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15. February 2019 - 8:19

On the occasion of February 11, International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology has joined the proposal to make the women of the center visible and thereby promote the vocation for research among the smallest. Many colleagues have been giving dissemination talks in schools, both in primary and secondary schools, throughout the week. IATA has very favourable figures in terms of equality, being in this case the majority of women in the centre....

8. February 2019 - 10:04

A new study carried out by researchers from the Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology (IATA), a research centre of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), in collaboration with researchers from the University of Seville, has managed to decipher how wine and beer yeasts synthesise a bioactive molecule of great interest such as melatonin. The work has been published in the Journal of Pineal Research. IATA researcher José Manuel Guillamón explains that "melatonin, widely known for...

8. February 2019 - 8:20

Beta-cryptoxanthin, which also has provitamin A activity, is present in few foods, among which mandarin stands out. Carotenoids are compounds that give the characteristic color to many fruits and vegetable products, such as citrus, but in addition to this, have important nutritional properties and beneficial to our health. Researchers Lorenzo Zacarías and María Jesús Rodrigo, from the Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology (IATA-CSIC), located in the Science Park of the University of...

1. February 2019 - 12:03

An international team with the participation of a researcher from the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) has managed to open the door to improving the fermentation efficiency of lager beer. The scientists, in two coordinated papers published in the latest issue of Science Advances, have used the mitochondrial genome of different species, including some strains of ale, and introduced it into the yeast hybrids responsible for the production of lager beer. The result is...

24. January 2019 - 11:57

Drinking bone broth is a recent diet fad that proponents claim fights inflammation, eases joint pain and promotes gut health. Simmering animal bones in water releases collagen and other proteins into the broth that may have health benefits, although more research is needed to validate these claims. Now, a new study in ACS’Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry has shown that ham bones contain peptides that could have cardioprotective effects. During cooking and digestion, proteins from...

11. December 2018 - 7:50

Dr. Yolanda Sanz, of the IATA group Microbial ecology, Nutrition and Health, participates in the European project "MicrobiomeSupport- Towards coordinated microbiome R&I activities in the food system to support EU and international bioeconomy goals", which held its meeting inaugural on November 5-6 in Canada. This Coordination and Support Action (CSA) has the overall objective to establish an international network of experts and stakeholders in the field of microbiome food system research,...

15. November 2018 - 1:00

Today, Dr. Mª José Fabra, from Packaging Group, member of the consortium that develops the project "Food PackagIng open courseware for higher Education and Staff of companieS" (FITNESS), receives in the IATA the rest of the participants. The projet FitNESS aims at developing a collaborative e-learning platform for the community interested in all aspects of food packaging: from functions, materials, systems and processes, regulations to advanced applications and designs. The results will offer...

12. November 2018 - 1:00

Last Friday, November 9, at IATA and on the occasion of the celebration this month of the Science and Technology Week at the CSIC 2018 , Dr. Lorenzo Zacarías gave the conference "Quality and Conservation of Fruits and Vegetables: new challenges and old problems ". During the first part of the conference, Dr. Zacarías offered a vision of the challenges to the sustainable production of fruits and vegetables due to the increase in world population, highlighting the impact of geographical and...

6. November 2018 - 1:00

On November 6, Dr. Mª Carmen Collado gave a pleasant and illustrative conference about what is the microbiota, its relationship with our diet and introduced the objectives and first results of the European MAMI project (`The power of the maternal microbiota in health infantil', ERC Starting Grant) of which she is the principal researcher and is being developed in the IATA-CSIC, in collaboration with numerous health institutions and research centers. The event, which was attended by more than...

31. October 2018 - 1:00

The Drs. Amparo López-Rubio and Marta Martínez-Sanz, researchers of the Packaging Group, of the department of Preservation and Food Safety of IATA, have been working in the facilities of the ALBA synchrotron analyzing biopolymers that can be obtained from biomass, such as algae. This group investigates the development of more sustainable ways to produce food containers with adequate mechanical and chemical properties. Scientists have analyzed how adding different species of microalgae can...