Category archives: Biochemistry

Eat healthily, for your children’s sake!

Eat healthily, for your children’s sake!

BiochemistryBiomedicineMolecular biologyNeurobiology

By Carlos Romá-Mateo

Nowadays we are more aware than ever about the relevance of eating a balanced and assorted diet. However, in the more industrialized countries obesity has become almost epidemic, and it is a condition that lies at the base of many different health issues, being the cardiovascular complications probably the most obvious. But also immunological and […]

Melodies of proteins

Melodies of proteins

BiochemistryMaterials

By Silvia Román

The way in which nature manages to create functional diversity in matter is probably the wisest guide for biomaterials engineers, who are always looking for new creative processes to come up with new materials. The conventional way of designing complex materials with new functionalities is explained by the so-called top-down approach, in which a new […]

How to tear the cell membrane and do not kill it trying: a door to a new in vivo biochemistry.

How to tear the cell membrane and do not kill it trying: a door to a new in vivo biochemistry.

BiochemistryBiology

By Daniel Moreno Andrés

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 life´s language (genetic code) and information flows (DNA–>RNA–>Protein) was paramount to achieve such a goal […]