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Estudian la implicación de una proteína en la enfermedad del hígado graso

Investigadores del Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas (CSIC-IDIBAPS) y del Instituto de Química Avanzada de Catalunya, del CSIC, son seleccionados para una de las seis ayudas que concede la Fundación BBVA en Biomedicina. Estudiarán la implicación de una proteína en la enfermedad del higado graso, lo que puede abrir nuevas vías para tratar enfermedades asociadas a la obesidad.

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A fluorescent probe to monitor mitochondria in living cells

A scientific team has developed a fluorescent probe for monitoring the function and activity of a specific transporter in mitochondria of living cells. It is the first probe that enters the mithocondria through a specific transporter (Carnitine-acylcarnitine translocase) and it could be used for the diagnosis of rare metabolic diseases.

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Low cost technology for the early diagnosis of cystinuria

Scientists at the Instituto de Química Avanzada de Catalunya of the CSIC have developed a technology for the precise and early diagnosis of cystinuria disease,  through urine testing. It is based on molecular networks to produce a measurable signal when some substances are linked to a specific molecule.

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Improving ‘in vitro’ cell cultures for regenerative medicine

Biomaterials obtained through cell cultures are an excellent therapeutic strategy for the treatment of damaged tissues and organs. However, their obtention still presents handicaps. CSIC scientists have developed a method that boosts the collagen synthesis and can regulate the differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells.

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New materials for brain repair and neuronal regeneration

MAGBBRIS, a recently approved European project, which counts on the ICMAB-CSIC participation, will develop magnetic nano-biomaterials for brain repair and to obtaining images after a stroke. Another project led by the ICMAB-CSIC will develop new electroactive materials for neuronal regeneration.

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