Progress in stroke research

LifeNews.com | January 14, 2020 | Charlene Betourney

Exosomes promote remarkable recovery in stroke

Exosome crystal structureIt’s been almost a quarter century since the first drug was approved for stroke. But what’s even more striking is that only a single drug remains approved today.

In a publication appearing this month in the journal Translational Stroke Research, animal scientists, funded by the National Institutes of Health, present brain-imaging data for a new stroke treatment that supported full recovery in swine, modeled with the same pattern of neurodegeneration as seen in humans with severe stroke…

Trauma from an acute stroke can happen quickly and can cause irreversible damage almost immediately…In less than 60 seconds, warns the Stroke Awareness Foundation, an ischemic stroke kills 1.9 million brain cells….

“Basically, during a stroke, these really destructive free radicals are all over the place destroying things,” said Stice, director of the RBC. “What the exosome technology does is communicate with jeopardized cells and work like an anti-inflammatory agent to interrupt and stop further damage.”

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Endless possibilities for genetic engineering, environmental ameliorations, drug developmentā€¦

Semi-synthetic organisms

Reginald Davey | updated Nov 27 2019 | News-Medical.net

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As a society, we face various issues in the modern world. Synthetic biology is an emerging field that is attempting to address these problems at the genetic level, and researchers in this field are pushing the boundaries of which proteins and processes can be developed and utilized.

One of the latest pieces of research to be undertaken is the invention of semi-synthetic organisms. But what is a semi-synthetic organism?

A semi-synthetic organism is a genetically modified organism (usually a bacterium such as E. Coli), which has had unnatural genetic information inserted into its genome. Read more...

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...and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind ... the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind ...the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good. -Genesis 1

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