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Del Rio P.,Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas
Energy Policy | Year: 2012

Dynamic efficiency has received much less attention than the effectiveness and static efficiency criteria to assess policies to support electricity from renewable energy sources (RES-E). On the other hand, the literature on RES-E support shows that the choice of design elements within RES-E support instruments is at least as important to successfully promote RES-E as the choice of specific instruments. The aim of this paper is to build a theoretical framework for dynamic efficiency analysis and assess the dynamic efficiency properties of the different design elements of feed-in tariffs. It is shown that, in fact, several design elements can have a significant impact on the different dimensions of dynamic efficiency. Particularly relevant design elements in this context are technology-specific fixed-tariffs, floor prices, degression, reductions of support over time for existing plants, long duration of support and support falling on consumers. In addition, it is shown than some design elements would be more appropriate than others to activate specific dimensions. © 2011.

Consejo Superior De Investigaciones Cientificas, Autonomous University of Madrid and Polytechnic University of Valencia | Date: 2015-06-16

This invention relates to a compound that induces or activates telomerase activity based on the nucleotide sequence of the GSE 24.2 fragment of dyskerin or the protein or peptide sequence encoded by said nucleotide sequence. Another part of the invention relates to vectors that comprise said sequence and cells transformed thereby, and pharmaceutical compositions that contain all these elements. These compositions may be used in the treatment of diseases from the following group: ageing or acceleration of ageing, neurodegenerative diseases and dyskeratosis congenita.

Consejo Superior De Investigaciones Cientificas | Date: 2014-06-17

The invention relates to the biotechnology sector involving the area of human health. More specifically, the invention is based on the surprising usefulness of peptides LxVPc1, c3 and c4 as efficient selective inhibitors of the calcineurin signalling pathway (CN)-NFAT and the phosphate activity of CN. Said compounds are useful immunosuppressors and serve as a base for the preparation of therapeutic compositions for the prophylactics and treatment of human diseases associated with T-lymphocyte activation, including, but not limited to, autoimmune diseases, inflammation and allergy or transplant rejections. In addition, said peptides and the associated biological and genetic material can form useful tools for the development of tests that can be used to find compounds that have a selective antagonist activity in relation to CN.

Quantum Design International Inc., University of Zaragoza and Consejo Superior De Investigaciones Cientificas | Date: 2014-09-25

A method and device for purifying a process gas mixture, such as a cryogen gas, in which impurity components of the mixture are removed by de-sublimation via cryo-condensation. The gas mixture is cooled to a temperature well below the condensation temperature of the impurities, by direct exchange of the gas mixture with a cooling source disposed in a first region of the device. The de-sublimated or frozen impurities collect about the cooling region surfaces, and ultimately transferred to a portion of the device defining an impurities storage region. The output-purified gas is transferred from the impurities storage region, is optionally passed through a first micrometer sized filter, through a counter-flow heat exchanger, and ultimately up to an output port at room temperature. A method of purging the collected impurities and regenerating the device is also disclosed.

Biopraxis Research Aie, Praxis Pharmaceutical S.A., Fundacio Dinvestigacio Sanitaria De Les Illes Balears, University of the Basque Country, University of Barcelona and Consejo Superior De Investigaciones Cientificas | Date: 2015-12-31

A lipid nanoparticle that includes at least one antibiotic from the polymyxin family, a lipid fraction, and one or more surfactants. The lipid nanoparticle is useful in the prevention and/or treatment of respiratory tree infections.

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