Nanoparticle Therapy Developed to Fight Cell Aging
A team of Spanish scientists has developed nanoparticles to selectively release therapeutic substances in aged human cells.
They are intended to treat diseases involving cellular degeneration of tissue, such as cancer, Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s, among other accelerated aging pathologies. The mesoporous nanoparticles contain galactooligosaccharide (a chemical in a probiotic, which is a pill to stimulate growth of healthy bacteria).
The next step of this research is to test it with therapeutic agents and validate it in animal models. “As far as we are aware, this is the first time a nanotherapy for aging cells has been designed. Though the road from these results to the possible elimination of aging cells and to aging therapies is still long, we believe our research can open new paths for the development of therapies for aging-related diseases,” says researcher Ramón Martínez Máñez of the Technical University of Valencia
(via Nanoparticles against cellular aging | KurzweilAI)