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A Step Toward Minute Factories That Produce Medicine Inside the Body


ScienceDaily (June 27, 2012) — Scientists are reporting an advance toward treating disease with minute capsules containing not drugs — but the DNA and other biological machinery for making the drug. In an article in ACS’ journal Nano Letters, they describe engineering micro- and nano-sized capsules that contain the genetically coded instructions, plus the read-out gear and assembly line for protein synthesis that can be switched on with an external signal.

Scientists are reporting an advance toward treating disease with minute capsules containing not drugs — but the DNA and other biological machinery for making the drug. (Credit: © Benicce / Fotolia)
 
Daniel Anderson and colleagues explain that development of nanoscale production units for protein-based drugs in the human body may provide a new approach for treating disease. These production units could be turned on when needed, producing medicines that cannot be taken orally or are toxic and would harm other parts of the body. Until now, researchers have only done this with live bacteria that were designed to make proteins at disease sites. But unlike bacterial systems, artificial ones are modular, and it is easier to modify them. That’s why Anderson’s group developed an artificial, remotely activated nanoparticle system containing DNA and the other “parts” necessary to make proteins, which are the workhorses of the human cell and are often used as drugs.
 
 

Artificial Sweetener Disease; A New Breed of Sickness

December 13, 2011 1 comment

Tuesday, 13 December 2011 07:21

‘Artificial Sweetener Disease (ASD) is sweeping across America, affecting tens of thousands of consumers, and Western medicine calls it anything but what it really is, so that doctors can prescribe expensive pharmaceuticals and set up “check up” appointments for the following weeks.

Call it recurring headaches, unbearable migraines, depression, anxiety, muscle pain, arthritis flare ups, buzzing or ringing in the ears, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s disease, inflammation, even acid reflux, but don’t call it ASD, or the patient may stop consuming synthetic sweeteners, and then not schedule more doctor visits.

The symptoms of ASD can change overnight, depending on how much chemical sweetener you consume, and which ones. Some combinations are especially toxic. Consumers can go from a migraine headache to vomiting or from vision problems to an upset stomach. Many people experience central nervous system disorders, cramping, nervous twitches and abnormal reflexes.’

Read more: Artificial Sweetener Disease; A New Breed of Sickness

http://www.davidicke.com/headlines

Avoiding Artificial Sweeteners? They Are In The Drinking Water

September 20, 2011 Leave a comment

Tuesday, 20 September 2011 08:14

‘In recent tests, water samples from US water treatment plants discovered that the artificial sweetener sucralose (Splenda) is a widespread contaminant in both source water and treated water. Sucralose is a persistent contaminant as it is not broken down by the chemical water treatment process.

Previous research has shown that sucralose can destroy up to 50 percent of beneficial intestinal bacteria (probiotics), which are essential for general health and a strong immune system. Sucralose is chemically closer to DDT and Agent Orange than it is to sugar.’

Read more: Avoiding Artificial Sweeteners? They Are In The Drinking Water

http://www.davidicke.com/headlines/

Bosnian pyramid of the Sun by Klaus Dona at ICBP2011. Investigation by artificial satellite

September 19, 2011 Leave a comment

Mysterious Disc Found on Baltic Seabed

July 4, 2011 1 comment

The object is located at a depth of 87 meters and is circular in shape with an estimated diameter of 60 metres.

Curiously, there is a 300m long sliding track behind the object, suggesting that the object slid along the seabed into it’s current position.

Peter Lindburg, a member of the “Ocean Explorers” said

“You see a lot of strange things in this profession, but in my 17 – 18 years working as a professional wreckage hunter, I have never seen anything like this.  The shape, the totally unique and completely round circle makes this find totally unique.”

The objects location and photographs have been passed to the Swedish State Marine Museums to investigate – who have commented that it is too early to determine what the object is, however, the most believable explanation at this time is that it is a natural formation of some sort.

This does not however explain the trail in the sea bed.

Reference: http://www.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/article13263359.ab