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Artificial DNA Base Pair Expands Life's Vocabulary

Scientists have taken another step towards putting two additional letters in the dictionary of life to work. Researchers at the Scripps Institute …

España bloquea la entrada de la pastilla que previene el VIH

Han pasado 36 años de los primeros casos y en España el objetivo de erradicar la epidemia del VIH para 2030 sigue muy lejos. En nuestro país, <b>se</b> …

How the Genetics of Skin Color Challenges Antiquated Ideas About Race

For much of recorded history, skin color has been loaded with powerful social meaning. Skin color plays a major part in how we define race. It also …

Físicos creen que el universo ya existía antes del Big Bang

La explicación más aceptada para el origen del Universo es que la red espacio-temporal en la que nacieron las semillas de las galaxias y después las …

Expanding DNA's alphabet lets cells produce novel proteins

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists are expanding the genetic code of life, using man-made DNA to create a semi-synthetic strain of bacteria — and new research shows those altered microbes actually worked to produce proteins unlike those found in nature.<p>It's a step toward designer drug development.<p>One of …

Protein

Scientists engineer nonimmune cells that kill cancer upon contact

by Dom Galeon November 20, 2017 Health & Medicine 8383<p>Synthetic T-Cells<p>In the continuous search for potentially cancer-curing treatments, researchers …

High-tech neuroprosthetic ‘Luke’ arm lets amputee touch and feel again

“When I went to grab something, I could feel myself grabbing it. When I thought about moving this or that finger, it would move almost right away,” …

What happens when you clone a cloned dog?

If science fiction stories are to be believed, clones are never perfect copies of the original organism and things can quickly get weird and messy …

Immune System

UMD researchers helped create a molecule that could lead to a vaccine for HIV

Six University of Maryland scientists partnered with Duke University to build a protein-sugar that could potentially lead to an HIV vaccine.<p>The …

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Dos alas para el niño mariposa

La corrección genética y el cultivo de células madre salvan a un niño desahuciado por una enfermedad mortal de la piel. Ha llegado el futuro<p>Pocas …

La ciencia recomienda que si te pica esta avispa, te sientes y llores muy fuerte

En su sección de "Criatura absurda de la semana", la revista Wired se hace eco de un terrible personaje: la avispa araña <b>Pepsini</b>, famosa por cazar …

Un equipo de científicos logra por fin detectar la materia invisible que conecta las galaxias

En realidad, no tenemos constancia de que la mitad de la materia que compone el universo exista de verdad. Suena un poco absurdo, pero es cierto. La …

Nightmare superbug: What is it? And should you worry?

The news that researchers have found a person in the United States carrying bacteria resistant to antibiotics of last resort has caused alarm among …

How scientists could patent the genetic blueprint for a human

'We are talking about something decidedly unnatural'<p>Three weeks ago, scientists announced a controversial plan to create synthetic human genomes from scratch. The paper — which they published following reports about a private, off-the-record meeting — outlined an ambitious plan to build human …

China is at the forefront of manipulating DNA to create a new class of superhumans

Would you want to alter your future children’s genes to make them smarter, stronger, or better looking? As the state of science brings prospects like these closer to reality, an international debate has been raging over the ethics of enhancing human capacities with biotechnologies such as so-called …

Molecular Biology

Your Body Can Kill Cancer. It Just Needs Better Instructions.

Researchers have been programming peoples' immune systems to recognize and destory cancer.<p>Part of what makes cancers so insidious is that they’re not invaders: They’re our own cells turned against us. That means the body usually doesn’t see them as a threat. But over the last few years, teams at …

Cancer

La primera teleportación de múltiples estados de luz abre la puerta a transmisiones con infinito número de canales

La teleportación cuántica no nos servirá para saltar a una nave espacial a lo Star Trek, pero se postula como un futuro revolucionario para las …

La cueva de los trece cadáveres

Desde que se descubrió el primer fósil de un neandertal en la cueva del Sidrón (Asturias) en 1994, se han extraído más de 2.500 fósiles de trece …

7 libros indispensables para cualquier estudiante universitario

La universidad siempre trae consigo mayores responsabilidades, organización y mejores metas para nuestra vida. Independientemente de la carrera, el …

Ilusiones ópticas y moda: una curiosa pareja inseparable

Nuestros sentidos en general, y nuestra visión en particular, nos engañan continuamente.<p>Eso es así y no se puede evitar; pero lo que sí podemos hacer …