Miscelaneas Breves

Temas de medicina enfocados por un especialista y publicados.

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Memoria Olfativa

Miscelaneas Breves | Buenos Aires 01 de Agosto del 2020

El olfato es un sentido poderoso. Puede hacer que se este más alerta, reducir la ansiedad e influir sobre la confianza en uno mismo. Algunos olores pueden incluso inducir a las personas a tener inhibiciones sexuales. Los olores ...

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Bacteria Use This "Toxin Gun"Against Our Cells

Miscelaneas Breves | Buenos Aires 01 de Agosto del 2020

Researchers looked specifically at Legionella. When Legionella invades a human cell, it wraps itself in a protective vesicle and opens the molecular structure, known as a type IV secretion system. The molecular "machine" sits in the cell membrane of the ...

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The Eye Microbiome

Miscelaneas Breves | Buenos Aires 01 de Agosto del 2020

The gut microbiome seems to always make the news, but what about the eye microbiome? Did you even know there was such a thing? Actually, the existence of an ocular microbiome has been debated - after all, ...

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Genetic Factors Make Babies Susceptible to Zika

Miscelaneas Breves | Buenos Aires 01 de Agosto del 2020

Zika virus can lead to devastating birth defects in babies born to infected mothers, but only about six to twelve percent of children potentially affected by the disease end up having those problems. Scientists have long suspected ...

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New Peptide Can Bust Biofilms

Miscelaneas Breves | Buenos Aires 01 de Agosto del 2020

Because antibiotic resistance is a growing health problem that will eventually threaten all of us, there has been considerable focus on finding new drugs to combat bacteria that can get around our current therapeutics. No stone is ...

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Anión GAP

Miscelaneas Breves | Buenos Aires 01 de Agosto del 2020

HIGH ANION GAP - An elevated AG can be produced by an increase in unmeasured anions (as in several causes of metabolic acidosis) or by a reduction in unmeasured cations. The latter is usually of minor importance, since hypokalemia, ...

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