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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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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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FlyGear, a robotic device for monitoring insects automatically and accurately

The CSIC and the Miguel Hernández University have developed a robot and its software for counting and measuring, in an automated, precise and reliable way, the transition time between life stages of fruit flies and other insects.

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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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A biomarker signature for predicting response to cancer immunotherapy

The CSIC has developed, together with other institutions, a method to personalise therapeutic strategies combined with immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) in cancer patients. It is based on 10 biomarkers, and facilitates the optimisation of therapeutic strategies for various types of tumours.

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