A new antibiotic against resistant bacteria

A new type of antibiotic has been developed that has shown efficacy against treatment-resistant bacteria – enterococci. Researchers from the University of Umea (Sweden) and the University of Washington School of Medicine (USA) have published the results in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). The new class of antibiotics GmPcides was…

High-precision test to detect cervical cancer

U.S. scientists have developed a highly accurate test to detect markers of cervical cancer as well as determine the likelihood of developing the disease. The work of scientists at the University of California was published in the journal Genome Medicine. The researchers studied the process of DNA methylation. This is a biological process that uses…

Cancer vaccine may be available by 2030

The co-founders of the biotechnology company BioNTech announced the creation of a personalized cancer vaccine by 2030. Breakthroughs in mRNA vaccines from COVID-19, achieved during the pandemic, helped speed up the process. Professors Ugur Şahin and Özlem Turecı, founders of the biotechnology company BioNTech in Germany, told the BBC. BioNTech, in partnership with Pfizer, was…

“Your One and Only” Is More Than Enough

  “Your kid is spoiled”; “Your little one seems selfish”; “Poor little kid, he will grow up lonely!” If you are a mother of an only-child, you have definitely heard the same mantra over and over again. And of course, you have been told that your one and only has “only-child syndrome” just because he…

A way to make Staphylococcus aureus more vulnerable to antibiotics

Scientists have discovered a compound that makes the bacterium methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) more vulnerable to antibiotics. The work of British biologists from the University of Bath was published in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology. Staphylococcus aureus causes difficult-to-treat diseases such as sepsis and pneumonia. It differs in that it is resistant to most antibiotics…

Pain stimulates defense mechanisms in the body

Researchers from Harvard Medical School have found in experiments on mice that pain neurons in the mouse gut regulate the presence of protective mucus under normal conditions and stimulate intestinal cells to secrete more mucus during states of inflammation. The research by scientists published in the journal Cell states that the intestine and respiratory tract…

Eight signs of moral burnout

People have become exposed to a new intense type of stress, which is conventionally called moral burnout by experts. It is a more extreme stress and can cause serious emotional disorders, a study conducted by specialists of Sheffield University in cooperation with other scientists has shown. Moral burnout is associated with being in an environment…

Heat stress may affect kidney function

Acute kidney damage, defined as a dramatic decrease in glomerular filtration rate (GFR), is one of the leading causes of hospitalization during heat waves. A new study published in the American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology sheds light on how heat stress affects renal function. The results of the present study confirm that…