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Immune-based therapies to fight leukemia

Immune-based therapies to fight leukemia

BiomedicineMedicine

By Invited Researcher

Acute leukemia is characterized by the proliferation and accumulation of hematopoietic progenitor cells (which are able to differentiate to create specialized cell types) in the bone marrow that impede normal blood production. D epending on the cell population affected, it can be classified in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) and Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). ALL starts […]

MI weekly selection #463

MI weekly selection #463

Weekly Selection

By César Tomé

Scientists find galaxy far, far away Astronomers discovered HD1, an extremely energetic galaxy candidate that is 13.1 billion light-years from Earth, making it 100 million light-years farther away than what is currently the most distant galaxy. According to research, the energy emitted from HD1 could be because it is a gigantic black hole or contains […]

Open-shell organic systems that contain magnetically active transition metal ions

Open-shell organic systems that contain magnetically active transition metal ions

DIPC Electronic Properties

By DIPC

When talking about molecules, “open shell” signifies that there are unpaired electrons. In terms of molecular orbital theory, it means that some molecular orbitals are singly occupied. Organic open-shell compounds are extraordinarily attractive materials for their use in molecular spintronics. In spintronics, new memory and logic devices are being developed based on the use of […]

The Hubble tension in perspective: A crisis in modern cosmology?

The Hubble tension in perspective: A crisis in modern cosmology?

AstrophysicsCosmology

By Tomás Ruiz-Lara

Imagine a Universe that started with a huge explosion setting the beginning of space and time to the point that such concepts have no meaning until then. Imagine a Universe that, after an inflationary phase (extremely fast expansion), kept expanding and forming stars and galaxies distributed in a sponge-like structure dominated by walls and filaments […]

MI weekly selection #462

MI weekly selection #462

Weekly Selection

By César Tomé

Heartbeats as passwords By recording and isolating the unique “musical” properties of a heartbeat — both rhythm and pitch — researchers have created a biometric identification system which can distinguish between people with a 99.6% accuracy rate. “We might use this solution in a building’s access control system where pre-registered users provide a template (a […]

Pluto: ‘recent’ volcanism raises puzzle – how can such a cold body power eruptions?

Pluto: ‘recent’ volcanism raises puzzle – how can such a cold body power eruptions?

AstronomyGeosciencesPlanetary Science

By Invited Researcher

Pluto, the Solar System’s largest dwarf planet, just became even more interesting with a report that icy lava flows have recently covered substantial tracts of its surface. In this context, “recently” means probably no more than a billion years ago. That’s old, of course – and there is no suggestion that volcanoes are still active […]

Selenium supplement to reverse neurogenic decline in humans?

Selenium supplement to reverse neurogenic decline in humans?

NeurosciencePhysiology

By Invited Researcher

Author: José R. Pineda got his Ph.D. from University of Barcelona in 2006. Since 2007 he has worked for Institut Curie and The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission. Currently he is a researcher of the UPV/EHU. He investigates the role of stem cells in physiologic and pathologic conditions. Neurogenesis is a process in […]