Gene therapy is the future of the therapeutic medicine. This experimental therapy involves genetic manipulation to prevent or treat specific conditions. It works in three ways – by replacing the faulty gene, deactivating the faulty gene, or by introducing a new gene that suppresses the activity of the faulty gene. Currently, gene therapy is being explored for the treatment of specific cancers, neurological disorders, inherited disorders, and infectious diseases.
Pregnancy is a fascinating time in a woman’s life. But not all realize that even before the confirmation of a pregnancy, the body has already started to undergo significant changes due to the changing hormone profile to accommodate the growing embryo. This may entail the need to improve one’s diet to be able to cope up with the requirements of the developing fetus and the changes in the maternal body processes. The caloric requirement of pregnant women increases by about 300 kilocalories per day. This includes an adequate amount of macronutrients as well as micronutrients. Macronutrients include carbohydrates, proteins and » » » [Read more]
Makati Medical Center – Department of Pediatrics invites you to a scientific forum entitled Pediatrician’s Challenges in the New Millenium: Making the Connection.