Biotecnología

Biotecnología

Scientists improve yield predictions based on seedling data
15/01/2020 - A doctor diagnosing a 50-year-old patient based on a blood test taken during the patient's infancy would be unthinkable. Anecdotally speaking, however, that's what scientists have done with...
'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...
Dynamic interplay between genome and environment in pearl oysters
15/01/2020 - Researchers have, using genome-wide genetic data from specimens collected across the western Pacific, elucidated how pearl oyster populations vary genetically and geographically.
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...
Cheers! Maxwell's electromagnetism extended to smaller scales
09/01/2020 - More than one hundred and fifty years have passed since the publication of James Clerk Maxwell's "A Dynamical Theory of the Electromagnetic Field" (1865). What would our lives be...
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...
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...
Most patients willing to share medical records for research purposes
09/01/2020 - Researchers report most patients are willing to share medical records for research purposes, with a few caveats.
Virtual review of cancer clinical trial treatment options quicker than conventional method
09/01/2020 - Using virtual, cloud-based, interconnected computing techniques applied to 51,000 variables, researchers reduced the time needed to assess a cancer patient's tumor profile and suitability for...
Genetic study provides most comprehensive map of risk to date of breast cancer risk
09/01/2020 - A major international study of the genetics of breast cancer has identified more than 350 DNA 'errors' that increase an individual's risk of developing the disease. The scientists...
Researchers perfect nanoscience tool for studies of nuclear waste storage
09/01/2020 - Studying radiation chemistry and electronic structure of materials at scales smaller than nanometers, scientists prepared samples of clay in ultra-thin layers. Working at the TRIUMF particle...
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...