Science and Art go hand in hand in order to preserve cultural heritage

A research team from CiQUS collaborates with CGAC (Galician Museum of Contemporary Art) in order to collect information about valuable information on the deterioration and durability of contemporary sculptures made of polymeric materials.

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A novel synthetic approach by CiQUS researchers explores new biological applications of benzodiazepines

Benzodiazepine´s introduction into clinical revolutionized the treatment of psychiatric disorders. Now, a research group of CiQUS experts in preliminary drug discovery, has developed a succinct and efficient multicomponent-assisted synthetic methodology assembling unexplored benzodiazepine collections, thus, enabling to examine new areas of biological applications.

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A new cheap and efficient method to improve SERS, an ultra-sensitive chemical detection technique

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Materials Today´s cover highlights the research work developed by CiQUS researchers, which developed a new method to overcome the problems of Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS), an ultra-sensitive analytical technique able to detect chemicals in very low concentration, even up to single molecules, and also to retrieve structural information. SERS high sensitivity comes from the […]

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A new self-assembly process designed at CiQUS allows the recognition of specific DNA sequences

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«Angewandte Chemie» publishes a rare event: a metal ion, a small protein fragment and an organic molecule that reversibly self-assemble in the presence of specific DNA sequences. Transcription Factors (TFs) are specialized proteins that regulate gene expression by binding to specific DNA regulatory sequences, and thereby promote or inhibit the timely biosynthesis of particular proteins. […]

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Researchers demonstrate the effectiveness of a new method of making vaccines developed at CiQUS, which avoids the use of inactivated virus

  • October 13, 2014
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The best vaccines available are based on “inactivated virus”, i.e. live viruses chemically or physically treated to eliminate their infectivity. This method involves a number of important biological hazards, that require relevant safety measures. Therefore, there are many attempts to replace this kind of vaccines with lower risk options, like “subunit vaccines”, which only present […]

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CiQUS researchers design an artificial nose to detect DNA differentiation with single nucleotide resolution

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Pattern recognition is the mechanism that operates in mammal’s olfactory reception. In effect, humans can detect thousands (or millions) of odorants with only hundreds of olfactory receptors. Incompatible with one to one recognition, the olfactory sensing system generates response patterns that configure a unique aroma sensation in the brain. In other words, in response to […]

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The new of the week… The CiQUS collaborates with the Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements

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During the last week the Post-Doc Researcher Anandasagari Arcot Rajashekar, from the Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM), has been trained by the Prof. Rivadulla Research Group at the CIQUS.

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Looking at the future with a fine toothcomb… Polymer nanostructures for biomedical applications

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Get to personally know how the future will be. Our researchers present you with their most promising research lines which help improve quality of life and create jobs, wealth and social and economic development. Today we present you a project that is coordinated from Eduardo Fernández Megía, named Polymer nanostructures for biomedical applications.

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In the laboratory with… Fernando J. López García, a tenured CSIC scientist and CIQUS researcher

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In the laboratory with… is a place where we present the talent and excellence of Campus Vida researchers weekly by means of five questions. Today we introduce you to Fernando José López García, belonging to the research group Mascareñas – López – Vázquez of CIQUS and Tenured CSIC Scientist.

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Isaac Alonso Lilly Research Award for Doctoral Students 201

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The CIQUS doctoral student Isaac Alonso has been awarded by the European Committee for Academic Relations (EUACC) of Lilly Spain with one of the three Lilly Research Awards for Doctoral Students in 2013. Isacc Alonso is developing his PhD in CIQUS, and his area of interest is the synthesis of organic structures related to natural products and derivatives […]

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