Microplastics in food: review of methods of analysis and challenges

Microplastics are widely distributed in the environment, including food and its packaging, which increases our exposure to these pollutants. Its quantification is complex, and requires standardization. More information on: Kwon et al. Microplastics in Food: To...

Nanoparticles in COVID-19 vaccines suspected of causing allergic reaction

Cases of severe allergy have been reported in people who received the vaccine, those attributed to the presence of polyethylene glycol (Peg). Immunologists believe that pre-EXPOSURE to PEG generates antibodies that make them susceptible to anaphylactic reactions. More....

Management of polypharmacy in the elderly

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Aging is closely associated with immunodeficiency.

Aging reshapes the immune system, causing senescence; However, this can also happen in young subjects. Various mechanisms are proposed to clarify these changes. More information on: Xu et al. Unraveling immunosenescence and aging....

New guidelines for chronic asthma management

Drug treatment of chronic asthma in adolescents and adults has changed over time. In the US they just published the new guides for their management, based on available evidence. More information on: Lovinsky-Desir & O'Connor. Evolution of strategies for...

Aging is associated with multi-morbidity

The antidiabetic Rosiglitazone and Pioglitazone, PPAR's agonists, promote healthy aging and increase longevity in animal models. More information on: Xu et al. PPAR agonists delay metabolic diseases associated with aging and increase aging..

Effectiveness of the use of direct oral anticoagulants in thrombosis

Its advantages over vitamin K antagonists, Pharmacology, recommendations and future prospects. More information on: Chan et al. Direct oral anticoagulants: unresolved evidence and issues. Lancet 396, 1767 (2020) Link: doi.org

Teacher review Q.F. Luisa Eugenia Navas Bustamante (R.I.P.)

Ms. Luisa Eugenia Navas Bustamante, Pharmaceutical Chemistry by profession, she was a Full Professor of the Faculty of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences of the University of Chile. It was a prominent botany, Director of the Academy of Natural Sciences, member of the D. Society..