A team of researchers at the University of California San Diego has developed macrophage “nanosponges” that can safely absorb and remove molecules from the bloodstream that are known to trigger sepsis. These macrophage nanosponges, which are nanoparticles cloaked in the cell membranes of macrophages, have so far improved survival rates in mice with sepsis.
In the ongoing battle between cancer and modern medicine, some therapeutic agents, while effective, can bring undesirable or even dangerous side effects.
Recent studies have demonstrated that disruption to the makeup of microbiota can significantly elevate the risk of cancer types, especially colorectal cancer (CRC), and its implication in the modulation of inflammation, tumor growth and metastasis is also becoming increasingly evident.
Biologists from the Institute of protein research exploring unusual nanoparticle, recently discovered in the blood of camels, the disclosure of secrets which will help to create new drugs from a variety of diseases, the press service of the Russian science Foundation.
Chemists from Russia, Taiwan and Belgium turned the antibiotic heliomycin effective remedy for liver cancer and certain other types of malignant tumors, according to a paper published in European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry.
Biochemists from the Institute of theoretical and experimental Biophysics RAS, Pushchino found in parasitic fungi, insects, an unusual substance that inhibits the growth of cancer cells and causes them to self-destruct, the press service of the Institute.