Biotecnología

Biotecnología

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.
Sustainability strategies more successful when managers believe in them
24/01/2020 - New research has found that business sustainability strategies can succeed alongside mainstream competitive strategies when managers believe in them.
Faking emotions at work does more harm than good
24/01/2020 - Faking your emotions at work to appear more positive likely does more harm than good, according to researchers. They say those who try to be genuinely positive with their co-workers reap...
Organized cybercrime -- not your average mafia
20/01/2020 - Scientists have identified common attributes of cybercrime networks, revealing how these groups function and work together to cause an estimated $445-600 billion of harm globally per year.
Good connections key to startup success
20/01/2020 - The future potential of early stage startups can be assessed by their existing professional relationships, research suggests.
How coworkers impact the value of your skills
20/01/2020 - New research uncovers the importance of teams and coworkers in shaping productivity, earning potential, and stays of employment. The research analyzed data from Sweden. It found that to earn high...
Highlighting women's achievements makes them want to be the boss, research shows
15/01/2020 - Highlighting female achievements in the workplace makes capable women significantly more likely to want to be the boss, a study shows.
New mathematical model shows how diversity speeds consensus
15/01/2020 - Scientific literature abounds with examples of ways in which member diversity can benefit a group -- whether spider colonies' ability to forage or an industrial company's financial...
Genetic testing motivates behavior changes in families at risk for melanoma
09/01/2020 - A new study investigated whether genetic testing would motivate people at risk of developing melanoma to alter their behavior in order to reduce their risk.
Skin-cells-turned-to-heart-cells help unravel genetic underpinnings of cardiac function
09/01/2020 - A small genetic study identified a protein linked to many genetic variants that affect heart function. Researchers are expanding the model to other organ systems and at larger scales to create a...
'Junk DNA' affects inherited cancer risk
09/01/2020 - A person's risk of developing cancer is affected by genetic variations in regions of DNA that don't code for proteins, previously dismissed as 'junk DNA', according to new...
New 'liquid biopsy' blood test improves breast cancer diagnostics
09/01/2020 - A new type of blood test for breast cancer could help avoid thousands of unnecessary surgeries and otherwise precisely monitor disease progression, according to a new study.
A new route to blocking children's bone cancer
09/01/2020 - A study in mice showed that reducing a particular hormone signal keeps the cancer from growing and spreading.
The rare genetic disorder identified in only 3 people worldwide
09/01/2020 - A team of researchers has cracked a rare gene variant for a disorder that causes severe neurodegeneration in infants.
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.
Eligen al INTA y al INTI para calcular emisiones de carbono en producción de biocombustibles
09/01/2020 - El trabajo lo está empezando a realizar un equipo formado por el INTA, el INTI y las empresas, a partir de un convenio firmado con la Cámara de Industrializadores de Granos y...
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...