On the other hand, we also know that within a specific type of cancer, different patients have different gene mutations that cause the tumor to grow and spread. These different […]
…my work, which I’ve done for a long time, was not pursued in order to gain the praise I now enjoy, but chiefly from a craving after knowledge, which I […]
What are tumors? How do they arise? How are they diagnosed? How will the diagnosis change in the coming years? With a single blood test it will be possible to diagnose the presence of more than 50 types of cancer simultaneously.
Covid-19: here is how SARS-CoV-2 breaks into cells. What can research do about it? More than a vaccine.
A simple overview of how viral infections occur, and the latest research findings about SARS-CoV-2. A target for a specific therapy might have been found!
What’s like to be a researcher? Well, if you watched “The Big Bang Theory”, you might have an idea, which becomes correct if you remove the fun part. No, just […]
In a previous post (this one) I described how DNA is structured and how is organized in the cell. I mentioned that some chromosome regions are accessible and others closed […]
Each living organism, including humans of course, store all the information in the DNA. In a non-technical way, we can define the DNA as the body’s instruction manual. We are […]
I’ve already dedicated a post (here) to describe how frequent tumors are. In this post I will focus instead on how tumors arise. We know that viruses and bacteria are […]
What do we know about DNA? A lot, but not everything yet. I am a biologist and DNA has been my Polar Star during the last 10 years (moving from […]
It’s a question that spontaneously arises whenever we hear of someone dying of cancer. The discovery of antibiotics and the invention of vaccines drastically reduced the number of deaths due […]