Navigation Links
Fireflies help speed development of new drugs

The glow that fireflies are famous for, are due to a glow molecule present in their bodies. This glow molecule is now helping illuminate the effectiveness of new medicines and speed up the development of new drugs for various diseases like AIDS,// Alzheimer's, Cancer and others.

A study was carried out by researchers of the University of Michigan Health System who inserted the gene which is responsible for the firefly glow-producing molecule into mice with cancer. The researchers kept the molecule from producing the telltale glow until cells started to die in response to cancer treatment given to the mice. Researchers then used a highly sensitive camera to detect the glow in the mice as the cancer cells were destroyed by the drugs which was being tested.

Researchers concluded that the results of the study indicated that the glow molecule could aid in faster testing of new drugs for cancer, blood diseases, autoimmune disorders, heart attack damage and others, as these molecules could provide real time information about the effectiveness of new medications. Apart from the above use, these molecules could also be used to monitor the various cell processes.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Emotional callers hamper speedy ambulance dispatch
2. New Drug, Pleconaril speeds recovery from common cold
3. FDA may speed review of new drugs
4. Magnetic Resonance Spectrometry for speedy diagnosis of Brain disorders
5. An unlikely contender for speedy surgery recovery: Chewing gum
6. Is There a Connection between Hearing loss and High-speed Dental Tools?
7. Cancer drugs in development nearly doubled since 1995
8. Role of zinc in development
9. Particulate matter affects lung development
10. Fossil teeth and human development
11. High development costs hinder entry of cancer super drugs into the market
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:1/17/2017)... ... January 17, 2017 , ... Metro Development Group has ... high speed technology into the fabric of an entire community. A highlight of ... and wellness in a yet-to-be-named, health focused campus. Leading this initiative in partnership ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... ... , ... Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique, Houston’s premiere CoolSculpting provider , is ... Crystal Rewards Program. Practice founder, Paul Vitenas, MD FACS, is delighted that Mirror Mirror ... Produced by Zeltiq, CoolSculpting is approved by the Food and Drug Administration as a ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... ... January 17, 2017 , ... Peoples Health is pleased to ... on Dec. 1, 2016. Peoples Health, a Metairie-based Medicare Advantage company, serves more ... addition to our provider network, and the addition will benefit our members in ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... OAKLAND, CA (PRWEB) , ... January 17, 2017 , ... ... been named winners of the fourth Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge , ... the fourth in a series of six circular design challenges scheduled to run through ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... ... ... Neil H. Greco Insurance Agency, a northern New Jersey firm that provides ... a charity drive to raise awareness of heart disease and promote habits that improve ... is responsible for 1 in every 4 deaths at the national level each year. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/18/2017)... Invetech, the leading developer of ... , has announced a collaboration agreement with Erytech ... treatments for acute leukemia and other oncology indications ... will develop systems to enable the commercial-scale manufacture ... platform, which uses a novel technology to encapsulate ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... , January 18, 2017 ... the company plans to publish an online presentation ... Company,s preliminary sales forecast for 2017. Management reports ... trialing ninety-day record sales performance from its existing ... recently announced entry into the Cannabis sector ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... Regulatory Authority Chinese Food and Drug Administration CSL ... Flanders Institute Food and Drug Administration FORT ... Glaxo Smith Klein GlaxoWellcome Global ... Japan Immune Targeting Systems Indian Association ... oxford Johnson & Johnson Krka Pharmaceuticals ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: