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“We have given you, O Adam, no visage proper to yourself, nor endowment properly your own, in order that whatever place, whatever form, whatever gifts you may, with premeditation, select, these same you may have and possess through your own judgement and decision […] We have made you a creature neither of heaven nor of earth, neither mortal nor immortal as the free and proud shaper of your own being, fashion yourself in the form you may prefer.”
Oration on the Dignity of Man – Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

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Modeled by hormones

published on 22.05.2019

Everything we are is inscribed in our genes, but its main route of expression are hormones. We grow up to a certain size, we differentiate ourselves in men and women and we regulate the body’s temperature or energy through hormones. If the genes are the project, the hormones are the hands of the sculptor. The […]

Pain, not so much not so little

published on 19.02.2018

Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience, typical of all living beings with a central nervous system. It works as an alarm signal, which warns and protects against physical damage. To survive, it is necessary to perceive the pain and react in time, fleeing or fighting it. In the report we will see that […]

Fleas, ticks and bed bugs

published on 7.02.2017

Fleas, ticks and bedbugs are hematophagous invertebrates, that’s blood-eaters. Each has its own particular life cycle and preferences when itching. Apart from causing annoyance, they can transmit diseases of a certain severity like Lyme, and in exceptional cases, even to be mortal. The following spoke: Joaquim Castellà, parasitologist of the Department of Animal Health and […]

Dogs, beast friends

published on 24.05.2016

We discover the extraordinary olfactory abilities of dogs to detect diseases such as diabetes or lung cancer, or their attentive social behavior that makes them ideal for the care of disabled people. Involved, dog handlers Armand Flaujat, Cal Manistró, Ramon Pampin of ACATH and Ingrid Ramon, of Argusdogs. Also Dr. Laureano Molins from Clinical Hospital […]

Brave as lions

published on 10.11.2015

Toxoplasmosis is a disease caused by a protozoan capable of infecting virtually any warm-blooded animal, but only reproduces sexually in the intestine of cats and other felines. According to statistics about 20% of the Catalan population has passed the disease unknowingly because symptoms are similar to flu. Basically it is taken from the consumption of […]

Legionellosis, a nebula disease

published on 7.04.2015

Legionella is not taken from the air conditioners in offices or homes, but by inhaling contaminated droplets coming from hot water systems of hotels or gyms, spa facilities and many cooling towers of industries. Participants Miquel Sabrià, head of the Infectious Diseases Unit, UAB; Ana Belén Gómez and Neus Cirera, the Public Health Agency of […]

Blood in the veins

published on 11.06.2013

The reporter Pere Renom gives blood and follows his blood bag to the Blood and Tissue Bank. There, Eduard Muñiz-Diaz, director of Immunology, explains what are the blood groups and how to take into account in transfusions. He also knows special lighting system to visualize veins in obese people or in children. The device is […]

Bones against the light

published on 29.02.2012

Every five years we regenerate the entire skeleton. But we have to practise sport and maintain an equilibrated diet to prevent osteoarthritis and osteoporosis.

Diabetes: when sweet turns sour

published on 14.11.2007

Diabetes is a disease that affects more than 400,000 people in Catalonia. But this disease does not usually show signs until it is advanced . “Quèquicom” provides the key to whether you should go to the doctor. Led by specialists like Dr. Anna Novials, the Sarda Foundation, or Ramon Gomis, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona,”Quèquicom” explains […]

Viruses: the eternal war

published on 22.03.2006

What you need to know about viruses in general and avian flu in particular, explained in an entertaining and understandable way. Is the bird flu virus going to recombine and be able to be transmitted from animals to humans? How do scientists prepare this new battle? Will we have better vaccines and antivirals? In “Quèquicom”, […]