Biotecnología

Biotecnología

Eight Salk professors named among most highly cited researchers in the world
09/01/2020 - LA JOLLA—Salk Professors Joanne Chory, Joseph Ecker, Ronald Evans, Rusty Gage, Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, Terrence Sejnowski, Reuben Shaw and Kay Tye have been named to the Highly Cited...
UC San Diego Researchers Receive $2.6M NSF Grant to Help Train Autistic Adults for Tech Employment
09/01/2020 - Researchers will develop an employment-training program to tap into the talent and potential of autistic adults for technology work.
Diabetes drug has unexpected, broad implications for healthy aging
09/01/2020 - LA JOLLA—Metformin is the most commonly prescribed type 2 diabetes drug, yet scientists still do not fully know how it works to control blood sugar levels. In a collaborative effort, researchers...
Clinical study finds eating within a 10-hour window may help stave off diabetes, heart disease
09/01/2020 - LA JOLLA—Metabolic syndrome affects nearly 30 percent of the U.S. population, and increases the risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. But lifestyle interventions such as adopting a...
Finding the smallest genes could yield outsized benefits
09/01/2020 - LA JOLLA—While scientists know of about 25,000 genes that code for biologically important proteins, additional, smaller genes hiding in our DNA may be just as important. But these tiny lines of...
Three types of cells help the brain tell day from night
09/01/2020 - LA JOLLA—Bright light at night interrupts the body’s normal day-night cycles, called circadian rhythms, and can trigger insomnia. In fact, circadian rhythms play a major role in health. Disrupted...
Alzheimer’s drug candidates reverse broader aging, study shows
09/01/2020 - LA JOLLA—In mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease, the investigational drug candidates known as CMS121 and J147 improve memory and slow the degeneration of brain cells. Now, Salk researchers have...
Mitochondria are the “canary in the coal mine” for cellular stress
09/01/2020 - LA JOLLA—Mitochondria, tiny structures present in most cells, are known for their energy-generating machinery. Now, Salk researchers have discovered a new function of mitochondria: they set off...
Objective Subtle Cognitive Difficulties Predict Amyloid Accumulation and Neurodegeneration
09/01/2020 - Researchers report that accumulating amyloid protein occurred faster among persons deemed to have "objectively-defined subtle cognitive difficulties" (Obj-SCD) than among persons considered to be...
Measuring Mutations in Sperm May Reveal Risk for Autism in Future Children
09/01/2020 - Spontaneous mutations in male sperm are linked to development of autism spectrum disorder. Researchers have created a way to measure mutations and estimate risk of ASD in future children. If...
Now Showing: Medicinal Chemistry in 3D
09/01/2020 - UC San Diego’s Seth Cohen and his research team, including colleagues at Germany’s Ruhr University Bochum led by Nils Metzler-Nolte, used a new type of metal-based molecular building block to...
El NIST de Estados Unidos destaca el trabajo argentino en la construcción de un equipo clave para la industria del petróleo
09/01/2020 - “Cuando Jorge Campbell, un ingeniero del INTI, visitó el NIST la primavera pasada… vio algo que particularmente despertó su interés: una máquina con un...
Shutdown of Coal-Fired Plants in U.S. Saves Lives and Improves Crop Yields
09/01/2020 - The decommissioning of coal-fired power plants in the continental United States has reduced nearby pollution and its negative impacts on human health and crop yields, according to a new University of...
Tiny devices made of DNA detect cancer with fewer false alarms
09/01/2020 - A new cancer-detecting tool uses tiny circuits made of DNA to identify cancer cells by the molecular signature on their surface. The circuits work by attaching to the outside of a cell and analyzing...
Collaborative Conservation Approach for Endangered Reef Fish Yields Dramatic Results
09/01/2020 - A new study from researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego has documented a successful recovery effort among Nassau Grouper populations in the...
Unlocking the black box of embryonic development
09/01/2020 - LA JOLLA—Little is known about the molecular and cellular events that occur during early embryonic development in primate species. Now, an internationally renowned team of scientists in China and...
Experts Come Together to Save 3-year-old Gorilla’s Eyesight at San Diego Zoo Safari Park
09/01/2020 - San Diego Zoo Safari Park and UC San Diego Health experts performed cataract surgery to restore a 3-year-old gorilla’s eyesight.
Salk’s donors give record-breaking $89 million in FY19 to fuel scientific discoveries
09/01/2020 - LA JOLLA—The Salk Institute announced today that it received more than $89 million from 1,204 individual donors and private grant makers in fiscal year 2019 (ending in June) to support the...
The Birds and the Bats: Evolving to Fly May Have Had Big Effect on Gut Microbiome
09/01/2020 - UC San Diego researchers studied nearly 900 vertebrate species and found that bats have unusual gut microbiomes that more closely resemble those of birds than other mammals, raising questions about...
Salk Institute receives Charity Navigator’s highest rating for ninth consecutive time
09/01/2020 - LA JOLLA—For the ninth consecutive time, the Salk Institute has earned the highest ranking—4 out of 4 stars—from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity and nonprofit...
Rady School of Management Launches FlexWeekend Master of Science in Business Analytics
09/01/2020 - The Rady School of Management at the University of California San Diego has launched a FlexWeekend Master of Science in Business Analytics (FlexWeekend MSBA) degree program.