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Scientists create proteins that do not exist in nature and that mimic the immunoglobulins of antibodies

Computational design has made it possible to create proteins that mimic the folded immunoglobulin structure of natural antibodies. They can be used as a basis for the development of tailor-made and more economical antibody-like drugs. These results open the door to the design of antibody-like proteins with tailored structures and better biophysical properties than current ones.

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Improving the efficacy of cancer treatments with nanomaterials

A project at the ICMAB-CSIC in Barcelona is using nanomaterials to improve cancer treatment. The team, led by Gerard Tobias, has won funding from the European Research Council (ERC) to explore the commercial and societal potential of the research results.

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Heart therapies: scientists have succesfully designed and tested beta blockers controlled by light

A research tested in zebrafish shows the potential of photopharmacology for future heart therapies more precise and with fewer side effects. The study is published in the journal Angewandte Chemie International Edition, selected as a Hot Paper.

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Pregnant women with low weight can transfer more organochlorine pollutants into breastmilk

Some pollutants are known to accumulate in the body's fatty tissue. How does this affect pregnant women? there a link between weight gain and the transfer of pollutants to the newborn? A new study provides new data that can help the administration and health managers in their decision making.

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A new targeted nanosystem improves brain drug delivery for the treatment after a stroke

Direct brain administration through the carotid artery of nanomaterials carrying drugs after a stroke could be an effective method to reduce the undesirable effects in other organs, improving at the same time the arrival of the drug into the brain. A study has tested nanocapsules designed by scientists at the ICMAB-CSIC to transport drug molecules to brain areas by a micro catheter.

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