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Health - Apr 20
So demonstrates research resulting from the final year project on the bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering by Sergi Coderch, supervised by Ana González Suárez and Oscar Camara, researchers with the PhySense research group at the BCN MedTech Research Unit.
History - Apr 15

The project, called LandCover6k, offers a new classification system that the researchers hope will improve predications about the planet's future and fill in gaps about its past. .Published in PLOS ONE , the study includes the participation of researchers from the universities of Pennsylvania, Pompeu Fabra and Glasgow, including Marco Madella, ICREA research professor of the Department of Humanities at UPF, who is one of the project leaders.

Physics - Apr 14
Physics

In-depth research into the physics of a new type of plasma rockets for space missions and revolutionising their design.

Health - Apr 14
Health

A collaboration between Catalan and American researchers has resulted in the largest public databank known to date on data about gene expression and colonic genetic variants.

Media - Apr 13

Researchers from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and the Spanish Centre for Subtitling and Audio Description (CESyA, in its Spanish acronym) have analysed the state of representation of people with disabilities in the Spanish digital press.


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Health - 20.04.2021
Greater effectiveness in the treatment of arrhythmias with radio frequency energy and catheterization
So demonstrates research resulting from the final year project on the bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering by Sergi Coderch, supervised by Ana González Suárez and Oscar Camara, researchers with the PhySense research group at the BCN MedTech Research Unit. It was a runner up in the 2019 Gemma Rossell i Romero Awards and has been published in International Journal of Hyperthermia .

History / Archeology - Environment - 15.04.2021
To improve climate models, an international team with the participation of UPF turns to archaeological data
The project, called LandCover6k, offers a new classification system that the researchers hope will improve predications about the planet's future and fill in gaps about its past. .Published in PLOS ONE , the study includes the participation of researchers from the universities of Pennsylvania, Pompeu Fabra and Glasgow, including Marco Madella, ICREA research professor of the Department of Humanities at UPF, who is one of the project leaders.

Health - Life Sciences - 14.04.2021
Largest public database on genetic variants that regulate colonic gene expression
Largest public database on genetic variants that regulate colonic gene expression
A collaboration between Catalan and American researchers has resulted in the largest public databank known to date on data about gene expression and colonic genetic variants.

Physics - 14.04.2021
A European project to develop electrodeless plasma thrusters
A European project to develop electrodeless plasma thrusters
In-depth research into the physics of a new type of plasma rockets for space missions and revolutionising their design. This is the aim of ZARATHUSTRA, a European ERC Starting Grant research project at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) that aims to develop a new aerospace technology and whose results could also be applied in other fields, such as nuclear fusion by magnetic confinement.

Media - 13.04.2021
A study analyses how digital press represents people with disabilities
Researchers from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and the Spanish Centre for Subtitling and Audio Description (CESyA, in its Spanish acronym) have analysed the state of representation of people with disabilities in the Spanish digital press. The study, recently published in the Spanish Journal of Disability, analyses media representation of disability with the aim of determining whether the media analysed is spreading a stereotyped or discriminatory image of this group of people, which may affect their relationships with other members of society.

Health - Life Sciences - 12.04.2021
Postnatal molecular changes associated with the fetal inflammatory response have been identified in extremely preterm newborns
The molecular changes observed after birth reveal for the first time a postnatal alteration of adaptive immunity in extremely preterm newborns affected by fetal inflammatory response before birth. A new study provides the largest catalogue to date of postnatal molecular changes associated with the fetal inflammatory response in extremely preterm newborns.

Agronomy / Food Science - 12.04.2021
Researchers study dog diets in the Bronze Age and the First Iron Age using remains from Can Roqueta site
Researchers study dog diets in the Bronze Age and the First Iron Age using remains from Can Roqueta site
Experts from the Prehistoric Studies and Research Seminar ( SERP ) of the University of Barcelona led a study based on the analysis of the remains of thirty-six dogs from the Bronze Age and the First Iron Age found in the site of Can Roqueta (Sabadell). The study, published in Journal World Prehistory , concludes that the food intake of these animals 3,500 years ago was conditioned by human activities, as it happens nowadays.

Earth Sciences - Social Sciences - 08.04.2021
Hidden meaning of mountain gorillas' chest beats
Hidden meaning of mountain gorillas’ chest beats
The image of a gorilla beating its chest is one of the most iconic images related to the behaviour of these primates. However, despite being one of the most emblematic sounds in the animal kingdom, the well-known chest beats have received little attention from the scientific community. A research team in which Jordi Galbany, expert from the Faculty of Psychology of the UB, takes part, has found a correlation between the body size of gorillas and the sound frequency of the typical chest beats.

