Scientists have learned how to repair the damaged spinal cord

Scientists have learned how to repair the damaged spinal cordScientists have learned how to repair the damaged spinal cord American scientists have developed a new technique of recovery from spinal cord injuries. Unfortunately, it has been tested only in rats. Animal cut the cord, leaving a small gap between its ends. In this place put the complex from the finest colorburned nerves and special growth factor. Six months after surgery the rats partially restored motion in the limbs. To walk, they, of course, could not but achieved after complete intersection of the spinal cord can be considered a success. Читать полностью -->

The dependence of the level of intelligence from the number of teeth

The dependence of the level of intelligence from the number of teethJapanese scientists claim that mental decline in old age is in direct relation to tooth loss. This unexpected, but not indisputable conclusion a group of specialists from the University of Tohoku made based on a survey of 1 167 thousand pensioners in age from 69 to 75 years. The results announced in Tokyo at the International conference of gerontology Asia and Oceania. According to the results of magnetic resonance scan of the brain of the elderly, it was found that decreasing the number of teeth they have reduced the amount of brain tissue in the area of the hippocampus. It's gyrus in the temporal lobes, which presumably is involved in processing information and storing it in memory. It is believed that senile Alzheimer's disease, which is characterized by loss of intelligence and complete disintegration of the psyche, the hippocampus atrophies. Читать полностью -->

Biologists "rehabilitated" germ cells

Biologists Biologists from the U.S. and France for the first time in the world "rehabilitated" germ cells and turned them into full-fledged egg. Employees of the University of Pennsylvania used as feedstock stem cells extracted from embryos of both sexes. It is known that these cells can become a founder of any specialized tissue, but so far nobody even suspected that they could be transformed into a Mature egg. This experiment was carried out on stem cells of mice, however, experts believe that a similar method can be obtained and the human female reproductive cells. [Radio Liberty] . Читать полностью -->

Closed city Park that reported the death of birds from a new variety of influenza

Closed city Park that reported the death of birds from a new variety of influenzaClosed city Park that reported the death of birds from a new variety of influenza In Hong Kong closed city Park that reported the death of birds from a new variety of influenza H5. Under certain conditions, the virus can be contagious to humans. No vaccine does not provide immunity against this strain. In Hong Kong closed city Park that reported the death of birds from a new variety of influenza H5. In addition, a few days ago in urban markets chickens were found dead from the same disease. Under normal conditions this kind of virus is not transmitted to humans, however in 1997 it was registered 7 cases of human infection from sick birds - under certain conditions, the virus can be contagious to humans. Читать полностью -->

Fractures of the scapula

Fractures of the scapulaWhat is the mechanism of injury and criteria for the diagnosis of a fracture? Most likely to occur due to direct impact and are often combined with multiple rib fractures. Clinical signs diagnosis can only presumably based on the presence of bruising, pain and swelling in the body of the blade, sharp pain and restricted movement in the shoulder joint, especially when you try to raise your hand. The precise diagnosis by x-ray in hospital. What is emergency aid to the victim? Isolated fracture of the scapula applies to outpatient injury, and the treatment can be done in a trauma center. As a first-aid enough to hang a hand on the scarf, type painkillers. When the delay of hospitalization or if you have long-term transportation, in the axilla put a cushion of wool and sore arm bandage to a body bandage Deso.. Читать полностью -->

Mankind is threatened by an epidemic of measles

Mankind is threatened by an epidemic of measlesIn the near future humanity may face an outbreak of a measles epidemic. This is evidenced by the results of studies that have been published in the scientific journal Science. According to the scientists who prepared the report, even with a slight decline in the vaccination of children, dramatically increases the risk of spread of this contagious disease which can be fatal. Before the program, universal vaccination in the UK measles has killed every year about a hundred human lives. Experts from the British Agency for health protection and king's College London Holloway noted a decline in recent times the level of immunization in the country. If in the mid 90-ies, the figure was about 92%, according to the latest data, it has dramatically decreased and is less than 80%. Читать полностью -->

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