Popular dietary supplements can damage DNA

Popular dietary supplements can damage DNAChromium picolinate, a popular Supplement used as a means to build muscle and weight loss, can damage the structure of DNA. The use of this additive led to a fatal genetic mutation and sterility in fruit flies, according to the Agency. The first two generations of flies that were used in writing chromium picolinate, it was more sterile individuals, male and female. The study was conducted by the National Academy of Sciences. Reuters Health. . Читать полностью -->

How to deal with medical errors? version of the US Congress

How to deal with medical errors? version of the US CongressIn the House of representatives of the U.S. Congress debated the bill on the system of voluntary notification about medical errors. Its adoption involves the creation of a network of public and private organizations, which will analyze information on medical errors, to determine their causes and to offer recommendations for their reduction. While lawmakers hope that all necessary information will be provided to physicians on a voluntary basis (of course, while maintaining privacy and guarantees that this information will not end up in court). According to one of the creators of the document, Michael Bilirakis, the bill will move from the question 'who is to blame?' to the question 'how to avoid it in the future?' and will contribute to the reduction of medical errors. By the way, the last number in the U.S. Читать полностью -->


MesotheliomaA malignant tumor arising in the pleura or the peritoneum. Observed in clinical practice is relatively rare. The risk of disease is higher in patients with asbestosis. The clinical symptoms are not specific. Pleural mesothelioma - pain in the chest, shortness of breath, cough, accumulation of exudate in the pleural cavity, when mesothelioma abdomen - pain in the abdomen, weight loss, determined by palpable abdominal tumor, ascites. In addition to various non-neoplastic diseases, differential diagnosis spend with metastasis to the pleura and peritoneum tumors of different localization. Читать полностью -->

Leading manufacturer of handkerchiefs embarked on prevention of ARVI

Leading manufacturer of handkerchiefs embarked on prevention of ARVIThe American company Kimberly-Clark Corp. said Wednesday that launches anti-viral tissues Kleenex. The company intends to position a new product, as a means of prevention of colds. Now Kimberly-Clark and its competitors already produce antibacterial wipes, but antiviral product appears on the market first. As stated by the Manager of the brand Kleenex Steve ERB, "the consumer will immediately understand the benefits of the new scarves", as it has already done the testing participants. These shawls first need Protogenes people, according to Kimberly-Clark. Читать полностью -->

Russian genetics crossed plant with animals

Russian genetics crossed plant with animalsNovosibirsk genetics together with their colleagues from the Institute of clinical immunology and Institute of chemical biology has created a plant that contains human genes. Cytokine well known in medicine as a reliable means of enhancing immunity. However, it is very expensive. The fact that the cytokine is produced from animals, so his production has always required a considerable cost. To eliminate the embarrassing inconvenience come from genetics, Novosibirsk, who for two years conducted a complex transplant desired human gene into the plant life form. The result of this work created a new transgenic plant, which is now showing steady signs of accumulation in itself miraculous amplifier immunity. Читать полностью -->

Aperture of the larynx

Aperture of the larynxAPERTURE of the LARYNX connective tissue membrane in the larynx. The reason is the formation of scar tissue as a result of long wearing endotracheal or tracheotomies tube, the inflammatory process (handoperated larynx), scleroma, rare congenital anomaly. Symptoms, course depend on the size of the diaphragm; its substantial size marked shortness of breath, especially during exercise, hoarseness, with a small aperture complaints may be missing. Upon examination of the larynx is visible membrane in the area of the glottis or in podskladochny space. Treatment. The extension of the lumen of the larynx using bugei or bronchoscopic tube. Читать полностью -->

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