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New method for the detection of RNA viruses such as SARS-CoV-2

This new methodology is effective and faster than the PCR test, and opens up new options for detecting viruses such as SARS-CoV-2, the influenza A virus (H1N1) or the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a pathogen that affects newborn babies and requires careful differential diagnosis.

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New project develops advanced biomaterials for complex wound healing

The European project, Nabiheal, will work on the synthesis of advanced biomaterials as an alternative to silver-based dressings commonly used for wound healing. The new materials will be cheaper, safer and more sustainable.

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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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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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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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