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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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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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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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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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Heart therapies: scientists have succesfully designed and tested beta blockers controlled by light

A research tested in zebrafish shows the potential of photopharmacology for future heart therapies more precise and with fewer side effects. The study is published in the journal Angewandte Chemie International Edition, selected as a Hot Paper.

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