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Daniel Moreno Andrés
Daniel Moreno Andrés holds a PhD in Biochemistry. From 2006 to 2009 he developed his predoctoral research at the Nutrient-Mediated Signaling Unit of the Instituto de Biomedicina de Valencia-CSIC. Afterwards he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology of the University of Ulm (Germany). Currently he is a postdoctoral researcher in The Friedrich Miescher Laboratory of the Max Planck Institute in Tübingen (Germany).

Running is an activity that humans have held for millennia. It has been a tool, a hobby or a fashion rose by needs, crisis, culture or marketing campaigns. Today, in a busy and sedentary society aware that to maintain health […]

They say that we were born to run, not metaphorically as in that famous song by Bruce Springsteen, but more literally. The cursorial human being is neither the fastest nor the agilest or the most powerful (a simple backpack […]

They say that Information is power. Probably because having the knowledge, when the data are correct, it is essential to anticipate the right move that will lead to success. Today, several decades into the information age seems to be […]

I still remember the order and control exhibited by the chemistry of life that they explained to me in the early years of college. For me, the regulation of gene expression was the supreme paradigm of organization. The promoters, […]

Some pharmaceutical painkillers and analgesics like Noscapine, papaverine and tubocurarine or the most famous opioids codeine or morphine are Benzylisoquinoline derivatives. Few of them are used daily for thousands of people to relieve a variety of physical pains. However, due […]

Since the cells were discovered with the advent of the microscope in the late seventeenth century, scientists have tried hard to find out what is going on into them. An avalanche of techniques and technologies emerged over the course of […]

Everybody has heard about that. They say that plants are able to hear. Who has not ever heard from someone or read somewhere that talking to your plants makes them grow better and to be more splendid than if you […]

The human brain is one of the most intriguing pieces of Nature. Since science is science, or even before, the human being has tried to understand the reason for its existence. Studies of comparative anatomy and physiology in the context […]

Yes, I talk to you, even more if you are one of those scientists working with any living being either unicellular or multicellular with sexual dimorphism seared in their chromosomes. Such a question may seem trivial. However, recent findings suggest […]

Under the threat of those annoying genetic parasites called viruses, eukaryotic cells developed, on the top of a wide innate defence, a curious and efficient RNA-based adaptive immune system referred as RNA interference or iRNA. You will find more […]