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Echevarne Group Buys MAS Prevención

MAS Prevención, which belonged to Mutua MAZ, is now part of Echevarne Group. Last March, Mutua MAZ’s board of directors accepted Echevarne Laboratory’s purchase offer for its Preventive Services (MAS Prevención). This acquisition confirms its growing will and adds up the structure and the experience of two large companies, allowing us to be more competitive, maintaining the specialization and the customized service that identify…

Dr. Manel Esteller: VI Echevarne Foundation National Oncology Award

The Echevarne Foundation National Oncology Award, worth € 50,000, was delivered to Dr. Manel Esteller for his work: "Cancer Epigenomics: From knowledge to applications" The Scientific Committee of the Award is formed in its sixth edition by: Carlos Cordón-Cardo, Professor and Chairman, Department of Pathology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY, USA Juan J. Badimon, Professor of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY,…

VI Echevarne Foundation National Oncology Prize

In its sixth edition, Echevarne Foundation wants to reward the scientific effort that has most contributed to the development of knowledge of cancer genomes, their alterations, transcriptomes and/or epigenome and its functional interpretation in cell transformation and/or tumor progression, including metastatic spread. The Prize consists of € 50,000, and will be awarded to a single researcher for his/her scientific results. More information

FDA allows marketing for first of its kind post-natal test to help diagnose developmental delays and intellectual disabilities in children with CGH arrays

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized for marketing the Affymetrix CytoScan Dx Assay to analyze the entire human genome by detecting variations in chromosomal regions that may be responsible for a child’s developmental delay or intellectual disability, the first of its kind to receive such recognition. Echevarne Laboratory offers CarioChip, postnatal test that uses this technology with superior diagnostic power to conventional…

Joan Massagué scientist discovers a key step in the origin of metastases

After ten years of research, scientific Joan Massagué , of Memorial Sloan Kettering Center in New York (USA), has discovered a key process in the spread from lung and breast tumors to the brain. Inactivate achieve this mechanism could be avoided many of the metastatic and significantly reduce cancer mortality. Dr. Massagué was a member of the selection of I, II and III National Oncology Echevarne Foundation Award , and one of the principal…

Up to 40% of Spanish population may suffer lactose intolerance

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Up to 40 percent of Spanish population may suffer lactose intolerance, as reported by an expert of the Spanish Digestive Foundation (FEAD), an institution promoted by the Spanish Society of Digestive Pathology (EDPS), Federico Argüelles Arias. The rate and the rhythm of loss of lactose vary by ethnicity, so the prevalence of lactose intolerance varies according to geographical areas. "We know Asians lose between 80 percent and 90 percent of the…

The importance of nutrigenomics

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El Director del laboratorio de Nutrición y Genómica del USDA-Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging de la Universidad de Tufts (Estados Unidos), José María Ordovás, ha asegurado que en unos cinco años cualquier persona que padezca de obesidad o sobrepeso va a poder hacer uso de la nutrigenética. El experto ha destacado las ventajas que aporta esta técnica ya que, entre otros aspectos, permite…

Prostate Cancer. The importance of a early diagnosis

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El diagnóstico precoz del cáncer de próstata ha aumentado un 60% en los últimos quince años. 19.107 nuevos casos de cáncer de próstata son detectados cada año en España y, en el 90 por ciento de los casos, la enfermedad se diagnostica en fase precoz, frente al 30 por ciento que se detectaba hace quince años, según los datos presentados por la Asociación Española…

New Nutrigenetics report

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Júlia Farré, dietista-nutricionista de Alimmenta, ha visitado Laboratorio Echevarne para conocer en profundidad el test nutrigenético NutriChip®. Durante su cita ha visitado la unidad de Genética Molecular, donde se extrae el ADN de la muestra. También ha podido entrevistar a la Dra. Blanca Bermejo, Directora de Desarrollo del Área Molecular, quién le ha explicado todo el proceso de análisis…