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Hydrogels for growing immune cells and mini-organs

A scientific team has developed new hydrogels that serve as 3D culture systems for immune cells and organoids. They allow a higher rate of cell growth than traditional cultures. Among other applications, the team is focusing on growing cells for immunotherapies and obtaining mini-organs for pre-clinical trials.

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Graphene-based biosensor enables ultra-sensitive detection of hepatitis C virus

An international team with CSIC participation has successfully developed and validated a biosensor for the ultra-sensitive detection of the hepatitis C virus (HCV). The device is based on graphene transistors that can detect key proteins of the virus. The results of this research appear in the journal Biosensors and Bioelectronics and the scientific team has already applied for the international patent of the invention.

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New drug composition for uveal melanoma developed

CSIC has developed a pharmaceutical composition to treat uveal melanoma, a cancer that forms from melanin-producing cells in the eye. Although it has a low incidence, it is the most common eye cancer in adults. There are a few standard treatments for the primary tumour, but not for metastatic uveal melanoma of the eye.

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Three epigenetic biomarkers of thyroid cancer identified to facilitate diagnosis

A team from CSIC and the FINBA Foundation has identified three biomarkers that predict with high specificity and sensitivity the malignancy of a thyroid nodule, which could avoid many unnecessary surgeries. They are now looking for interested companies to develop specific kits.

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Scientists develop the first portable magnetic resonance device

A team from the Institute of Instrumentation for Molecular Imaging (i3M), a joint centre of the CSIC and the Polytechnic University of Valencia, has developed the first portable magnetic resonance imaging. It is a low-cost device that can be used in situations where this diagnostic technique is usually ruled out for technical or economical reasons.

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