Astronomy / Space Science - 30.03.2021
First interstellar comet to be the most pristine ever found
First interstellar comet to be the most pristine ever found
New observations carried out with the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope (ESO's VLT) indicate that the rogue comet 2I/Borisov, which is the second and most recently detected interstellar visitor to our Solar System, is one of the most pristine comets ever observed. Astronomers suspect that the most likely thing to have happened is for the comet to never passed close to a star, making it an unaltered relic of the cloud of gas and dust where it was created.

Media - Economics / Business - 29.03.2021
Fake news and patriotic journalism were at the centre of media coverage of the events of 1 October
A study by the researchers Lluís Mas, Frederic Guerrero, Xavier Ramon and the alumni Laura Grande, of the Department of Communication published in the journal The Political Economy of Communication . The Spanish daily newspaper El País applied interpretative frames of patriotic journalism to cover the events of the Catalan process in October 2017.

Life Sciences - Environment - 26.03.2021
Study analyses fish larval dispersal in western Mediterranean
Study analyses fish larval dispersal in western Mediterranean
A new study analyzes the larval dispersal of nine fish species in the western Mediterranean and identifies three large areas in which there is barely fish exchange, so fish would remain in the same area all their life.

Life Sciences - History / Archeology - 25.03.2021
The origin and uniqueness of basque genetics revealed
The origin and uniqueness of basque genetics revealed
A new study reveals that the genetic uniqueness of the Basque population is not due to its external origin in respect of other Iberian populations, but reduced contacts as of the Iron Age. The genomic analysis points to the language barrier as a possible bastion which led to the isolation of the people.

Environment - 23.03.2021
Intensity of phytoplankton production during Antarctic summer affects the structure of seafloor ecosystems
Intensity of phytoplankton production during Antarctic summer affects the structure of seafloor ecosystems
Understanding the evolution of the polar sea ice is not enough to study the effects of the climate change on marine ecosystems in Antarctic seafloors. It is also necessary to determine the intensity of phytoplankton local production during the Antarctic summer, as stated in a new study by a research team of the Faculty of Biology and the Biodiversity Research Institute ( IRBio ) of the UB, published in the journal Marine Environmental Research .

Social Sciences - Pedagogy - 22.03.2021
The gender equalization process in Spain led to unexpected effects on the health of new-borns
The gender equalization process in Spain led to unexpected effects on the health of new-borns, according to research A study involving researchers from Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Mannheim and Carlos III of Madrid universities analyses the effect of increased access by women to education and financial opportunities caused to their fertility and the health of new-borns.

Life Sciences - 19.03.2021
A paper-based cellular device has been designed capable of detecting and processing biological signals outside the laboratory
Researchers from the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences at UPF have designed a cellular device with computing capacity. This approach can make it possible to produce biosensors for applications such as the detection of mercury, cholera or the risk of preeclampsia in an industrial way at a very low cost.

Environment - Innovation - 18.03.2021
Climate change ravages coralligenous architects in the Mediterranean
Climate change ravages coralligenous architects in the Mediterranean
Recerca Marine heatwaves are dramatically affecting the marine ecosystems of the world and the Mediterranean is no exception. In the Mediterranean, these extreme climate episodes and its resulting massive mortality of species are getting more and more intense and frequent. To date, most of the studies analysed the effects of these perturbations on specific species and populations, although researchers still do not know how this affects the functioning of the involved ecosystems.

Materials Science - Life Sciences - 17.03.2021
Research examines how to improve the measurement of the surface viscosity of filaments and membranes
Researchers at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) have published a scientific paper that lays the foundation for developing a more precise method of measuring surface viscosity in liquid filaments and biological membranes with viscous surfaces. This development could be applied in the food, pharmaceutical or biomedical industries.

Computer Science - Mathematics - 10.03.2021
Future virtual fitting rooms
Future virtual fitting rooms
Recerca A team of the University of Barcelona and the Computer Vision Center ( CVC ) have carried out CLOTH3D, the first 3D synthetic dataset at a large scale aimed at the development of deep learning to simulate clothes on different body types.

Health - Career - 04.03.2021
An unstable working life affects the future mental health of young people
This study evaluates the relationship between the various possible pathways at the start of working life with future absenteeism due to mental disorders in a sample of salaried workers. A new study reveals that a precarious, unstable initiation by young people to working life is associated with poorer future mental health.

Environment - Life Sciences - 04.03.2021
Albatros and petrels: roadmap to protect the most threatened sea birds at sea
Albatros and petrels: roadmap to protect the most threatened sea birds at sea
Recerca Albatrosses and petrels spend about 39% of their life cycle on the high seas, a large global marine area that goes beyond the field of national and international jurisdictions of nature protection.

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