March 21 is the day when we celebrate the World Down Syndrome Day, date marked by the United Nations, to increase social awareness and to exclude prejudice towards persons afflicted with this disability. A total of twelve countries -Portugal, Croatia, UK, Italy, Germany, Poland, Latvia, France, Russia, the U.S., New Zealand and Spain, have launched a campaign to say together: “I’ve Got Down Syndrome. So What?”. Read the rest of this entry »
The researchs carried out by the british Sir John B. Gurdon and the japanese Shinya Yamanaka, both awarded with the Nobel Prize in Medicine 2012, gave birth to cellular reprogramming. The conquest achieved, revealed that the efforts put in the investigations with embryonic cells for clinic purposes are useless and completely sterile. But until the nascent induced pluripotent stemm cells (iPS) have clinical use, significant obstacles arises in the use of retroviruses to introduce genetic reprogramming. Currently, according Nature, a way has been found to make the same, without virus. Read the rest of this entry »
We started this series of bilingual articles in our previous issue, to provide communities, Hispanic and non-Hispanic, the best way to understand and to be part of the solution, as presented by Massachusetts Public Health Association with offices in the Merrimack Valley area, of this epidemic known as The Obesity in America. Read the rest of this entry »
The exercise of authority has always been an unfinished debate both in the sphere of society and those of family and school contexts.
We can differentiate a number of successive phases in exercising authority: thinking, informing, deciding, communicating clearly the norms of behavior and enforcing them. When parents order something must think why they do it: because of sobriety or in order not to complicate their life? to create peace or for convenience? Parents have to make good decisions by means of punishment and reward. Read the rest of this entry »
Policies in abstinence and fidelity defense have been proposed by those present at the “International AIDS Conference” which closed in the City of Mexico with more than 20,000 doctors, scholars, leaders, journalists and AIDS patients. It has been examined the current state of this deadly disease and have been exhibited new investigations and treatments that challenge the death virus. The pandemic causes more than 7,500 new transmissions per day. This is evidenced by the data that 147 States of the United Nations sent to the United Nation plan each year. According to estimates, the infected by this social scourge will increase to approximately 3.5 million in 2015. Last year there were approximately 33 million people with aids, of which 15.5 million were women. Infections continue to rise in other places, such as Eastern Europe where there were 1.5 million new HIV infections. Among the countries with the highest rate of infections are Indonesia, Kenya, Mozambique, Vietnam, Australia, Papua Guinea, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina and Guatemala. The principal mode of transmission is homosexuality, says the study. According to the World Summit of Ministers of Health, the processes for the prevention of AIDS must respect “human and spiritual values” and protect “human rights and dignity.” Read the rest of this entry »
Does human life make sense? What is it? We appear in the world but no one has asked us permission or any opinion. Anyway, we could not respond it due to our deep and extreme weakness and indigence which we born. Read the rest of this entry »
2009 was declared as the International Year of Astronomy. At least in Spain, it went almost unnoticed and it would have been a great opportunity to learn about how to observe the universe and what instruments are used to do it. Read the rest of this entry »