Tania Valbuena

Tania Valbuena is a Colombian editor in N + 1 in Spanish. She writes science and technology topics, mainly health, 4.0 technologies and environment. She was trained as an Epidemiologist and took a Master of Public Health. She is part of the global network of epidemiologists TEPHINET . As a communicator, she was trained in digital journalism, she worked in two digital radios of her country. She is currently part of the International Science Writers Association (ISWA) and the Center for Health Journalism (CHJ) American marketing association (AMA). She was a research professor at Fundación del Área Andina. Now, teaches classes on "Science Journalism in Health" and "How to communicate science in social networks". Also has experience positioning organizations through digital communication plans, content marketing, PR and business development strategies (BD).

A new era is approaching in the treatment of Parkinson's

José Luis Lanciego, neuroscientist and director of the Laboratory of Basal Ganglia Neuroanatomy at the Center for Applied Medical Research (CIMA) Think of that close relative of yours or someone who suffered from Parkinson's disease. His treatments, most likely gave him well-being effectively, but it was temporary. Eventually, the neuronal deterioration ended up damaging their quality of life: inability to move and communicate properly

"The future is innovation and change, let's not be afraid to use artificial intelligence" IBM

The rapid transformation that new technologies are generating in the industries, create the vision of a future full of changes, challenges and opportunities. Expectations about how we should use these technological advances to solve problems in various sectors is the current challenge. To learn more about how artificial intelligence will impact in Latin America, we talked with González Pérez-Sandi, the leader of Watson platform. N + 1: How did you start in the world of technology?

Did he call you a strange number? Three common and avoidable telephone fraud methods

Did he call you a strange number? Three common and avoidable telephone fraud methods Technological advances have revolutionized the way we communicate but they have also made us vulnerable to new forms of scams such as those made through fraudulent calls. We analyze three of the most frequent methods to which we are exposed. This technique is used by criminals from other countries who make random calls to electronic pagers and leave phone numbers

We experienced a session of mindfulness through virtual reality, and that's what it looks like [PHOTOS]

We experienced a session of mindfulness through virtual reality, and that's what it looks like [PHOTOS] People who perform meditation practice the control of breathing, to induce a state of calm, reduce stress, worry and anxiety of their lives, as well as achieve better sleep and concentration. Paying attention to and slowing down breathing is a central component of many mindfulness practices, but many times

"Latin America needs a financial mechanism for cooperation in CTI"

Two adjectives define Francisco Sagasti well. Complete: for being an intellectual and consultant that unifies in his profile the passion for science and technology and an extensive career in politics and management. Dreamer, because he knows, even if it is a hard struggle and against the current, that our only option for development is the one that Syngman Rhee once pointed out for South Korea, "that of knowledge, science and technology". And at 74 years old, nothing seems to stop him. And we appreciate it.

"A university degree is not everyone's right"

Make potions with the little plants in the garden. That was the favorite pastime of Gisella Orjeda when she was very young before her parents gave her a microscope to continue cultivating her interest in nature. That same interest that motivated her throughout her career in different perspectives: being a biology student, a geneticist in a prestigious laboratory such as Genoscope, or more recently president of the National Council of Science, Technology and Technological Innovation.

Google Algorithm detects lung cancer by 99%

Google Algorithm detects lung cancer by 99% Scientists at the University of New York showed that a Google algorithm is able to distinguish between the two most prevalent subtypes of lung cancer with an accuracy of 97% in 99% of occasions. Currently, adenocarcinoma (LUAD) and squamous cell carcinoma (LUSC) requires a visual inspection by an experienced pathologist for diagnosis. The study was published by the journal Nature Medicin

We finally know what causes cysts in the ovaries

We finally know what causes cysts in the ovaries French scientists discovered the hormonal imbalance that would be the cause of polycystic ovarian syndrome, a condition commonly known as cysts in the ovaries. Between 10% and 18% of women of reproductive age from around the world are affected by this problem. The study was published by the journal Nature Medicine. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) has become a serious public health problem, the most common

United States approves the first medicine that prevents migraine

United States approves the first medicine that prevents migraine The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first medication designed to prevent migraines in adults. In the North American country, 18% of women suffer from migraine and 6% of men suffer from migraine. This situation is similar in Latin America with a reported prevalence between 6.5% and 17.4% of women and between 2.9% and 7.8% in men. This medicine is a novel option for

The state of the health crisis in Venezuela three days before the elections

The state of the health crisis in Venezuela three days before the elections This Sunday, May 20, new presidential elections will be held in Venezuela. In the photo, President Nicolás Maduro. The presidential elections of Venezuela for the period 2019-2025 will be held on May 20, 2018 amid international and internal questions to the electoral process. One of the most important issues to be addressed by the new mandate, with security, will be the

Yellow fever: alert in Brazil and Peru for travelers

Yellow fever: alert in Brazil and Peru for travelers For years yellow fever was considered a disease causing devastating epidemics due to its clinical presentation ranging from a mild febrile disease to a hemorrhagic disease with a 50% lethality. The transmission of yellow fever was a mystery to science for centuries until the year 1881 when the Cuban Carlos Finlay discovered the role of the Aedes mosquito as a transmitter of the virus of fever.

Measles returns to Latin America: possible causes and recommendations

Measles returns to Latin America: possible causes and recommendations Measles is a very contagious viral disease because it is transmitted by drops from the nose, mouth and pharynx of infected people. It especially affects children with characteristic symptoms of high fever, cough, red eyes and small white spots (reddish background) on the skin "Koplik spots". Measles can cause serious complications, especially in malnourished children and immunosuppressed patients,

Francisco Sagasti will be part of CILAC | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Francisco Sagasti is a professor at the Graduate School of the Universidad del Pacífico, in Lima, Peru; member of the Advisory Board of the Lemelson Foundation; and advisor to international organizations, government agencies and private entities on strategic issues. In his task as a researcher he published more than 150 academic articles. This August N + 1, the news agency related to science and technology, published an interview with Sagasti. In it, he investigates

Most popular vitamin and mineral supplements do not benefit health, confirms meta-analysis

Most popular vitamin and mineral supplements do not benefit health, confirms meta-analysis After reviewing 179 studies, the doctors concluded that multivitamins, vitamin D, calcium or vitamin C, do not harm but there is no apparent advantage in their consumption. Scientists discovered in a meta-analysis that the most popular supplements have no demonstrable effects on cardiovascular disease (CVD) or significant health benefit. So far, no research

What the presidential candidates propose in health (Colombia)

What the presidential candidates propose in health Professors and students of the Masters in Public Health of the Universidad de los Andes, made an analysis of the proposals on health issues of each candidate. This was the good, the ugly and the bad of each proposal. Sergio Fajardo, Gustavo Petro, German Vargas Lleras, Iván Duque and Humberto De la Calle will compete for the Presidency of the Republic on Sunday.

They decipher the genome of the most common leukemia in adults

Scientists from the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona and the August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBAPS) identified the full functioning of the chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) genome, which deciphers molecular alterations of the elements that regulate DNA. The risk that a person has during his life to develop CLL is approximately 0.57% (1 in 175), being higher in men than in women. This finding generates a new knowledge about biology
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