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  • Squid pigments have antimicrobial properties Español

    SINC | November 29 2019 09:00

    Ommochromes, the pigments that colour the skin of squids and other invertebrates, could be used in the food and health sectors for their antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. This is confirmed by the analyses carried out by researchers from the University of Sonora in Mexico and the Miguel Hernández University in Spain.

  • Graphene activates immune cells helping bone regeneration in mice Español

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    Sergio Ferrer | November 27 2019 08:00

    A team of Italian researchers from the European consortium Graphene Flagship has discovered that graphene nano-tools can trigger bone formation in a mouse experiment. They hope the discovery will someday have a clinical application.

  • The embryonic origin of the Cyclops eye Español

    Adeline Marcos | November 25 2019 10:30

    A congenital anomaly characterized by the presence of a single or partially divided eye has been described in many vertebrate species, including humans, and is sometimes associated with the presence of a proboscis. A new study analyses the embryonic origin of this malformation in a chicken embryo.

  • Scientists find a place on Earth where there is no life Español

    Enrique Sacristán | November 20 2019 08:05

    Living beings, especially microorganisms, have a surprising ability to adapt to the most extreme environments on our planet, but there are still places where they cannot live. European researchers have confirmed the absence of microbial life in hot, saline, hyperacid ponds in the Dallol geothermal field in Ethiopia.

  • New methodology developed to monitor patients with glioblastoma Español

    SINC | November 19 2019 11:54

    Seven European hospitals have validated a new methodology developed at Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV, Spain) to monitor patients with glioblastoma. This methodology helps medical doctors know the patients' situation with greater precision; it allows them to obtain several vascular biomarkers directly linked to their survival

  • The measurements of the expansion of the universe don't add up Español

    Enrique Sacristán | November 06 2019 10:15

    Physicists use two types of measurements to calculate the expansion rate of the universe, but their results do not coincide, which may make it necessary to touch up the cosmological model. “It's like trying to thread a cosmic needle,” explains researcher Licia Verde of the University of Barcelona, co-author of an article on the implications of this problem.

  • Jurassic dinosaurs trotted between Africa and Europe Español

    Adeline Marcos | October 22 2019 09:30

    Dinosaur footprints found in several European countries, very similar to others in Morocco, suggest that they could have been dispersed between the two continents by land masses separated by a shallow sea more than 145 million years ago.

  • "Palm oil rests on the bones of orangutans” Español

    Eva Rodríguez Nieto | October 14 2019 12:05

    When Biruté Galdikas arrived to settle in the jungles of Indonesia almost 50 years ago, there was hardly any information about Borneo, let alone about its loneliest inhabitants: the orangutans. Today she is the world's foremost expert on orangutan behaviour and, at 73, still continues with the on-site study and defence of the conservation of this endangered species.

  • The new generation of robots will have more human hands Español

    Laura Chaparro | September 16 2019 08:00

    One of the most difficult parts of the human body to imitate due to its complexity is the hand. The Shadow Robot Company designs and develops highly dexterous robotic hands that are as realistic as possible to human hands and makes them available to researchers within the framework of the Human Brain Project. The goal is to integrate them into the robots of the future.

  • Neck circumference of the elderly is associated with their nutritional status Español

    Enrique Sacristán | August 26 2019 08:00

    Researchers at the Miguel Servet University Hospital in Zaragoza (Spain) have analysed the ratio between the perimeter of the neck of people living in old people's homes and the probability of malnutrition. Values below 37.8 cm in males and 35.2 cm in females indicate risk.