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Cellular Signals Could Help In Treating Parkinson’s-Like Fatal Diseases

In joint research conducted by the researchers at the Royal Women’s Hospital and The University of Sydney in Australia, a machine is developed to decipher the cellular signals inside the body.

The apparatus is capable of recognizing the warning indications released by the body whenever something went wrong. The researchers referred to those indications as “labeled complaint signals. According to the team, these signals would help to detect disorders in a precise and quicker way as compared to the existing techniques. Early disease detection probably leads to effective treatment, as several disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease and other diseases, can be cured if detected at earlier stages.

Wojciech Chrzanowski—the study author and associate professor—stated that the diagnostic tools the team have developed to recognize the warning indications and the origin of those signs. At an initial stage, this much information would be enough for healthcare professionals to efficiently and quickly detect, diagnose, and treat the disease with minimal side-effects.

The team indicated that every cell in the body uses tiny messengers, known as extracellular vesicles, to regulate their function. Therefore, the researchers tried to analyze the way these EVs are produced by different cells of the body. For visualizing this, the researchers used AFM–IR (atomic force microscope infrared spectroscopy) technology.

On a related note, a team of more than 30 researchers from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Temple University managed to cure HIV-infected lab mice. The team believes that this research could one day be used to cure HIV in humans as well. The study was recently published in the journal Nature Communications.

The researchers used an antiviral drug and a well-known gene-editing tool, known as CRISPR. The researchers conducted their trials on HIV-induced modified lab mice. In the trial, the team succeeded in completely eradicating HIV from nine of 23 lab mice.

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Judith holds Degree of Master of Medicine and is active in the Medical field from last 4 years. Her motive to join Carib World News’s platform was very clear; she wanted to interact with people and make them aware of the various medical aspects. Along with her friendly nature, she is expert at presenting the medical terminologies in such a simple way that you would love to get updates on the latest trends used in making patient treatment more advanced. Although Judith has a very exhausting work schedule, she frequently takes out time to communicate with people through Carib World News’s blog posts.

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