Biotecnología

Biotecnología

Modern humans, Neanderthals share a tangled genetic history, study affirms
07/04/2020 - A new study reinforces the concept that Neanderthal DNA has been woven into the modern human genome on multiple occasions as our ancestors met Neanderthals time and again in different parts of the...
Understanding how the protein tau moves between neurons yields insight into possible treatments for neurodegenerative diseases
07/04/2020 - In the fight against neurodegenerative diseases such as frontotemporal dementia, Alzheimer's and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, the tau protein is a major culprit. Found abundantly in our...
Understanding brain tumors in children
07/04/2020 - The causes of 40% of all cases of certain medulloblastomas -- dangerous brain tumors affecting children -- are hereditary. A genetic defect that occurs in 15% of these children plays a key role by...
Blocking the iron transport could stop tuberculosis
07/04/2020 - The bacteria that cause tuberculosis need iron to survive. Researchers have now solved the first detailed structure of the transport protein responsible for the iron supply. When the iron transport...
Models explain changes in cooking meat
07/04/2020 - Mathematicians show that by modelling meat as a fluid-saturated matrix of elastic proteins, which are deformed as the fluid moves, cooking behaviors can be simulated more precisely.
Surprising hearing talents in cormorants
07/04/2020 - The great cormorant has more sensitive hearing under water than in air. This new knowledge may help protect vulnerable bird species.
Scientists Observe Superconductivity in Meteorites
07/04/2020 - Scientists at UC San Diego and Brookhaven Laboratory in New York investigated a diverse population of meteorites. Among the 15 pieces of comets and asteroids studied, they found two with...
UC San Diego Partners with 5 Leading Diagnostics Manufacturers to Boost COVID-19 Testing
07/04/2020 - Partnering with five diagnostics manufacturers, UC San Diego is significantly ramping up testing for COVID-19, projecting capacity to complete up to 1,500 tests daily within two to three weeks.
Using Artificial Intelligence to Learn More about RAGE Receptors
07/04/2020 - A new study by SDSC researchers describes the use of artificial intelligence machine learning tools to demonstrate a potential RAGE inhibitor that has better efficacy and fewer side effects.
New Studies Investigate How COVID-19 May Impact Breast Milk and Pregnancy
07/04/2020 - Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine are launching a pair of studies to answer critical questions regarding the roles COVID-19 may play in breast milk and pregnancy.
Discovery of New Biomarker in Blood Could Lead to Early Test for Alzheimer’s Disease
07/04/2020 - UC San Diego researchers discovered that high blood levels of RNA produced by the PHGDH gene could serve as a biomarker for early detection of Alzheimer’s. The work could lead to the development of...
In the Midst of the Coronavirus Pandemic, Xenophobia Flares Up
07/04/2020 - On March 19, Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered Californians—all 40 million of us—to stay in our homes as much as possible in the coming weeks as the state confronts the escalating coronavirus outbreak....
UC San Diego Engineers and Doctors Team Up to Retrofit and Build Ventilators with 3D-Printing
07/04/2020 - Even as university campuses close across the nation in an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, a team of engineers and physicians at the University of California San Diego is rapidly...
Salk Institute appoints Leona Flores as executive director of Salk Cancer Center
07/04/2020 - LA JOLLA—The Salk Institute announced the hiring of Leona Flores, PhD, as executive director of the Salk Cancer Center, to help oversee administrative and scientific management functions as a...
Coping with Coronavirus Stress
07/04/2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic is stressful. Emotions are running high. We are all coming to terms with many aspects of the situation: risks to physical health posed by the virus, disruptions to daily...
Salk minimizes on-site staff and takes additional steps around coronavirus (COVID-19)
07/04/2020 - LA JOLLA—Due to the continuing spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and California Governor Gavin Newsom’s public health order last night for people to stay at home, the Institute...
UC San Diego Health Launches Clinical Trial to Assess Antiviral Drug for COVID-19
07/04/2020 - Researchers at four University of California Health medical centers have begun recruiting participants for a Phase II clinical trial to investigate the safety and efficacy of treating adult patients...
What can be learned from the microbes on a turtle's shell?
07/04/2020 - Researchers have found that a unique type of algae, usually only seen on the shells of turtles, affects the surrounding microbial communities. It is hoped that these findings can be applied to...
Codexis, Takeda Sign Gene Therapy Collaboration
03/04/2020 - Partnership to leverage Codexis’ protein engineering platform to advance novel gene therapies for rare genetic disorders
Crumpled graphene makes ultra-sensitive cancer DNA detector
03/04/2020 - Graphene-based biosensors could usher in an era of liquid biopsy, detecting DNA cancer markers circulating in a patient's blood or serum. But current designs need a lot of DNA. In a new study,...
California’s Strict Air Quality Regulations Help Farmers Prosper
25/03/2020 - Farmers in California’s Central Valley may be not known for their love of government regulations, but those same growers have seen a boost in the productivity of their high-value crops – and...