IVF breakthrough DNA test can improve performance

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In the US, the majority of women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) have a 20-35% success rate. Now, researchers have created a test that can increase the success rate to 80%. The test, called MitoGrade works by measuring the levels of abnormal mitochondrial DNA present in the embryo, allowing physicians to determine which embryos are most viable.

The fatty acids may help in the treatment of multiple sclerosis


The types of fatty acids in the diet can influence the severity and duration of autoimmune diseases. Scientists believe that intestinal bacteria play a key role in the onset and progression of autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis. This conclusion came after the discovery of a group of researchers that fatty acids are altered immune function of T helper cells in the intestine and thus strengthened or weakened the symptoms of autoimmune disease.

Ultrasound can accelerate the delivery of drugs in the gastrointestinal tract

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In the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, patients are forced to put rectoclysis drug solution for a few hours. It can be difficult for patients with diarrhea, and incontinence. More details in the journal Science Translational Medicine. Authors of a new study shows that ultrasound can accelerate the absorption of the drug in the gastrointestinal tract.

Sex was the most effective treatment for kidney stones


Turkish scientists have found that sex is an effective way to deal with kidney stones (calculi). This is covered in the article, which is published in the journal Urology. Brief research reports Blog Discover Magazine. Through a series of experiments, the researchers tried to understand Does regular sex life spontaneous conclusion of kidney stones located in the lower part of the ureter.

Danish scientists accidentally discovered a revolutionary means to combat cancer

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Scientists at the University of Copenhagen drug development against malaria found that cancer cells can be destroyed by the disease proteins. The researchers studied the development of malaria in pregnant women and found that the disease can destroy cancer cells, according to The Independent.

Ebola virus can remain in the body of a man more than 9 months after treatment

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The Ebola virus may remain in certain parts of the body and body fluids of the human body for more than nine months after a recovery from a dangerous illness. This was reported on Wednesday the World Health Organization (WHO), published excerpts from a new study conducted jointly with the Ministry of Health of Sierra Leone and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A neuron may have more than 1000 mutations


One neuron in the brain of normal adult can have more than 1,000 genetic mutations, most of which are harmless, researchers report Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Most of these mutations occur when the genes are in active use, after completion of the development of the brain. They found that the genes which the brain uses more likely to become more fragile and likely resulting mutated.

Doctors have for the first time raised the photoreceptors of the retina from stem cells

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Molecular biologists for the first time were able to get the stem cells to turn into photoreceptors suitable for transplantation into the eyes of patients who have lost their vision due to degeneration of the retina, and successfully transplanted them into the bodies of mice, according to a paper published in the journal Development. «Our technique will turn about 80% stovolovyh cells in the cones of the retina. After 45 days the cells, we have allowed to grow further spontaneously turned into a full tissue of the retina thickness of 150 microns.

Scientists were allowed to have sex after a heart attack


Making love after a heart attack is no more dangerous than walking or climbing stairs. This conclusion was made by German researchers from Ulm University.Survivors of heart attacks and people can safely return to normal life, according to German researchers. Of course, they need to give up alcoholic beverages, smoking and fatty foods after a heart attack.