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Nanogenerator that stimulates living cells developed

The nanogenerator creates a small electric field surrounding the cell without any external power source The development, led by the IMB-CNM and the UAB, is aimed at developing electrical stimulation therapies at cellular scale.


Three European projects focused on the study of marine sponges

Marine sponges and the deepest oceanic ecosystems are a source of molecules with potential biomedical uses. Three European projects are aimed at developing genomic tools to use them as a resource in a sustainable way avoiding therefore over-exploitation.


Novedades en la ley española de patentes

Este mes de abril hay cambios relevantes en la ley española de patentes. La nueva norma, que reemplaza la de 1986, pondrá a España al mismo nivel que los países de su entorno. Entre los cambios más relevantes está la supresión de la admisión de patentes por el procedimiento de concesión sin examen previo, lo que reforzará la seguridad jurídica de los titulares.


The search strategy of T-cells can inspire technology

Search strategies of living organisms or cells can help to develop of technology aimed at rescuing people, locating animals or detecting pathogens, among others. At the Centre d'Estudis Avançats de Blanes (CEAB-CSIC) scientists work in this research field. In a recent work, they have studied the search strategy of T-cells to find pathogens.


Transgenic plants to produce drugs against malaria

A gene of the Artemisia annua plant doubles the production of artemisinin. Artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) is the standard treatment for malaria worldwide, endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO). The discovery represents an important step towards reducing artemisinin production costs.