platelets secrete special
Why rotavirus infection victims die, why the genome of its pathogen looks completely insane for a molecular biologist, can you get vaccinated against rotavirus, if you are an adult, which vaccine is the best and safest and if Russia should be vaccinated nationwide – read the new issue of the rubric “What they treat us with.”
Intestinal but not flu
Rotavirus infection is often called “intestinal flu.” Although this name has nothing to do with the systematics of the viruses that cause it, it describes the symptoms well: fever, muscle and joint pain (like the flu) come along with symptoms from the gastrointestinal tract (nausea and diarrhea). Before the age of five, almost everyone has time to get sick at least once. Continue reading
Scientists from the I. Kant Baltic Federal University using Raman spectroscopy examined the platelets of patients suffering from cardiovascular diseases and compared them with the spectra of healthy people’s cells. Researchers identified informative spectral regions and showed the promise of studying human platelets using Raman spectroscopy to diagnose diseases associated with changes in the activity of these cells and predict the effectiveness of antithrombotic therapy.
The study was supported by a grant from the Russian Science Foundation. The results are presented at several conferences on optics and medicine: Optics in Health Care and Biomedical Optics IX, October 20–23, 2019, Hangzhou, China and the 6th Annual European Congress on Clinical and Translational Medicine. October 18-20, 2019 Vienna, Austria, and also published in the SPIE Digital Library and the European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine. Continue reading