Tag: "chelation" at biology news
Old drug works new tricks for iron overload heart disease
...t method of treating iron overload in the heart is chelation
therapy, a difficult and cumbersome process involving infusions of a solution containing compounds that bind to the iron, which can then excrete the iron from the body. However, the researchers say this method is playing catch up, not a preventative ...
Copper chelation is a promising new therapy for clogged arteries
...lowing balloon angioplasty can be halted by copper chelation
therapy. Preventing the function of copper in the body stops arteries from reclogging following the mechanical stress of removing arterial obstructions through angioplasty. The therapy works by limiting the cellular export of growth factors and cyt...
Engineered Bacteria Scavenge Heavy Metals
...d in the presence of remediationchemicals, such as chelation
agents, and other metallic contaminants. -- No additional energy source, such as glucose, is needed to power the process;endogenous energy in the bacterial cells is sufficient. -- The bioengineered cell membrane targets and transports only a specific...
Chelation Therapy May Alter Immune System
...y provides the first evidence suggesting that DMSA chelation
therapy couldhave problematic side effects for the...tem. But the offspring whose mothers had received chelation
treatment duringpregnancy displayed other persistent impairments to their immune systems --including...