//Tag: inflammation

Insects: future sources of protein?

It is estimated that by 2050 we will need 50% more food to enable human survival worldwide. This is an enormous challenge because our current model, based on intensive livestock farming, is increasingly being blamed for its devastating effects on the climate and our ecosystem. Is it possible that alternative protein sources which are energy-efficient and produce few pollutants, such as insects, could provide a useful solution? Download the column

2019-03-05T12:55:04-04:004-Mar-2019|Tags: , , , , |

Cancer recurrence: the role of inflammation

Cancer cells which survive therapeutic treatments can remain for many years in a latent state before returning in force as metastases. According to a recent study, the “awakening” of these cells is caused by the presence of inflammatory conditions which modify the environment around the latent tumors and provide them with the conditions necessary for their growth. Download the column

2019-01-21T10:02:54-04:0014-Jan-2019|Tags: , , , |