dna

The Nobel Prize for Chemistry has awarded Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna for the development of CRISPR-Cas9 genetic editing tools. Lluís Montoliu analyses the journey to this award.
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vaccine

Vaccine development takes a long time, often more than fifteen years. The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has accelerated the process in record time. This race has only just begun and there is much to be learned in the near future.
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cygnus x 1 forat negre

The Swedish Academy has awarded Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel, and Andrea Ghez the Nobel Prize in Physics. What is behind this shared award? When did the debate on black holes start? An analysis by Manel Perucho.

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Fernando Ballesteros discusses the discovery of phosphine on Venus and other historical hypotheses regarding signs of life on other planets.
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Cartografia de la COVID-19

Through several maps, the text shows COVID-19's cartography and analyses the environmental factors that may have contributed to its spread.
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106 good to eat

The monograph, coordinated by Gonzalo Casino and Montserrat Rabasa, delves into the relationships between food, society and health
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mani rosalind franklin nobel

The role of the victim assigned to Rosalind Franklin in the legend of the double helix should not overshadow her brilliant contributions, which are often ignored when her scientific career is outlined.
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diana proteases

Despite all the achievements in such a short period of time, we must stress that obtaining a drug capable of inhibiting any of the proteases in SARS-CoV-2, or any other pathogenic agent, is a long and complex process that requires the participation of different branches of science.
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addictions

New Mètode Science Studies Journal Call for Papers about addictions. Deadline for submission: 15th October 2020.
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climate crisis

New Mètode Call for Papers about climate crisis. Deadline for submission (EXTENDED DEADLINE): 5 November 2020.
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Once again this year, science and literature merge in this tenth edition of the Inspiraciencia short story competition. Before 7 June, those who want to participate can submit their short science-based stories in Spanish, Catalan, Gallician, and Basque.
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cover standards

The latest issue of Mètode addresses the subject of standards in science, with a special focus on synthetic biology.
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Ciutat Vella, the old town of Valencia, empty

An international study coordinated by Vicent Balanzá, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Valencia, tries to learn more about the impact of confinement measures in the healthy lifestyle behaviours of the citizens, to plan post-pandemic health recommendations in the best possible way.
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Vicent Pelechano lab

The biochemist Vicent Pelechano, together with his team in Sweden, has developed a simple, fast, and affordable method to detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus in patients. He explains in this interview.
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covid crisis climate emergency

Losing sight of climate change in the media could run the risk of strengthening the consensus for a narrative in favour of economic growth that leaves environmental issues in the background.
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coronavirus black swans

Although the coronavirus is a microbe, the author uses two animal analogies to explain the sudden and unexpected (or otherwise) appearance of phenomena such as COVID-19, but also other «unexpected» disasters of an economic, social, or political nature.
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chinaberry tree valencia nature balcony

During the quarantine, the song of swallows at sunset or the soft dance of the leaves have become shows bringing spring to our balconies.
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image SARS-COV-2

We need to rethink many aspects of our daily lives, of our values, of our economic and cultural practices; in short, of our coexistence with the rest of nature and, especially, of our respect for non-human animals.
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image empty Valencia confinement COVID-19

Is the planet benefiting from a halt in human movement? Is pollution decreasing? Experts from the Polytechnic University of Valencia and the University of Valencia reflect on the environmental impact of confinement policies.
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pandemia multitud persones ciutat

Most probably, the current coronavirus1 pandemic represents the uncertain epilogue of an epidemiological period marked by the renewed prominence of the infectious disease in the last decades of the twentieth century
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mistakes covid19 airport

Next time we could be facing an even deadlier virus than SARS-CoV-2. Now is the perfect time to start working.
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image coronavirus

The history of coronaviruses as human pathogens dates back to the mid-1960s, when they were first isolated from respiratory tract samples extracted from adults with symptoms of the common cold. Currently, seven types of coronavirus are known to infect humans.
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illustration coronavirus

The current healthcare crisis forces us to reflect on the way to act, the resources available to science, or the importance of good communication.
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Illustration women masks

Knowing the detailed genomes of viruses and their phylogenies allows us to understand the origin of the outbreak. Was it a zoonosis from bats or were other hosts involved? Where did this fatal transition occur? What is the rate of change of the virus?
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