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Immune System of Vultures

08.05.2004

Navarre - The researcher at the Institute for Agrobiotechnology Natural Resources in Navarre, José Manuel Pérez de la Lastra, has been chosen by the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) as candidate for the EURYI prize. The project presented by Pérez de la Lastra involves the study of the molecular base of the innate immune system of vultures.
EURYI (European Programme of Contracts for Young Investigators) is an initiative of EUROHORCS, the organisation that brings together the main research bodies of the EU, by which 25 promising young investigators are empowered to create their own research team in Europe. To this end, they will receive between Euro150,000 and Euro250,000 annually each. The EURYI prize has a total funding that lies between Euro750,000 and Euro1,250,000 over five years.
Apart from the interest in knowing more about the organic functioning of this protected species - even though the study is being carried out with genetic databanks and not with vultures - this research may have applications of great interest to human medicine. If it proves that the re-ceptors in the vultures are better than those of humans, their use can be patented to create biosensors and new molecules.

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08.03.2012

Granada-based Integromics S.L. has teamed up with the Galician Foundation of Genomic Medicine (FPGMX) in Santiago de Compostela to secure a €1m EU grant from the European Regional Development Fund and the Spanish government. With...

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08.03.2012

Oryzon Genomics S.A (Barcelona) is entering preclinical testing with a first-in-class bispecific LSD1/MAO-B inhibitor. In addition to the classic target MAO-B, the drug also blocks histone demethylase LSD1, an epigenetic histone...

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06.03.2012

Granada-based nLife Therapeutics S.L. has raised €5m in total from two venture capitalists. Through Caixa Capital Risc and Caixa Capital Biomed, La Caixa invested €2.5m. The same amount has been placed by Invercaria via its...

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05.03.2012

Ordesa Laboratories has filed a patent for a novel Bifidobacterium strain isolated from infant feces. It has the capacity to combat rotavirus, says a study (Appl. Environ. Microbiol., doi:10.1128/AEM.05548).

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19.12.2011

Madrid – Researchers from Spain and the US have discovered an Ebola-like filovirus in bats in northern Spain. The first known filovirus native to Europe was reported in a study published in the journal PLOS Pathogens...

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15.12.2011

Barcelona - South western Europe gets a new R&D unit in the field of biomolecules. Kymos Pharma, a contract researcher based in Barcelona, has signed an agreement with the French biotechnology group Ipsen to create a R&D group...

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12.12.2011

Barcelona/Saffron Walden – Almirall S.A. and BioFocus announced that they have entered into a collaboration agreement to identify new compounds against key targets in projects aimed at the treatment of respiratory and...

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03.12.2011

Madrid/Abu Dhabi – Spanish biotechs are seeking collaborations with firms in the United Arab Emirates. At the end of November, Grupo Zeltia and 14 other Spanish companies presented their research at the forum “Innovation,...

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01.10.2011

Madrid – The Spanish Minister of Innovation and Science Cristina Garmendia has responded to reports about Roche’s­ delivery stop in Greece and pessimistic expectations for Spain. In Sept­ember, she stressed that the atmosphere...

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