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Science & Tech
Mexican researcher developing cactus-based bioplastic
Mexico (Notimex) - Sandra Pascor Ortiz, a researcher from the Atemajac Valley University, is developing a cactus-based bioplastic, seeking to replace oil-based plastics that take many years to degrade.
The project began after studying the mucelage released by the cactus, Pascoe said in an interview with Mexico's National Science and Technology Council.
The main goal is to use the cactus-based plastic...
Mexican students create nano device to fight cancer
Mexico (Conacyt) – Using molecular biology and protein engineering, a group of students from Mexico’s Autonomous University of San Luis Potosí have created a medicine nano-transport device.
The device aims to improve the effect of hydrophobic drugs used against cancer.
The students used the protein shell of a virus (known as a capsid) found in peas to create the device, said Jaime Ruiz, director...
UK and Mexico to work together on innovation
Mexico (Notimex) - The Science Policy Research Unit of the University of Sussex led a three-day workshop on innovation in Mexico.
The workshop aimed to provide Mexico with tools to create an innocation policy.
Transformational innovation aims to solve crucial issues affecting the world, such as social inclusion and environmental sustainability, the Unit said in a statement.
The next step in the...
Mexico and Paraguay space agencies ink cooperation deal
Mexico (Notimex) – The Mexican Space Agency, AEM, and its Paraguayan counterpart AEP have signed a cooperation deal.
The agreement promotes the development of space technology applications that would help both reach their goals of technology development, science and academia, said Mexico’s space agency director Javier Mendieta.
The Paraguayan space agency was created by a decree in 2014,...