desenvolupament de medicaments per la FDA

Medications against drugs

Substance use disorder (SUD) is a significant public health concern. Unfortunately, there are few safe and effective medications to treat SUD and efficacy is suboptimal.

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The traces of cancer

Autobiographical comics allow the authors to talk about cancer from a humour perspective and to share their experiences of the disease.

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colourblind vision

Why do colourblind people see colours differently?

Colourblind people see colours differently because they do not have all the necessary information from the L, M and S cones. A simile would be to try to obtain different paint colours by mixing only two primary colours: we would never be able to obtain the full range of existing colours.

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ears nose

Why do ears and nose grow when we are old?

In the early 1990s, a group of English doctors set out to study whether the perception that ears and noses grow over time was true. Àngels Royo explains the results of this research project.

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dna bank

Who wants your DNA?

By giving away our DNA and genetic data, we are giving away the DNA and genetic data of our entire biological family. We have to think if the objective we are pursuing is worthwhile.

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retractions

Retractions

Retraction is a compulsory literary genre: it is only written by one who has no other choice, and it does not pursue fame. Except for a few media cases, retractions go unnoticed by the public. What makes for hot news?

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refugees

Mercedes Maestre: revolution from healthcare

Mercedes Maestre was a republican doctor who developed exceptional activism for social reform and the right to health.

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Osteological collections

A particular heritage

One of the main pillars of bioanthropological studies are identified osteological collections. The goal of this article is to describe this heritage and show its importance.

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Interview with Leo van Bergen

Interview with Leo van Bergen, historian and military-medical expert, on the occasion of the centenary of Armistice Day, which marked the end of World War I.

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From the jungle to the operating theatre

The active ingredient of curare, a poison used by the Amazon tribes, became for years a vital drug in surgery and to treat illnesses that involved muscle pains and contractions.

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