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UAB Chemical Engineering Department works in the development of new technologies to improve the recombinant protein -obtained by genetic modification of a microorganism- production processes in both ways, qualitative and quantitative. Now, it has just presented a new control system to automate the whole process.

Producció microbiana de proteïnes

Myasthenia gravis is an chronic autoimmune disease that leads to muscle weakness. A clinical trial made over a five-year period by the Myasthenia Unit of the Vall d'Hebron university hospital has just demonstrated the benefits of including tacrolimus in the treatment of this disease.

Millora en el tractament contra la miastènia gravis

The construction of an industrial composting unit often leads to conflict due to the social rejection it causes among local residents because of the contamination to the atmosphere and bad smells it creates. Researchers of the Organic Waste Compost Group of the Department of Chemical Engineering have now managed to minimise contaminant gases...

Com reduir la contaminació per compostatge

A new marker to detect HIV

Researchers at the Institute of Biotechnology and Biomedicine at the UAB have managed to develop a new protein, called NF795gpC, which acts as a sensor when it comes into contact with the serum of a patient infected by HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) and allows it to be easily detected.

Nou marcador per detectar la SIDA

Mercury is one of the most dangerous chemical elements for the environment and humans. This makes it important to analyse how much mercury there is and what happens when it reaches the ground from industrials emissions. UAB researchers have studied the land closest to a chlorine-alkali plant located in the Netherlands.

Investiguen el comportament del mercuri quan arriba al terra

A multidisciplinary research group has been awarded with a presitigius international prize. Their work consisted in to developed a satellites image fusion technique. This equipment, in wich he UAB collaborated, has win the 2006 Data Contest "Fusion of Multispectral and Panchromatic Images", organized by the Technical Committee of the IEEE...

Imatge fusionada obtinguda pel mètode WiSpeR