Biotecnología

Biotecnología

Research Headlines - New power plant to convert crop waste into advanced biofuel
26/11/2020 - An advanced biofuel plant under construction in Romania is at the centre of an EU-funded project to prove the environmental and economic benefits of producing cellulosic ethanol from agricultural...
A growth mindset of interest can spark innovative thinking
26/11/2020 - Researchers find that viewing interests as developable, not fixed, can help people make connections among diverse fields that others might miss, with implications for innovation. Their research...
Supersized wind turbines generate clean energy--and surprising physics
25/11/2020 - As wind energy scales up, researchers study the fluid dynamics challenges.
Researchers overcome barriers for bio-inspired solar energy harvesting materials
25/11/2020 - Inspired by nature, researchers can demonstrate a synthetic strategy to stabilize bio-inspired solar energy harvesting materials. Their findings could be a significant breakthrough in functionalizing...
Revolutionary CRISPR-based genome editing system treatment destroys cancer cells
20/11/2020 - Researchers have demonstrated that the CRISPR/Cas9 system is very effective in treating metastatic cancers, a significant step on the way to finding a cure for cancer. The researchers developed a...
New semiconductor coating may pave way for future green fuels
20/11/2020 - Hydrogen gas and methanol for fuel cells or as raw materials for the chemicals industry, for example, could be produced more sustainably using sunlight, a new study shows. In this study, researchers...
New technique seamlessly converts ammonia to green hydrogen
20/11/2020 - Researchers have developed a highly effective, environmentally friendly method for converting ammonia into hydrogen. The new technique is a major step forward for enabling a zero-pollution,...
Research Headlines - Developing a bioeconomy in rural Europe
19/11/2020 - Once the crops are planted, grown and harvested, many agricultural facilities sit unused. But converting them into bioproduction plants could extend their activity year-round - meaning more money for...
Could your vacuum be listening to you?
19/11/2020 - A new material for wind blades that can be recycled could transform the wind industry, rendering renewable energy more sustainable than ever before while lowering costs in the process. Researchers...
Research Headlines - Desarrollo de una bioeconomía en la Europa rural
19/11/2020 - Tras plantar, cultivar y cosechar los cultivos, muchas instalaciones agrícolas dejan de usarse, pero convertirlas en plantas de bioproducción podría ampliar su actividad a todo el...
Scientists discover new mechanism controlling brain size
17/11/2020 - Carbon monoxide is a very poisonous gas. Humans die within minutes when they inhale it. However, some microorganisms tolerate carbon monoxide. Knowledge about how these bacteria survive opens a...
Making a case for organic Rankine cycles in waste heat recovery
12/11/2020 - Researchers say that cascaded organic Rankine cycle systems could improve the way in which environmentally-friendly power is generated from waste heat.
Personalized cancer vaccine clinical trial to expand following promising early results
12/11/2020 - A recent trial to study safety and effectiveness of a personalized cancer vaccine combined with immunotherapy drug Pembrolizumab will expand after promising preliminary data was presented....
Gene signature predicts whether localized prostate cancer is likely to spread
12/11/2020 - Researchers have identified a gene signature in localized prostate cancer that predicts the cancer's odds of spreading and its response to a common treatment for advanced disease.
Burnout can exacerbate work stress, further promoting a vicious circle
12/11/2020 - Work stress and burnout are mutually reinforcing; surprisingly, the effect of work stress on burnout is much smaller than the effect of burnout on work stress.
More economic worries mean less caution about COVID-19
10/11/2020 - Workers experiencing job and financial insecurity are less likely to follow the CDC's guidelines for COVID-19, such as physical distancing, limiting trips from home and washing hands, according...
Policy, not tech, spurred Danish dominance in wind energy
10/11/2020 - In a new study focused on Denmark, a global leader in wind energy - a relatively mature and low-cost renewable technology - researchers found that government policies have been the primary driver of...
Scientists generate realistic storm turbulence in the lab
05/11/2020 - Turbulence is an omnipresent phenomenon - and one of the great mysteries of physics. A research team has now succeeded in generating realistic storm turbulence in the wind tunnel of the Center for...
Not all mutations are bad: Researchers identify differences between benign and pathogenic variants
04/11/2020 - Researchers have performed a wide-scale characterization of missense variants from 1,330 disease-associated genes. The study identifies features associated with pathogenic and benign variants that...
Study finds 1 in 8 patients with cancer harbor inherited genetic mutations
04/11/2020 - Genetic testing can uncover inherited genetic mutations, and could individualize cancer therapies, improve survival, manage cancer in loved ones and push the boundaries of precision medicine.
Increasing the efficiency of organic solar cells
04/11/2020 - Organic solar cells are cheaper to produce and more flexible than their counterparts made of crystalline silicon, but do not offer the same level of efficiency or stability. Researchers demonstrated...