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19:14

National

Claims that a Spanish antiviral drug can reduce the viral load of Covid-19 by 99 per cent

ÁLVARO SOTO

...refers to the amount of virus in an infected person's blood and the news was supported by the publication of an article in the journal Science. Plitidepsin works by blocking the protein eEF1A, which is found in human cells and is used by SARS-CoV-2 to ... reproduce and infect other cells. PharmaMar now wants clinical trials in humans to begin. "We believe that our data and the initial positive results from the PharmaMar clinical trial suggest that plitidepsin should be seriously considered to expand

14:30

LifeStyle

"Within two years stem cells will be used to help the heart recover from a heart attack"

ÁNGEL ESCALERA

The use of stem cells is opening a way to the treatment and cure of different illnesses, and this was discussed last weekend at a conference on regenerative medicine and cellular therapy in Fuengirola. The president of the Spanish Society of ... Regenerative Medicine and Cellular Therapy, Miguel Garber, says major advances have been made in the use of stem cells. Why was Fuengirola chosen again for this conference, after it took place here last year? The first conference was a success, with more ... need to focus on? Although the treatments with stem cells have shown scientific evidence that they do cure illnesses, we need more cases to be analysed to be able to determine that this type of therapy definitely functions. What illnesses could

13:57

LifeStyle

A boy with leukemia has been cured by a new genetic treatment

SUR

...recovered and is now living normally with his parents and younger sister. CAR-T 19 is a therapy which helps the patient's immune system to recognise, attack and destroy cancer cells in a guided manner. It consists of extracting blood from the patient by ... laboratory so they express the CAR-T receptor on the surface; this has the ability to recognise the tumoural CD19 antigen and destroy the cancerous cells. Once modified genetically, through a process which can take from two to four weeks, the lymphocytes

12:15

LifeStyle

Hearts that lose their rhythm

ELENA MARTÍN

Norwegian experts. Recommendations for better sleep are: keep regular hours, avoid heavy meals in the evening, and take exercise. Don’t smoke Mortality. Three times the risk Research has shown that tobacco speeds up the heart, damages the cells that

18:16

Local

The fight against Covid has its roots in Antequera

ANTONIO J. GUERRERO

When asked what makes the Moderna vaccine different to others, she says it is based on a mechanism called MRMA, a small genetic material which, when in contact with the immune cells, develops antibodies to protect when there is infection. After the

17:58

LifeStyle

Foods that help boost energy and vitality

AMIL LÓPEZ VIÉITEZ

Eggs. They contain choline, which feeds the nerve cells (neurones). Nuts and dried fruit. They provide good fat, make you feel full, improve vitality and memory. Their magnesium content activates serotonin. They have numerous beneficial properties.

15:31

LifeStyle

Give your body ammunition to fight viruses

rocío mendoza

cells that takes on a pathogen) depends on many factors. Genetics, sex, previous exposure to viruses and bacteria, hormonal status, vaccinations, smoking, alcohol consumption or obesity all play a part. In the case of Covid-19, age is proving to be one ... of the most important ones. Although the army of cells able to recognise different antigens is greater in an elderly person (because his or her system has reacted to more situations throughout life), the capacity of the cells to react is less. In ... the young it’s the opposite: the cells have less experience with viruses, but more vigour to cope with them. That aside, there’s one thing that’s still in our hands. We can choose to feed that army well; the army which, if necessary, will have to

13:04

LifeStyle

How to lose weight and keep it off

TATE MCCLELLAN

...fights to protect fat deposits. This enzyme is activated constantly with another hormone - Noradrenaline. As a result, any diet burns fat only partially, but it affects the highly desirable muscle mass. Also, once fat cells are in the body, they cannot be ... highly active enzyme LPL ensures that fat cells are getting filled quickly. As a result, those pounds, which were lost with enormous effort, come back with a vengeance. Those who jump from one diet to another run the risk of damaging their metabolism -

12:07

LifeStyle

The many myths about hair and how to care for it

CARMEN BARREIRO

...not the ends and that is what determines how it grows, by multiplying its cells. "In other words, it is going to grow at the same rate, whether we have just had it cut or we never cut it. What happens is that hair becomes finer at the ends and if we ... says Ángela Hermosa. The only factor which can slow down growth is age. "As we get older, the metabolism of the cells in the root of the hair gets slower, so it is normal for older people to only have to colour their hair every two or even three

