Silk “micrococoons” from the leading universities of Britain

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (1 stars, mean: 5.00 from 5)
Loading...

Cambridge UniversityIn Cambridge University an international team of scientists has created microscopic analogues of cocoons by the example of those spun by silkmoths. This is a significant event for medicine, pharmaceutics and food industry, because it makes it possible to protect molecular size materials supersensitive to environment.

By means of these micrococoons it is possible to solve issues about implementation of useful and nutritious molecules in different compositions, including cosmetic or nutritional without being afraid of their destruction or degradation.

The size of cocoons is so small that is it almost impossible to notice them with the naked eye, or to determine their existence by feel, which really deserves admiration.

According to scientists this technique will find its place in pharmaceutics too, because it enables to increase the life cycle of antibodies and provide their stability. It also opens up new opportunities for treating lots of serious diseases, including neurodegenerative ones.

Researches were conducted under the supervision of Professor Thomas Nolesome and participated by scientists of Great Britain from Cambridge, Oxford and Sheffield, Switzerland – Institute of Technology in Zurich and Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel.[:ru]Шелковые «микрококоны» В Кембриджском университете международная команда учёных создала микроскопические аналоги коконов по примеру тех, что плетут шелкопряды. Это значимое событие для медицины, фармацевтики и сферы питания, так как позволяет защищать сверхчувствительные к среде материалы размера молекул.

С помощью этих микрококонов можно решить проблемы внедрения полезных и питательных молекул в различные составы, в том числе косметические или пищевые, не боясь их разрушения или деградации.

Величина созданных коконов настолько мала, что невооруженным глазом их попросту не обнаружить, а также не определить их наличие на ощупь, что действительно заслуживает восхищения изобретением.

Эта же технология, по мнению учёных, найдёт своё место и в фармацевтике, так как позволяет увеличить жизненный цикл антител и обеспечить их стабильность. В свою очередь это открывает новые перспективы в лечении множества тяжелых заболеваний, в том числе и нейродегенеративных.

Исследования проводились под руководством профессора Туомаса Ноулсома, и принимали в нём участие учёные Великобритании из Кембриджа, Оксфорда и Шеффилда, Швейцарии из технологического института в Цюрихе и израильского института науки им. Вейцмана.

comments powered by HyperComments
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (1 stars, mean: 5.00 from 5)
Loading...
Studying abroad for Indian students
Без категории
Studying abroad for Indian students
180 scholarships for Master’s students: Sweden 2018-2019
News
180 scholarships for Master’s students: Sweden 2018-2019
How an Indian citizen can get a visa to enter Europe and Ukraine
Articles
How an Indian citizen can get a visa to enter Europe and Ukraine
ХІХ World Festival of Youth and Students gathered youth from all over the world in Sochi
Education abroad
ХІХ World Festival of Youth and Students gathered youth from all over the world in Sochi
Pros and cons of Indian education
Articles
Pros and cons of Indian education
The administrator profession
TOP 60 professions
The administrator profession
Medical education in Poland. How much does it cost?
News
Medical education in Poland. How much does it cost?
Where to enter after 11th grade
Articles
Where to enter after 11th grade
Where to go to study or state versus private
Articles
Where to go to study or state versus private
Grants for studying
Education abroad
Grants for studying
WSB Universities
Articles
WSB Universities
Public health profession
TOP 60 professions
Public health profession
Opole University of Technology. How to act and what it is special
Popular
Opole University of Technology. How to act and what it is special
Why did I choose higher education and life in Poland?
Popular
Why did I choose higher education and life in Poland?
The largest database of online courses offered by 10,000 universities
Education abroad
The largest database of online courses offered by 10,000 universities
Germany canceled a tuition fee for foreigners and citizens of the country
Articles
Germany canceled a tuition fee for foreigners and citizens of the country
Higher education in France
Education abroad
Higher education in France
Higher education in Russia
Articles
Higher education in Russia
The whole truth about higher education in Germany
Articles
The whole truth about higher education in Germany
Promotions and contests from the Higher School of Business in Wroclaw
Education abroad
Promotions and contests from the Higher School of Business in Wroclaw
The whole truth about higher education in Poland
Education abroad
The whole truth about higher education in Poland
The whole truth is about higher education in the UK
Education abroad
The whole truth is about higher education in the UK
Grants for studying
Education abroad
Grants for studying
Top 10 professions with the highest salary
Education abroad
Top 10 professions with the highest salary
Translate »
X
Send this to a friend