Biotecnología

Biotecnología

New marker for insecticide resistance in malaria-carrying mosquitoes
13/12/2019 - Researchers have genetically modified malaria carrying mosquitoes in order to demonstrate the role of particular genes in conferring insecticide resistance.
Synthetic phages with programmable specificity
29/11/2019 - Researchers are using synthetic biology to reprogram bacterial viruses -- commonly known as bacteriophages -- to expand their natural host range. This technology paves the way for the therapeutic use...
New possibilities for gene therapies with spin of the Sleeping Beauty transposase
29/11/2019 - Scientists have developed a new variant of the Sleeping Beauty transposase. It has dramatically improved biochemical features, including enhanced stability and intrinsic cell penetrating properties....
Gene-OFF switches tool up synthetic biology
29/11/2019 - Researchers have developed two types of programmable repressor elements that can switch off the production of an output protein in synthetic biology circuits by up to 300-fold in response to almost...
Better biosensor technology created for stem cells
29/11/2019 - A team has created better biosensor technology that may help lead to safe stem cell therapies for treating Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases and other neurological disorders. The...
New method to purify cell types to high purity
31/10/2019 - Current biology research relies on the ability to purify cell types using antibodies or transgenic constructs. However, antibody availability is often limited, and genetic manipulation is labor...
Researchers unlock potential to use CRISPR to alter the microbiome
31/10/2019 - Researchers have developed a new way to deliver the DNA-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 into microorganisms in the lab, providing a way to efficiently launch a targeted attack on specific bacteria.
CRISPR-BEST prevents genome instability
31/10/2019 - Scientists have developed CRISPR-BEST, a new genome editing tool for actinomycetes. It addresses the problem of genome instability caused by DNA double-stranded breaks in current CRISPR-technologies.
Researchers call for responsible development of synthetic biology
31/10/2019 - Engineering biology is transforming technology and science. Researchers outline the technological advances needed to secure a safe, responsible future.
Investments to address climate change are good business
31/10/2019 - New research suggests that over the next few decades, acting to reduce climate change is expected to cost much less than the damage otherwise inflicted by climate change on people, infrastructure and...
How time affects the fate of stem cells
01/10/2019 - Scientists have discovered how temporal fluctuations in the levels of two transcription factors can push embryonic stems cells into becoming different cell types.
New CRISPR class expands genetic engineering toolbox
26/09/2019 - Biomedical engineers have used a previously unexplored CRISPR technology to accurately regulate and edit target genes in human cells. With this new approach, the researchers hope to dramatically...
Genetically engineered plasmid can be used to fight antimicrobial resistance
17/09/2019 - Researchers have engineered a plasmid to remove an antibiotic resistance gene from the Enterococcus faecalis bacterium, an accomplishment that could lead to new methods for combating antibiotic...
GE Healthcare and Germfree to Advance Manufacturing of Novel Biotherapeutics
17/09/2019 - Manufacturing solution will feature a Germfree modular bioprocessing environment
Synthetic biologists extend functional life of cancer fighting circuitry in microbes
09/09/2019 - Bioengineers have developed a method to significantly extend the life of gene circuits used to instruct microbes to do things like produce and deliver drugs, break down chemicals and sense the...
Revolutionizing the CRISPR method
15/08/2019 - Researchers have refined the famous CRISPR-Cas method. Now, for the very first time, it is possible to modify dozens, if not hundreds, of genes in a cell simultaneously.
Bacteria made to mimic cells, form communities
13/08/2019 - Scientists have found a way to make single-celled bacteria behave like stem cells, differentiating into genetically unique individuals as they divide.
El INTI recibió a la embajadora PROESUS 2019
08/08/2019 - Como parte del compromiso asumido por el INTI con el Programa Nacional de Emprendedores Sustentables (PROESUS) desarrollado por la secretaría de Ambiente y Desarrollo Sustentable de la...
Combinar tecnologías para un mercado más competitivo
07/08/2019 - Con el objetivo de fortalecer la vinculación público privada se llevó a cabo en INTI una reunión de trabajo junto a la Cámara Argentina de...
A tree stump that should be dead is still alive; here's why
29/07/2019 - Within a shrouded New Zealand forest, a tree stump keeps itself alive by holding onto the roots of its neighboring trees, exchanging water and resources through the grafted root system. New research...
Genetic control for major agricultural weeds?
24/07/2019 - Waterhemp and Palmer amaranth, two aggressive weeds that threaten the food supply in North America, are increasingly hard to kill with commercially available herbicides. A novel approach known as...