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Protein production efficiency can be predicted by gene sequence

06-Feb-2019

Today, thousands of databases with biological data are publicly available. They include data on gene and protein sequences and detailed measurements of different cellular parameters, such as the exact quantities of all proteins produced and degraded by a given cell in various experimental ...

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Key enzyme for production of second-generation ethanol discovered in Brazilian Amazon

17-May-2018

Second-generation ethanol (also called cellulosic ethanol) open perspectives for optimizing alcohol production. Since 2G ethanol is obtained from from sugarcane straw and bagasse, it basically makes it possible converting waste into energy. Holder of the world's best biomass and boasting the ...

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Paving the way for the development of vaccines for emerging viruses

31-Jan-2018

The search for vaccines, treatments and preventive methods against infection by emerging viruses is one of the major challenges of global epidemiology. New pathological agents continue to emerge, such as the arbovirus transmitted by insects (in this case mosquitoes) that causes West Nile fever, ...

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Kit will identify genetic variations without need for lab analysis

19-Sep-2017

Scheme Lab, a biotech startup incubated at the Center for Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Technology (CIETEC), in São Paulo, Brazil, is developing genetic tests that can be used anywhere - in factories, on farms, or even at home - without the need for analysis by specialized laboratories. These ...

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Method identifies epileptic patients who can benefit from surgery

06-Apr-2017

Researchers affiliated with the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in São Paulo State, Brazil, have shown that genetic information can be used to improve early prediction of the response to drugs in patients with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE), one of the most severe forms of epilepsy. ...

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Guarana found to have higher antioxidant potential than green tea

24-Aug-2016

The millions of people who consume green tea all over the world benefit from the catechins it contains. Catechins are a class of chemical compounds with anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, among other healthy ingredients. Researchers at the University of São Paulo's Public Health ...

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Malvern announce a new partner in Brazil

01-Aug-2016

Malvern announced PENSABIO Biotechnology as a new partner acting as an ExclusiveRepresentative in Brazil to product lines MicroCal, NanoSight, Archimedes, Zetasizer Helix andViscosizer TD. Therefore, from 2016, the Pensabio now assumes the sale process (Pre and Post), Services, ...

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Electronic device detects molecules linked to cancer, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's

Inexpensive portable biosensor developed

23-May-2016

A biosensor developed by researchers at the National Nanotechnology Laboratory (LNNano) in Campinas, São Paulo State, Brazil, has been proven capable of detecting molecules associated with neurodegenerative diseases and some types of cancer. The device is basically a single-layer organic ...

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Plant compound found in spices and herbs increases brain connections

15-Dec-2015

Brazilian researchers from D'Or Institute for Research and Education (IDOR), Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and Federal University of Bahia (UFBA) have demonstrated in laboratory that apigenin, a substance found in parsley, thyme, chamomile and red pepper, improves neuron formation ...

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Brazilian wasp venom kills cancer cells by opening them up

02-Sep-2015

The social wasp Polybia paulista protects itself against predators by producing venom known to contain a powerful cancer-fighting ingredient. A study reveals exactly how the venom's toxin--called MP1 (Polybia-MP1) - selectively kills cancer cells without harming normal cells. MP1 interacts with ...

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