Nanobac Life Sciences Announces Potential Link Between Nanobacteria and Astronaut’s Kidney Stones
TAMPA, FL -- Jan. 18, 2005 -- Nanobac Life Sciences, Inc. (OTCBB:NNBP) announces the publication of “A potential cause for kidney stone formation during space flights: Enhanced growth of Nanobacteria in microgravity” in Kidney International, (2005) 67, 483-491. Neva Ciftcioglu, Director of Science at Nanobac Life Sciences, Inc., and a team of NASA scientists used multiple techniques to determine that Nanobacteria infection multiplies faster in space flight simulated conditions than on Earth.
This discovery may prove to be critical for future exploratory missions to the moon and Mars. Astronauts are at an increased risk for kidney stones on long duration missions. Nanobacteria appear to be a stressor that may be a limiting factor for these missions. Nanobacteria are a unique organism that is thought to be the initiator of kidney stone formation. Since they grow faster in a microgravity environment this may explain why astronauts get kidney stones on space missions.
This novel concept opens the door for new diagnostic and therapeutic techniques addressing nanobacterial infection in kidney stones. Kidney stones can be debilitating and affect 20 million Americans and recur in 50% of patients within 5 years. Nanobac will continue to collaborate with NASA to investigate the link between nanobacterial infection and astronaut health which may lead to new diagnostics and therapies.
About Nanobac Life Sciences
Nanobac Life Sciences, Inc. is dedicated to improving people’s health through the detection and eradication of Nanobacterium sanguineum (Nanobacteria). The Company’s pioneering research is establishing the pathogenic role of Nanobacteria in calcification, particularly in coronary artery heart disease and vascular disease. Nanobac has identified two biomarkers of nanobacterial infection, and expects to file for FDA approval of its NB2(TM) ELISA assays to detect nanobacterial antigen and IgG antibody. It is also leveraging its proprietary knowledge and intellectual property to develop the first FDA approved therapeutic to treat nanobacterial infection. The Company currently markets a patented nanobiotic regimen. For further information concerning our nanobiotic, please visit http://www.nanobacsciences.com.
Nanobac Life Sciences, Inc. is headquartered in Tampa, Florida. For more information, please visit our website at: http://www.nanobaclifesciences.com.
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