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Three European projects focused on the study of marine sponges

Marine sponges and the deepest oceanic ecosystems are a source of molecules with potential biomedical uses. Three European projects are aimed at developing genomic tools to use them as a resource in a sustainable way avoiding therefore over-exploitation.

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The search strategy of T-cells can inspire technology

Search strategies of living organisms or cells can help to develop of technology aimed at rescuing people, locating animals or detecting pathogens, among others. At the Centre d'Estudis Avançats de Blanes (CEAB-CSIC) scientists work in this research field. In a recent work, they have studied the search strategy of T-cells to find pathogens.

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New genome engineering technique for biomedical purposes

A new technique, developed by scientists from several public research institutions, improves the Transcription Activator-like Effector Nucleases (TALENs) strategy. Two biotech companies will develop the applications.

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Novedades en la ley española de patentes

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Este mes de abril hay cambios relevantes en la ley española de patentes. La nueva norma, que reemplaza la de 1986, pondrá a España al mismo nivel que los países de su entorno. Entre los cambios más relevantes está la supresión de la admisión de patentes por el procedimiento de concesión sin examen previo, lo que reforzará la seguridad jurídica de los titulares.

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This biosensor can detect HIV a week after transmission

The device has been tested with human serum. It makes possible to have analysis results in 5 hours. The technology, which has been patented by the CSIC, is being applied also for the early detection of some cancers.

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