A biosensor based on magnetic microspheres functionalized with a DNA-aptamer was developed for the specific biomonitoring of biological contaminants (mycotoxins) in urine.
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The technology for organic thin film transistors (OTFTs) is suitable for large area electronics, disposable electronics and "Internet of Things" applications. Circuits employing OTFTs can be realized by using very cheap printing technologies. The electrical behavior of these devices is essentially different from the behavior of silicon MOSFETs and, in order to enable circuit design, compact models specific for OTFTs are needed.
The presented technology is an electrical compact model for OTFTs that:
The technology, developed by CNR-ICB, is based on an innovative bioprocess called "Caphnophilic (CO2-requiring) Lactic Fermentation (CLF)”, developed in the hyperthermophilic bacterium Thermotoga neapolitana (EP patent: EP2948556B1), which allows the production of "green" hydrogen and capture and valorization of CO2 in L -lactic acid (98% e.e.).
Current standard SPECTs, in order to achieve high resolutions, use a multi-pinholes technology that requires numerous data processing to limit the effects of image distortion. The proposed SSR-SPECT scanner, uses a parallel-hole collimator and therefore does not require numerical reprocessing of the data to obtain correct information on the images, while assuring spatial resolutions close to those of the pinholes through the acquisition of sequences of images shifted from one to another.
Ageing characterization of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena (BVM) and Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena (TBVM) by the combined use of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy (NMR) and multivariate statistical analysis. Our database allows to differentiate BVM from TBVM samples. Moreover, within BVMs, samples with ageing <3/>3 years can be discriminated and within TBVM, samples with ageing between 12 and 25 years as well as >25 years can be discriminated.
AIDD is an integrated tool and a radically new way to discovery new drugs for neurodegenerative diseases (Alzheimer’s, Epilepsy, Ageing, etc.).
Leishmaniasis is a zoonosis caused by the protozoan of the genus Leishmania, which affects both humans and animals through a phlebotomist. After malaria and lymphatic filariasis, leishmaniasis is the third most common disease on a global scale. Leishmania infantum is the species spread in the European continent and the Mediterranean basin. In Italy, from the hilly coastal areas and major islands, the infection has spread to many pre-Alpine areas and northern Italy.
Direct quantification of the percentage of arabica in roasted and ground coffee blends of arabica/robusta by High Resolution Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy (NMR), in solution and multivariate statistical analysis. Particularly, the metabolites content present in water extracts of coffee is analyzed and compared with NMR data of our database.
The development of genome editing tools has revolutionized the way we think and deal with genetics. The use of Cas9 or its variants allows modifications of specific sites in the human genome by inducing deletions and insertions in a more or less controlled way. In recent years, a new class of tools for genome editing has emerged: the base editors (BE), which result from the fusion of a modified Cas9, which serves to direct the BE to the target, and an active deaminase acting on the DNA, which mediates the C> T or A> G editing.
Aptamers, short structured single-stranded oligonucleotides binding at high affinity to a given target protein, are selected from large combinatorial libraries through repeated cycles of incubation of the library with the target, recovery and amplification of target-bound oligonucleotides (SELEX technology, Systematic Evolution of Ligands by EXponential enrichment). SELEX can be applied to select aptamers against a known target protein or against a specific cell phenotype, without any prior knowledge of the specific target, leading to new biomarkers discovery.
The technology we participate to develop, called "Zinc-Finger Artificial Transcription Factors (ZF-ATFs)", allows to design, realize and select artificial genes coding for proteins capable of recognizing and binding "potentially" any DNA sequence. We used ZF-ATF technology to reprogram the expression of "beneficial" genes capable of efficiently counteracting the negative effect of mutated genes related to rare diseases.
Combined use of High-Resolution Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy (NMR) and multivariate statistical analysis for the differentiation of PDO Parmigiano Reggiano samples according to ripening and for the differentiation of PDO Parmigiano Reggiano from “Grana type” products available on the market.
Time-correlated single photon counting (TCSPC) is regarded as the “gold-standard” method for fluorescence lifetime measurements. However, TCSPC requires using highly sensitive detectors, not suitable for measurements under bright light conditions, thereby making the use impractical in clinical settings. The invention described here solves this problem by synchronizing the fluorescence detection with an external light source.
The Biocrystal Facility, a large multidisciplinary laboratory established at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Pathology (IBPM) of CNR, in collaboration with the Biochemistry Department of Sapienza University aims at supporting the italian scientists and the pharmaceutical companies in the research to find new drug and vaccine against the endemic and epidemic diseases through structure-based drug design.
A virtuous multi-step biorefinery platform to convert urban biowaste into valuable molecules, not disregarding renewable energy and digestate production. The strategy is based on the integration of a thermal pretreatment capable of significantly increasing the fraction of fermentable organic carbon, in order to furthermore change the status of the feedstock to become more suitable for production of a) high-value bio-based molecules, b) biomethane and c) hygienized digestate to be recycled as biofertilizer.