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Circulating Tumour Cells (CTCs) In Blood Can Predict a Patient’s Response to Chemotherapy

68614 Scientists from Granada have demonstrated, for the first time, that detecting circulating tumour cells (CTCs) in blood and studying the presence of certain genetic markers in them is a technique that allows specialists to predict, with great precision, the response that advanced-cancer patients will have to chemotherapy, as well as the associated secondary effects… Seguir Leyendo Circulating Tumour Cells (CTCs) In Blood Can Predict a Patient’s Response to Chemotherapy

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For the First Time, Spanish Scientists Have Been Able To Grow Artificial Skin Using Stem Cells from the Umbilical Cord

68546 This important scientific breakthrough, developed by the University of Granada, will aid the immediate use of artificially-grown skin for major burn patients, since the skin could be stored in tissue banks and made available when needed.   One of the problems major burn victims have is that, using the current protocols for artificial skin,… Seguir Leyendo For the First Time, Spanish Scientists Have Been Able To Grow Artificial Skin Using Stem Cells from the Umbilical Cord

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Research shows that the more chocolate you eat, the lower your body fat level is

68455 Scientists at the University of Granada have disproved the old idea that chocolate is fattening, in a study reported this week in Nutrition. Higher chocolate consumption associated with lower levels of total fat—fat deposits all over the body—and central—abdominal—fat, independently of whether or not subjects are physically active, and of their diet. The study—possibly… Seguir Leyendo Research shows that the more chocolate you eat, the lower your body fat level is

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Scientists discover new mechanism that preserves genomic integrity and is abnormal in the rare DiGeorge syndrome

67208 An international team including GENYO centre researchers has described a molecular mechanism that defends human genome integrity against “bombarding” by mobile DNA sequences. Alterations in the mechanism could be responsible for symptoms causing this syndrome Their research—an important step forward in the field of genetics—is published this week in the prestigious Nature Structural and… Seguir Leyendo Scientists discover new mechanism that preserves genomic integrity and is abnormal in the rare DiGeorge syndrome