News of World Medicine
Experts have identified new genetic risk factors for psoriasis

It has long been known about genes associated with psoriasis. Each of them plays a relatively small role. Scientists from the University of Michigan have found new genetic ways and potential targets for medicines for psoriasis. They have found 16 genetic markers of the disease, reports.

The new test will significantly simplify the diagnosis of cancer

A study conducted by scientists from the University of Exeter has shown that high blood platelet concentration is a cancer marker. Experts say that medics should check all patients whose platelet level has suddenly increased. Timely diagnosis can save the lives of many people, Zee News reports.

Omega-3 fatty acids can prevent alimentary infection

Scientists from the University of South Denmark have established that omega-3 fatty acids "turn off" certain genes of listeria - bacteria that cause listeriosis. It is important that omega-3 acids do not kill the listeria because under the threat of death the bacteria produce resistance. Walnuts, olive oil and salmon are in omega-3 acids, The Daily Mail reports.

Sound sleep and vitamin D help with arthritis and chronic back pain

Scientists from the Federal University of São Paulo have analyzed previous studies. The researchers have found that vitamin D supplements and sound sleep are an effective combination to relieve the pain during menstruation and arthritis. Also, vitamin D can relieve chronic back pain, The Hindustan Times reports.

Apparently the unique vaccine against HIV will soon be launched on the market

According "Remedium", Inovio company is close to creating an effective DNA vaccine Pennvax-GP against HIV infection. Clinical studies of the first phase have already been published.

Scientists have discovered new genes related to intelligence

Until now, experts knew only a few genes related to intelligence. The scientists from the Amsterdam Independent University have discovered 52 genes of this type. It turned out that 40 genes were related to intelligence. Many of these genes affected not only the level of intelligence, but also growth, figure and smoking propensity.

A graphene sensor may warn of asthma attacks

Scientists have created a sensor based on graphene, which monitors and helps to fight asthma and other respiratory diseases, Zee News reports. The sensor will identify an asthmatic attack at the early stage thereby preventing hospitalization and even death. The idea is that a person with a lung disease will carry the sensor on his neck or wrist. Another option - a person will periodically blow into the device to predict the onset of asthma attack.

Thanks to a simple device examining breathing, you won’t have to do the blood tests

According to scientists, complex and long-term tests involving blood sampling will soon disappear. According to Zee News, an inexpensive disposable sensor was introduced. This sensor helps to make a diagnosis by people's breathing. The sensor is able to identify the markers of various diseases in the breath.

A simple test will identify the risk of Alzheimer's disease

In the saliva, scientists have found molecules that are biomarkers of dementia. Apparently, thanks to this, a new test may soon appear. This test will allow to identify the disease at the early stage. The study included three groups (29 people), Psych Central reports.

Biologists have told about a new strain of bacteria that are not afraid of antibiotics

American doctors have revealed in patients of Houston clinics a new strain of super bacteria which is resistant to almost all antibiotics. This pathogen was found in every third patient. According to James Musser of the Methodist Hospital of Houston, this discovery was a big and unpleasant surprise.