The molecular mechanism of a key enzyme in gut microbiota deciphered


Researchers at CIC bioGUNE led by the Ikerbasque researcher Marcelo Guerin have deciphered the molecular mechanism of high-mannose-type recognition and specificity for EndoBT-3987, a key enzyme of Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron, one of the most common bacteria found in...

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Infoday: Social and Political impact of Science


On February 13, an Infoday on the Social and Political Impact of Science was organized by the Basque Government and Ikerbasque.

The day included a presentation by José Ramón Flecha on the evaluation and monitoring of the...

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Listening without sounds and through lip reading


What happens in our brain when we see someone talking but we don't listen to her/him? What causes lip reading in our brain activity? Scientific studies of the late 90s state that reading lips silently activates auditory cortices. However, scientists did not know until now what...

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New opportunities for the design of more efficient solar cells


Singlet fission - the generation of two excited states from one of greater energy - has become a promising strategy to prevent the loss of energy in solar cells.

Singlet fission is a process that has been observed with efficiencies close to 200% in...

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Life after death (of neurons)


An international study led by Ikerbasque researchers of Achucarro and the UPV/EHU demonstrates that the microglia acts as a sensor of death of newborn cells, contributing to the balance between life and death.

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