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CSIC researchers find the role of a protein in the regulation of synapse formation

The work raises the need for a balance between the Pinkman protein and the sHSPs proteins during the development of the nervous system for its correct formation

25-May-2020

An alteration, either by excess or by default, in the number of synapses (the points of contact between neurons where the transmission of the nerve impulse occurs) is associated with the development of cognitive, morphological and psychiatric disorders, hence the importance of being able to ...

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Chimpanzee and Gorilla Genome May Help Better Understand Human Tumors

A new article looks at cancer from the point of view of evolution

22-May-2020

A new study by researchers at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (IBE), a joint centre of the UPF and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), shows that, surprisingly, the distribution of mutations in human tumours is more similar to that of chimpanzees and gorillas than to that of ...

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Researchers explain the transmission routes of SARS-CoV-2 on beaches and in swimming pools

In recreational activities, SARS-CoV-2 infection from contact with water from standard bathing conditions is very unlikely

11-May-2020

Researchers from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) have drafted a report that compiles the current state of knowledge on how the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes Covid-19 disease, is transmitted in spaces used for bathing and other water activities. Of the possible routes of transmission ...

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SP Acquires Spain Based i-Dositecno

30-Oct-2019

SP Industries, Inc. announced that it has acquired the assets of privately held i-Dositecno. Located in Mataro, Spain, i-Dositecno is a global provider of complete sterile filling lines for pharmaceutical, cosmetic and ophthalmic applications. "i-Dositecno has a well-earned reputation for ...

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CRISPR-edited C. elegans identifies vulnerabilities in cancer

25-Oct-2019

At first glance, a one-millimeter worm that needs to be observed with a magnifying glass does not resemble a human being at all. However, the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, an animal model widely used in biomedical research by hundreds of laboratories around the world, has approximately the ...

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Nanovectors Could Improve the Combined Administration of Antimalarial Drugs

According to the study, the strategy has the added advantage of targeting the transmissible phase of the parasite- the gametocyte

12-Aug-2019

Encapsulating two drugs with different properties into nanovesicles surrounded by antibodies can greatly improve their delivery and efficacy, according toa study led by Xavier Fernández Busquets, director of the joint Nanomalaria unit at the Institute for Bionengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) and ...

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Discovered a new therapeutic target for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease

The results of the study indicate that the levels of the protein SFRP1 are abnormally elevated in the brain and cerebrospinal fluid of Alzheimer's patients

16-Jul-2019

Experiments performed in mice, in which the main pathogenic markers of the disease have been evaluated, show that the progression of the disease is prevented when the function of this protein is inactivated. Alzheimer's disease is characterized by a progressive and irreversible loss of cognitive ...

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An inflammatory diet correlates with colorectal cancer risk

The risk of developing colorectal cancer for individuals that follow a pro-inflammatory diet is two times higher than usual

16-Jul-2019

Researchers from the Molecular Mechanisms and Experimental Therapy in Oncology program (Oncobell) of the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL) and the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO), together with the Biodonostia Health Research Institute (IIS Biodonostia), among others, have ...

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Kaneka launches a takeover bid for 100% of spanish biotechnology company AB-Biotics

15-Jul-2019

AB-Biotics announced that Kaneka Europe Holding Company has launched a voluntary takeover bid for 100% of the share capital of the company excluding the shares it already possesses, consequently valuing the company at €63 million. The Japanese company is currently the biggest shareholder in ...

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Exposure to air pollution before and after birth may affect fundamental cognitive abilities

27-May-2019

A growing body of research suggests that exposure to air pollution in the earliest stages of life is associated with negative effects on cognitive abilities. A new study led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), a centre supported by "la Caixa", has provided new data: exposure ...

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