Author archives: Invited Researcher

SNPs, RNA and Celiac Disease

SNPs, RNA and Celiac Disease

BiochemistryBiomedicineGeneticsHealth

By Invited Researcher

Around 80% of the single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated to many human diseases map to non-coding regions. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) represent a large portion of non-coding regions across the genome, however the link between the disease-associated SNPs on lncRNA expression or function, and the implications for disease, remain uncharacterized. Celiac disease is complex immune […]

Optimising production and stock management for blood platelet concentrates

Optimising production and stock management for blood platelet concentrates

EconomicsMathematicsMedicinePharmacy

By Invited Researcher

Blood from donations is separated into three components: red cells, platelets and plasma, and one component or another is then transfused into patients according to their needs. The conditions for storage differ for each component: red cell concentrates can be kept for up to 42 days at temperatures of 1-6ºC. Platelet concentrates (PC) are stored […]

Nanotechnology inspired by nature

Nanotechnology inspired by nature

ChemistryMaterialsNanotechnology

By Invited Researcher

Author: Leire Gartzia Rivero got a Chemistry degree and completed her Master studies in “New Materials” at the University of the Basque Country. She holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Technology obtained at the same university, in the Molecular Spectroscopy Laboratory, where she focused on the spectroscopic characterization of photoactive nanomaterials based on energy […]

One pore to rule them all: Bax assembles into rings and arcs in apoptotic mitochondria

One pore to rule them all: Bax assembles into rings and arcs in apoptotic mitochondria

BiomedicineMolecular biology

By Invited Researcher

Although it may sound illogical, destruction of cells is as essential as their creation in the course of proper formation, growth and development of multi-cellular organisms. For this reason, cells program deliberately their suicide through a very controlled process, named apoptosis (from the Greek, “fall off”). Our research group at the University of Tübingen, Germany […]

From bones to 3D(s): diffusion, didactics and diagnostics

From bones to 3D(s): diffusion, didactics and diagnostics

Computer scienceMaterialsMedicine

By Invited Researcher

Methodological developments in medical imaging, computer sciences and rapid prototyping technologies offer new possibilities for research and formation in anthropology, archaeology and curation procedures but also for the benefit of the cultural heritage. To conduct their studies on rare fossil specimens, anthropologists and archaeologists have to deal with two challenges. First, the specimens of interest […]

Do some paranormal beliefs develop from the experience of coincidences?

Do some paranormal beliefs develop from the experience of coincidences?

Psychology

By Invited Researcher

Why some people believe in ghosts, haunted houses, or telepathy, while others remain skeptical? This question has been present in the scientific literature for decades and still remains unanswered. Research has discarded several candidate causes for this difference, such as deficits in intelligence or lack of reasoning skills . According to our current scientific knowledge […]

Born to be a mother, grown to be wild

Born to be a mother, grown to be wild

Science

By Invited Researcher

Authors: Ana Martín-Sánchez is currently pursuing her PhD at the Department of Functional Biology and Physical Anthropology of the University of Valencia, Spain Carmen Agustín-Pavón is a lecturer and researcher at the Functional Neuroanatomy group of the Department of Medicine of the Jaume I University, Spain Motherhood is a vital and challenging job for most […]