Connect with us

Health

New compound that repairs cancer cells found

Published

on

New compound that repairs cancer cells

New compound that repairs cancer cells


Biologists from St. Petersburg have created a compound that causes cancer cells to repair their DNA or self-destruct after fatal genome damage occurs.

The efficacy of the new compound is much higher than that of the most powerful drugs developed in the U.S.
and Europe, TASS reported, quoting Alexander Garabagiu, professor of St. Petersburg State Technological
Institute.

It could be a new step toward more effective and safer chemotherapy.

A large number of cancerous tumours are caused by the breakdown of the “p53 gene”, which is responsible for DNA repair and self-destruction in case of fatal genome damage.

This is often caused by the increased activity of a protein called MDM2, which neutralises the molecules of“ p53”.

Scientists have been trying to create or find a molecule that will neutralise the protein and help cells fight
against small mutations and larger breakdowns in DNA.

During their experiments, the compound created by Russian researchers was able to kill about 40 per cent of
cancer cells.

Facebook Comments
Continue Reading
Click to comment

Health

FCT doctors hail Minister for paying arrears, seek reviews

Published

on

The Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), Federal Capital Territory (FCT) chapter, have commended the Minister of FCT, Mohammed Bello, for paying the backlog of doctors’ arrears.

Briefing newsmen in Abuja on Saturday, Dr Roland Aigbovo, President of the Chapter, said that the action of the minister was commendable as he had kept to his promise.

Aigboyo however used the opportunity to appeal to the Minister to also remember the stagnation of doctors who have long be due for promotion but were yet to be promoted.

He stressed that some doctors have been stagnated for over three years while others due for promotion have remained on the same level for two years.

He added that some of the promotions that had been done were done wrongly as some of the doctors were promoted to the same level that they were already on.

He explained that some doctors were wrongly placed and the wrong placement was corrected and they were skipped and placed on the next level, only to now also be promoted to the same level that they were skipped to.

“They were promoted to the same grade level they were skipped to.

“For example, a doctor on grade level 12 was skipped to grade level 13 by correction of the error and was then again promoted to grade level 13.

“The arrears paid was for skipping, which is the correction of the wrong placement,” he said.

On the issue of budgets for hospitals, the President of fthe association appealed to the minister to budget for each hospital according to their needs and to separate the budgets of each individual hospital.

“We also appeal to the minister to make provision of each hospital to have their budget and not a blanket budget because every hospital has different running cost,” he said.

He appealed for more training for residents, non-residents as well as for other departments in the hospitals.

“Presently, only four departments are involved in residency training which include family medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Surgery and ophthalmology.

“We want more depts to included like internal medicine, paediatric, radiology and psychiatry,” he said.

Facebook Comments
Continue Reading

Health

Optometrists mourn former world council President Udom

Published

on

Eye screening

Eye screening

The Nigerian Optometric Association (NOA) on Thursday mourned the death of former President of the World Council of Optometry (WCO), Dr Uduak Udom.

Udom reportedly died on Monday in Uyo at the age of 63 after a protracted illness.

The association, in a statement, in Abuja said that Udom was a notable and outstanding member of the global Optometry family.

It noted that Udom made significant contributions to the development of optometry in Nigeria and worldwide.

“Significantly, until her demise she was the immediate past President of the World Council of Optometry (WCO), former President, Women Optometrists in Nigeria (WON), among others,” the body said.

Udom graduated from University of Benin in 1978.

NOA said it had opened a condolence register at its secretariat in Abuja.

Facebook Comments
Continue Reading

Health

Scientist claims local remedy for diabetes

Published

on

Scientist claims local remedy for diabetes

Scientist claims local remedy for diabetes

Prof. Chukwunonso Ejike, a researcher at Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi,
says he has developed a local remedy for diabetes mellitus.

He made this known in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday on the sidelines of the ongoing
Technology and Innovation Expo 2019 holding in Enugu.

Diabetes mellitus is a disease in which the body’s ability to produce or respond to the hormone insulin is impaired,
resulting in abnormal metabolism of carbohydrates and elevated level of glucose (sugar) in the blood.

Organised yearly by Federal Ministry of Science and Technology to encourage interaction among researchers, inventors, innovators
and investors, the Science and Technology Expo is to largely commercialise research results from the country’s tertiary institutions.

The theme for the 2019 expo is “Science, Technology and Innovation for Economic Recovery and Sustainable Growth.”

Ejike said that the remedy product known as the VOG Tea was one of six products exhibited by the university at the Expo,
invented in 2018 after four years of intensive research.

The don, who is the Dean, Basic Medical Sciences in the institution, said that the tea was produced from three
culinary vegetables, noting that the process of patenting the product had already begun and would soon be in the market.

He added that “I thank the university authority for supporting every effort so far made to develop and produce the tea.

