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Combination of calcium and vitamin D fights osteoporosis and osteopenia

The Italfarmaco Group has presented the data from the Dosteo Study showing the efficacy and safety of a new fixed-dose combination of calcium and vitamin D (cholecalciferol) for the treatment of...

They find risk factors for respiratory infection in premature babies

Spanish scientists discover that respiratory viral infections to which newborn premature babies are very vulnerable are associated with a greater presence of the filaggrin protein in the nasopharyngeal area. ...

Light pollution makes the stars ‘disappear’ from the sky

A study based on observations of the night sky by people from all over the planet reveals that light pollution increases by almost 10% per year and, in addition to preventing...

They confirm the advantages of kidney transplantation from a living donor in the elderly

A study carried out by Spanish nephrologists in hospitals in Catalonia shows that kidney transplantation from a living donor is not only a safe technique in patients over 60 years of...

New vaccine against canine leishmaniasis developed in Spain

The CSIC and Zendal have developed the first recombinant DNA vaccine in the world against canine leishmaniasis authorized by the EMA, capable of reducing the presence of the parasite by 90%...

Alert of a ringworm outbreak detected in hairdressers throughout Spain

Dermatologists warn of a ringworm outbreak in hairdressers throughout Spain associated with a fashionable haircut among adolescents, which is characterized by shaving and can spread the disease through infected razors. ...

Chemicals in the vagina linked to preterm birth

Certain chemical substances present in cosmetics and personal hygiene products can accumulate in the vagina of pregnant women and alter their microbiome, contributing to spontaneous preterm labor. ...

Your family and friends influence the composition of your microbiome

People with whom we are in close contact can transmit microorganisms that make up the human microbiome to us. The discovery with the participation of the CSIC can help to...

Olive pomace oil helps control cholesterol and insulin

Regular consumption of olive pomace oil helps reduce cholesterol and improves insulin sensitivity, thereby reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, according to research from the CSIC. ...

They create a living pill to treat resistant lung infections

They design a living pill that reduces acute lung infections (in mice) and that could be used to combat 'P. aeruginosa', an antibiotic-resistant bacterium responsible for hospital-acquired infections. ...

Spain, world leader in organ donation: 5,383 transplants in 2023

During 2022, 5,383 organ transplants were performed in Spain, which represents an increase of 13% compared to the previous year, with an average of 7 donors and 15 transplants per day,...

Hearing loss in older adults linked to dementia

Older adults with more severe hearing loss are more likely to develop dementia, a risk that is reduced among people with presbycusis who use hearing aids to improve their hearing. ...

Early detection of SMA in newborns revolutionizes its prognosis

A study shows that newborn screening for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and treatment of the disease before the first symptoms allow these children to be able to walk two years after...

Cyclical breathing, more effective against stress than mindfulness

Performing a breathing technique – cyclical sighs – in which the exhalations are longer than the inhalations, for five minutes a day, is more effective in reducing stress than practicing mindfulness...

Fingerprints can predict the risk of schizophrenia

An algorithm developed by Spanish researchers is capable of predicting the risk of a person suffering from schizophrenia with 70% accuracy by analyzing their fingerprints on three fingers of the left...

A protein in the blood could detect Alzheimer’s 10 years earlier

They identify a new biomarker in the blood, the GFAP protein, which can help detect Alzheimer's up to 10 years before the patient shows the first symptoms and which would improve...

Kraken, a variant of the coronavirus, more contagious?

The WHO considers the omicron subvariant XBB.1.5, renamed Kraken –a mythological sea monster– very contagious, cases are increasing in the US and it has already been detected in 38 countries, including...

6 minutes of high-intensity exercise could delay Alzheimer’s

Performing high-intensity exercise daily for six minutes protects the brain from age-associated cognitive decline and could delay the onset of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's. ...

Early retirement may speed up memory loss

Retiring early can accelerate cognitive decline and memory loss, according to a study that links it to a decline in social relationships and a lack of tasks that require mental acuity. ...

What we eat as children influences our food preferences

The first experiences with food and exposure to a variety of flavors in the early stages of life have a decisive influence on our food preferences, that is, whether we like...

Every 4.4 seconds a child or young person under the age of 24 died...

Five million children died before their fifth birthday in 2021, another 2.1 million children and young people between the ages of five and 24 died and 1.9 million babies were stillborn...

They identify 4 genes associated with suicidal thoughts and behaviors

They identify four genes –ESR1, DRD2, DCC, TRAF3– that appear regularly in people with a history of suicidal thoughts or behaviors and may help to understand how genetic inheritance influences these...

A CSIC anti-COVID vaccine protects against brain damage

A vaccine against COVID-19 developed by Spanish researchers at the CNB-CSIC – the MVA-CoV2-S vaccine – can protect against coronavirus infection of the brain and prevent brain damage and neurological symptoms. ...

Child maltreatment increases the risk of several mental disorders

Children who are abused or neglected are more likely to experience a wide range of mental disorders in the future, from anxiety or depression, to behavioral problems and alcohol or drug...

Prenatal alcohol exposure affects embryonic development

Study of the placentas of newborns whose mothers drank alcohol during early pregnancy shows that early prenatal alcohol exposure negatively affects embryonic and fetal development. ...

ChatGPT: the AI ​​that helps detect the first signs of Alzheimer’s

The ChatGPT chatbot program can identify significant features of spontaneous speech that can detect with 80% accuracy patients who have Alzheimer's in the early stages of the disease. ...

Women feel more empathy: a study in 57 countries shows it

Empathy is the ability to understand other people's thoughts and feelings, and a new study involving thousands of people from 57 countries shows that women are more empathetic than men. ...

How abusing social media affects the adolescent brain

The continued use of social networks – Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat – may be associated with changes in the way adolescent brains develop and have long-term consequences for their neural development. ...

They ‘resurrect’ ancient bacteria that would help cure diseases

Spanish scientists reconstruct the CRISPR system in bacteria that became extinct 2.6 billion years ago, opening new avenues for gene editing in the treatment of diseases such as cancer or diabetes. ...

New blood test detects Alzheimer’s neurodegeneration

A new test to diagnose Alzheimer's using a blood test that detects the biomarker "brain-derived tau" (or BD-tau) can reliably distinguish Alzheimer's from other neurodegenerative diseases. ...
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