American scientists have used HIV to create gene therapy.
The virus strain causing the common cold, is able to find, infect and kill cancer cells in patients with bladder cancer, The Deccan Chronicle reports. Scientists have tested the safety and tolerability of CVA21 virus in 15 patients with invasive bladder cancer (Coxsackie virus).
As Eurek Alert notes, Houston Methodist Hospital has tested a unique drug delivery system that may become indispensable for patients with chronic illnesses, such as arthritis, diabetes and heart disease. This is a small implant with nano-channels that can be remotely controlled via Bluetooth.
As The Daily Mail notes, western experts have managed to remove HIV traces from rodent DNA. This was done by using drug therapy and genome editing method. The rodents used in the experiment could produce human T-lymphocytes (immune cells) susceptible to HIV.
According to Medical Express, American scientists have revealed of how to make immune therapy, such as T-cell therapy and transplantation of hematopoietic stem cells (THC), more effective. They propose to change T-cells by using thioredoxin - a natural antioxidant.
Biologists have studied pathogen communication patterns, The Daily Mail reports. As a result, a test identifying the presence of bacteria and making a diagnosis in 30 seconds has been designed. This may help to assign the most appropriate therapy as soon as possible.
According to N+1, the scientists of Michigan University have tested the power of nanoparticles on rodents. The particles enhanced the growth of new nerve fibers and helped the mice to quickly regain the partial mobility of the hind limbs. It is known that neutrophils and monocytes (immune cells) enter the zone of spinal cord injury. These cells begin to secrete pro-inflammatory compounds, leading to an increase in vascular permeability, edema formation, death of neurons, the destruction of axons myelin sheath (processes of nerve cells) and the disruption of their functioning as well.
Scientists from the University of California treated mice received craniocerebral trauma with ISRIB preparation (CCT). Scientists have established that the preparation helped rodents to remember new information. Previous studies have shown that ISRIB improved memory in healthy mice, UPI.com reports.
According to The Daily Mail, this remedy prevents heart attacks and strokes by maintaining the elasticity of blood vessels. It is about reducing the risk of atherosclerosis caused by calcium precipitations, which reduce the lumen of blood vessels and make their wall more rigid.
Hudson Medical Research Institute and Swinburne University have developed a method for treating cancer and soft tissue injuries with light. According to Xinhua, a new photodynamic remedy IXV-PO2 has been tested on ovarian cancer cells. The remedy has allowed to destroy cancer cells in vitro.