Monthly Archives: April 2019

Mexican scientists create beneficial ice cream for gut microbiota

Written on April 30, 2019 at 12:00, by

Mexican scientists created a probiotic ice cream. It restores the balance of the intestinal microbiota, which in turn reduces the discomfort caused by colitis and also improves the absorption of calcium. The beneficial effects of this ice cream, called Saludatto, have already been proven by its creators at the Center for Research in Food and …

IPN designs smart drugs against cardiovascular diseases

Written on April 29, 2019 at 12:00, by

A group of scientists from the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) use nanotechnology techniques to design build and apply smart drugs, for prevention and treatment of Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD), which represent the main cause of death worldwide. The researcher at the School of Medicine (ESM) and specialist in cardiology, Juan Manuel Vélez Resendiz, stressed that the …

Confidence and shared experiences, keys for the well-being of the elderly

Written on April 26, 2019 at 12:00, by

A study led by the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) argues that relationships based on trust, belonging and shared experiences are fundamental for the subjective well-being of older people. Interactions with the closest family were considered essential for subjective well-being. The challenge posed by the aging population has placed on the public agenda the promotion, …

New biomarkers predict the risk of atrial fibrillation

Written on April 25, 2019 at 12:00, by

Scientists at the University of Navarra, in collaboration with clinicians from the University Hospital of Donostia, have identified two biomarkers associated with the risk of suffering atrial fibrillation, a heart disease that affects more than 33.5 million people worldwide. Researchers have discovered that, through a blood test, the development of atrial fibrillation can be predicted. …

Bee venom against Parkinson’s disease

Written on April 24, 2019 at 12:00, by

Researchers and students of the University Center of Biological and Agricultural Sciences (CUCBA) of the University of Guadalajara (UG) identified that compounds in bee venom have positive effects against Parkinson’s disease, the second most frequent neurodegenerative condition in Mexico. Silvia Josefina López Pérez, a researcher at the Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology of CUCBA, …

New bases discovered to develop therapies against colorectal cancer

Written on April 23, 2019 at 12:00, by

Scientists from the Biomedical Research Institute of Bellvitge (IDIBELL) and the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ProCURE program) publish in Clinical Cancer Research the bases for new therapies against colorectal cancer. The study is led by David G. Molleví, with Natalia Guillén Díaz-Maroto as first author. “We have discovered that, if we inactivate two proteins called …

Poor eating habits worsen health of those who have suffered a heart attack

Written on April 22, 2019 at 12:00, by

People who suffered a heart attack and skip breakfast and have dinner near bedtime have a four to five times greater chance of suffering another heart attack or angina within 30 days after hospital discharge. A study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, showed that patients with these two eating habits have worse …

A group of proteins helps predict relapse in lung cancer

Written on April 21, 2019 at 12:00, by

Two new studies confirm that the detection of a group of proteins orients a more personalized treatment in patients with lung cancer, the most frequent type of tumor in the world. The goal is to avoid relapse. Lung cancer is the most common type of tumor in the world. Specifically, each year around 30,000 new …

Aging favors idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Written on April 20, 2019 at 12:00, by

In a basic biochemistry research, Annie Pardo Cemo, professor emeritus of the Faculty of Sciences (FC) of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), showed that aging and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) share basic mechanisms that favor the occurrence of this disease, which occurs manly between 56 and 69 years of age. The researcher explained …

Protein that plays an important role in the induction of apoptosis may help improve cancer treatments

Written on April 19, 2019 at 12:00, by

Scientists at the University of Barcelona (UB) identified a new biomarker for personalized treatments against cancer, which induce apoptosis (programmed cell death) and reduce the size of the tumor. The research, led by Antonio Zorzano, professor at the Faculty of Biology at the UB and head of the Laboratory of Complex Metabolic Diseases and Mitochondria …

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