Narrative coherence boosts child development

Psychology - Jul 18
Psychology

Researchers from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) and the Autonomous University of Madrid have provided new evidence on the importance of narrative discourse for cognitive and linguistic development in childhood. The work, published in the journal Estudos da Linguagem , lays the groundwork for developing educational materials in Spanish-speaking classrooms.

Life Sciences - Jul 17

Factors enabling a human RNA virus to mutate and facilitate its transmission identified

The Institute for Integrative Systems Biology (UV-CSIC) has conducted the first comprehensive analysis of all mutations in the protein set of coxsackievirus B3, which causes severe heart inflammation. The findings, published in Plos Biology, will help to identify regions of the virus genome with low tolerance to mutations, facilitating the development of drugs targeting these areas.

Health - Jul 11

Unique scanner developed for planning proton therapy against cancer

A collaboration led by Enrique Nácher, from the Institute of Corpuscular Physics (IFIC), has developed the first fully Spanish proton tomography scanner.

Health - Jul 11

Discovery of a mechanism for bacterial adaptation to certain antibiotics

Health

Researchers from the Instituto de Biomedicina de Sevilla- IBiS, the University of Seville and the Virgen Macarena University Hospital publish a study

Prehistoric craftsmen created fake amber beads

History & Archeology

A US research team unveils this practice, which was intended to meet the demand in places where amber was scarce.

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