Is a fast, reliable and cheap malaria test possible?

Researchers from the nanomalaria group of the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) and the Institute for Global Health of Barcelona (ISGlobal) appear in the Big Vang section of La Vanguardia for the project promoted by the ‘la Caixa’ Foundation to develop a new fast, reliable and cost-effective malaria screening test.

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Nanorobots hit the media

A team of researchers led by Samuel Sánchez from IBEC appear in different media for the study published in the prestigious journal Science Robotics, where for the first time they have monitored the behavior of millions of nanorobots inside the bladder of living mice.

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One more step towards early detection of Alzheimer’s

Benedetta Bolognesi, junior group leader at IBEC, appears in different media for a recent study published in the eLife magazine. In the study they show the first map with all the possible mutations in the amyloid beta peptide and tested how they influence its aggregation into plaques, a pathological hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Researchers 4.0

Fourteen engineers, mathematicians, biologists and robotics experts warn of the need to break stereotypes and increase the presence of women in the STEM sector, which today generates the most employment.

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An alternative to mice for toxicity testing

Eduard Torrents and his team present an alternative to experimentation with mice. The research proposes the use of waxworms to evaluate the toxicity of nanoparticles, which is also cheaper and more ethical. These insects allow us to model their possible nanotoxicity in a living organism.

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