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Pere Renom

“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, in order that you may, 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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The pig in the heart

published on 16.05.2017

The pig is much more than meat, you get hundreds of different products, some related to health such as heart valves or heparin, an anticoagulant molecule essential in blood transfusions or open heart operations. We will know the case of Joan Fàbregas a patient with a cardiac abnormality who is implanted with a prosthesis of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The cord that gives life

published on 18.06.2008

The program Quèquicom follows the case of Joel a 5 year old boy who needs a donor blood stem cells to overcome leukemia. Neither his sister nor any of his family are compatible, so that his life depends on someone has given cord blood with its features.

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 […]