Scientists of the University of Eastern Finland believe that omega-6 fatty acids are the key to reducing the risk of untimely death. In addition, they prevent the development of cardiovascular diseases, RIA News reports. According to the scientists, linoleic acid is the most common polyunsaturated fatty acid omega-6.
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.
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.
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.
Dronabinol is a cannabinoid agonist prescribed rarely for nausea and vomiting to patients undergoing chemotherapy. A new study conducted at the University of Illinois, has found that dronabinol fights against sleep apnea successfully. Sleep apnea is a disorder that increases the risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, hypertension and type 2 diabetes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.