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In experiments with mice, scientists at the National Cancer Research Center of Spain (CNIO), found that animals that had a group of genes known to have a protective effect of cancer not only were able to live longer but thinner than those who ate less than that.
Scientists initially were investigating the link between cancer protective gene and its effect on longevity. But “the real surprise,” says the study published in Cell Metabolism, was the impact of these genes in obesity, which in turn has a beneficial effect to prevent disorders such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
It is known that mutations in a gene cluster, called Pten, lead to the development of various cancers. A protein genes encoding these tumor suppressor acts as preventing cells develop and divide abnormally.
Dr. Manuel Serrano and his team wanted to analyze whether the gene Pten also had other effects protective benefits. The scientists created genetically engineered mice that had twice the normal level of Pten protein. “What we’re seeing is that the tumor suppressor genes not only protect against cancer but also against the damage that accumulates in the body over time”
Dr. Manuel Serrano
As expected, the animals were more resistant to cancer than the group of non-transgenic mice, and also managed to live 12% longer than those. According to investigators, the Pten protein had a direct impact on the longevity of the animals, because in addition to never develop cancer, had fewer symptoms associated with aging.
But what surprised the researchers was that the transgenic mice with the double dose of Pten, which during the experiment the animals ate more than unmodified, were on average 28% thinner.
There are so many things you avoid the most in your life, and accident is one perfect sample for that. Related to the accident, there are many types of this horrible thing, road accident, work accident, and so forth. Even though it is the thing you want to avoid, you do not have enough power to predict if it is going to happen or not. When it happens, you also do not have the power to stop it. Perhaps the accident has happened and now, like it or not, you have to encounter some poor condition related to your health and your expense.
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Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment are key to the cure of pediatric cancer patients. Create awareness on the need for all children everywhere have access to these two pillars of recovery is the objective of the International Childhood Cancer Day, established since 2001 in Luxembourg.
In Argentina, there are wide disparities in access to these rights in different regions of the country. “While the results obtained in the main hospitals of the City of Buenos Aires are similar to those of recognized institutions in Europe, not the case in some provinces,” said a statement from the Natalie Daphne Flexor Foundation, dedicated to fighting disease in children.
To publicize the problem of these patients, the entity carrying out a campaign called “Stay up the shirt,” which invites the entire population out into the street with a white shirt to support children who suffer evil. Simultaneously throughout the country 25 NGOs active in the same struggle join this initiative, which also involve other countries in Latin America?
“Respect for the rights of children with cancer grew a lot in our country in recent years, but not the same thing happens in other Latin American nations, so we seek to be very expansive with our campaign,” said Edith DocSalud.com Grynszpancholc, President of the Foundation Flexor, an organization that assists more than a thousand families of cancer patients of low-income children each month.
The celebrities also joined the initiative, by enrolling in the Foundation’s website can participate in the raffle for an autographed jersey by forward Lionel Messy. In turn, adhere to the cause Fecund Arena actor, singer and cook Axel Fernandez Martini no Molina.
Grynszpancholc also represents Latin America for nine years in ICCCPO (International Confederation of Parents of Children with Cancer); an institution that claims the most comprehensive aid program focus on prevention when prophylactic measures for disease in children “are not possible.” In that sense, they emphasize that the focus should be on early diagnosis, containment and appropriate therapy.
“We need to make in the coming years, every February 15, all dress in white America to show their support to children with cancer and that beyond the socioeconomic conditions of residence and place everyone can access them rights: a treatment in a timely manner, within the best conditions of care, “concluded Grynszpancholc.
Look, good … Feel Better (LBSM), social responsibility program of the Argentina Chamber of Cosmetics and Perfume Industry will conduct a free workshop on aesthetic advice for women who are undergoing cancer treatment. The event will take place on February 2 at 10:30 in Paraguay 1857.
The initiative’s mission is to build self-esteem of women with cancer to improve their image by helping to advance cancer treatment with greater confidence.
LBSM is aimed at all women of the Argentine territory that are under treatment for cancer and is implemented through workshops completely free. Volunteer makeup artists and image consultants that provide them with makeup techniques, aesthetic advice and suggestions for the use of accessories with the aim of concealing the side effects of treatments teach them.
The recipients receive a complimentary cosmetics bag with products donated by companies associated with CAPA, to conduct the workshop and continue the practices in their homes, that is why the workshops are held once per person.
Workshops Look Good … Feel Better is made in the main public hospitals in Buenos Aires and the interior of the country in private oncology institutions in certain representations of LALCEC throughout the country and twice a month at the CAPA (Paraguay 1857, Ciudad Autonomy de Buenos Aires).
It is known that human reproduction is relatively ineffective. Each month, a couple with no problems conceiving, it is only 7% chance of achieving pregnancy. The chances are further reduced in those with fertility problems, even to this objective cannot be spontaneously in 15% of cases.
However, advances in assisted reproduction were able to reverse the fate of many. From birth in 1986 of the first IVF babies in Argentina until the present, assisted reproduction remained steady growth.
In less than 25 years, diagnosis, description of the various disorders that may affect reproduction, the selection of eggs and sperm and the implementation of assisted reproductive technology (including advances) allowed better results when implementing an action strategy.
Today is still possible to preserve fertility in cases where the woman must receive cancer treatments like chemotherapy or radiotherapy, to avoid the inheritance of disease from the selection of embryos, defer motherhood through the cry preservation of eggs and increasingly control more effectively the multiple gestation, “said Gabriel Fishbone, head of the Center for Reproductive Medicine in Gynecology and Reproduction Studies (Cagier).
However, the degree of effectiveness of these innovations also depends on a crucial variable: the age of the woman. Despite scientific advances, the female biological clock remains intact. “From the age of 35 fertility declines and increases the risk of genetic abnormalities in offspring,” said Fishbone.
That is why a couple does not realize that pregnancy after a year of searching should consult a reproductive specialist, a diagnosis and begin the necessary studies without further delay. Especially if it comes to women over the barrier of 35.
First is a history in which notes all the antecedents that may be related to the difficulty of achieving a pregnancy, for example, registration of sexually transmitted diseases, surgery, chronic problems, drug use, alcohol or cigarette.
Through control of temperature, hormone analysis and implementation of translational ultrasound, we studied whether the woman is ovulating normally. “Then there is a ray of the uterus and fallopian tubes called a hysterosalpingogram, which evaluates the path traveled by sperm and egg to meet,” he added.
Also important is the Gynecologic ultrasonography to rule out uterine fibroids that may affect the implantation or cause abortions.
The man, meanwhile, should be studied simultaneously, and that male problems represent 50% of cases. In this case seeks to establish if your semen is normal and if after intercourse, the sperm find the underlying cause of the uterus and cervix ascend. It is recommended to make a study of compatibility between sperm and cervical mucus as, of course; they must swim through the substance in his rise to the egg.