El antivirus más potente contra la COVID-19: nuestro sistema inmune

Más de 200.000 personas fallecidas, casi la mitad de la población mundial confinada, consecuencias sociales y económicas nunca imaginadas… Y todo ello es causado por un microorganismo, el SARS-CoV-2, que solo mide 120 nanómetros (o sea, 0,00000012 metros). Está claro que, en inmunología, no hay rival pequeño: a pesar de su tamaño, el coronavirus es capaz de poner en jaque nuestro sistema inmune (y nuestro mundo).

Aunque los datos disponibles son aún limitados, conocer los mecanismos implicados en la respuesta inmune frente a un virus como este puede ser crucial para entender la enfermedad y hacerle frente con contundencia.

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Cuba’s Had A Lung Cancer Vaccine For Years, And Now It’s Coming To The U.S.

President Barack Obama became the first president to visit Cuba in almost 90 years when he and first lady Michelle Obama traveled to the island nation in March. But one of the most exciting things about the thawing of relations between Cuba and the U.S. is happening stateside right now: the possibility of clinical trials on a drug to prevent lung cancer, and possibly other cancers, too.

CimaVax, which is both a treatment and vaccine for lung cancer, has been researched in Cuba for 25 years and free to the Cuban public since 2011. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s trade mission to Cuba in April 2015 resulted in a signed agreement to bring CimaVax to the U.S., but as with all international drugs and treatments, U.S. researchers need to conduct clinical trials and replicate international scientists’ results before it becomes available to the American public.

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How Many of these 8 Most Dangerous Medicines have You Taken?

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If you’re like me, you’ve likely taken several medications over the years, probably starting when you were young and your parents would give you the prescribed medicine from the doctor, and why not, the doctor knows what to give you, right?

Regardless if that medicine made you feel strange or not, mom said take it, so that’s what we did. The doctor said that it will make you better, so we took what our mother gave us. That’s the way things have been for generation after generation. Leer Más