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A molecular mechanism of the cardiac alternans, one of the causes of severe cardiac arrhythmia, has been identified

An international project with participation of IIBB-CSIC has identified one of the molecular mechanisms that causes the so-called “cardiac alternans”, an alteration of the cardiac rhythm that can cause ventricular fibrillation and potentially lethal cardiac arrhythmia. This finding opens a new path to the development of pharmacological treatment.

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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 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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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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