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Potato virus as a possible treatment for Alzheimer's

In tests conducted on animals, researchers at Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland – Ohio), have demonstrated the effectiveness of a vaccine based on a molecule similar to beta amylodie, responsible for the pathology, which is found in a potato virus – virus Y. The vaccine has the ability to produce a high level of antibodies… Continua a leggere Potato virus as a possible treatment for Alzheimer's

28/12/2022Bio Blog

Salmonella: a new vector for the pneumonia vaccine

Researchers at the Biodesign Institute (Arizona State University) have genetically modified the enteric salmonella bacterium to make it produce an antigen against pneumonia. The bacterium, released into the patient, produces antibody molecules capable of counteracting the pneumonia bacterium without causing damage to the body. “If we try to use live Streptococcus pneumoniae to make a… Continua a leggere Salmonella: a new vector for the pneumonia vaccine

28/12/2022Bio Blog

Universal influenza vaccine

The vaccine that many people get every year to protect themselves against the different viral strains of flu may no longer be necessary. It is the promise of a universal vaccine that lasts "forever", or as some say "for all eternity", and could prove to be an effective weapon in the event of a pandemic.… Continua a leggere Universal influenza vaccine

28/12/2022Bio Blog

New therapeutic frontiers for Multiple Sclerosis

From personal experience I have been able to verify that in recent years Multiple Sclerosis (MS) increasingly affects early onset, therefore very young people, but I have also been able to appreciate, having worked in a Research and Treatment Center for Multiple Sclerosis, that State-of-the-art therapies visually slow its progression, thus also increasing the quality… Continua a leggere New therapeutic frontiers for Multiple Sclerosis

28/12/2022Bio Blog

HIV: new therapeutic strategies

To eliminate HIV from the body, at a minimum, infected, quiescent T cells would need to be forced to produce viral proteins. This would cause the destruction of these cells, which would be attacked by drugs that block the spread of the virus from one cell to another. New data suggest that an intensification of… Continua a leggere HIV: new therapeutic strategies

28/12/2022Bio Blog

The pill: male contraceptive

Thanks to a study conducted by Professor Yan Cheng at the biomedical research center in New York, a molecule was discovered, ionidamine, capable of inducing infertility in humans. In fact, for some time, many researchers had been studying a male equivalent of the pill. Now, ionidamine blocks the formation of sperm, thus interrupting spermatogenesis; in… Continua a leggere The pill: male contraceptive

28/12/2022Bio Blog

Painless delivery with an epidural

From CremonaWeb : "The epidural – explains the head of gynecology of the garrison, Mauro Melpignano – is practiced by the anesthetist at the request of the patient herself". In general, the parturients arrive already with the idea of doing this type of birth, and contact the anesthesiologist some time before. And there are not… Continua a leggere Painless delivery with an epidural

28/12/2022Bio Blog

Hallucinogenic mushrooms as psychoactive drugs

An effect of spiritual well-being that lasts over a year after intake. It is caused by hallucinogenic mushrooms, used for millennia in many populations for mystical-religious purposes, but also by young and old in search of alternative experiences to hard drugs . And today the relaxing and anti-anxiety properties of these yeasts are seen in… Continua a leggere Hallucinogenic mushrooms as psychoactive drugs

28/12/2022Bio Blog

Tourette's syndrome: rare disease but not too much

Tourette's Syndrome is classified as a rare disease and is a neurological and not a psychiatric pathology, as it was defined until a few years ago, given its symptoms. It is a disease that is often unknown or that not everyone has heard of, but around 220,000 people in Italy are affected, half of whom… Continua a leggere Tourette's syndrome: rare disease but not too much

28/12/2022Bio Blog