La reunion fue todo un exito, y estamos muy contentos de haber auspiciado y participado.
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Cada una de las versiones de Nexos Chile-USA que han sido organizadas desde 2010, han crecido en términos de cobertura y calidad. La meta de este quinto Nexos Chile-USA es ambiciosa: reunir a unos 150 científicos y estudiantes chilenos en Estados Unidos para debatir en torno al estado actual y futuro de la ciencia en nuestro país. El encuentro será el 17 y 18 de octubre en la Universidad de Pensilvania y junto con invitados de renombre, como la doctora Cecilia Hidalgo -primera mujer en recibir el Premio Nacional de Ciencias Naturales en 2006-, la actividad se abre a las ciencias sociales.read more
A technique to jump-start the body’s systems for creating blood vessels has been developed by scientists, opening the door for potential new treatments for diseases whose impacts include amputation and blindness.
The international team, led by scientists at the Indiana University School of Medicine, is targeting new therapies for illnesses such as peripheral artery disease, a painful leg condition caused by poor blood circulation. The disease can lead to skin problems, gangrene and sometimes amputation.read more
Scientists have discovered a natural mechanism in plants that could stimulate their growth even under stress and potentially lead to better crop yields.
Plants naturally slow their growth or even stop growing altogether in response to adverse conditions, such as water shortage or high salt content in soil, in order to save energy.
They do this by making proteins that repress the growth of the plant. This process is reversed when plants produce a hormone — called Gibberellin — which breaks down the proteins that repress growth.
Growth repression can be problematic for farmers as crops that suffer from restricted growth produce smaller yields.
A new aqueous compound to functionalize or modify the properties of paper and any other cellulosic material has been patented. The compound uses natural enzymes instead of the traditional chemical reagents, is biodegradable, and involves no environmental impact. Most important, it is easily applicable in the production process and requires no additional investment.
This major technological innovation will greatly facilitate the creation of new paper products with high added value. So far, the company applying the new product is able to make waterproof paper in an alternative way using biotechnology and without using the common chemicals that hinder recycling. By means of a single application, the new product makes paper multifunctional or gives it several properties, such as being hydrophobic and antioxidant or acting as a barrier.read more