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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.

Social Sciences - Health - 03.03.2021
Green tea supplements can modulate facial development in Down syndrome
Green tea supplements can modulate facial development in Down syndrome
Recerca A new study led by Belgian and Spanish researchers published in the journal Scientific Repor ts adds evidence about the potential benefits of green tea extracts in Down syndrome. The researchers observed that the intake of green tea extracts can reduce facial dysmorphology in children with Down syndrome when taken during the first three years of life.

Health - Pharmacology - 03.03.2021
Administering zinc to covid-19 patients could help towards their recovery
Administering zinc supplements to covid-19 patients with low levels of this element may be a strategy to reduce mortality and recovery time. At the same time, it could help to prevent risk groups, like the elderly, from suffering the worst effects of the disease. These are the findings of a study by physicians and researchers from the Hospital del Mar, Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute and UPF.

Media - 02.03.2021
The first Spanish newspaper published again in a critical edition
Professor Díaz-Noci, a researcher with the DigiDoc research group, is involved in this book that recovers and studies the first gazette to appear in the Iberian Peninsula. 1618 is the year in which the appearance of the first Spanish newspaper can be established, of which eleven issues published in Valencia are known and is now being recovered in the critical edition Gaceta de Roma (Valencia, Felipe Mey, 1618-1620).

Life Sciences - 01.03.2021
In decision-making, biases are an unconscious tendency that are difficult to eradicate
This is according to a study conducted in primates, published on 26 February in the journal Current Biology , led by Rubén Moreno Bote, along with Gabriela Mochol, researchers at the Center for Brain and Cognition, in collaboration with Roozbeh Kiani, a researcher at New York University (USA). Often, humans display biases, i.e., unconscious tendencies towards a type of decision.

Life Sciences - Health - 26.02.2021
More ethical and economic model for nanoparticle toxicological studies
More ethical and economic model for nanoparticle toxicological studies
A small caterpillar, considered a plague by all beekeepers, has proved to be a great promise for biomedical research. The larvae of the Galleria mellonella species, known for the damage they cause to beehives, had been object of interest in scientific research for the last decades, specially for their utility as invertebrate models in the study of mechanisms of diseases.

Chemistry - Environment - 24.02.2021
Important steps for transforming toxic molecules in air at low temperatures
Important steps for transforming toxic molecules in air at low temperatures
Recerca Air pollution from fuel combustion is one of the greatest environmental problems, especially in urban environments. In densely populated cities, the presence of nitrogen oxides, very small carbon particles, and carbon monoxide (CO) in the air seriously harms the human health and increases mortality.

Life Sciences - Health - 23.02.2021
New therapeutic target for Huntington's treatment
New therapeutic target for Huntington’s treatment
Recerca Huntington's disease is caused by a mutation in the Huntingtin gene (HTT), which appears in adults and features motor, cognitive and psychiatric alterations. The origin of this disease has been associated with the anomalous functioning of the mutated protein: mHTT, but recent data showed the involvement of other molecular mechanisms.

Life Sciences - Health - 17.02.2021
A study analyses the risk genetic factors shared between ADHD and disruptive behaviour disorders
A study analyses the risk genetic factors shared between ADHD and disruptive behaviour disorders
People with attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) combined with disruptive behaviour disorders (DBDs) share about the 80% of genetic variants associated with aggressive and antisocial behaviours.

Physics - Materials Science - 08.02.2021
Design of a nanometric structure that improves solar cell efficiency
Design of a nanometric structure that improves solar cell efficiency
Researchers at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) have developed a new nanometric structure that can cover the surface of some silicon solar panels and improve their performance by up to 40%. This design could be applied to future solar installations to achieve a better energy efficiency. This new design is based on a "metasurface', in other words a surface made up of small structures that are repeated in a pattern.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 26.01.2021
Eating from five to six times per day is linked to a lower body mass index
Results revealed that the daily pattern for the peripheral temperature was more robust in those individuals that ate from five to six meals a day. This means a higher contrast of temperature between day and night, which shows a more pronounced circadian rhythm, that is, a healthier one. Recerca Having from five to six daily meals regularly is linked to a lower body mass index (BMI).

Health - Mathematics - 18.01.2021
Metastasis starts
Metastasis starts
A mathematical study describes how metastasis starts Research by the UC3M and UCM A scientific study carried out by the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) has produced a mathematical description of the way in which a tumor invades the epithelial cells and automatically quantifies the progression of the tumor and the remaining cell islands after its progression.

Life Sciences - Health - 02.01.2021
Molecular mechanism involved in Huntington’s neurodegeneration
These images show the nucleus of neurons in the CA1 region of the hippocampus with a marker for lamina B1. It shows the altered morphology of the nuclei of neurons in the R6/1 mouse, a model of Huntington's disease. Recerca Protein alteration in the family of lamins causes several diseases, known as laminopathies, such as progeria or precocious ageing.