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SINGEK trains a new generation of Single Cell Genomics experts

The SINGEK project is now finished. It was a project coordinated by the Institut de Ciències del Mar (ICM, by its Spanish acronym) of the CSIC, and it had as a main goal the training of young researchers in the application of single cell genomics for the study of microbial eukaryotes’ ecology and evolution. This emerging methodology also has applications in biotechnology and biomedicine.

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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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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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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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