Hugo Olguin

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Ciencia sin alma: la impronta neoliberal en la investigación científica chilena

Cada año, cuando se discute el presupuesto de la Nación, emergen grupos que exigen o imploran mayores recursos para sus respectivas áreas. El mundo …

The Lighter Side of Science

Leukaemia success heralds wave of gene-editing therapies

One-year-old girl treated as plans to inject DNA-cutting technology directly into patients' bodies take shape.<p>Layla, a one-year-old girl with …

Genetics

A radical revision of human genetics

Why many ‘deadly’ gene mutations are turning out to be harmless.<p>Lurking in the genes of the average person are about 54 mutations that look as if …

Genetics

These five well-known iPhone apps are some of the worst battery hogs

Have you ever wondered about the top battery hogs on the App Store? We all know the mobile Facebook app is notorious for its background fetching, …

La nueva y misteriosa partícula que puede cambiar lo que sabemos del Universo

Es poco frecuente evidenciar emoción en una tradicionalmente cautelosa comunidad de físicos teóricos, pero dos "golpecitos" detectados en el Gran Colisionador de Hadrones (GCH) tiene a muchos expertos hiperventilando.<p>Estos golpes en los datos que resultan de la aceleración de protones pueden ser …

14 Year Old Achieves Hardest Boulder Climb Ever Done by a Woman

A week before her 15th birthday, Ashima Shiraishi, the unlikely climbing prodigy from New York City, got an early present. During a spring-break trip to Japan, she climbed a boulder problem with a difficulty rating of V15—essentially, at the current limit of climbing difficulty.<p>This makes Shiraishi …

UK scientists apply for licence to edit genes in human embryos

Team from London's Francis Crick Institute wants permit to use CRISPR/Cas9 technology in basic research.<p>Scientists in London have asked for …

Genetics

Whales Could Inspire The Development Of Synthetic Blood

Deep-diving whales could steer the way for synthetic blood, and it’s a tiny protein in the mammoth muscle of the ocean behemoth that may hold the key.<p>…

Instead Of Lapping It Up, Bat Tongues Pump Nectar Into Their Mouths

When certain bats drink nectar from flowers, they’re not siphoning it out or lapping it up. Their tongues have grooves and a pumping mechanism – a …