Artificial skin will be made from silkworms

Artificial skin will be made from silkwormsArtificial skin will be made from silkworms Genetically modified silkworm Opletal cocoon thread, which contains part of the human protein - collagen. For the production of silk cocoons are heated, in which the pupa is killed, and threads of silk untwine. Following the same procedure, the researchers then identified the collagen by chemical means. Pharmaceutical companies hope that the collagen can be used for artificial skin and suturing. Currently, some important proteins, such as insulin or thrombin can be obtained artificially, but their production from mammalian cells requires the use of expensive bioreactors. The use of silkworms is much cheaper and easier. Читать полностью -->

Confirmed the presence of Kurgan poultry avian influenza

Confirmed the presence of Kurgan poultry avian influenzaLaboratory results confirmed the presence of avian influenza virus (H5N1) among the population of birds on Utyatskoe poultry Kurgan region. This was reported by the chief veterinary officer of the area Mykola Petrenko on Wednesday. "At the moment is taking all the necessary measures to eliminate avian influenza on Utyatskoe factory. Measures are taken to prevent transfer of infection in the region and in other regions," said Petrenko. He stressed that while the seat of the disease exists only on the territory of the factory and nowhere else. Petrenko said that experts have begun the destruction of infected birds, allocated for these purposes from the regional budget of 2.5 million rubles. Читать полностью -->

Hypothyroidism (myxedema)

Hypothyroidism (myxedema)HYPOTHYROIDISM (myxedema) is a disease caused by insufficient provision of organs and tissues of the thyroid hormones. Etiology. In primary hypothyroidism - direct damage to the thyroid gland: congenital anomalies, inflammatory and chronic infections, autoimmune nature, damage to the thyroid gland after administration of radioactive iodine, thyroid surgery, the lack of iodine in the environment; when the secondary - infectious, neoplastic, or traumatic lesions of the hypothalamic-pituitary system. Overdose mercazole can lead to the functional form of primary hypothyroidism. The peripheral form of the disease is due or impaired peripheral metabolism of thyroid hormones, or reduce the sensitivity of organs and tissues to thyroid hormones. The pathogenesis. Читать полностью -->

the Japanese are now forced to smoke in special trailers

the Japanese are now forced to smoke in special trailersIn Japan, the authorities will tighten measures against smokers. Decree of the mayor of Tokyo says that smokers are seen with Smoking a cigarette in hand in public areas of the Central area of the city that houses the Park office buildings, will be subject to a fine in the amount of r156. In the use of smokers from 8:00 to 21:00 special trailer, equipped with air conditioning. Daily they already use for about 300 people. Since the introduction of the regulation into effect in November last year, at least 2 thousand 250 people were fined for Smoking in a public place. Thus the city Treasury was added 3.5 million yen. Читать полностью -->

Fish - prophylaxis of asthma

Fish - prophylaxis of asthmaFish - prophylaxis of asthma Researchers from Cambridge University believe that regular consumption of fatty fish (salmon or mackerel) will reduce the risk of developing asthma. According to the latest research results of experts, it was found that 300 people are diagnosed with Lастма¦ almost never ate fatty fish. Study leader Dr. Bipin Patel said that in the last 30 years, the interest of scientists to the problems of diagnostics and treatment of asthmatic diseases has increased. Perhaps this is due to the fact that people are excluded from their diet of fatty fish. Dr. Читать полностью -->

the Effectiveness of electric toothbrushes is a myth

the Effectiveness of electric toothbrushes is a mythA review of 42 studies showed that, in most cases, traditional toothbrushes clean teeth and protect gums from inflammation not worse than electric. Only one type of electric toothbrushes were more effective than conventional brushes, making the rotational-vibrational motion. Sales of electric toothbrushes is rapidly increasing worldwide, but the majority of these devices does not justify the invested money. Professor Peter Robinson from Sheffield University (UK), who conducted the survey, says: "Those who use the electric toothbrush without the rotational-vibrational heads, don't worry - no harm these brushes will bring. But, if you want to brush your teeth really thoroughly - buy rotation-oscillation brush. Choosing a toothbrush is not just a matter of taste; people take into account the price, listen to the recommendations of professionals. Читать полностью -->

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