Monica Madrigal Beckford

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Los fármacos del futuro están en nuestro interior

Y una de esas bacterias resistentes es la ‘Clostridium difficile’. El tratamiento actual de la infección por C. difficile puede realizarse mediante …

How The Bacteria In Your Gut Could Be Used To Treat Mental Illness

New research finds that altering gut bacteria in mice changes the way their brains work.<p>The trillions of bacteria living in the human gut influence how our brain functions, our mood and behavior. Scientists have linked imbalances in this community of microbes to a range of psychiatric conditions, …

Los pinzones de Darwin muestran la evolución «en directo»

En el pasado, estos investigadores ya documentaron la disminución de tamaño de una especie de ave, el pinzón terrestre mediano (<b>Geospiza fortis</b>), en …

Scientists studying effect of ketogenic diet on brain cancer

Scientists are tracking the effects of a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet for its potential to starve brain tumours and treat cancer patients.<p>The …

Full-fat milk may protect from diabetes, study finds

Skim milk is widely thought to be the best choice for those aiming to lose weight and be healthier, but a new study found that people who consumed full-fat dairy had a lower risk of diabetes, compared to those who did not.<p>Researchers from Tufts University and Harvard University studied circulating …

Depressing New Study Links Eating Carbs to an Increased Risk of Cancer

Smoking isn't the only habit that's bad for your lungs.<p>All carbs are not created equal. We've basked in the news that eating fruit, smartly cooked starches (as in baked, not fried), and legumes has the potential to whittle off pounds, but new research shows chowing down on the wrong carbs comes …

Dingo skull resistant to change from cross breeding with dogs, research shows

Australia's largest predator, the dingo, is resistant to one of the main threats to its survival as a species—changes to skull shape brought about by …

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Why unprocessed, vegetarian food was actually bad for our ancestors

A new study concludes that the invention of processed food may have been a great turning point in human evolution. No, we're not saying that corn syrup and pork rinds were a boon to our ancestors: The research suggests that the consumption of meat and the invention of stone cutting tools may have …

Long-term High Fat Ketogenic Diet Promotes Renal Tumor Growth in a Rat Model of Tuberous Sclerosis.

2016 Feb 19;6:21807. doi: 10.1038/srep21807.<p>1Medical University of Silesia, School of Medicine in Katowice, Department of Physiology, Katowice, …

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La terapia con telomerasa combate anemias aplásicas

Una terapia diseñada para combatir el envejecimiento, la que usa telomerasa, se ha mostrado eficaz en anemia aplásica.

Las tijeras de edición genómica se adentran en el ARN

La revolucionaria herramienta CRISPR de edición del ADN protagoniza nuevos estudios científicos. Una investigación con participación de la …

Esperma de laboratorio produce crías de ratón sanas y fértiles

Los tratamientos para la infertilidad masculina podrían mejorar en el futuro gracias a una nueva técnica desarrollada por científicos chinos con la …

La hipertensión gestacional se puede controlar con ejercicio físico

Investigadores de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid y de la Universidad de Western Ontario han demostrado que realizar ejercicio físico de forma …