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They discover a new metabolic profile in patients with acute myeloid leukemia

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a pathology with high genetic, clinical and metabolic heterogeneity, which hinders the success of currently available therapeutic treatments. Specifically, internal tandem duplications of the FLT3 gene (FLT3-ITD+) are the most prevalent mutations in AML patients and are associated with high relapse rates. A recent study describes a specific metabolic adaptation …

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Severe cognitive difficulties and genetic risk of psychosis

Children and adolescents with a genetic risk of psychosis may have severe cognitive difficulties that are associated with brain and genetic alterations. The sons and daughters of patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder who have cognitive difficulties also show some alterations in brain structure, as shown in a study by several groups of the Center …

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Increase the effectiveness of current cancer chemotherapy or immunotherapy treatments

A new drug could increase the vulnerability of cancer cells to existing chemotherapy or immunotherapy treatments. Survival after a cancer diagnosis has increased in recent years. However, the prognosis remains serious in cases detected in advanced stages, with metastasis, or in those in which there is resistance to standard therapies. In this sense, a collaborative …

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Covid-19 patent exemption: nothing to celebrate

Covid-19 patent exemption: nothing to celebrate

The member states of the World Trade Organization (WTO) have been negotiating for two years. Nothing less was at stake. global access to medical products against covid-19, not only vaccines, but also medicines and tests. A world problem that could only be solved globally, everyone agreed. The Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights …

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