Category Archives: SCIENCE & TECHNOLOY

Scientists Identify Genetic Copy Linked to Ovarian Cancer

London, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) A team of scientists identified a genetic copy linked to the development of ovarian cancer, according to results of a research revealed in this capital. This discovery is the most significant regarding genes linked to this type of cancer in over a decade, noted main author of the study Nazneen Rahman, from the Cancer Research Institute and The Royal Marsden in London. Continue reading

Cuban Science Festival Combines Recreation, Learning

Havana, Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) The 4th Festival of Science and Technology for children and youth begins Saturday at Havana”s Almendares Park, sponsored by the UN Children”s Fund and several Cuban institutions and organizations.

The need to increase interest among children and adolescents in scientific and technological careers and environmental conservation were the main objectives of this year’s festival, coordinator Elizabeth Salas told reporters. Continue reading

Cuba Develops New Ways to Enrich Food

Havana, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuban scientists are working on new substances to increase the nutritional value of the probiotic yogurt Paraiso, a product line of the Labiofam group.

As a nutritional element rich in protein, this yogurt is like an antiseptic for the digestive system, Raymel Viciado, director of the yogurt production plant, told Prensa Latina.

Probiotic products introduce living microorganisms that act on the bacterial flora of the intestines, and are growing in popularity worldwide, Viciado said. Continue reading

One Million Images for Hubble Space Telescope

Washington, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) The Hubble space telescopeâ�Ös millionth exposure is of the giant planet Kepler 2b, which is 1,000 light years away from the earth, said NASA. Continue reading

Protección del Medio Ambiente promueve entre los estudiantes de Jamaica

Kingston, 25 jun (PL) La Fundación Española-Jamaica está tratando de reunir a los estudiantes de Jamaica”conciencia sobre la importancia de proteger el medio ambiente y la vida marina.   Acciones para este fin son apoyados por las autoridades de Jamaica y de las empresas, e incluyen talleres, conferencias y otras actividades, de acuerdo con el Servicio de Información de Jamaica.  Continue reading

Vietnam Heads Gingerly for Nuclear Energy

Hanoi, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The need to ensure safety at all costs in the nuclear power plants built in Vietnam led to the creation of a special committee for training in the sector.

The development of human resources represents the best guarantee for nuclear safety, as part of sustainable economic growth in this nation. Continue reading

New Neural Implant Developed (OVER)

Washington, June 18(Prensa Latina) A new type of neural implant that uses the skin as a conductor of brain signals without the aid of cables help to reactivate paralyzed limbs, scientists released Saturday.

Researchers at the University of Michigan, USA, said that the implant called BioBolt is placed through the skin and the signals are sent to an object as small as a watch or a pair of earrings. Continue reading