Biotecnología

Biotecnología

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...
Adding MS drug to targeted cancer therapy may improve glioblastoma outcomes
09/01/2020 - The multiple sclerosis drug teriflunomide, paired with targeted cancer therapy, markedly shrinks patient-derived glioblastomas grown in mice by reaching stem cells at the tumor's root, according...
Crohn's disease study identifies genetic variant with potential to personalize treatment
09/01/2020 - A genetic variant carried by 40% of the population explains why some patients develop antibodies against the anti-TNF drugs, infliximab and adalimumab and lose response. The authors conclude that a...
Your DNA is not your destiny -- or a good predictor of your health
09/01/2020 - In most cases, your genes have less than five per cent to do with your risk of developing a particular disease, according to new research.
Computer scientists develop new tool that generates videos from themed text
09/01/2020 - A global team of computer scientists have developed ''Write-A-Video'', a new tool that generates videos from themed text. Using words and text editing, the tool automatically...
Novel memory device can be written on and read out optically or electrically
09/01/2020 - Scientists have developed a novel storage technology based on the combination of an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) and an insulator.
Taking an X-ray of an atomic bond
09/01/2020 - A group of researchers has demonstrated a method that allows scientists to experimentally measure how the chemical bonds of materials are altered when two different materials are linked together....
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...
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...
Inherited pancreatic cancer risk mutation identified
09/01/2020 - The discovery of the previously unknown mutation could lead to routine testing of individuals with a strong family history of pancreatic cancer to determine if they carry the mutation, occurring in...
Fruit flies help in the development of personalized medicine
09/01/2020 - It is common knowledge that there is a connection between our genes and the risk of developing certain diseases. In a study on fruit flies, researchers have found that gene mapping can also be used...
An algorithm for large-scale genomic analysis
09/01/2020 - The examination of Haplotypes makes it possible to understand the heritability of certain complex traits. However, genome analysis of family members is usually necessary, a tedious and expensive...
New material breaks world record turning heat into electricity
09/01/2020 - Thermoelectric materials convert heat into electrical energy. The amount of energy that can be generated is measured by the so-called ZT value. The best thermoelectrics to date were measured at ZT...
Hourglass-shaped silicon nanowire photodiodes with increased absorption of light developed
09/01/2020 - Scientists have proposed creating vertical silicone nanowires with high sensitivity by using silicone and semiconductor process.
A self-healing sweat sensor
09/01/2020 - Wearable sensors that track heart rate or steps are popular fitness products. But in the future, working up a good sweat could provide useful information about a person's health. Now,...
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...
Saccharin derivatives give cancer cells a not-so-sweet surprise
09/01/2020 - Saccharin received a bad rap after studies in the 1970s linked consumption of large amounts of the artificial sweetener to bladder cancer in laboratory rats. Later, research revealed that these...
Mutations linked to familial pancreatic cancer
09/01/2020 - A new study finds genetic mutations associated with hereditary forms of pancreatic cancer and mechanism by which these mutations may contribute to the development of tumors.
How common genetic mutation drives cancer
09/01/2020 - A new, multicenter study has determined how a single mutation in splicing factor 3b subunit 1 (SF3B1), the most frequently mutated splicing factor gene, drives the formation of many cancers.
Brain tumor organoids may be key to time-sensitive treatments for glioblastomas
09/01/2020 - Lab-grown brain organoids developed from a patient's own glioblastoma, the most aggressive and common form of brain cancer, may hold the answers on how to best treat it. A new study showed how...