Biotecnología

Biotecnología

Imaging study of key viral structure shows how HIV drugs work at atomic level
31/01/2020 - LA JOLLA—Salk scientists have discovered how a powerful class of HIV drugs binds to a key piece of HIV machinery. By solving, for the first time, three-dimensional structures of this complex while...
El primer Atlas transcriptómico unicelular del envejecimiento ovárico de primates
31/01/2020 - Debido a la tendencia moderna de posponer la maternidad hasta más adelante en la vida, un número creciente de mujeres experimenta problemas de infertilidad. La infertilidad...
Salk scientists link rapid brain growth in autism to DNA damage
31/01/2020 - LA JOLLA—Researchers at the Salk Institute have discovered a unique pattern of DNA damage that arises in brain cells derived from individuals with a macrocephalic form of autism spectrum disorder...
Salk Institute welcomes new trustees Larry Jennings, Jr., and Timothy Schoen
31/01/2020 - LA JOLLA—The Salk Institute Board of Trustees welcomes its newest members, Larry Jennings, Jr., and Timothy Schoen. Chaired by Daniel Lewis, the Salk Board helps drive the direction of the...
Drug combo reverses arthritis in rats
31/01/2020 - LA JOLLA—People with osteoarthritis, or “wear and tear” arthritis, have limited treatment options: pain relievers or joint replacement surgery. Now, Salk researchers have discovered that a...
Women still face barriers to breastfeed at work
24/01/2020 - Despite the protections in place to support breastfeeding for employees, the burden still falls on working mothers to advocate for the resources they need, according to a new study.
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...