medical sciences

Nanoparticles Could Help to Deliver Cancer-Drug to the Right Target

Uptake of nanoparticles loaded with ToxInvent’s Utorubicin in cultured prostate cancer cells. PPC-1 cells were incubated for 3 hours with Utorubicin-loaded nanoparticles. The Utorubicin (red) accumuates inside [...]


Study confirms links between adverse drug effects and genetics

Research by the geneticists and computer scientists in the University of Tartu added confidence to claims of relationships between adverse drug effects and individual genetic markers. The researchers combined [...]


Compound found in citrus fruits may suppress the effectiveness of cancer treatment

Herbal supplements must be consumed carefully and consciously during active cancer treatment. Author/source: Andres Tennus, University of Tartu A preclinical trial conducted in Estonia shows that herbal supplements must [...]


New Knowledge About Youngsters’ BMI and Bone Density Give Benefits to Help Them

Source: pixabay.com Obesity in childhood and adolescence is a serious health risk that results in various health problems. Major changes in body weight, height, and body composition occur during [...]


Taking iron helps reduce risks in anaemic, pregnant women

The fear of giving birth is not a sufficient argument for doctors to allow a caesarean section. Author/source: Freepik Karina Luik, a medical student at the University of Tartu, [...]


Knowing the risks, for better or worse

Andres Metspalu from the Institute of Genomics (University of Tartu) shares his experience in cancer research in Estonia in the article “POLITICO Global Policy Lab: Europe’s mortality gap [...]


Smarter data analysis strategies will improve infertility treatment in the future

Scientists from Tartu have discovered a simple way how to improve infertility treatment in the future. The results of the study, published in Human Reproduction, a top journal [...]


Study by the Estonian Genome Center of UT might have saved 13 people from early heart attack

High levels of LDL cholesterol are characteristics of familial hypercholesterolaemia. The disease increases the likelihood of early coronary heart disease and stroke. Author/source: Pixabay Estonians have too much cholesterol [...]


First Precision Medicine Laboratory in Estonia Kicks Off

The lab is developing some more high-tech tests to enter international markets. For example, one of the next projects is now being tested in fertility treatment clinics – [...]


An important genetic test for pregnant women will soon be made in Estonia

NIPT is a prenatal blood test to screen for fetal aneuploidy disorders such as Down syndrome (trisomy 21), Edwards syndrome (trisomy 18) and Patau syndrome (trisomy 13) that [...]