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University student develops capsule to purify water
[ 2019-04-03 - 12:45:16 ]
Mexico, Abr (Notimex).- With the advice of academics, the student of the University of the Valley of Mexico (UVM), Shirley Kimberly Enríquez, developed a cactus-based capsule, capable of purifying water.
Noptec - as this product is called - is free of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions for water purification, as no fossil fuels are used at any...
Natural protection for avocado developed
[ 2019-04-02 - 13:46:15 ]
Mexico, Apr 2 (Notimex) .- With an invasive wild grass and oils from vegetable species, students from the Technological Institute of Morelia developed a protective layer so that the avocado has longer shelf life.
The students of Biochemical Engineering Diana Patricia Solís Avilés and Samara Zamudio López -with the advice of the academics...
A bike is created with recycled materials
[ 2019-03-27 - 12:03:12 ]
Monterrey, Mar (Notimex).- With materials such as recycled paper, plastic bottles and reusable metal, the Mexican entrepreneur Alberto González made a bicycle that supports up to 170 kilograms, with an estimated lifespan of 12 thousand kilometers.
The Mechanical Engineer Administrator (IMA, for short in Spanish), graduated from Tecnológico de...
Mexican woman among the most promising scientists
[ 2019-03-14 - 13:10:46 ]
Mexico, Mar (Notimex).- The Mexican Ana Sofía Varela Gasque, of the Institute of Chemistry (IQ) of the UNAM, was considered one of the 15 most promising young scientists in the world.
The distinction was made by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
The undergraduate focuses her researches on...
Mexicans lead diabetes study
[ 2019-03-13 - 12:03:27 ]
Mexico, Mar (Notimex).- Mexican researchers led a global study to show that diabetes is primarily a genetic disease, rather than obesity and family history.
Seven thousand 258 people participated in the largest genetic study done in the world.
The results highlight the influence of genetics and family inheritance on the obesity factor in cases...
Device to treat glaucoma under development
[ 2019-03-12 - 13:25:19 ]
Mexico, Mar (Notimex) .- Scientists from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM, for its acronym in Spanish), in collaboration with the Markoptic Foundation, develop a nanometric device to treat glaucoma.
It is a microvalve whose design is inspired by the internal fuel engine valve of an airplane.
The nanometric device consists...
In Mexico, 37 percent of scientists are women
[ 2019-03-07 - 13:09:16 ]
Mexico, March 7 (Notimex) .- In Mexico, there are 10 683 female scientists, which represents 37 % of the National System of Researchers' census, informed the National Council of Science and Technology (Conacyt).
As part of the celebration of International Women's Day, to be held on March 8, Conacyt said that it works to achieve equality, equity,...
University students create solar chargers
[ 2019-03-05 - 14:46:51 ]
Mexico, Mar (Notimex).- The graduates of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Alejandro Crespo and Miguel Ángel González made an innovation to solar panels that can be used for mobile devices.
Solar panels can be placed even on the outer side of hand luggage.
These entrepreneurs started their TechStem Company and, to date they have...
Young Mexican creates synthetic DNA
[ 2019-03-05 - 14:30:31 ]
Mexico, Mar (Notimex) .- Octavio García González innovates by developing T4 Oligo, the first company in Latin America to create synthetic DNA.
The company of the young native of Irapuato (Guanajuato) has already managed to export his innovations to the Asian market.
The firm produces oligonucleotides, a short DNA sequence, in 48 hours at...
Promoting research on rare diseases
[ 2019-03-01 - 12:52:56 ]
Mexico, Mar (Notimex) .- The National Institute of Genomic Medicine (INMegen) will promote research on rare diseases in the country and establish a hospital network to identify cases.
The General Health Council recognized in 2018 a total of 20 rare diseases that needed to be detected and treated in time to improve the quality of life of patients.