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Full Professor of the Higher Polytechnic School of Zamora, University of Salamanca

Professor in the department of Applied Physics and member of the research group on Applications of Lasers and Photonics (ALF) at the University of Salamanca

Professor in the Department of Animal Biology, Parasitology, Ecology, Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry at the University of Salamanca.

 

Head of the Haematology Department at the University Hospital of Salamanca and Professor of Medicine at the University of Salamanca

Head of the Allergy Service at the University Hospital of Salamanca, Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Salamanca and President of the Spanish Society of Allergology and Clinical Immunology

Full Professor of Pharmacology and researcher in the Neuroendocrinology and Obesity group at the University of Salamanca

Researcher at the Department of Applied Physics and member of the research group on Laser Applications and Photonics (ALF) at the University of Salamanca

Professor of Applied Physics in the Optics area 

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semaglutide

A paper published today in the journal Science explores the potential of glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1)-based drugs such as semaglutide to treat diseases beyond diabetes and obesity. For example, recent studies suggest that they could improve conditions ranging from depression to neurological disorders to cardiovascular and kidney disease.

nasal

The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended granting marketing authorisation in the European Union for Eurneffy (epinephrine), the first nasally administered medicine for the emergency treatment of allergic reactions. Anaphylaxis is the most severe form of allergic reaction that can occur within minutes of exposure to an allergen and can be life-threatening. Until now, treatment with epinephrine (also known as adrenaline) to reduce the anaphylactic reaction is done by intramuscular injection. 

obesity

The Spanish Agency of Medicines and Health Products (AEMPS) has announced that the anti-obesity drug Wegovy (semaglutide) will be available, with a doctor’s prescription, starting from May. It is the same active ingredient as Ozempic, but for patients without diabetes.

Cell therapy

A multidisciplinary study involving several Spanish research groups has preclinically tested a new type of immunotherapy for multiple myeloma. Instead of modifying T cells to attack the tumour directly, as CAR-T cells do, they have managed to make them secrete bispecific antibodies, which bind to the tumour on one side and to other T cells on the other, attracting them to the tumour. According to the authors, this cell therapy was more effective than traditional CAR-Ts and could generate less resistance. The results are published in the journal Science Translational Medicine. 

B lymphocytes

Two teams of researchers have separately described a population of memory lymphocytes that may be responsible for the persistence of allergies over time. The work has analysed responses to allergens such as those present in peanuts, dust and birch. According to the authors, whose research is published in Science Translational Medicine, these cells could serve as a target for the treatment of various types of allergies.

nobel física 2023

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physics to Pierre Agostini, Ferenc Krausz and Anne L'Huillier for developing "experimental methods generating attosecond light pulses". These advances made it possible to observe the motion of particles in atoms on the shortest time scale captured by humans. An attosecond is a unit of time equivalent to one trillionth of a second, roughly the time it takes light to travel the diameter of an atom.

Abejorro con corbícula llena de polen.

Glyphosate is one of the most widely used herbicides in the world. New work published in Science reveals that it significantly impairs the ability of bumblebees to maintain the temperature of their hive, a hitherto unsuspected effect that may lead to the decline of this already endangered species, which is essential for pollination.