ISA, the Argentinean Cow which will Produce Humanized Milk

Universidad Nacional de San Martín - Instituto de Investigaciones Biotecnológicas

It already weights 290 kilos and it is the first bitransgenic veal in the world, as it has two human genes and it is capable of producing milk similar to breast milk. It was born a year ago, its name is ISA and it was cloned by the UNSAM and the INTA Balcarce. The researchers who took part in the project highlight the importance of the achievement in the fight against infantile mortality and they are already working in a similar cloning project applied to goats.

Dallisgrass: Genome Sequencing of this Argentinean Native Grass

Universidad de Buenos Aires - Facultad de Agronomía

It is a species adapted to different environments, tolerant to excessive humidity and drought. The research also silenced genes like lignin, which could generate big productive improvement, as every percentage unit of reduction of this compound could mean an improvement of 21% in the production of milk or meat.

Transgenesis: A Way towards the Survival of Plants

Universidad Nacional de Rosario - Facultad de Ciencias Bioquímicas y Farmacéuticas

Scientists work on the generation of plants resistant to adverse weather conditions which attempt against their development. By means of the analysis of the answer given to this kind of situations by the organisms preceding plants millions of years ago, the researchers found the key in the introduction of genes incorporated to their “DNA” and achieved to generate stress resistant plants.

How Can we Stimulate Emotions to Cure Cancer

Universidad Nacional del Sur - Departamento de Biología, Bioquímica y Farmacia

A new therapeutic approach, complementary to conventional medicine is used to cure and improve the life quality of oncological patients and it has even reverted the disease. That is why a team of researchers will analyze what are the biochemical mechanisms caused by some emotions and the genetic change to be healthy again. To carry out the analysis we will apply technology capable of identifying the genes and proteins which intervene in this reversion.

Un insecto directo al corazón

Universidad Nacional del Noroeste de la Provincia de Buenos Aires - Investigación

Un equipo de investigación de la UNNOBA espera conocer un posible mecanismo responsable del envejecimiento cardíaco. En base a esto, estudian si es factible modificar la actividad de determinados genes para mejorar la función cardíaca. También investigan sobre los efectos benéficos y adversos del cannabis para uso medicinal.

Cows which Give Naturally Skimmed Milk

Universidad de Buenos Aires - Facultad de Agronomía

In a short time, nutrigenomics, which is a science which studies the relation of the genes with nutrition and incorporates the concept of metabolism, might permit to make important contributions to the quality of milk and meat of the different animal species we consume. Researchers carry out different experiences through this new discipline whose main aim is to improve nutrition and health and offer a more personalized nutrition.

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