New and more effective drugs to treat psoriasis and anaemia using zebrafish as a model

The Research Group on Immunity, Inflammation and Cancer of the University of Murcia and the Murcian Institute for Biosanitary Research (IMIB) presented the results of their work at the Third International Conference on Fish and Molluscs Immunology, with two formulas that will soon be patented by the industry and which, in addition to reducing side effects, as demonstrated by pre-clinical studies, will have lower costs for those affected
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The aquaculture sector in the Canary Islands moves around 38 million euros

In the waters of the Canary Islands, sea bass and sea bream are mainly reared, and pilot crops of corvina, medregal, tilapia and sole have been made.  With these species, mainly affected by pathologies of bacterial origin, different lines of research are being carried out by the IU-ECOAQUA of the ULPGC focusing on the reinforcement of their immune system during the larval and fattening phase

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New vaccines development key to the future of the global aquaculture industry

More than 200 researchers in Gran Canaria are looking for new research formulas to boost the immunisation of fish, molluscs and crustaceans. The aim is to favour prevention during the breeding of these aquatic species in fish farms through the administration of vaccines, as opposed to the use of antibiotics when pathologies have already occurred. There are currently only 24 licensed vaccines available in the market to protect a sector that moves more than 207,000 million euros per year in the world and that is in continuous growth as the main source for human consumption

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MOVE project members meet at ULPGC

At this meeting, twenty experts from seven European Union countries will assess the progress made in this project, which aims to involve policy-makers, researchers and civil society in the development of various methodologies aimed at mapping and assessing the state of ecosystems in the ORs and OCTs

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University students from Ecuador know the advances in the genetic improvement of shrimp from the hand of the ULPGC

The ECOAQUA institute researcher Juan Manuel Afonso López has offered students of Marine Biology from the State University Peninsula of Santa Elena a course on "Genetic improvement of shrimp in the industrial sector of Ecuador", fruit of the collaboration between the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the company BIOGEMAR, S.A.

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The ULPGC, present with ECOAQUA in a round table of the different International Campuses of Excellence

The University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), through the University Institute of Aquaculture and Sustainable Marine Ecosystems (IU-ECOAQUA), has participated in the round table "RED CEIMARNET and Aquaculture", represented by the researcher Juan Manuel Afonso from the Aquaculture Research Group (GIA) of ECOAQUA, where the representatives of the different International Campus of Excellence (CEI) in the marine field participated.

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