Radiation sickness caused by radiation exposure, can be treated with a new drug that mimics the natural molecules that contain coffee and blueberries.
A group of scientists from the University of Tennessee developed the original drug, contributing to three times the survival of experimental animals 24 hours after exposure.
Creating fallout of the drug was made possible thanks to a new sample Hinn acid (element, called KZ-41), the production of which is possible in large quantities in the form of a nano-emulsion, do not lose their therapeutic properties for long storage. Hinn acid, which is by natural means present in foods such as coffee or blueberries.
After the 9.11 terrorist attacks in the United States has become a priority the development of drugs for those who received a high dose of radiation. Research aim to create a method with the possibility of wide application of non-invasive treatment of a large number of people from radiation sickness in a day after they have been exposed to radiation.
The search for effective drugs are faced with the problem of its introduction. It causes vomiting, typical for radiation sickness. This was the reason for refusal of oral administration of drugs. Method injection also did not fit as requiring the provision of tools and training and therefore ineffective in emergencies during mass treatment.
All these problems can solve was developed by American scientists, a new system of drug delivery is a special patch, which is available even to a child. The efficiency and convenience of a new drug in its application, when radiation is combined with injury of the skin. A similar pattern is usually accompanied by an explosion of a "dirty" bombs.