Drug News (Medindia)

Tobacco Plant Protein Can Lead to Discovery of New Antibiotics

Tobacco plant such as Nicotiana alata can lead to the development of new antibiotics which can effectively treat life-threatening infectious diseases. The flowers of Nicotiana alata contains peptide NaD1 which has infection-busting qualities.

Sparkling Discovery: Tiny Diamonds Can Enhance Medical Imaging

Tiny diamonds can lead to the development of low-cost medical imaging and drug discovery tools. Defects in nanoscale and microscale diamonds can improve the sensitivity of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) systems.

Nutrient-enriched Plants Can Reduce Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Nutrient-enriched plants containing high levels of Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) can reduce vitamin B12 deficiency and overcome dietary limitations. Similarly, vitamin content of some plants can be improved which can make vegetarian and vegan diets more complete.

'Brain Cooling' can Help Treat Head Injuries and Stroke

Cooling treatment or lowering the brain temperature can help treat head injury and stroke. The medically induced cooling lowers the temperature in the brain, which helps in treating injury and stroke.