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8th International Conference on Geriatrics Gerontology & Palliative Nursing

Barcelona, Spain

Ivana Beatrice Mânica da Cruz

Ivana Beatrice Mânica da Cruz

Federal University of Santa Maria, Brazil


Ivana Beatrice Mânica da Cruz has her expertise in genetic and environmental factors that could act on human aging modulation and risk of some chronic diseases prevalent in the elderly people. She is Biologist and has MSc and PhD degree in Genetics and Molecular Biology. Currently she is working as Associate Professor in Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM, Brazil) where coordinates an MSc course of Gerontology. Moreover, she is Adviser of Pharmacological graduate program. Her research studies involve specially two lines projects that could be considered relevant in gerontology and geriatrics areas: Aging biology studies related to genetic and pharmacological SA-HP imbalance with approach from epidemiological investigation to cell culture in vitro analysis; and Pharmacogenomic and nutrigenomic studies associated to diseases prevalent in elderly people. These studies are specially concentrated about the effects of Amazon fruits on oxidative-inflammatory modulation aging-associated.


Abstract : Superoxide-hydrogen peroxide imbalance: Potential risk and its influence on therapeutic response of chronic morbidities prevalent in elderly people