Health and Medicine make news headlines daily. Technology changes the ways that the world deals with health and sickness. Research finds new bacteria causing new types of illnesses. Research also finds new ways of treating old and new infections, with new technologies.
Health News Makers:
- Chinese Researchers has performed “chemical surgery” on embryos, human embryos, in order to remove disease. The surgery is a world first and must be done very precisely. This new technique is called base editing and is used to correct an error in the human genetic code. Altering the fundamental DNA building blocks with base editing can prove to be a welcome discovery. The research team says this new approach can one day be used to treat a wide range of diseases that can be inherited.
- Rapid Diagnosis through a blood test can rule out the possibility of a heart attack, or confirm that a patient did suffer a heart attack. Unlike the blood tests that are currently done, and that need a repeat test three hours later; it seems that this test will only need a single test to be able to confidently make a decision whether the patient suffered a heart attack or not. This instant blood test can also better discriminate between chest pains caused by symptoms of other illnesses.
- Researchers found an immune response pathway in mosquito species that is capable of stopping the parasite, which is the cause of Malaria in humans, from developing. The research found that silencing a specific gene, in mosquitoes, the development of malaria-causing parasites was efficiently blocked. A lot of research goes into mosquitoes carrying the malaria parasite. The ultimate is to create malaria-proof mosquitoes through genetic manipulation.
All over the world researchers continuously develop new cures to illnesses suffered by humans. Some results will make the headlines and others will silently better the world towards health and wellness.