Medical Nanogels


The researchers are developing a new treatment for the five million people a year who are snake bite victims. This is innovation. Now bringing you stories behind the ideas that shave our future. The most common way to produce treatments for venomous snake bites is to inject a horse or sheep with a non lethal dose of venom, wait for the animal to develop antibodies, then harvest and process those antibodies into an anti venom. Each anti-venom is species specific and expensive to make. But researchers at the university of California Irvine have developed a synthetic alternative that doesn't need refrigeration and can be used as a broad spectrum defense against many different kinds of snake bites. A specifically designed Nanno gel. The team calls Nando. It can be injected into a victim. The gel binds to protein toxins absorbing and neutralizing the venom, a medic with a backpack or. Or hospitals in remote locations could keep a supply of the inexpensive Nando on hand for emergencies and even better future. Nando tes could be modified to take the sting out of venomous bites from spiders, scorpions, and beads for innovation. Now I'm Jennifer poet. Now is produced by the National Institute of aerospace, through collaboration with NASA and is distributed by w HR v..

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