BRCA1 and BRCA2: The breast cancer gene? | TellmeGen

Autor: tellmeGen

BRCA1 and BRCA2 are well known Breast Cancer (BC) associated genes that has been discovered in 1990s and usually are tested to assess the individual BC risk. What we can learn about them? Both BReast  CAncer (BRCA) genes are considered tumour suppressor genes because are involved in a cellular process that  prevent cells transformation to cancerous cells. The BRCA1 and BRCA2 proteins participate in DNA repair, a natural process that occurs frequently in our cells nucleus more than we though, maintaining DNA integrity after DNA damage. Mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes results in predisposition of BC and contributes to the risk of other types of cancer such as ovarian, prostate, pancreas, stomach and skin.

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Osteoporosis and oral cavity

Autor: comunicación tellmeGen

Osteoporosis is the result of a loss of bone mass and a change in bone structure.

Bone is a living tissue that is in a constant state of regeneration, what means that the body is able to eliminate the most damaged and weak cells that make up the bone, bone resorption process, and replace them with new cells that make up new tissue, bone formation process.

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Oral manifestation of the Diabetes Mellitus

Autor: comunicación tellmeGen

Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a chronic and multifactorial pathology characterized by the existence of hyperglycemia, an inevitable consequence of an absolute or relative insufficiency of insulin secretion and insensibility or resistance of tissues to the metabolic effect of insulin. Over time, the disease can cause damage, dysfunction and failure of various organs.

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My inspiration as a scientist: Rita Levi-Montacini

Autor: Laura Guillem

Today is my first time as a blogger. It’s a challenge for me, the same as this project is. Only a few days ago I was asked to write something for the blog; anything, it wasn’t important what as long as I thought it was interesting. But there are so many things that I think are interesting! I thought it would be difficult for me to choose a topic, begin to write….until I stumbled across an interview with María Blasco (researcher and director of the CNIO Cancer Center) and then I knew: I was going to write about women scientists!

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