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PhD Thesis defense of Antía Sar

On December 21th, the PhD Dissertation of our Researcher Antía Sar Rañó took place. She defended very successfully her work, entitled «Synthesis and characterization of hydrazones and their vanadium complexes, and study of their possible pharmacological applications” at CICA – Interdisciplinary Center of Chemistry and Biology (University of A Coruña). The Doctoral Thesis was supervised …

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Toxoplasma gondii IgG Serointensity is Positively Associated with Frailty – Collaborative work published

NanoToxGen researchers collaborated on an international study that demonstrates for the first time the association between infection with Toxoplasma gondii, a parasite transmitted by cats, and frailty in older adults. The full article is available in the following link: Toxoplasma gondii IgG Serointensity is Positively Associated with Frailty Related news: How a dirty litter box …

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Study evaluating toxic effects of silica nanomaterials published in Nanotoxicology journal

Happy to share our last collaborative paper, recently published in Nanotoxicology journal, addressing the cytotoxic and genotoxic effects of different amorphous silica nanomaterials on rat alveolar epithelial cells as a predictive model for pulmonary toxicity in vivo. The work showed the potential of several amorphous silica nanomaterials to induced DNA damage, cell cycle alterations and …

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Area Seminars at CICA

NanoToxGen researchers, Vanessa Valdiglesias and Natalia Fernández, shared the last results of our ongoing projects on nontoxicity assessment on the Nanoscience and Advanced Materials area seminars, monthly organized by the CICA research center. Natalia Fernández Bertólez was in charge of the first seminar of the group: “Biocompatibility of CeO2 nanoparticles for application in diagnosis and …

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Participation in the II Spanish Economic Forum

Past April, 12th and 13th, the II Spanish Economic Forum ‘La Galicia que viene’ took place in the Palexco building in A Coruña. This symposium was aimed to analyse the challenges Galicia currently addresses, including politics, economics, Galician health, industry and technology or the objectives of the 2030 Agenda, and it had the participation of …

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CICA Ambassador Award for Vanessa Valdiglesias

Dr. Vanessa Valdiglesias was recognized with the CICA 2023 Ambassador Award by the Interdisciplinary Center for Chemistry and Biology – CICA of the University of A Coruña, for her work in scientific outreach activities and for her contribution to making visible the work developed in the center. Dr. Valdiglesias shared recognition with Dr. Armand Hernandez …

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StemBach Programme

Students from IES Eusebio da Guarda (A Coruña) who completed their practical training in our laboratory within the STEMbach program (Bachelor of Excellence in Science and Technology), defended, on February 1st their work «In vitro study of the cytotoxicity and genotoxicity of gold nanospheres on glial cells” at the Interdisciplinary Center for Chemistry and Biology …

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Nano2Clinic Conference attendance

Past February 23, 2023, our colleague Dr. Natalia Fernández Bertólez assisted to the 2nd CA17140 Nano2Clinic Short-Term Scientific Mission Virtual Conference. She performed two oral communications about the “Evaluation and validation of the suitability of the standardized in vitro mammalian cell Micronucleus (MN) test (OECD TG No. 487) for testing genotoxicity of nanodrugs with potential …

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