13:23

LifeStyle

Haematologists apply a technique to show whether leukaemia will return

ÁNGEL ESCALERA

...markers that enable doctors to see whether or not residual cells from the illness remain following a bone marrow transplant from a compatible donor. Detection A haematopoietic chimerism survey through digital PCR means that residual cells can be ... bone marrow transplants took part in this latest stage of the project. Therapeutic measures Once the haemotologists have found, through this technology, that the transplant patient still has sick cells of their own as well as those from the donor, ... and that these grow progressively more during the monitoring period compared with the healthy cells, they take therapeutic measures such as a reduction of immunosuppression or an infusion of lymphocytes from the donor to try to prevent relapse. "At

20:20

LifeStyle

Scientific studies show that red wine prevents Alzheimer's disease

J. V. MUÑOZ-LACUNA

University of Castilla-La Mancha and one of the founders of the project, said: "Resveratrol is capable of acting on the brain in a way similar to the natural messenger molecules in cells and can contribute towards alleviating the effect of degeneration and

12:07

National

Subsidies now available for buyers of sustainable vehicles

IGNACIO LILLO

...lorries and vans which use alternative fuels such as gas. The list even includes cars propelled by hydrogen fuel cells, even though few of those are available on the market. The subsidies are processed by the dealers themselves, but the scheme is not as ... hydrogen fuel cells ae also eligible for a grant of 5,500 euros. There are also further discounts for purchasers with physical disability and those with large families.

10:43

LifeStyle

Depression increases deaths from cancer

DOMÉNICO CHIAPPE

Prize for Medicine in 2009, together with Carol Greider. "A telomere is the cap of the chromosome, like the end of a shoelace, comprised of protective cells - nucleotides - which stops them unrolling or sticking to others," said Blackburn during her ... sound a note of caution. "There are currently clinical tests at an initial stage which indicate that this would be difficult to achieve because the stem cells in our body, the ones that send information to the rest of the cells, need natural telomerase ... to function. That means that if we were to inhibit the cancer cells, it could also affect the stem cells as well," she explains. One recent piece of research, which this scientist cites as a specific example of the application of her finding,

18:37

LifeStyle

Heart attack hour

FERMÍN APEZTEGUÍA

...moment when the brain decides it has had enough time sleeping. At that moment there is an increase of catecholamines in the blood; this is a substance - actually hormones - produced by the nerve cells. It is very important in managing stress, but can also

19:59

LifeStyle

Time to overcome 'normal' habits

ALEKK M. SAANDERS

...scientists also say that intermittent fasting can speed up the body's process of regeneration, causing old cells to die and be replaced with new ones. And, of course, people who are ill, including those with Covid-19, are exempt from fasting. Fasting is one

17:05

LifeStyle

“Our research opens the door to hope for a cure for Type 1 diabetes”

ÁNGEL ESCALERA

...years. From the results obtained so far, could this drug lead to a cure for Type 1 diabetes? In the experiments on mice, it gave the impression that the regenerative effect of the cells could potentially lead to a cure. But of course it remains to be ... of cells. That means that cells which were dead because of the attack by the immune system reappear again. Basically, there are two types of cell, alfa and beta. It seems the alfa cells turn into betas through transdifferentiation. One of the effects ... of this drug is transdifferentiation, which opens the door to the beta cells destroyed by the immune system starting to appear again from the alfas. That is something that gives hope to the idea that there could eventually be a cure for Type 1

15:32

Local

Archidona to get large solar power park

Fernando TORRES

...two-metre-high fence and the electricity created by the cells will be fed into the national grid. Archidona council says that two companies bid for the project and that currently the council is advertising the project as it is at public consultation phase. The

11:10

Opinion

Torremolinos: overlooking its cultural heritage?

Tony Bryant

...floor. Cañibano is said to have slapped the face of Sinatra, who retaliated by pushing her away with considerable force. Sinatra, who protested his innocence, was arrested and taken to the cells in Malaga police station. He was eventually released after

17:31

Local

Malaga hospitals in urgent need of donors from all blood groups

Ángel Escalera

...to increase the reserves. Currently, hospitals in the Malaga area make 250 blood transfusions per day on their patients. Each donor gives enough blood for three people to use, providing red blood cells, platelets and plasma.

12:05

LifeStyle

Growing ecological fruit with passion

AGUSTÍN PELÁEZ

...as needed. This vitamin is essential for vision, good skin, hair, mucous membranes, bones and the proper functioning of the immune system. Vitamin C intervenes in the formation of collagen, bones and teeth and red blood cells, promotes the absorption

13:47

National

Spanish scientists eliminate HIV in the second patient in the world to be cured

FERMÍN APEZTEGUIA

cells, or, which is the same thing, a bone marrow transplant. Now, as before, the procedure has managed to remove at a stroke all signs of the virus in the patient's blood. The London patient, whose identity is being kept anonymous at present, has had ... transplant worked because the donor was part of the one per cent of the population who lack a protein called CCR5, which is one of the ways the virus enters the blood cells. At the time the therapy was thought unsuitable for most patients not only because of

