New strategy to track how chemicals behave in the human body

by European Commission - Joint Research Centre

The strategy aims at reducing animal testing while at the same time improving the protection of human health from exposure to chemicals

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Scientists First to Image Short-lived Molecules

by Center for Research in Biological Chemistry and Molecular Materials

Researchers have confirmed the existence and characterized the structure of arynes, a family of highly-reactive short-lived molecules which was first suggested 113 years ago. The technique could be us...

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New corrosion and wear resistant coatings for biomedical uses


The IK4-TEKNIKER R&D centre has developed a range of technologically advanced materials to coat dental, knee and hip prostheses; they are corrosion and wear resistant and increase implant durability

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When a denaturant stabilizes DNA

by IRB Barcelona - Instituto de Investigación Biomédica

The structural origin of Pyr+ stabilization could be exploited in experiments where DNA should be kept stable while other macromolecules are unfolded, and to design new cationic pyridine derivatives f...

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Understanding the molecular origin of epigenetic markers

by IRB Barcelona - Instituto de Investigación Biomédica

Researchers at IRB Barcelona discover the molecular mechanism that determines how epigenetic markers influence gene expression

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Ultrasonidos para abaratar la obtención de biodiésel a partir del aceite de la camelina

by Universidad de Córdoba

Según han observado investigadores de la UCO, emplear ultrasonidos requiere menos energía (temperatura y agitación), alcohol, catalizador y tiempo de reacción que el sistema convencional en la sep...

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New synthesis method imitates the way molecules were formed at the dawn of life

by Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

Researchers from CSIC, with support from the UAB, have developed a method for synthesising organic molecules very selectively. This is a significant step forward since it replicates the formation of c...

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Prenatal Exposure Predicts Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Childhood

by Centro de Investigación en Epidemiología Ambiental (CREAL)

Studies in adults have linked exposures to certain POPs with cardiometabolic risk factors including high blood pressure and high blood lipids, but evidence in children is scarce

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Timac Agro and the University of Navarra create a cathedra in order to produce sustainable models of environmental development

by Universidad de Navarra

1.5 million euro for foreseeing the effects of climate change on plant nutrition and development. The length of this agreement is of five years, automatically extendable, and it includes the financing...

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UB researchers develop a new family of bioinspired antibiotic compounds

by Xarxa de Referència en Biotecnologia (XRB)

The study has proved that these compounds are highly active against clinically relevant Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria. In vitro and in vivo tests have showed compounds’ low toxicity. Bact...

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Desarrollan un algoritmo que permite determinar la estabilidad relativa de los fullerenos cargados, unas estructuras moleculares fundamentales para la nanotecnología

by Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

A diferencia de las otras formas moleculares del carbono, los fullerenos adoptan estructuras tridimensionales cerradas y huecas, generalmente esféricas, constituidas por decenas (o a lo sumo unos poc...

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Definen un pequeño RNA bacteriano implicado en la asimilación de nitrógeno

by CSIC - Centro Superior de Investigaciones Científicas

El elemento identificado por los investigadores es un pequeño RNA que participa en los mecanismos de adaptación a las concentraciones fluctuantes de nitrógeno permitiendo una regulación muy precis...

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