Author Archives: Daniel Moreno Andrés

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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).

 
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 […]

Think on a cell, it is alive and, among other things, it lives to reproduce itself. The paradigm of cell division is the mitosis, a wonderful dance orchestrated to equitably distribute the possessions of the mother cell: molecular structures, machinery […]

How are we like we are? What defines our mind, our character, and our behaviour? Men made ​​themselves these questions in all ages of humanity. From the age of myths to the age of science the answers have been very […]

Since the emergence of the microscope in the early seventeenth century, many claimed its invention, but many more have tried to improve it. Many problems have been resolved on the way, allowing us to poke directly with our own eyes […]

Magnetoception, the fantastic ability to perceive magnetic fields. A skill though impossible for long. It was difficult to assume that a 0.5 Gauss Earth’s magnetic field (your fridge has one with 100 Gauss) could have some effect on living things. […]

The gecko, a climber´s hero, a lizard able to get a grip even face down on the smoothest ceiling or on the most vertical slippery surfaces. That, the adherence is one of the most striking features in most of the […]

Quantum mechanics, a term continously repeated during the last twenty years, related with everything, only deeply known and understood by a few, is therefore covered in a mystic and magic halo. Halo profited by some to trick people using any […]

One of the things we learn first, when we get in touch with chemistry, is how important the acidity or alkalinity of a given solution is. This is also and quite often our firstaffair with the chemical equilibrium, […]

The genome is the text of life. Its ink is the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), a heteropolimer of four nucleotides (guanine, adenine, thymine, and cytosine). It encodes the instructions to make work all known living organisms (and viruses). It was isolated […]

Robert Hooke discovered the cell in 1665. Plenty of years passed until the human being, in less than three decades, went from elucidate DNA structure (1953) to control artificially the genetic expression of a living cell. Thorough knowledge of the […]