18:07

LifeStyle

Facing life with motor neuron disease

Tony Bryant

...motor neurons, the nerve cells responsible for carrying electrical instructions from the brain through the spinal cord to the muscles. When this happens, the muscles become weak and waste away, affecting movement, speech and breathing. Della, who must

15:39

LifeStyle

Cristina isn't giving in

Ángel Escalera

...mastocytosis in the world ranges from one case per 20,000 people to one case in every 40,000," says Dr Pérez de Pedro. He explains that this autoimmune illness occurs when, for no apparent reason, the cells which produce allergic reactions are activated to such

13:24

LifeStyle

Researchers in Malaga take part in testing a vaccine for Type One diabetes

ÁNGEL ESCALERA

Marisol Ruiz de Adana. She says the study will show whether the vaccine can be used to preserve the beta cells (that produce insulin) which are attacked when diabetes occurs. It is the T lymphocytes in the patient's immune system which, mistakenly, destroy ... these cells. The aim is to see whether the vaccine helps preserve beta cells which produce insulin"What the vaccine tries to do is cheat the immune system for as long as possible so that the pancreatic reserve of people aged between 12 and 24, who

12:23

LifeStyle

A blood pact

SUSANA ZAMORA

cells. “So, we raise the level of red blood cells so that during the surgery, if blood is lost, we remain within the safety margins for the patient.” Over the course of the operation, the medical team also uses a machine to raise the production of red ... blood cells (' a cell server') to make up for the blood that the patient loses during the operation and, after a cleaning process, the extra blood cells can be introduced if necessary. “In the post-operation stage, when we have to be particularly

11:08

LifeStyle

Pigs and machines

I. IBÁÑEZ

...a pig's heart. Juan Carlos Izpisúa is one of the Spanish scientists working on this: in Murcia they have a farm which breeds pigs in order to develop human organs. The process consists of removing the cells of the organs, leaving only their ... 'scaffolding', and then repopulating them with human stem cells, but new options are needed. “In Spain about 250 hearts are grafted every year,” says Dr Lorenzo Silva, “but the demand is higher. We need three times as many donations. And those aren't going to ... will equal or even surpass transplants in forthcoming years, as is happening now in the USA. Also, 3-D technology will eventually be able to construct organs in vitro with cells, biomaterials and biological molecules. Would Juan Francisco Delgado,

13:35

Local

New local prison put into service in inland Archidona

FERNANDO TORRES

...that the facility has 1,008 cells for over 2,000 inmates. The prison has been marred by controversy ever since it was built and dignitaries on Monday were met by loud protests from prison-worker unions who were criticising the delays in putting it

14:07

Local

Brave guards foil Alhaurín de la Torre prison break in the nick of time

ÁLVARO FRÍAS / JUAN CANO

17 and that they could be planning something unexpected. Without further investigation, the two men were moved to other cells and searched by the guards on duty. Returning to search cell 17, guards discovered the meticulous preparations; a broken

10:39

LifeStyle

Acute leukemia in children is being cured in 90 per cent of cases

ÁNGEL ESCALERA

...in beating leukemia. In 2017, about a dozen of these were carried out on children under the age of 15 at the Materno hospital. Of those, seven were autologous (the cells used were from the same patient) and five were allogeneic (the cells came from a

15:04

Local

Julián Muñoz back inside after footage of him dancing in a bar emerges

JUAN CANO / ÁLVARO FRÍAS

...carry out another approved activity, and spend the night in their cells. His poor health had led to him being allowed to live at home but controlled by an electronic tag. Last week the website El Español published the video of Muñoz dancing with a

15:03

LifeStyle

Nolotil, banned for tourists

SUSANA ZAMORA

...contact with normal white blood cells and, even, the precursors of the white blood cells in the bone marrow, and causes the immune system to destroy them. It's a type of allergy to the leukocytes. The normal values can change very suddenly and fall to zero

11:13

LifeStyle

What life was like in Franco's women's prison in Malaga

ALBERTO GÓMEZ

...muted horror. For decades the Caserón de la Goleta was a men's jail, with just one or two cells reserved for women, until the building fell into such disrepair that it had to be closed and a new one built in 1933. The new provincial prison which, as ... hot water. "Life there was horrible. There were only eight women when I arrived, but it quickly filled up. The food, the guards, the deaths of other prisoners, the interrogations, the punishment cells...there are so many things to be told," said ... Mariano Puigdoller, gave a short speech: "You must be eternally grateful to the Caudillo," he told the women. "Pray to God that he is with us for many years to come". The narrow cells, the uncomfortable beds and the incidence of illnesses and epidemics