A team of international experts has managed to identify various genes which are frequently altered in the lymphomas of the peripheral T-cells of an “unclear origin”.

This investigation relied on the collaboration of Professor Xosé Bustelo, from the Cancer Research Center and the scientific work has been published in the “Proceedings of the National Academy os Sciences os the United States” the official journal of the United States Science Academy. T-lymphocytes are blood cells in charge of destroying malignant cells which occasionally originate in the organs, as well as those that have been infected by viruses or other pathogens. They are also responsible of regulating other cells in the immune system which mediate the destruction of external agents that often invade the organism. Despite these positive roles, in some cases T-lymphocytes suffer genetic alterations in which they no longer are protector agents but malignant cells which cause tumors. One of the most frequent cancers that originates from these cells are the so called peripherals of T-lymphocytes.  These tumors have a high rate of 10 and 15 % out of all the tumors that originate from blood cells, they are characterized as highly malignant and aggressive. Without doubt, this is excellent news, since these researches could trigger the development of pharmaceutical treatments which are more effective in long-term cancer treatment.

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Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.

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