Mahidol University Study of the medicinal properties of blood “Conservative” “hopes to conquer cancer, COVID-19 and the world’s first emerging disease.
The COVID-19 crisis That are becoming more and more serious, including new infectious diseases that are threatening to humans This has led to a number of studies that could lead to the conquering of emerging diseases, including COVID-19 and cancer. Study of medicinal properties from blood “money”
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jit Kamolthanasak Veterinary Lecturer, Department of Clinical Medicine and Public Health. Faculty of Veterinary Science Mahidol University Efforts have been made to research the medicinal properties of blood. “The money” (Varanus salvator) to see the effect of inhibition of cancer cells, bacteria and emerging pathogens, including COVID-19, which if the goal can be achieved. Will become the first in the world
Such a study Caused by the assumption that the money To be able to survive by eating living remains And even in polluted water Prof. Dr. Jitkamol’s veterinarian So the idea was to start studying the immune system of reptiles Which is in the category of protected wildlife by requesting permission from the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Go to the area to collect blood samples from Bringer Come study protein (Proteomics) in the laboratory. Using only a small sample of blood Before letting go back to nature
Initially, the results of the study showed that it inhibited the growth of cancer cells. As well as some bacteria It could also be extended to study the virus suppression, including COVID-19, which is currently spreading. If a new drug can be developed It will be another treatment option that will increase the hope of mankind.
Even though now Bringer Are endangered by being hunted Until being protected as a protected wildlife And most recently, there is a push for the Act (Act) that will make it a protected wildlife. That allows economic breeding Associate Professor Dr. Jitkamol Veterinarian said that if it can be beneficial to further research into the development of drugs from the silver of the blood.
This is because there is a clear distinction between the natural “money” and “the money” in the farm system. Which will have different care for different purposes To be able to do serious research on the subject up to the downstream if the future has to take advantage of Bringer Breeding in the farm system will meet the goals. And much more appropriate
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chitkamol Veterinarian said that the next step is to ensure that In addition to being able to inhibit cancer cells And some bacteria It will not affect the normal cells in the human body. Before the patent filing can be completed by the end of this year 2021 to continue research further. About antiviral activity covering 3 strains, which are emerging diseases Starting with influenza, avian flu and COVID-19
“Whether it’s a doctor Or any profession Can benefit all mankind If there is a commitment to use their existing knowledge. Focusing on others, what they get is the joy of doing what they love. And have the aptitude This will make our everyday lives more meaningful, ”Prof. Dr. Jitkamonthanasak’s veterinarian concluded.
Information from: Corporate Communications General Administration Division Office of the President Mahidol University
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