Diseases Current Affairs - 2020

New test with highest accuracy to diagnose schizophrenics

Scientists have devised a diagnostic test which has around 100% accuracy in detecting schizophrenics. The test will be able to distinguish schizophrenics from healthy people. As per scientists, people with schizophrenia showed well-documented deficits in the ability to track slow moving objects smoothly with their eyes. Their eye movements tend to fall behind the moving Read More…

Scientist a synthetic molecule to quell allergy

Scientists have discovered that a new synthetic molecule named “DARP E2-79” could pave the way for quick-acting remedies for a number of acute allergic reactions. What is Allergy? Allergy is a hypersensitivity disorder of immune system. These reactions occur when a person’s immune system  reacts to normally harmless substances in the environment. The substance which Read More…

New Gene Therapy Method to prevent certain genetic diseases tested

Researchers have devised a method that will prevent certain genetic diseases from passing from mother to child.  The technique prevents the transfer of defective DNA from the mitochondria of the mother egg cell to child. What is the method? In this therapy the firstly, nucleus of the mother’s as well as the donor’s egg is Read More…

Resistin

Scientists discover that Resistin is main agent behind high cholesterol levels Scientists have established a link b/w a protein “Resistin” and high levels of bad cholesterol. The have found that Resistin released by fat tissue causes elevated levels of "bad" cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein or LDL), which in turn increases the risk of heart ailments. What Read More…

Researchers identify new molecules which can malarial parasites rapidly

Researchers have discovered two new chemical compounds that can speedily kill the Plasmodium parasites that cause malaria. Around 3 million deaths are caused by Malaria every year, and it is dominant in tropical regions of Africa, Asia, and Latin America. How this finding can help? Although anti-malarial drugs are already available but there is need Read More…