Complutense University

In the last two decades, more than 50% of new medicines that we have in pharmacies are of biological origin, mainly from plants. They are becoming more worldwide scientific studies aimed at locating anti-tumour agents in plants. Taking into account that have been studied for these purposes between 7% and 10% of the 250,000 species of plants existing, it seems clear that they caven expect surprising findings in the future. The team of research in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology II and pharmacology of the Faculty of pharmacy from the Complutense University of Madrid, currently evaluates fractions of essential oils from plants of the family Labitae (lavender, mint, Rosmarinus and Sage) to determine its activity cytotoxic and the desirability of its subsequent application in cancer treatments. As it cannot be otherwise, in spite of this study reveals the cytotoxic activity and antioxidant of the Sage, the research team must perform scans in vitro before a possible application in vivo in addition to other tests that will determine the real benefits in cancer treatment.

No doubt is a long way to go, but thanks to this team led by Dr. Maria Isabel Sanchez Reus suspect that future generations of drugs, will face look to this terrible disease and who knows if to overcome it will be finally plants our best ally in the fight against cancer? It could be, what is clear is that the majority of scientific explorations going along this path and that scientists involved in them are very optimistic. Just remember what I said at the beginning, today more than 50% of the medicines are made with them..

Paz Interior

PS. Fernando Alexis Jimenez trees began to fall as the sound of chainsaws increased in the forests of Caucheria, the Brazilian people in which Chico Mendez fought a bitter battle to prevent construction of a highway, and indiscriminate logging, lead to an ecological disaster of unpredictable consequences. He was born and grew up in a humble family, soon felt the absence of a mother. As a teenager he learned to read, and since then, to the extent that the books carried him to fly on the wings of imagination, stroked the dream that one day by far to appear on the horizon arrived to be free from the oppression of those who bought the latex to the price they wanted, and subjected them to misery and despair. From a relevant position in the rural workers Union, organization reached by a blow of fate, denounced the ecological attack that aimed to perpetrate those who burned large tracts of forest to make way to a highway and, incidentally, erect on their enormous margins winning herds. They wanted to kill nature. It would be the use of that people and also, the final puntillazo to the only activity that for years had earned economic resources. She starred in nonviolent demonstrations, convinced that dialogue is the only way to resolve conflicts.

He was imprisoned, tortured, psychologically pressured and cornered so abandon your dreams. However it did not do so. Thanks to his tenacity prevented the civil works and a large territory was designated by the Government of Brazil as the first forest reserve in Amazon. Chico Mendez paid with his life the price of defending Earth for early people to overcome the history of this leader, one of the largest in South America, is marked by three elements: first, fidelity to your goals and dreams; the second, an unwavering faith in God and the conviction that violence does not bring anything new; and third, the visionary condition that you He allowed thinking in his life but also in that of others, and how much that meant the Amazon jungle for the continent and the planet. His decision not to respond with aggressive acts against multiple provocations, makes to the medidar in their struggle to necessarily remember the biblical principle raised by the Lord Jesus: Blessed are the meek, because they will receive land for an inheritance. Blessed are those who have hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.(Matthew 5: 6, 7).

You can also lay the groundwork for a change in the world that surrounds him. No matter how great seem his dreams. You can achieve them with God’s help. Don’t forget to ever who doesn’t dream, never comes to any side.