40 years writing in the Listin

40 years writing in the Listin

And so, like someone who does not want the thing, the years have gone by, and in this 2022 there are 40 that I fulfill writing without interruption in the Listín. It all started with a collaboration that Don Rafael Herrera, his iconic director, asked me for when I was working as Director of Public … Read more

New species of giant water lily, the largest in the world

New species of giant water lily, the largest in the world

An article published in Frontiers in Plant Science describes a new botanical discovery in the genus Victoria, the famous genus of giant water lilies named after Queen Victoria. Until now, only two species of giant water lilies are known, and the new species makes it three. Specimens of the new species, Bolivian victory, have been … Read more

A project to prevent teenage pregnancies and early unions

A project to prevent teenage pregnancies and early unions

With the aim of strengthening community-based structures and organizations interested in working on the prevention of adolescent pregnancy and early unions, the ‘Transforming Futures’ initiative is implemented. The progress of the project of the Ministry of Women and implemented by Plan International, through funds from the Center for the Development and Promotion of NPOs, was … Read more

Cold May Help Fight Obesity and Metabolic Diseases by Reducing Inflammation: Study

Cold May Help Fight Obesity and Metabolic Diseases by Reducing Inflammation: Study

Researchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in the United States have found that exposure to cold temperatures resolved inflammation induced by obesity and improved the insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance in diet-induced obese mice. In their work, published in the scientific journal ‘Nature Metabolism’, they have also shown that the … Read more