BRAF/MEK pathway in Melanoma detection and progression

Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that develops in melanocytes and may easily spread to other parts of the body leading to metastasis. Melanoma diagnosis is commonly performed by imaging techniques. However, biomarkers may help in this task, as well as for prognosis or diseases progression. Some important biomarkers…

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VRPharma and the Hospital de Bellvitge collaborate in a clinical trial to assess the use of virtual reality to improve patient experience in the ICU

VRPharma is the first digital pharmacy with virtual reality (VR) content to reduce patients’ pain perception, fear and anxiety in the medical environment. This solution aims to improve the patient’s experience and care before, during and after medical treatments, with the objective of improving their emotional and mental health, ensuring…

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CRISPR technology applications

CRISPR technology is widely used in labs and not just for genetic edition. Everyday CRISPR technology is improving and thus its uses are expanded. In this article, ABYNTEK BIOPHARMA reviews some of these uses such as the visualization of endogenous genomic elements in living cells through imaging and detection systems…

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Viralgen exhibits Basque art at its facilities

Two sculptures by Anton Mendizabal will act as “ambassadors” of the territory for international visitors and workers at the biotech company in Gipuzkoa. From 14th July, two pieces from the series of sculptural works “Krontelas” by the Gipuzkoan artist Anton Mendizabal will be on display at Viralgen’s facilities. The opening…

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Angulas Aguinaga Research Center participates in the TOLERA project

Angulas Aguinaga, manufacturer of the brands La Gula del Norte® and Krissia®, participates together with other companies, technology centres and universities in the TOLERA Project, whose objective is the development of new food proposals related to food allergy, with Ordesa being the leader of the project. Within the project, Angulas…

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How to avoid off-target events in CRISPR experiments?

Off-target effects are cuts introduced by Cas enzyme in DNA locations other than the specific target. They are produced when the guide binds to other parts of the DNA, different from the target sequence. This generates the introduction of other mutations than those expected. To avoid this type of effects,…

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