Biotecnología

Biotecnología

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...
Global nuclear medicine community shares COVID-19 strategies and experiences
07/04/2020 - In an effort to provide safer working environments for nuclear medicine professionals and their patients, clinics across five continents have shared their approaches to containing the spread of...
Fish have diverse, distinct gut microbiomes
07/04/2020 - The rich biodiversity of coral reefs even extends to microbial communities within fish, according to new research. The study reports that several important grazing fish on Caribbean coral reefs each...
About the distribution of biodiversity on our planet
07/04/2020 - Large open-water fish predators such as tunas or sharks hunt for prey more intensively in the temperate zone than near the equator. With this result, a study is challenging a long-standing...
Research Headlines - Cultivating innovative techniques for sustainable water use
02/04/2020 - An EU-funded project promoted the exchange, display and transfer of innovative fertigation technologies which combine fertilisation with irrigation. This approach will help farmers to use limited...
Research Headlines - Closing the circle on plastic waste
01/04/2020 - The problem of plastic waste and its impact on the environment needs to be urgently addressed. EU-funded research is looking at ways of creating a more sustainable plastic packaging life cycle to...
Improved CRISPR gene drive solves problems of old tech
25/03/2020 - Gene drives use genetic engineering to create a desired mutation in a few individuals that then spreads via mating throughout a population in fewer than 10 generations.
CRISPR-HOT: A new tool to 'color' specific genes and cells
25/03/2020 - Researchers have developed a new genetic tool to label specific genes in human organoids, or mini organs. They used this new method, called CRISPR-HOT, to investigate how hepatocytes divide and how...
New viable CRISPR-Cas12b system for plant genome engineering
25/03/2020 - A new CRISPR genome engineering system is viable in plants: CRISPR-Cas12b. The system is versatile, customizable, and ultimately provides effective gene editing, activation, and repression all in one...
Fish scales could make wearable electronics more sustainable
25/03/2020 - Flexible temporary electronic displays may one day make it possible to sport a glowing tattoo or check a reading, like that of a stopwatch, directly on the skin. In its current form, however, this...
Altasciences, Amador Bioscience Enter Strategic Collaboration
25/03/2020 - The partnership aims to expand world-class capabilities and resources to promote drug development in China and North America.
Efficient cryopreservation of genetically modified rat spermatozoa
26/02/2020 - Researchers have developed a new technique to improve the efficiency of rat sperm cryopreservation, a process that is usually extremely difficult. Their technique makes it possible to produce more...
New drug helps to preserve brain cells for a time after stroke
26/02/2020 - A team took a novel, interdisciplinary approach to analyzing the behavior of breast tumor cells by employing a statistical modeling technique more commonly used in physics and economics. The team was...
Apps could take up less space on your phone, thanks to new 'streaming' software
26/02/2020 - New software 'streams' data and code resources to an app from a cloud server when necessary, allowing the app to use only the space it needs on a phone at any given time.
Blue-emitting diode demonstrates limitations and promise of perovskite semiconductors
26/02/2020 - Halide perovskites have garnered attention because they're highly efficient at capturing energy in solar cells and efficient emitters in diodes. But researchers failed at making perovskite LEDs...
Research Headlines - Driving sustainable growth in European aquaculture
24/02/2020 - A team of EU-funded researchers from 10 countries has developed new recommendations, models and tools for the sustainable growth of European aquaculture. The project's results will be used to inform...
Events - EAPM Croatia Presidency Conference “Defining the healthcare ecosystem to determine value” - 24 March 2020, Brussels, Belgium
19/02/2020 - The European Alliance for Personalised Medicine is delighted to announce the first of three EU Presidency-themed conferences for 2020. These will be, firstly, during the Croatia Presidency,...
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.
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....