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Alzheimer's Blood Test May Detect Damage Ahead of Symptoms / Análisis de Sangre para Alzheimer Puede Detectar Daños Antes que los Síntomas

Miscelaneas Breves | Buenos Aires 01 de Octubre del 2021

Changes in blood levels of neurofilament light chain (NfL) protein over time can predict neurodegeneration years before clinical symptoms appear in familial early-onset Alzheimer's disease (AD). Measuring blood NfL levels longitudinally may provide a reliable readout of ...

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Heart Damage from Mechanical Stress / Daño cardíaco por estrés mecánico

Miscelaneas Breves | Buenos Aires 01 de Octubre del 2021

P2Y6R is a purinergic receptor, a protein found at relatively high levels in the heart compared to the rest of the body. This family of receptors has a role in cardiac muscle growth and cardiac fibrosis. The ...

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The Gut Microbiome Changes Dramatically / El Microbioma Intestinal Cambia Drásticamente

Miscelaneas Breves | Buenos Aires 01 de Octubre del 2021

Researchers have shown that the microbial community that organisms host in their digestive tract, the gut microbiome has a major impact on the host's health and well-being. It’s been established that environmental factors can have an influence ...

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A Common Bacterium Can Evolve in the Stomach / Una bacteria común puede evolucionar en el estómago  

Miscelaneas Breves | Buenos Aires 01 de Septiembre del 2021

Helicobacter pylori, known as Campylobacter pylori, is a bacterium that’s commonly found in people's stomachs; it’s been estimated that half of the world’s population carries the microbe. These infections may not cause any symptoms at all, but ...

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Cancer - Liquid Biopsies Provide Answers / Cáncer - Biopsias Líquidas Proporcionan Respuestas.

Miscelaneas Breves | Buenos Aires 01 de Septiembre del 2021

A newly-developed tool could help physicians monitor the performance of colorectal cancer therapies simply by examining a patient’s blood or urine. This liquid biopsy technique can flag for the presence of trace amounts of cancer after treatment, ...

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Long-Lived People and Microbiomes / Personas longevas y Microbiomas

Miscelaneas Breves | Buenos Aires 01 de Septiembre del 2021

What's the secret of people that live a long life? The answer may be complex but for some, it could include the microbiome, a community of trillions of microbes that live in the gastrointestinal tract. ...

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