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A new therapeutic target for the treatment of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

Scientists of the IIBB-CSIC discover a new role for sphingomyelin synthase 1 enzyme in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, an advanced stage of fatty liver disease. The work identifies SMS1 enzyme as a possible new therapeutic target.

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A combination of peptides and antibiotics may result in a more effective treatment for leishmaniasis

A combination of peptides and antibiotics could be a key for fighting Leishmania parasites and avoiding the toxicity caused by current drugs to people and animals. CSIC scientists have participated in this research that opens the door to new and more effective treatments against leishmaniasis.

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Conversation with Frederic Bartumeus about a project to study the spread of Covid-19

We speak with Frederic Bartumeus, researcher at CEAB-CSIC and CREAF, who is co-leading a project to study the expansion of Covid-19 by geolocation with Javier Ramasco, from the Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Physics and Complex Systems (CSIC and the Universidad de las Islas Baleares). The team studies the mobility of the population during confinement to obtain data on the risk of transmission.

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Immune stimulation can help increase aquaculture production by altering epigenetic modifications

Scientists at the Institut de Ciències del Mar of the CSIC have demonstrated that some stimulations of the immune system during the early stages of fish development can trigger epigenetic modifications that lead to changes in the sexual phenotype. This could have important implications for aquaculture production in those species where the female has the greatest growth, since the more females there are, the higher the production.

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Conversation with researcher Pilar Marco about her Covid-19 project

We talk with Pilar Marco, leader of the Nanobiotechnology for Diagnostics Group at the Institute for Advanced Chemistry of Catalonia, about the project POC4COVID.

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