If television newscasts disclose topics on research as much as those of celebrity our young would have better references for their life project and its heroes and heroines would not be the models and light clothes actresses or actors of chest hair, but men of science, who spend the best years of his life concentrated in the laboratory to follow the trail to a tracka vestige a hope any small light that allows them to improve the quality of life of human beings in all corners of the world. Recent times have been particularly fruitful in the field of medical research results which allows to wait with optimism the future, especially as it relates to the possibility of starting to get some victories against disorders, ailments and diseases that affect a large part of the population. One of the good news informs us that it has been possible to observe the birth of new neurons in a human brain alive. The emergence of new neurons is called neurogenesis and the scientists have observed him leaning on a spectroscope of high technology. The team in whose charge has been the work is composed by professionals of the Center doctor of Stony Brook University, Brookhaven National Laboratory and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.
Expected with moderate optimism that these observations are of great help to diagnose and even treat diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, senile dementia, Alzheimer’s and multiple sclerosis. If everything turns out as expected could achieve significant advances in neurology. It could understand why brain tumors form new cells, and even to test new drugs that could induce the formation of new neurons. From other latitudes, Spain to be more exact, medical science gives us other encouraging news, on this occasion the Colombian patient Claudia Castillo, who had blocked the portion of this body which is connected with his left lung a trachea transplant-related. The procedure has characteristics of scientific prowess and was carried out by a group of specialists from the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, which was under the guidance of Dr.
Paolo Macchiarini. Thanks to this happy event, the medical community is thinking in the not very distant possibility that transplants are a resource used with more frequency and bodies can adapt tailored to each person. The news does not end there and will not end while laboratories lights remain lit and have people dedicated to beat front against diseases and has resources to support them. Maybe soon we will have amazing news related to nanotechnology, resources to diagnose cancer without annoying exams today. The fight will be slow and humanity must have patience, the same that had scientists who dedicate hours, days and weeks to work, even when in some cases the results are not encouraging. But they are continuing, and while the lab lights continue lit, we have hope to continue knowing encouraging news related to their findings. Alejandro Rutto Martinez is a renowned journalist and Colombian academic whose articles are published on websites, newspapers and magazines of several countries of the world. Recently was he awarded the prize for journalism of the CERREJ?N in the modaidad of the internet. He is frequently invited to seminars and conferences in various cities.