Neutrophil Extracellular Traps: Could It Be The Answer To Multiple Sclerosis?
Considering that the cure for Multiple Sclerosis is yet to be globally recognized, MS Hill, a renowned strong advocate of MS research has recently welcomed new ANU research in its quest for a cheaper and more effective ways to treat the chronic, auto-immune disease. Experts from the Sydney-based MS Research Australia have revealed that they have granted the ANU a $200,000 grant. The ANU research aims to help in improving the lives of as much as 23,000 Australian who has already been affected by MS.
Neutrophil Extracellular Traps: The Answer To Multiple Sclerosis?
According to reports revealed by The Canberra Times, the study will allegedly focus on how new drugs could prevent a process in the body called neutrophil extracellular traps, or NETs, from inflaming neurons. It was found that NETs are being formed when immune system cells, dubbed as 'neutrophil', makes contact with bacteria, activated platelets and as well as inflammatory stimuli. Experts have even described the process not just something that has the ability to help the body defend against infection, but can also mistakenly kill the body's own cells, leading to a variety of diseases.
Furthermore, in one of her statements, study lead researcher Dr. Anne Bruestle from The John Curtin School of Medical Research said that the study will look at how NETs interact with cells in order to identify how new treatment could potentially halt the inflammation. By far, she adds that the role of both neutrophils and their NETs is not clearly understood in the context of MS and its laboratory models.
As per the Australian National University, Dr. Bruestle said that the results obtained from the study are groundbreaking because the treatment is already noted for having minimal side effects and is inexpensive to manufacture. Additionally, the final stage of the project's target is to take the laboratory findings to patients and examine the level of neutrophils and NETs in the blood of people with MS. Ultimately, the lead researcher has also claimed that the results of this study will underpin any future clinical trials of a treatment for MS based on NET.
Ketamine Shows Promising Results To Treat PTSD
As PTSD is starting to become a trend not just in soldiers, what role does ketamine play to treat this condition? Can it be taken by just anyone who’s suffering from the said disorder? What’s the truth behind claims that ketamine is the key for PTSD? Find out what experts have to say
Stem Cell Finally Sheds Light To Down Syndrome: Is It The Most Awaited Cure For The Genetic Disorder?
Considering the number of the proposed health benefits brought by Stem Cell how is it possible to be used against down syndrome? What’s the truth behind claims that stem cell has finally shed light to the genetic disorder being noted as the cure? Could this be the ultimate game changer for down syndrome patients? Here’s what experts have to say
Hope For Multiple Sclerosis: New Therapeutic Agent ST266 Shows Potential
As the hope for multiple sclerosis was found to have even more been strengthened, a new study sheds light to a clearer treatment for the auto-immune disease. But what’s the truth behind claims that the new breakthrough study enables the productions of anti-inflammatory activity? Here’s what health experts have to say
Time to Get an EV? Electric Vehicle Owners Will Soon Get Paid for Charging Their Car
If you're thinking of investing an electric vehicle, now is the time to do so as electric vehicle owners will soon be paid for charging their car into the grid.
Ancient Maya Civilization: Newly Discovered Artificial Plateau Challenges Traditional Archaeological Beliefs
Scientists have recently discovered new information about ancient Maya civilization breaking the traditional archaeological belief.
MORE IN ITECHPOST
How to Protect Yourself When Online Dating [9 Things to Remember and a Tool to Use]
If you are into online dating, then it's best to have CallerSmart with you. It protects you from unwanted calls and texts. CallerSmart gives you a guide on how you can protect yourself while dating online.
SpaceX to Launch a Modern Spaceport Resort in Texas
SpaceX is launching a spaceport in Boca Chica, Texas. The company is also looking for a spaceport manager to lead the establishment of the modern spaceport.
Fairy Tail Game Releases a Season Pass, a Week After It Was Launched
The anime RPG Fairy Tail from Koei Tecmo has just released a season pass that will release additional characters and content into the game, just a week after it was launched.
The 10 Longest-Running Anime Series Still Ongoing That You Must Not Fail to Watch [Top 1 Has 7000 Episodes]
Here are ten (10) of the longest-running anime series still in production until now. You wouldn't want to miss especially the holder of a Guinness World Records with 7000 plus episodes.