UNAM’s Yucatán scientists say red octopus’ saliva could cure Alzheimer’s

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The red octopus’ saliva is a potential substance that would contain agents against Alzheimer’s disease, and its chemical components could contribute to the understanding of this condition’s mechanism. “However, a lot of research is still to be done,” Sergio Rodríguez, head of the UNAM’s Faculty of Chemistry, Sisal More...

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Demonstrators hold up marijuana as they take part in a rally for the legalization of marijuana in Mexico City, May 7, 2016. REUTERS/Henry Romero
By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
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Mexican senate passes medical marijuana bill

Mexico’s Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill on Tuesday Dec. 13 that would allow for the use of medical marijuana, in a further step toward outright legalization in a country long wracked by warring drug More...

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By Yucatan Times On Sunday, December 4th, 2016
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State of Mexico University creates strategies to prevent obesity

UAEM INVESTIGATES STRATEGIES TO PREVENT AND TREAT OBESITY The study was presented at the First International Congress of Educational Research Professors and researchers at the Autonomous University of the State More...

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By Yucatan Times On Saturday, October 22nd, 2016
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Effective Steps To Stop Smoking Now!

How can you quit smoking now and make sure that you’re doing it in a safe and efficient manner? The problem with stopping on a whim is that it’s too easy to start again. You should utilize the advice More...

A Mexican pharmacy. (PHOTO: Cronkite News - Arizona PBS)
By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, October 19th, 2016
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Mexico to investigate ‘monopolistic’ pricing of medicines

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s competition regulator Cofece said on Wednesday Oct. 19 it had opened an investigation into possible “absolute monopolistic practices” in the country’s medicines More...

National Union of Pharmacy Entrepreneurs, Juvenal Becerra (Photo: Prensa Latina)
By Yucatan Times On Saturday, September 24th, 2016
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Mexican peso depreciation increases medicine prices up to 50%

The prices of generic and patent drugs have increased in Mexico, mainly due to the depreciation of the peso against the US dollar. During the fifth National Generic Drug Fair, held in the nation’s capital, More...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, September 21st, 2016
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Practitioners and researchers seek to preserve medicinal plants in Yucatán

Specialists of the Center for Scientific Research of Yucatan (CICY) along with doctors of traditional Mayan communities developed a plan to install orchards featuring the main varieties of plants that are considered More...

Mexico launches dengue vaccine developed by Sanofi. (PHOTO: gogreener12.org)
By Yucatan Times On Monday, September 12th, 2016
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Dengue vaccine debuts in Mexico

While the world awaits a Zika vaccine, the first ever injection against dengue fever is advancing, with Mexico becoming this week the latest country where people can get the shot. French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi More...

The new medicine called “Heberferon” was developed after 20 years of research and clinical tests. (Photo: teleSUR)
By Yucatan Times On Sunday, September 11th, 2016
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New skin cancer medicine developed by Cuban scientists

Cuba continues to be a world leader in medical research and health care. Cuban biologists have presented this week a new treatment for skin cancer that was developed at the Havana-based Center for Genetic Engineering More...

Mexican students create non_invasive technique to detect cancer (Photo: llatino.foxnews.com)
By Yucatan Times On Monday, August 8th, 2016
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Non-invasive technique to detect skin cancer developed in Mexico

A non-invasive technique for the early detection of skin cancer has been developed by students at the Escom school of computing at the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico (Instituto Politécnico Nacional), More...