“I want to appeal to investors to partner with us to get it to the market place at the minimum best price.”

The researcher said that Nigerian scholars had the capacity to compete with their peers in developed economies,
adding that to achieve this, however, they needed to be funded.

He added that he was motivated to go into the research due to increasing incidences of diabetes mellitus in the country,
especially in urban areas.

He said “our interest in developing this tea was to find out how to help our people manage diabetes mellitus.

“We thought of local remedies that could be cheap and identified these vegetables. We did clinical tests and collected
data on the vegetables and confirmed that making tea from the vegetables could be of great benefit to sufferers of diabetes mellitus.

“Constant consumption of the tea will ensure that the glucose concentration will not overshoot the normal level.”

The dean said that the product would also help people at risk of getting diabetes.

He said that the usage of the VOG Tea by those at risk would ensure that they never developped it.

Facebook Comments
Continue Reading
Ad

Latest News

Gov. Nyesom Ezenwo Wike Gov. Nyesom Ezenwo Wike
Politics2 hours ago

Mega Church Endorses Governor Wike for A Second Term

The General Overseer of Omega Power Ministries (OPM), Apostle Chibuzor Chinyere has declared that Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike...

News3 hours ago

Troops inflict devastating casualty on Boko Haram terrorists in fresh Baga encounter

Combined Special Forces troops of the Nigerian Army, Navy and the Air Force operating under the auspices of Operation LAfiYA...

News3 hours ago

Boko Haram: Nigerian Army seeks strategic military partnership

…As COAS visits Republic of Korea As part of the efforts to further enhance the professional efficiency and capabilities of...

Politics4 hours ago

2019 presidency:Akpabio reveals first state Buhari will win, says election will end within 3 hours

A former Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has declared that President Muhammadu Buhari will win the presidential election within...

Obasanjo Obasanjo
Cover5 hours ago

Buhari behaving like Abacha, planning to rig elections – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Sunday attacked President Muhammadu Buhari, accusing him of plotting to rig the general elections. Mr...

Opinion5 hours ago

Atiku’s withdrawal from the debate is a tactical masterstroke

By Farooq Kperogi I’ve read commentaries that aver that Atiku’s decision to bail out of Saturday’s presidential debate in protest...

Justice Walter Onnoghen Justice Walter Onnoghen
News8 hours ago

Onnoghen: Nabena cautions South-south leaders, governors, others over threats

The threats and comments by some South-south leaders, Niger Delta agitators and South-south governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)...

Timi Frank Timi Frank
News8 hours ago

Frank Warns Buhari, APC Against Plot to arrest Atiku

A former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has warned President Muhammadu Buhari...

Photo News8 hours ago

Photo Speak: COAS Lt Gen TY Buratai’s visit to Republic of Korea

Facebook Comments

News8 hours ago

Troops neutralise two Boko Haram terrorists in clearance operation, Rescue two women

Troops of 112 Task Force Battalion conducting clearance operation in the general area of Zaza, Kajeri Maye, and Kajeri Mai...

Itse Sagay Itse Sagay
News9 hours ago

Buhari has nothing to gain debating people who have no hope – Itse Sagay

Itse Sagay, chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), says President Muhammadu Buhari has nothing to gain with...

News9 hours ago

Operation Diran Mikiya: NAF deploys air assets, Special Forces personnel to Sokoto

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) today, 19 January 2019, deployed a fighter aircraft, along with support equipment, and a detachment...

Senator Godswill Akpabio Senator Godswill Akpabio
Politics10 hours ago

2019: Global Peace Movement International endorses Akpabio for Senate

By Augustine Aminu Ahead of the 2019 general elections, an international based None Governmental Organization, Global Peace Movement International (GPMI),...

Gov. Lalong Gov. Lalong
Opinion14 hours ago

Lalong as God’s plan for Plateau

By Victor Pam As the campaigns continue to heat the polity, we must be careful about the choices we make...

President Muhammadu Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari
Opinion14 hours ago

PMB as God’s will for Nigeria

By Sunday Garuba The elections are around the corner, and again, the hysteria that usually greets such exercises has rented...

Follow Us On Twitter

Metro Daily Nigeria
@MetroDailyNG

  • Mega Church Endorses Governor Wike for A Second Term https://t.co/B9MFnIVQMn https://t.co/X2SYRp8nVM
    about 2 hours ago
  • New post: Mega Church Endorses Governor Wike for A Second Term https://t.co/qqBnOQ6q5a
    about 2 hours ago
  • Troops inflict devastating casualty on Boko Haram terrorists in fresh Baga encounter https://t.co/IIhaJYzuNu https://t.co/WsUIg2Sv2g
    about 3 hours ago

Facebook

Advertisement

Trending

You're currently offline

var infolinks_pid = 3151764; var infolinks_wsid = 0;
%d bloggers like this: