Taking antidepressants in pregnancy affects the baby’s brain

A neurologist and pediatrician at the Children’s Hospital of the University of Helsinki (Finland), Heli Malm , has just published a study in which it is suggested that the intake of antidepressants during pregnancy could affect the brain, which pregnant mothers should In the first place, receive a non-pharmacological treatment to combat anxiety and depression … Read more

Journey inside a cell infected with the hepatitis C virus

The alterations caused by the hepatitis C virus in the endoplasmic reticulum and the mitochondria of infected cells have been observed by scientists from the National Center for Biotechnology of the CSIC (CNB-CSIC) and the ALBA Synchrotron in great detail, as you can. see in the video that heads this post. These malformations recover after … Read more

The problem of drug names

Names are important, but we are seriously deficient in remembering them . We also tend to confuse them with each other. So imagine the problem of naming new drugs so that they are clearly descriptive and there is no possibility that the patient confuses one with another. Despite all the measures, there are continually problems … Read more

Closer to the first chlamydia vaccine

A team of scientists from the McMaster University Infectious Diseases Research Institute (Canada) has taken a big step towards obtaining what would be the first vaccine against chlamydia , the most common sexually transmitted disease (STD) and that It is transmitted by having vaginal, anal, or oral sex with an infected person. Despite the high … Read more

The misconception of the natural or why implant silicone breasts

What is not found in the annals of a few ancient cultures chosen somewhat for aesthetic criteria is perverse and harmful. You cannot intervene, you cannot analyze, you cannot examine the parts that make up the whole. It cannot be updated or improved. They are some of the unconscious mantras that many people often repeat … Read more

A back muscle is made to replace a cancerous gluteal muscle

Affected by a synovial sarcoma, when this cancerous muscle was removed from a patient, he stopped being able to walk, as this muscle is essential for locomotion. However, thanks to a pioneering intervention in Spain, the patient can now walk again because the lost muscle was replaced by the latissimus dorsi muscle, located in the … Read more

This finding in cellular behavior will improve wound healing

It has now been believed that cell movement is guided primarily by variations in the chemical concentration of proteins and ions. However, a new finding published in the journal Scientific Reports , and carried out by researchers from the Institute of Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), shows that various types of cells are attracted to the … Read more

A neurosurgical operation as a new way to combat anorexia

Anorexia has its origin in the mind, and therefore a possible alternative to combat severe chronic cases is through a neurosurgical operation, an option in extremis when the therapeutic options that the Hospital del Mar de Barcelona will carry out through a study with eight people with this disorder. As you can see in the … Read more

Young blood won’t make you younger, old can be toxic

Despite its recent success (Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel , for example, has expressed an interest in it ), receiving blood transfusions from young people will not rejuvenate your body , like Dracula. A study published in the journal Nature Communications denies this, although it warns of something else: the blood of elderly people could … Read more

Alternatives to repair spinal cord injuries thanks to this method

An electrical stimulation procedure to help the spinal cord avoid injury and send messages to the brain is being tested by a group of scientists at the University of Los Angeles, California. A 32-electrode stimulator implanted under the injured area, in order to restore movement in the hands, is already being tested on Brian Gómez … Read more

This penile implant has an erection in the presence of heat

About 40% of men between the ages of 40 and 70 have some level of erectile dysfunction , and among them, a third do not respond to drugs such as Viagra. To fill this gap, a group of researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison has developed a penile implant that remains flaccid when it is … Read more

A stem cell transplant restores sight to blind mice

A group of blind mice has regained their sight thanks to a stem cell transplant carried out by a team of researchers from the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology (Japan). Transplantation has managed to restore vision to half of the mice, even when retinal degeneration is in its terminal phase. Stem cell transplantation Once the … Read more

Does coffee increase your life expectancy?

This is not the first time that studies have been published linking coffee intake with longevity, but now an underlying mechanism for this link appears to have been found. At least that’s what researchers at the Institute for Immunity, Transplantation and Infection at Stanford University in California say. The study has been published in the … Read more

High Blood Pressure May Protect Those Over 80 From Dementia

It is well known that high blood pressure is a risk factor for dementia, so the results of a new study from the University of California, Irvine, are quite surprising. Researchers found that people who developed high blood pressure between the ages of 80-89 are less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease (the most common form … Read more

Glibioliquid, the innovative system for the detection of brain cancer

Spanish scientists present a marker to study brain tumors, Glibioliquid . Specifically, it has been presented by HM Hospitales, its research foundation and Atrys Health. It is the first diagnostic system for this type of cancer based on a blood test. Brain cancer diagnosis Through a liquid biopsy, this non-invasive technique identifies the genetic alterations … Read more

What was the first 3D printed medicine?

We have seen that 3D printers are capable of conceiving more and more things from increasingly diverse materials, but the field where it still has to be developed more is that of food and, above all, that of drugs . All in all, 3D printed pills already exist. The first 3D printed medicine In July … Read more

First 100% effective malaria vaccine

100% immunity against the malaria virus has been achieved thanks to a new strategy carried out by researchers from the University of Tübingen (Germany) and the biotechnology company Sanaria. The results of this study have been published in the journal Nature . Prudence Although the success is considerable, it still cannot be fully assured, since … Read more

We already have the first list of antibiotic resistant bacteria

The World Health Organization has published the first list of bacteria resistant to antibiotics , which includes the twelve most lethal families , and which highlights the threat posed by bacteria resistant to multiple antibiotics. It is divided into three categories according to the urgency with which new drugs are needed. The critical priority group … Read more

Stopping hair loss can make you powerless

Faced with certain treatments for hair loss, men perhaps should consider the following dilemma: do I prefer to go bald or suffer from erectile dysfunction for a long period of time? That’s what a new study by specialists at Northwestern University School of Medicine in Chicago reveals about the anti-baldness drugs, dutasteride and finasteride . … Read more

The female menstrual cycle emulated with this miniature system

Called EVATAR , this miniature device that emulates the female menstrual cycle is made up of several compartments that reproduce the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, and vagina. As published in Nature Communication , the device has been developed by researchers at Northwestern University (United States) have developed. AVOID EVATAR, which is made up of … Read more

Meta-analysis undermines the myth that negative emotions can cause cancer

Yet another study that found no correlation between emotions (in this case, depression) and cancer. The pseudoscientific proposals of bioneuroemotion and the like have received bad news: another meta-analysis (a study of dozens of studies) has again suggested that there is no relationship between negative emotions and cancer . In other words, thinking positively does … Read more