The researchers of Cancer Center, University of Hawaii (the USA) have produced a new type of anticancer drug BP-1-102. The oral drug attacks a key protein, which starts the process of development of many types of oncological diseases, including lung, breast and skin cancer.
A teenager from the USA developed the method of pancreatic cancer diagnosis at early stages of the development of neoplastic process. 15 year old Jack Andrak became the winner of the competition of scientific achievements among schoolchildren Intel ISEF.
A simple test may predict the risk of a fatal stroke among elderly men. The test is based on drawing the lines, connecting the figures in a descending order in as short as possible time.
The XII National Congress of Cardiologists of Ukraine took place on September 21-33, 2011 in Kiev. The congress was carried out at organizational support of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, the Ministry of Healthcare of Ukraine, the Association of Cardiologists of Ukraine and the National Scientific Centre “Institute of Cardiology named after N.D. Strazheska” of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine.
Spanish scientists have tested vaccine MVA-B and found out, that it initiated an immune response to AIDS in 92% of all cases. According to the results of preliminary investigations, owing to this vaccine the organism begins to distinguish AIDS.
Scientists of the Oncology Institute (Great Britain) inform that they have succeeded in finding medication against so called mixed lineage leukemia (MLL).
Blood vessel occlusion includes compensatory mechanism: the organism starts formation of new vessels avoiding the old ones. This process can be accelerated by suppression the work of one of microregulatory RNAs, which disallows cell division.
Marshall University researchers (the USA) have found out that the risk of breast cancer dropped significantly in mice when their regular diet included a modest amount of walnuts.
A study carried out by Chinese scientists has proved that high blood pressure could be caused by cytomegalovirus.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new preparation for treatment of virulent type of skin cancer.