Scientists examine whether radon therapy can help by SARS-CoV-2-induced pneumonia:
New research projects of the prestigious Helmholtz in Darmstadt, Germany, at the found out to be whether low-dose radon radiation can even fight against Corona-viruses. As the GSI tells the 16.04.2020 on its Homepage, a GSI/FAIR research potential and its unique infrastructure, in order to respond to the current Corona pandemic. The researchers want to provide new insights and technologies that can help in the fight against the Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. One of the three research topics is as follows:
Therapeutic effect of low-dose radiation at SARS-CoV-2-induced lung inflammation
In a preclinical study, the GSI-researchers and researchers are working to determine whether a SARS-CoV-2 triggered lung inflammation can be treated with low-dose irradiation. Partner is the University hospitals in Frankfurt and Erlangen are. The anti-inflammatory effects in the lung under two alternative conditions are to be compared: one using a typical low-dose x-ray irradiation, as has already been administered in the past for the treatment of pulmonary inflammation, the use of an elevated radon activity in comparison to the natural activity. The scientists want to gain knowledge about the stage of the disease, this could provide an appropriate way. In addition, it is important to find a Balance-inflammatory effect in the lungs and unwanted immunosuppressive systemic effect of the radiation between the desired level of inflammation. Here is the Chance for radon exposure could be as a moderate immune modulator.
Press release of the GSI
If this field of research is successful, open the ACURADON healing with his for therapeutic purposes, low-dose radon radiation of new treatment options.