The development of medications capable of revolutionizing disease treatment is one of the great challenges of this century. The Galician group BioFarma has a powerful database of chemical compounds with vital information for the pharmaceutical industry. A new project initiated in 2012 brought about the expansion of the chemical library to 60,000 molecules. Owing to its vast storage capacity as well as security and protection for very sensitive data, CESGA is in charge of managing the servers that store these molecules.
The first evidence that human fingers left marks on clay tablets was detected in ancient Babylon and Persia. It was not until 1891 that it was really understood that fingerprints were unique in each individual and could be used as a key for identification. This finding was attributed to the Argentinian police officer Juan Vucetich. A year later, his team was the first to identify a murderer by means of dactyloscopy.
The information revealed by the curves of the skin on the fingers is very sensitive and must therefore be protected. Continue reading