Category Archives: Biomedicine

In 1873, the microscopist Ernst Abbe stipulated a physical limit for the maximum resolution of traditional optical microscopy: 0.2 micrometers, or 200 nanometers (the shortest wavelength for visible light, the extreme limit of violet). This meant that scientists could distinguish […]

Author: Rafael Pulido is an Ikerbasque Research Professor at the BioCruces Health Research Institute

In the last two decades, the easiness in the obtaining of genetic information from patient biological samples, together with the advanced knowledge on the physiological consequences […]

Chemo-resistance remains a leading cause of mortality in cancer. Two recent discoveries demonstrate that some bacteria strains induce chemo-resistance, and can be targeted to increase the efficacy of therapeutic agents.
The emerging relationship between the microorganisms and tumor progression has […]

Authors: Gerardo Cebrián-Torrejón1, Michelle Salas Pinel1,2
1 Laboratoire COVACHIM-M2E EA 3592, Université des Antilles, 97157 Pointe-à-Pitre Cedex.
2 Forest engineer. Heredia. Costa Rica.
 

The Applied Scientific Research Program of Medicinal Plants, known as TRAMIL, […]

An allele is each of the alternative forms that the same gene can have. The alleles differ in their DNA sequence and can manifest in different results after expressing that gene, such as differences in the color of the eyes […]

Authors: Fernando González-Camacho, Bruno Corsini and Jose Yuste work at Centro Nacional de Microbiología, Instituto de Salud Carlos III (ISCIII) and Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Enfermedades Respiratorias (CIBERES), Madrid, Spain.
In the age of bacteria resistant […]

Maternal and paternal stress have been proved to be critical aspects of off-spring brain development. High levels of stress on pregnant mothers can alter both placental and embryonic gene expression patterns, misprogramming the brain of the newborn towards psychiatric […]

Uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC) is responsible for approximately 90% of urinary tract infections (UTI) seen in individuals with an ordinary anatomy. In ascending infections, fecal bacteria colonize the urethra and spread up the urinary tract to the bladder as […]

Little children with autism have more lead and less zinc and manganese than children of the same age without autism. The study has been published in the journal Nature Communications and has been carried out by a team from the […]

Author: Iker Badiola is an assistant professor in the Department of Cell Biology and Histology, Faculty of Medicine and Nursery, University of Basque Country (UPV/EHU).

Colorectal cancer is the third most frequently occurring cancer and a common cause of cancer-related […]