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Fingerprinting biomolecules with the help of sound

Fingerprinting biomolecules with the help of sound

A team of researchers from the Institute for Optoelectronic Systems and Microtechnology (ISOM) at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) have designed a biosensor capable of identifying proteins and peptides in quantities as low as a single monolayer.

Confirmed: physical activity during pregnancy benefits both the mother and the newborn

Confirmed: physical activity during pregnancy benefits both the mother and the newborn

UPM researchers have proven that it reduces the risk of perineal tears by half, reduces the risk of cesarean section by 13 percent and the risk of macrosomia by up to 21%, among other advantages. These results have been published in six systematic reviews, a milestone in scientific literature that will soon be continued with six other studies of the same nature.

Is evolution predictable?

Is evolution predictable?

An international macro-study led by a researcher from the UPM (Polytechnic University of Madrid) and published today in Science expands our understanding of how the effect of mutations varies throughout evolution, using bacteria as an example and addressing the question of whether evolution is entirely random or if it can be predictable.

The UPM climbs 29 places in terms of sustainability in the international QS ranking

The UPM climbs 29 places in terms of sustainability in the international QS ranking

After analyzing more than 1,400 educational institutions, double that in the last edition, our University is ranked 119th worldwide. In addition, it occupies the fourth position in Spain and the 55th in Europe.