//Tag: inflammation

The liver, a fertile soil for metastases

The metastases of several types of cancers often take root within the liver, a phenomenon which is generally associated with a low level of survival. Recent work suggests that this preferential localization is caused by the pro-inflammatory action of hepatic cells which create a welcoming environment ideal for the establishment and growth of metastases. Download the column

2019-05-31T13:54:59-04:0027-May-2019|Tags: , , , |

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: , , , , |