Level of health in old age and levels of glutamine and amino acids

As life expectancy increases, the presence of chronic diseases and multimorbidity (presence of several chronic diseases) also increases. One of the current social and health challenges is that the “extra” years of life are lived in good health by the elderly. Some socio-demographic aspects such as age, sex or socio-economic level have been considered as … Read more

An antitumor drug against obesity?

Obesity is a global health problem. One of the most recurrent therapeutic strategies is that which proposes to stop the expansion of adipose tissue (body fat) at the moment when the precursor stem cells proliferate and transform into fat cells. The S6K1 protein plays an indispensable role in this process. A study conducted by the … Read more

Completion of chronic lymphatic leukemia genomic map

An international team, coordinated by researchers from the August Pi i Sunyer Institute for Biomedical Research (IDIBAPS) and the University of Barcelona (UB), has completed the map of genetic changes in the chronic lymphatic leukemia. This tool will provide a better understanding of pathology and may lead to more accurate prognoses, improved diagnoses and new … Read more

Discovery of 11 new genetic regions involved in the severity of covid-19

An international study with the participation of the Superior Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) has located 11 new positions in the chromosomes involved in susceptibility to infection by SARS-CoV-2 and in the clinical severity of covid-19. The work is published today in the magazine Nature. Identifying these genetic determinants involved in the response to the … Read more

How Vapers Help You Quit Smoking

Currently, there are many smokers in the world and more are being added every day. The problem is that cigarette harm is strong and everyday devastate the lives of those who consume it through lung disease, cancer, among others. One way to help those who want to kick the habit is through new devices called … Read more

Pandas evolved six million years ago to include bamboo in their diet

The exclusive bamboo food bears giant panda began six million years ago, according to a new study fossil-based fake thumb that these animals and their ancestors used to manipulate said plant. The conclusions of the study, conducted by the paleontologist Xiaoming Wangwere published in Scientific reports. This bamboo lover’s hand never developed a true opposable … Read more

They discover a new metabolic profile in patients with acute myeloid leukemia

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a pathology with high genetic, clinical and metabolic heterogeneity, which hinders the success of currently available therapeutic treatments. Specifically, internal tandem duplications of the FLT3 gene (FLT3-ITD+) are the most prevalent mutations in AML patients and are associated with high relapse rates. A recent study describes a specific metabolic adaptation … Read more

They discover a new metabolic profile in patients with acute myeloid leukemia

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a pathology with high genetic, clinical and metabolic heterogeneity, which hinders the success of currently available therapeutic treatments. Specifically, internal tandem duplications of the FLT3 gene (FLT3-ITD+) are the most prevalent mutations in AML patients and are associated with high relapse rates. A recent study describes a specific metabolic adaptation … Read more

detected in saliva, semen and other samples from infected patients

The viral DNA can be detected frequently in different clinical specimens from patients infected with monkeypox, including saliva there spermaccording to a new study led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal). The book, published in the journal Eurosurveillancecontributes to a better understanding of how is this emerging disease transmitted. Viral DNA can frequently … Read more