficult to attach healing materials and different versions of medical plasters to wet and slippery surfaces. According to Engadget the scientists have solved this problem by using a gel-like product obtained on the basis of E. coli.
American scientists have used HIV to create gene therapy.
The virus strain causing the common cold, is able to find, infect and kill cancer cells in patients with bladder cancer, The Deccan Chronicle reports. Scientists have tested the safety and tolerability of CVA21 virus in 15 patients with invasive bladder cancer (Coxsackie virus).
As Eurek Alert notes, Houston Methodist Hospital has tested a unique drug delivery system that may become indispensable for patients with chronic illnesses, such as arthritis, diabetes and heart disease. This is a small implant with nano-channels that can be remotely controlled via Bluetooth.
As The Daily Mail notes, western experts have managed to remove HIV traces from rodent DNA. This was done by using drug therapy and genome editing method. The rodents used in the experiment could produce human T-lymphocytes (immune cells) susceptible to HIV.
According to Medical Express, American scientists have revealed of how to make immune therapy, such as T-cell therapy and transplantation of hematopoietic stem cells (THC), more effective. They propose to change T-cells by using thioredoxin - a natural antioxidant.
Biologists have studied pathogen communication patterns, The Daily Mail reports. As a result, a test identifying the presence of bacteria and making a diagnosis in 30 seconds has been designed. This may help to assign the most appropriate therapy as soon as possible.