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Monday, 01 October 2018

Nanoscience and the ICN2 star at the CosmoCaixa European Researcher’s Night

The European Researchers’ Night is a Europe-wide effort to boosts public awareness of the positive role of research in society. This year’s program included a series of events at CosmoCaixa, with a specific area devoted to nanoscience and nanotechnology. Many coordinated institutions, including the ICN2, made it possible.

Monday, 01 October 2018

An optical biosensor methodology to detect DNA-methylation marks involved in cancer

The work, led by the ICN2 Nanobiosensors and Bioanalytical Applications Group, provides an approach based on poly-purine reverse-Hoogsteen (PPRH) probes. It turned out to be a more reliable and fast analysis than conventional techniques. Prof. Manel Esteller, a global authority in the study of epigenetics of cancer, is among the authors of the article published in Biosensors and Bioelectronics.