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Tiny swimming robots treat deadly pneumonia in mice

Tiny swimming robots treat deadly pneumonia in mice

image: Colored SEM image of a pneumonia-fighting microrobot consisting of an algae cell (green) coated with biodegradable polymer nanoparticles (brown). The nanoparticles contain antibiotics and are coated with neutrophil cell membranes. see After Credit: Fangyu Zhang and Zhengxing Li Nano-engineers at the University of California, San Diego have developed microscopic robots, called microrobots, that can …

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Antidiarrheal medications can help treat key symptoms of autism

There are currently no effective treatments for the main symptoms of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), such as difficulties with socialization and communication. A new study uses a protein interaction computer network to determine if existing drugs could provide a new approach to treatment. Researchers have found that a common anti-diarrheal drug may have potential in …

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Antidiarrheal drugs may help treat key symptoms of autism – Neuroscience News

Summary: Loperamide, a common antidiarrheal drug, may help treat the main symptoms associated with autism spectrum disorders. The drug activates the μ-opioid receptor, helping to improve social behaviors. Source: Borders Can you teach new tricks to an old drug? Although drug treatments for the core symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are not currently available, …

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