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
Elon Musk Is Working On A Consensual Telepathy; Latest Details Inside
Elon Musk has confirmed that Neuralink is real and that he is serious about the technology. The firm will soon develop a “neural lace” technology that would involve implanting tiny brain electrodes.
The Controversial ‘Liberation Therapy’: Is It Good For Multiple Sclerosis?
With the number of advancements that has been intended for Multiple Sclerosis, why is the so-called ‘Liberation Therapy’ found to ineffective? What makes the said therapy to be considered as a failure when it comes to treating the auto-immune disease? Could it mean that it’s now a hopeless case for one of the world’s most dreaded diseases? Here’s what experts have to say
Multiple Sclerosis May Now Be Predicted Through Fatigue And Leg Dysfunction, Experts Say
Considering that the emergence of Multiple Sclerosis is still being considered as mysterious, are there ways to predict if a person is at risk of developing the said auto-immune disease? What’s the truth behind claims that Fatigue and Leg Dysfunction may be used as onset identifiers of the disease? Find out what health experts have to say
MORE IN ITECHPOST
The Role of Technology in Education in 2019
2019 is proving to be another great year for trends in educational technology. There are many upcoming trends that seem to have a bearing on the future of the sector with respect to technology.
New Retroreflective Material Could be Used in Nighttime Color-Changing Road Signs
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A thin film that reflects light in intriguing ways could be used to make road signs that shine brightly and change color at night, according to a study that will be published on Aug. 9 in Science Advances.
Top 5 Video Games to Play for a Truly Unique First Date
Video games have a way of taking us outside of ourselves and live in a fantasy world. It's even better when you're playing a game with someone special!