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2013 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine awarded to three American scientists

The 2013 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine has been announced on Monday at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. It has been awarded to three scientists from the United States for their work about the cells’ molecular transport mechanism in the body’s physiology.
James E. Rothman, Randy W. Shekman and Thomas C. Sudhof worked individually during the 1970s and 1980s to clarify different aspects of this very important engine of the life support.

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: Medicine

Cure for melanoma announces breakthrough in skin cancer treatment

Scientists have discovered a way to mix two different drugs in order to reboot a cancer patient's immune system. The drugs can cure skin cancer but for now it was only tested on seriously ill patients suffering from melanoma. The results were so spectacular that scientists now have high hopes that the drugs can soon be used to treat other types of cancer as well.
  • Written by James Mahoney
  • Category: Medicine

Swedish officials adopt a common attitude against circumcision

The Swedish Society of Medicine, the Swedish Society of Health Professionals, the Swedish Association of Pediatric Surgeons and the Swedish Pediatric Society adopted a common attitude against circumcision, in a debate article published Saturday in the Dagens Nyheter.

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: Medicine

Medical research results can eliminate insulin as treatment for diabetes patients

The most important actual medical news is related to diabetes type-1 treatment without insulin. Scientists were capable to identify almost three ways to make a patient’s live a little easier.
First, with the transplant of a few pancreatic cells from a donor, using a special technique to avoid the irritation and inflation of the pancreas, researchers were capable to make type-1 diabetes patients able to naturally regulate their insulin level. These advanced experiments were conducted at the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: Medicine

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