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How Long Can Humans Live? -Friday, August 9, 2019
Humans have a longer life span around the world. Despite experiencing significant ups and downs, life expectancy at birth has been growing steadily for many years. In the past two centuries, this number has more than doubled.
The development of potential seaweed as a topical ingredient in gelatin substitutes further expands the range of vegetarian capsules. Seaweed gum has excellent thermal reversible film forming properties and it is a potential animal gelatin replacement.
For drugs with a short half-life, if sufficient controlled release is to be maintained, the dose per unit of dosage must be large, resulting in an increase in the dosage form. In general, drugs with a half-life of less than one hour are not suitable for use as a slow release form.
In a new study, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and Brigham and Women's Hospital developed a swallowable capsule containing tiny electronic devices.
An oral controlled-release(OCR) drug refers to an oral formulation which can continuously release a drug for a long period of time after taking, wherein the main drug is slowly released and absorbed at an appropriate rate. The OCR drug needs to be taken less frequently, which is beneficial for reducing the side effects caused by exceeding the therapeutic blood concentration range, and it can be preserved in an effective concentration range for a long time to maintain the therapeutic effect.
Rani Therapeutics, based in San Jose, USA, announced that RaniPill, a biomacromolecular delivery capsule developed by the company, demonstrated good safety and tolerability in its first human trial. The company plans to launch further clinical trials later this year to test the effects of RaniPill delivery drugs in humans. Perhaps the future of oral biologics is not far from us.
Smoking will hinder the body's absorption of vitamin B3, so in addition to the normal diet, smokers should also take additional supplements.
A new study led by a team at Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found that the vast majority of the most commonly prescribed drugs in the United States contain at least one component that causes an adverse reaction.
Nutrients are needed for human growth and maintenance, and the physiological functions and toxicity of nutrients have a long history of research, and their effects on the health of the body are also clear. The nutrient requirements of different populations and different life stages are not exactly the same. From the history of the discovery of various nutrient functions, it is generally necessary to restore the recovery after the occurrence of nutrient deficiency in the body. Therefore, nutrients is aimed at preventing and treating diseases.
According to the latest report from Japanese media dailymotion, a research team from the University of Tokyo and the Tokyo Medical and Dental University recently developed a Ultramicrocapsules with a diameter of 1/30000 mm. This research result has received much attention because it may contribute to the treatment of diseases such as Alzheimer's disease in the future.