Times of medicine based on (e) clairvoyance

Last Thursday, May 4, something unusual happened: two of the most important medical journals, The New England Journal of Medicine and The Lancet published, with just over an hour apart, two retractions of two articles signed by the same authors. These were two controversial studies that suggested that hydroxychloroquine may increase the mortality of patients […]

RIVM: yet risk of floating virus in stuffy space

The likelihood of the Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 infecting humans through fine floating aerosol droplets in small, unventilated areas is normally negligible. But it can increase if the infected person secretes an unusually high amount of viruses, or if people spend hours together in an unventilated room. This is evident from a study carried out by researchers […]

China says G4 swine flu is not new and does not infect humans easily

Employees work at a pork processing plant in Huaian, Jiangsu Province, China. FILE PHOTO. China Daily via REUTERS. ATTENTION EDITORS: THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY SHANGHAI / BEIJING, Jul 4 (Reuters) – China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on Saturday that the so-called G4 strain of swine flu is not […]

Scientists against WHO: ‘Acknowledge the risk of infection from small drops’ NOW

Hundreds of scientists state in an open letter to the World Health Organization (WHO) that there is evidence that the coronavirus also spreads in infectious tiny drops called aerosols. The WHO maintains that this has not yet been sufficiently demonstrated. Signed by 239 scientists in 32 countries, the letter contains evidence that tiny drops can […]

How to protect nerve cells in a stroke

Many neurons can survive a stroke, but for this you need to prevent them from losing too much potassium. A circulatory disturbance in the brain threatens with a stroke: a little blood comes to neurons, they lack oxygen and nutrients, and as a result, nerve cells die in large numbers. But among them there are […]

“More powerful virus”: Study: New corona variant is more infectious

In April, researchers from the United States reported that a variant of the coronavirus infected more cells than the original form of the pathogen that occurred in China. After initial criticism, the scientists are now backing up their results with further investigations. According to a study, a currently predominant variant of the coronavirus affects human […]

Barnaul was left without the title “City of Labor Valor”

Four cities immediately claimed this status from Altai: Barnaul, Biysk, Rubtsovsk and Novoaltaysk. The titles were awarded to Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg, Chelyabinsk, Samara, Perm, Nizhny Tagil, Saratov, Omsk, Kazan, Novosibirsk, Yaroslavl, Magnitogorsk, Izhevsk, Ufa, Tomsk, Ulyanovsk, Ivanovo, Novokuznetsk, Irkutsk and Borovichi. Note that, by law, their cities or public organizations can nominate their cities for […]

They develop technology to find more efficient stem cells in medicine

An international team of scientists has discovered a new “fast and simple” technology that enables more efficient stem cells to be obtained for regenerative medicine, a technique that would be applicable in diseases in which cell loss or degeneration is suffered. By introducing a molecule (the microRNA 203), the new protocol boosts, both in a […]