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Probiotics and prebiotics — is there any difference?

Often, food advertisements have the following phrases: “enriched with probiotic” or “contains prebiotics.” These two words differ in only one letter, but is there any meaning behind this different spelling? According to WHO definition probiotics are nonpathogenic to human bacteria that have antagonistic activity against pathogenic and opportunistic bacteria and restoring normal microflora. It appears from the definition that probiotics

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The role of iodine in humans and iodine deficiency diseases

Introduction According to the Clinical Recommendations for Iodine Deficiency Diseases and Conditions, there are no territories in Russia where the population is not at risk of iodine deficiency diseases (IDD). Iodine consumption in Russia is much lower than the recommended – 45-50 µg per day, while the daily requirement for an adult is 150 μg. Why is iodine so important

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Blockchain technology in medicine

Blockchain technology (BT) became popular with the development of cryptocurrency bitcoin in 2009. From that moment on, interest in this invention began to take place in many sectors of the economy, including medicine. In this review, we will try to explain as simple as possible what blockchain is and how it can be applied in the fields of medicine and

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The first clinical trial permission for biomedical cell product has been granted.

Clinical Study Part for BMCP was last updated on our website in 2018. This is because no special events have occurred since the legislation was drafted. 3 years later, in March 2021, the procedure started working and the first BMCP permission for clinical trial was issued to GENERUM. Biotechnology company Generium has received approval to conduct a Phase III clinical

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Mobile medical technologies

The title of this article does not coincidentally sound “mobile medical technologies”, and not “mobile medical devices”. This material is devoted not only to medical devices, but also to technologies that do not have the status of “medical device” in the Russian Federation, but are intended for medical purposes. To date, it is mainly apps on mobile phones, smartwatches and

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The role of stress in the pathogenesis of human diseases

In the modern world, people often use the word “stress” and make it synonymous with experiences, anxiety, or intense excitement. Nevertheless, the term is much broader and in medical terminology has not only a negative connotation. Today, the term “stress” means the nonspecific response of the body to extraordinary stimuli (stressors). At the same time, by its biological nature, stress

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Vitamin D: what is it and why its deficiency is dangerous?

With the development of the laboratory diagnostic sector, it became possible to determine the level of a variety of active substances in biological material. Thanks to it, we obtain precious information for both individual human health and health of country/region population. Thus, many people learned about the deficiency of vitamin D. According to epidemiological data, on average 80% of the

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Mandatory labeling of dietary supplements: the experiment starts in April 2021

Less than a year ago, we wrote about the introduction of a system for monitoring the movement of drugs and highlighted the need to introduce a similar system for dietary supplements. As we wrote earlier, the prerequisites for initiation of the experiment were obvious (the head of the Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova addressed to the Ministry of Industry and Trade with

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Review of vaccines against COVID-19 registered in Russia

Currently, three vaccines against COVID-19 have been approved for use in the Russian Federation: “Sputnik V” developed by the National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology named after N.F. Gamaleya; “EpiVacCorona” developed by Vector Institute; “CoviVak” developed by the state-run Chumakov Research Center. The Sputnik V vaccine was released on the market first on August 8, 2020. According to the

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