From the growth of the human body to its normal functioning, much depends on the proper functioning of the hormonal glands. Hormonal imbalances are associated with a number of major diseases, ranging from anxiety. Many crises can be resolved quickly if the release of this hormone is properly controlled. And a team of researchers has discovered the technique of remote control of this hormone.
The researchers hope that this study will show the way to solve not only mental health but also various physical problems including pain in the future.
Being able to control the hormone glands remotely is one of the great advances in medical science. Let me give you an example. Excessive stress increases the secretion of certain hormones in the body. This state of mind involves a number of hormones, such as adrenaline and cortisol. Not only this, with the help of stress you can do great things like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). So if the release of these hormones can be controlled, it will make a big contribution in the treatment of these diseases. And that’s what a team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) did. The team was able to control the secretion of the corresponding hormones from the adrenal glands using a type of magnetic nanoparticle.
Paulina Anikiva, a professor at MIT’s Materials Sciences and Engineering and Brain and Cognitive Sciences, told the science journal Science Daily that the study would help better understand the effects of various hormones on mental health. At the same time the treatment of various hormone-related diseases will be much easier than before. We were working on how to treat various mental illnesses without interfering with the body’s nervous system. ‘
Decel Rosenfeld, a member of the ANVICA team and a postdoctoral researcher at MIT, created a magnetic nanoparticle that is so small that it can be inserted into the adrenal glands to control hormone secretion. The way it works is that whenever that tiny special device comes into contact with a weak magnetic field, it will heat up a bit. And this heat will send a signal of hormone secretion to the corresponding gland.
The related research article was published in the journal Science Advanced Research on 18 April. Alien Weiss, a professor of psychology at the University of Minnesota, co-authored the book with Rosenfield and Anichiver.
It is worth mentioning that a new type of nano-boat was developed in the laboratory of Paulina Anikiva and under her leadership, which can go to specific parts of the body and apply the medicine.
In this new study, researchers have tried to work in the treatment of various diseases related to the brain without interfering with the central nervous system. In this case, they wanted to use something that affects the brain and nervous system. And from this demand the issue of hormones comes to the fore. In doing so, Rosenfilp created a nano-boat that is about one-fifth of the size of a human hair. The researchers experimentally placed these nanobots in the adrenal glands of the rat body. He later tested the effectiveness of the method by taking the rat to a weak magnetic field. It can be seen that adrenaline is being secreted in the body of the rat immediately after coming in contact with the magnetic field.