Anastasia Domínguez González

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Viruses Are the Antibiotics of the Future

Bacteriophages and the enzymes they produce are being used in Georgia to kill bacteria that is resistant to every known type of antibiotic.<p>Marc Guillonneau is only 17 years old, but since he was born he has been grappling with Netherton syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that causes all of his skin …

'American Murderer' Worm Strips To Evade Your Immune System

There's a murderer loose in Southern soil, and it's taken to stripping to get by.<p>A new study finds that the killer, the parasitic hookworm <i>Necator</i> …

Do Genes Mediate Our Behavior?

What do we do when we’re hungry? How do we react when people gather around us? Where do we go when we want to be alone? Humans have so many complex …

Gene drive research could wipe out disease, or a species. Here's why the U.S. military funds it

Newly released emails show that a branch of the U.S. military is spending millions of dollars on research into a gene editing technique that has the …

If Your Pet Has This Tapeworm, It Could Kill You

Here's what you need to know.<p>Dogs are sending us an early warning signal about the spread of a potentially deadly tapeworm in North America.<p>The …

The Life of a Baby Tardigrade

It started as a speck of a speck, a bundle of nerves and immature tissues curled up inside an egg, bunched up against its siblings. The small clutch …

Scientist Create The World’s Smallest ‘Mona Lisa’ Using DNA–It’s The Same Size As Bacteria

The <i>Mona Lisa</i> by Leonardo Da Vinci is arguably the most recognizable piece of art in the world and now scientists at Caltech have recreated it using …

Targeted Genome Editing: Researchers Reversed Kidney Disease, Muscular Dystrophy In Mice

A stunning new breakthrough using the CRISPR-Cas9 system indicates we could potentially activate any gene to cure diseases.<p>Targeted genome editing …

Genetics

Stem cell reprogramming mystery clarified by new findings

Australian researchers have unearthed new evidence in a decade-long mystery concerning stem cell reprogramming, a process believed to hold immense …

Western Australia

You've got your DNA kit: Now what can you do with it?

Differences among people, such as eye colour or hair colour, come from slight variations in our genetic code. As technology advances, it’s getting …

This cat parasite may turn your cells into moving 'zombies', affects your brain too

"We have decoded how the parasite takes control of immune cells, converting them into moving 'zombies' which spread the parasite in the body," said …

The best DNA ancestry test

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Estos objetos impresos en 3D se comunican por WiFi (sin batería)

<b>Sin necesidad de baterías u otros dispositivos electrónicos</b>, investigadores de la Universidad de Washington han desarrollado objetos e plástico y …

Pintada en un lienzo de ADN, así es la Mona Lisa más pequeña del mundo

Concebida en un lienzo hecho de ADN, investigadores de Caltech (Instituto Tecnológico de California) han logrado <b>la Mona Lisa más pequeña del mundo</b> …

Un láser ayuda a prevenir lesiones cerebrales en bebés prematuros

Álvaro es un pequeño guerrero que nació sin armadura, a las 25 semanas de gestación y con un peso de tan solo 650 gramos. Estuvo ingresado cerca de …

Transmiten información directamente al cerebro de dos simios

Investigadores de la Universidad de Rochester en Estados Unidos han realizado un experimento con monos rhesus cuyos resultados prometen ser …

What Pot Really Does to the Teen Brain

American parents have been warning teenagers about the dangers of marijuana for about 100 years. Teenagers have been ignoring them for just as long. …

Drug-Resistant Infections Could Kill 10 Million A Year By 2050

"Superbugs," or drug-resistant infections, could one day eclipse cancer as one of the leading causes of death, according to a new report.<p>If doctors can't find new methods of treatment, in a worst case scenario, annual global deaths from superbug infections could increase from a current estimation …

MIT researchers find alternative evidence of how the brain keeps time

Neuroscientists have generally believed the brain has a centralized clock responsible for keeping time, a task that is essential for activities such …

The human brain can 'predict' the future, new scientific study shows

Study from the University of Glasgow shows dialogue between eyes and brain.<p>The human brain is able to 'predict' what your eyes will see before you …

Este fármaco ha logrado corregir los síntomas del autismo (en ratones)

Un fármaco destinado a restaurar un desequilibrio de señalización eléctrica en el cerebro fruto de Trastorno del Espectro Autista (TEA) ha mostrado …

Las escamas de los preces fueron los precursores de nuestros dientes

Pequeñas escamas puntiagudas incrustadas en la piel llamadas "dentículos dérmicos", semejan dientes irregulares. Y es que, estas escamas de un …

Éste es el registrador de datos más pequeño del mundo y no se ve a simple vista

Una cepa de laboratorio común del omnipresente microbio intestinal humano, <i>Escherichia coli</i>, <b>ha sido modificada</b> de tal modo que las bacterias no solo …

El descubrimiento de las vitaminas (vital amina)

En 1911, el químico polaco <b>Casimir Funk</b> hizo uno de los descubrimientos biomédicos más influyentes de todos los tiempos.<p>Se enteró de que una …

Las personas más justas tienden más a la depresión que los egoístas

Un nuevo estudio publicado en <i>Nature Human Behavior</i> sugiere que aquellos que valoran la equidad económica tienen mayor probabilidad de estar …

Un nuevo paso en la creación de organismos artificiales gracias a este microbio

Gracias a una nueva proteína, parece que estamos a un paso más cerca de esos replicantes que aparecen en <i>Blade Runner</i>, es decir, a <b>la creación de</b> …

¿Hay genes que no mueren cuando nosotros morimos?

Los genes permanecen activados días después de que los animales mueren, según sugiere el microbiólogo <b>Peter Noble</b> y sus colegas de la Universidad de …

La soledad de las mujeres inteligentes

En teoría la inteligencia de la mujer atrae a los hombres, pero en la práctica y en distancias cortas les genera cierta inseguridad<p>¿La inteligencia …

The godfather of AI is working on a new way for machines to see

Geoffrey Hinton, a professor at the University of Toronto, developed a system in 2012 that could analyze thousands of photos and teach itself to …

Artificial Intelligence

From Living Computers to Nano-Robots: How We're Taking DNA Beyond Genetics

DNA is one of the most amazing molecules in nature, providing a way to carry the instructions needed to create almost any life form on Earth in a …