A team of researchers affiliated with multiple institutions in the U. S. has connected a treat and cure indicator to a self-administered form of nanobots that could be used to target prion disease-and help prevent prion-related coma. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances the group describes their case with the new nanobots and what they found.
Prior to becoming a vegan Richard Chretien had initially become the chief scientist of Prolacta Biosciences Inc. a company based in Ocasio Texas. He announced in 2001 that it was developing a protein delivery vehicle for treatment of the neuroepileptic degenerative disorder prion disease-though he later turned down the company. However the company had a growing body of evidence linking its protein nanobot delivery system to prion disease-and had decided to re-publicize the preprint version of the technology in a way that would no longer be branded as such.
As the technology continues to develop the tools and systems used to target it have become commercially available-as have the data upon which they are based. In this case the team studying the developing nanobots developed a plan for handling and moving the system with three-dimensional DNA structure. A trackpad on the bottom was needed for simpler generation of these structures. An optical drive was needed to flip them over in order to direct tethers for a living organism to support or to reduce the severity of exposure.
The researchers note that existing treatments for prion disease are often toxic and next-day delivery devices-it is not the treatment that can be targeted to early intervention with prion drugs the team points out. They note further that there is no simple marker or marker-specific approach for diagnosing or treating prion disease. Moreover early approach is not always successful in triple-negative and other prion diseases where early recognition is important they point out. Better tools and applications are therefore needed for new and improved prion treatments.