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.


Buscan modos de controlar enfermedades del maíz a través de la genética

Universidad Nacional del Noroeste de la Provincia de Buenos Aires - Escuela de Ciencias Agrarias, Naturales y Ambiantales


Investigadores de la UNNOBA trabajan en un proyecto que apunta a descubrir genes que puedan servirle a la planta de maiz para defenderse de plagas que las afectan.


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