Daily Archives: May 29, 2017

Genetics of mice and men: NF1 patient-specific mouse models offer hope

Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is one of the most common inherited neurological disorders, affecting about 1 in 3,000 people throughout the world. The disorder is characterized by light brown skin spots (café-au-lait spots) and small benign growths

Non-destructive inspection of metabolic status in bacteria using luciferase reporter

Bacteria are able to utilize various carbon sources, and change the intracellular metabolic fluxes depending on the availability. Whereas much effort has been taken to understand the underlying mechanisms, most parts of them are still elusive and

Employ the native microbiota of Ecuadorian “Amazonia” tropical rainforest as reservoir of microorganism’s with possible biotechnological applications

The Amazon tropical forest is the Earth’s largest reservoir of plant, animals and bacterial diversity. According to the new territorial redistribution several zones of Ecuador known as “undeveloped natural areas” were included in the governmental policy as

A neurodynamic theory linking creativity and insanity

Humanity has long suspected a correlation between creativity and mental illness. Those doubting such a relationship assert that psychopathologies inhibit the creative process, while others raise the issue that neither insanity nor creativity have been adequately quantified