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The canary scientist Direna Alonso, a professional formed in the public educational system

The canary scientist Direna Alonso, a professional formed in the public educational system

She has discovered a whole new treatment focalised on pancreas cancer.

Nature magazine has published a new progress made by a group of specialists led by this canary researcher who inhabit New York, which discovered a new whole dimension related to tumorous cell transformation, pointing Gran Canaria in the world map as one of the most important investigation places of lung cancer.

Direna Alonso, a young women of 26 years old from Gran Canaria, has achieved a dream of being in the awarded magazine Nature, one of the most prestigious in the world related to lung cancer investigation. This publication came after, in 2014, Dinera moved out to New York to begin her studies in a postdoctoral estance in a genetic laboratory of cancer Scott Lowe, located inside of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer.

After performing her thesis in melanoma inside Nacional Center Oncological Investigations (NCOI) she decided to move out to New York to start  her investigation about the most lethal cancer in Europe, pancreas cancer, which this diagnosis is made when it can’t be cured. In fact, the little we know about this cancer in a molecular level matches with advanced phases and not with the first stages of this disease. And it’s in this preliminary stage where Direna Alonso is focusing her work on. Her studies are centralised in exposing the damages in tissues and the genetic mutations are synchronized to make the cancer grow.

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The investigation has achieved to identify the difference between the normal process of regeneration of the damaged tissue and that process which initializes the tumor.

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