The interest of the research of the group directed by Alberto Ramos Cormenzana is due, to a great extent, to "jamilano", a substance produced by this bacterium. At the moment, according to Professor Ramos Cormenzana, “we are in conversations with the DOMCA Company, from Granada, to use it in the food sector”. In this sense, it could be used for giving consistence and texture to products like creme caramels or cremes.
Margarita Aguilera´s contribution is important for achieving these objectives and others which would place "jamilano" as an essential constituent in soil decontamination and fertilization. This scientist, belonging to the "Halophilic microorganisms" research group directed by Ramos, has practically managed to clone the gene of this microorganism.
The research originated from the study of the disinfection of waters contaminated with "alpechín" started in the late seventies. Fron that moment, the UGR [http://www.ugr.es] Profesor and his team have collaborated with companies from Madrid and Jaén, together with other Italian research groups of the public and private sectors in the observation of how the composting of "alpechín" could be used to cultivate tomatos and mushrooms.
On the other hand, its uses in the field of pharmacy are being studied. Laboratory studies in-vitro and in animals are being carried out to test its toxicity level and the modulation of the biological response of a living organism. “The idea is to test if this compound could be used together with the medicine in question with a specific action or vaccine production”, Ramos Cormenzana explains.
The research group belongs to a European network on olive oil production systems and remains use. In Spain, the production process has been changed by using the two-phase system which mixes "alpechín" and "orujo" to reduce the resulting "alpechín" volume. Extractors are suffering now from the ecological problem of waste and have started to look for uses of this new product, "alpeorujo".
Antonio Marín Ruiz | alfa
Plasma-zapping process could yield trans fat-free soybean oil product
02.12.2016 | Purdue University
New findings about the deformed wing virus, a major factor in honey bee colony mortality
11.11.2016 | Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien
A multi-institutional research collaboration has created a novel approach for fabricating three-dimensional micro-optics through the shape-defined formation of porous silicon (PSi), with broad impacts in integrated optoelectronics, imaging, and photovoltaics.
Working with colleagues at Stanford and The Dow Chemical Company, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign fabricated 3-D birefringent...
In experiments with magnetic atoms conducted at extremely low temperatures, scientists have demonstrated a unique phase of matter: The atoms form a new type of quantum liquid or quantum droplet state. These so called quantum droplets may preserve their form in absence of external confinement because of quantum effects. The joint team of experimental physicists from Innsbruck and theoretical physicists from Hannover report on their findings in the journal Physical Review X.
“Our Quantum droplets are in the gas phase but they still drop like a rock,” explains experimental physicist Francesca Ferlaino when talking about the...
The Max Planck Institute for Physics (MPP) is opening up a new research field. A workshop from November 21 - 22, 2016 will mark the start of activities for an innovative axion experiment. Axions are still only purely hypothetical particles. Their detection could solve two fundamental problems in particle physics: What dark matter consists of and why it has not yet been possible to directly observe a CP violation for the strong interaction.
The “MADMAX” project is the MPP’s commitment to axion research. Axions are so far only a theoretical prediction and are difficult to detect: on the one hand,...
Broadband rotational spectroscopy unravels structural reshaping of isolated molecules in the gas phase to accommodate water
In two recent publications in the Journal of Chemical Physics and in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, researchers around Melanie Schnell from the Max...
The efficiency of power electronic systems is not solely dependent on electrical efficiency but also on weight, for example, in mobile systems. When the weight of relevant components and devices in airplanes, for instance, is reduced, fuel savings can be achieved and correspondingly greenhouse gas emissions decreased. New materials and components based on gallium nitride (GaN) can help to reduce weight and increase the efficiency. With these new materials, power electronic switches can be operated at higher switching frequency, resulting in higher power density and lower material costs.
Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE together with partners have investigated how these materials can be used to make power...
16.11.2016 | Event News
01.11.2016 | Event News
14.10.2016 | Event News
02.12.2016 | Medical Engineering
02.12.2016 | Agricultural and Forestry Science
02.12.2016 | Physics and Astronomy