Biotecnología

Biotecnología

Universal flu vaccine protects against 6 influenza viruses in mice
15/01/2020 - A novel nanoparticle vaccine that combines two major influenza proteins is effective in providing broad, long-lasting protection against influenza virus in mice, showing promise as a universal flu...
How the rice blast fungus 'eats' its own cell wall to launch an attack
15/01/2020 - In response to environmental changes and nutrient starvation, cells are known to undergo extreme alterations. This includes switching from one type to another ('differentiation') and...
New study reveals the origin of complex malaria infections
15/01/2020 - New technology employing single cell genome sequencing of the parasite that causes malaria has yielded some surprising results and helps pave the way for possible new intervention strategies for this...
How bacterial evolution of antibiotic arsenals is providing new drug blueprints
15/01/2020 - Scientists have taken their cue from nature to provide new options for drug designers seeking to hold back the global threat of antimicrobial resistance. The scientists have blueprinted how two...
'Bilingual' molecule connects two basic codes for life
15/01/2020 - The nucleic acids of DNA encode genetic information, while the amino acids of proteins contain the code to turn that information into structures and functions. Together, they provide the two...
Taking one for the team: How bacteria self-destruct to fight viral infections
15/01/2020 - Researchers have discovered how a new immune system works to protect bacteria from phages, viruses that infect bacteria -- new information that could be leveraged to improve treatment of...
Leviathan polymer brush made with E. coli holds bacteria at bay
15/01/2020 - A lab accident produced a monster of a polymer brush, an emerging biocompatible material that staves off bacteria while coating and lubricating.
A controlled phage therapy can target drug-resistant bacteria while sidestepping potential unintended consequences
15/01/2020 - The fight against drug-resistant pathogens remains an intense one. While the Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) 2019 'biggest threats' report reveals an overall decrease in...
An atomic view of the trigger for the heartbeat
09/01/2020 - Tiny pores in heart cells generate electrical signals to initiate each heart beat. Structural studies of these channels provide details on their functions, and also on their malfunction due to...
Discovery in ferroelectric material reveals unique property, application potential
09/01/2020 - A discovery from a team of physicists and other researchers is breaking new ground in the study of ferroelectricity, a characteristic of certain dielectric materials that are used in high-technology...
New way to identify, manipulate topological metals for spintronics
09/01/2020 - A recent study gives researchers an easier way of finding Weyl semimetals and manipulating them for potential spintronic devices.
2D materials: Arrangement of atoms measured in silicene
09/01/2020 - Silicene consists of a single layer of silicon atoms. In contrast to the ultra-flat material graphene, which is made of carbon, silicene shows surface irregularities that influence its electronic...
Large scale integrated circuits produced in printing press
09/01/2020 - Researchers have shown for the first time that it is possible to print complete integrated circuits with more than 100 organic electrochemical transistors.
Novel Direct Thermal Charging Cell Converts low-grade waste heat to usable electricity
09/01/2020 - Engineers can now efficiently convert heat into electricity, creating a huge potential to reduce greenhouse effects by capturing exhaust heat and cutting down primary energy wastage.
Potential solution to overheating mobile phones
09/01/2020 - Researchers have developed a revolutionary way to encode computational information without using electrical current. As a global first, this could lead to faster technological devices that could...
In leap for quantum computing, silicon quantum bits establish a long-distance relationship
09/01/2020 - In an important step forward in the quest to build a quantum computer using silicon-based hardware, researchers have succeeded in making possible the exchange of information between two qubits...
New chip for waking up small wireless devices could extend battery life
09/01/2020 - A new power saving chip could significantly reduce or eliminate the need to replace batteries in Internet of Things (IoT) devices and wearables. The so-called wake-up receiver wakes up a device only...
Kick-starting Moore's Law? New 'synthetic' method for making microchips could help
09/01/2020 - Researchers have developed a new method for producing atomically-thin semiconducting crystals that could one day enable more powerful and compact electronic devices.
A trick for taming terahertz transmissions
09/01/2020 - Researchers have invented a wireless communication receiver that can operate in the terahertz frequency band. By increasing the sensitivity 10,000-fold, they achieved the fastest Researchers invent a...
Paving the way for spintronic RAMs: A deeper look into a powerful spin phenomenon
09/01/2020 - Scientists explore a new material combination that sets the stage for magnetic random access memories, which rely on spin -- an intrinsic property of electrons -- and could outperform current storage...
Materials help photodetectors see the light
09/01/2020 - Using a special type of two-dimensional material, researchers have developed a new way to make light sensors that improves their sensitivity and could allow manufacturers to keep up with the growing...