They develop technology to find more efficient stem cells in medicine

An international team of scientists has discovered a new “fast and simple” technology that enables more efficient stem cells to be obtained for regenerative medicine, a technique that would be applicable in diseases in which cell loss or degeneration is suffered. By introducing a molecule (the microRNA 203), the new protocol boosts, both in a […]

Malaria vaccine created by the Portuguese reaches 95% protection | Malaria

There is news in the old fight against malaria. The results of two different projects appear in this Wednesday’s edition of the magazine Science Translational Medicine, one of them is from an international team of researchers led by Miguel PrudĂȘncio, at the Instituto de Medicina Molecular (IMM), in Lisbon. In both cases, scientists looking for […]

They develop a therapy to avoid obesity and gain muscle without exercising

You imagine avoid the obesity and build muscle without having to do exercise? Well, scientists at the University of Washington School of Medicine in St. Louis (United States) claim to have found a new gene therapy that can do it. They have tested it on mice and it works! The folistatina, a protein expressed in […]

Study shows how quickly the virus has spread since last year

The new coronavirus has been circulating around the world since the end of last year and it will be difficult to find patient zero in each country. The findings are from a new study with genetic analysis of the virus in more than 7600 patients worldwide. The work carried out by a team of scientists […]

They design neural prostheses that replace damaged parts of the brain

A international team of researchers has shown that it is possible to use neuroprosthetic devices for simulate the function of neurons of the brain and replace damaged brain circuits or that they malfunction, an advance that will help to recover the information processing capacity in an injured or partially dysfunctional brain. The research, led by […]

Scientists have deciphered the herpes virus genome

MOSCOW, April 27 – RIA News. German and British biologists deciphered the herpes simplex virus genome, which turned out to be much more complicated than previously thought. The results are published in the journal Nature Communications. Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) is perhaps the most common virus among people. According to various sources, from […]

Old chickweed genomes could improve the harvest

About 500 million years ago – when our continents were connected in a single land mass and most of the life was under water – hornwort (Anthoceros) was one of the first groups of plants to colonize land. An international team led by the University of Zurich (UZH) and the Boyce Thompson Institute has now […]

Family ties and traits are the key to survival in parasitic organisms

New research results from the biologist at Texas A&M University, Dr. Charles Criscione and co-workers in Canada show that family ties and traits such as manipulation, sacrifice, and selflessness are as important in parasitic organisms as they are in cognitive species like humans. When it comes to successful transmission, some parasites essentially get by with […]

Paleontologists are skeptical about baby dinosaur cells supposedly found in fossils

Artistic reconstruction of the nesting ground of Hypacrosaurus stebingeri. A deceased Hypacrosaurus can be seen with the back of his skull embedded in shallow water. The mother is pictured on the right.Illustration: Michael Rothman With our deepest regret for him Jurassic Park In the franchise, the DNA is not well preserved and genetic data of […]