Parental eating habits can lead to obesity in the newborn
Did you know that nutrition determines what your grandchildren will be like? I am convinced that human nutritional behavior is important at any stage of his life. What kind of…

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What we are treated with: Diagen
How manufacturers try to zombie retirees with promises based on the action of bear bile and fungus, zombie ants, why medical research institutes do not recognize “innovative development” and whether…

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ESR: blood levels in women, why increased or decreased
Any pathology or dysfunction in the body is reflected in a change in the composition of the blood. That is why a blood test is one of the first patient…

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genes can be used

Scientists have explained how an additional component can triple the effect of a vaccine

With an increase in population and an increase in the level of migration of the world’s population, the risk of major epidemics also increases. To prevent them, scientists around the world are working on ways to create highly effective vaccines that will simultaneously be more accessible for immunization. One way to achieve this is by adding an adjuvant to the vaccine. This is the name of a substance that enhances the immune response to an introduced antigen, that is, an “enemy” molecule against which the immune system will produce antibodies. Using this component, you can reduce the amount of the main active substance of the vaccine. Bacteriologists Alexander Yersen (the plague stick was named after him) and Emil Roux discovered this effect at the end of the 19th century. Continue reading

Biologists have studied the way death of cells with damaged DNA

Employees of the Faculty of Fundamental Medicine of Moscow State University named after MV Lomonosov investigated the effect of genotoxic stress on the stability of the genome, as well as various methods of eliminating defective cells. This condition occurs due to a variety of DNA damage and can lead to cell death. This work was supported by the Russian Science Foundation, and the article was published in the prestigious scientific journal Oncogene. Research will help improve cancer treatments.

Ensuring the stability of the genome is necessary for the normal functioning of the cell. Errors in the replication (doubling) of DNA, as well as a variety of external factors: ultraviolet radiation, chemicals, etc., can violate this stability. The very structure of the hereditary material changes in this case – this is called genotoxic stress. It is fraught with the development of cancer and other dangerous diseases. Continue reading

Human cells used to determine carcinogenicity of substances.

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have come up with a new screening method that is faster, easier and more accurate than existing tests, can determine if a particular substance can cause cancer. An article by scientists was published in the journal Nucleic Acids Research.

At present, according to researchers, about 80 thousand chemicals are used in industry. For the vast majority of them, there is very little or no information about carcinogenicity — the ability to cause cancer. Continue reading

How to start enjoying motherhood: postpartum depression and methods to combat it
The first thing a woman hears after the birth of a child is numerous congratulations from family and friends. And the whole environment seems to impose a state of happiness…

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Color blindness - types, interesting facts and a diagnostic test with pictures
Color blindness is a violation of the color perception of vision. Simply put, color blind is a person who does not distinguish between certain colors or shades. According to statistics,…

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Progesterone. The norm of the hormone in women, what to do with a reduced rate?
Latin progesterone means "for pregnancy." This hormone in women is secreted by the adrenal glands, brain tissue and cells of the corpus luteum in the ovaries, and male tissue of…

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Headache during pregnancy: features, causes and treatment
Women who have a baby regularly suffer from migraines. Headaches often occur in the first three months of an “interesting” situation, and continue to bother until the baby is born.…

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