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After being synthesized, the proteins fold themselves to acquire their function. Although this process, called oxidative folding, has been investigated extensively, some keys aspects have been neglected, like the thermodynamics or the computational prediction. UAB researchers disassembled this puzzle and its conclusions became a one single theory...

Claus moleculars del plegament oxidatiu

Why are hybrids not symmetrical?

Most animal species have two symmetrical halves. There are small differences that break this bilateral symmetry. Scientists at the UAB have studied how these differences come about and how organisms try to achieve perfect symmetry by crossing two species of insects, Drosophila madeirensis and...

Dibuix asimtric

UAB scientists have participated in a international cooperation project in order to study the phenomenon of the El Nio and its impact on surrounding vegetation. Investigators studied the relationship between the development of two species (pallida Prosopis and Prosopis chilensis) and the cycles of the El Nio (who has a very variable intensity)....

El fenomen El Nio podria servir per endegar programes de reforestaci

The doctoral thesis of Aïda Pujol has studied a variant of preimplantational genetic diagnosis during in vitro fertilization and embryonic development. She analysed the numerical irregularity of the chromosomes in the oocytes using the fluorescent in situ hybridisation (FISH) technique. This allowed her to identify the different mechanisms...

Novetats en el diagnstic gentic preimplantacional

Researchers of the UAB are collaborating in an international project aimed to reconstruct the climatic history of our planet. Their laboratory: Los Andes, at more than 4.000 m altitude; their files: the lake sediments from these high altitudes. The study of past climatic records will help us to predict the possible effects of future climate...

Viatge en el temps per fer front al canvi climtic

In his research, Jordi Camps Polo obtains interesting results on the chromosomal instability of tumor cells. His research, that focuses in the human colon cancer, has used molecular cytogenetics techniques for his analysis. This novel approach has revealed chromosomal alterations during the cellular division that were invisible up to now.

Noves pistes sobre la progressi dels tumors