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How to stimulate lymphocytes against cancer

The antioxidant enzyme SOD-3 (superoxide dismutase-3), which is produced in the human cell membrane, can help the immune system to eliminate tumour cells, as scientists found out. The discovery suggests new strategies to fight cancer.


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Silencing a gene makes a plant resistant to several viral diseases

Plants injected with virus. Left, a non resistant plant. Right, a resistant plant. Picture: CSIC. CSIC scientists at the the Centro de Edafología y Biología Aplicada del Segura (CEBAS) have developed a method to generate varieties of cucurbits (which includes species such as melon, cucumber, watermelon or pumpkins) resistant to several viral diseases. The method is based on silencing a gene of the plant wich expresses a protein used by the virus for its own replication and spreading of the infection. No foreign elements are introduced, which reduces the chance of unexpected repercussions.


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Neuroprotective molecules to treat Alzheimer and Parkinson

Researchers from the CSIC and two spanish universities have developed new propargylamine derivatives for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, particularly Alzheimer's.

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Derivates of resveratrol to treat inflammatory bowel disease

Scientists from the CSIC have designed a group of anti-inflammatory compounds, derivates of resveratrol, which  have been patented. An experiment to test the new molecules against ulcerative colitis has shown that they are effective in very small quantities.


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Modified cells from patient to treat ischemia

A group of researchers from the CSIC has developed a new cell therapy that could treat ischemia and renal failure.

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