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Law - Politics - 20.12.2023
Study analyses crimes against nature and their consequences
The Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) has prepared a study approaching crimes against nature from the perspective of international law. This article takes the war in Iraq between 2014 and 2017 as a reference and has been published in the international scientific journal Crime, Justice and Social Democracy.

Pharmacology - Health - 19.12.2023
New oral treatment for COVID-19
New oral treatment for COVID-19
A clinical trial carried out by Hospital del Mar, Pompeu Fabra University, the Health Research Institute of Santiago de Compostela and the Pere Virgili Health Park investigated the efficacy and safety of a medicine for outpatients with COVID-19. The treatment acts on the replication mechanism of SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the disease, and reduces the severity and duration of some of the symptoms.

History / Archeology - 15.12.2023
The provenance of the stones of the Menga dolmen, in Antequera, reveals one of the greatest engineering feats of the Neolithic period.
The provenance of the stones of the Menga dolmen, in Antequera, reveals one of the greatest engineering feats of the Neolithic period.
US researchers participate in a study that shows the application of new wood and stone technologies that allowed the construction of an unprecedented monument.

Environment - Computer Science - 15.12.2023
Artificial Intelligence shows that socioeconomic level conditions migrations due to environmental catastrophes
Artificial Intelligence shows that socioeconomic level conditions migrations due to environmental catastrophes
An article from the Image and Signal Processing (ISP) research group of the University of Valencia (UV), led by Gustau Camps-Valls and which has used Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a tool, concludes that the socioeconomic level explains the population movements that occur after catastrophes generated by extreme natural phenomena such as floods, windstorms and landslides.

Health - 14.12.2023
Altered Antiviral Pathways Identified in Autoimmune Disease
Altered Antiviral Pathways Identified in Autoimmune Disease
A team from the Universidad Autˇnoma de Madrid (UAM) and the Hospital Universitario de la Princesa has identified previously unknown alterations in a subtype of immune system cells in patients with Sj÷gren's syndrome. The finding, published in The EMBO Journal , could open up new avenues for the development of more specific and effective treatments against this chronic autoimmune disease.

Media - 14.12.2023
Playful reading on paper helps understanding more than if it is done through digital media
Playful reading on paper helps understanding more than if it is done through digital media
A study by the Interdisciplinary Reading Research Structure (ERI) of the University of Valencia (UV) concludes that reading for leisure on paper helps comprehension more than if it is done with digital media. The work, published in the Review of Educational Research magazine, the most prestigious in educational policies, and in which more than 450,000 people have participated, also concludes that in primary and secondary schools reading should be encouraged, especially in printed format.

Physics - Computer Science - 11.12.2023
Gravitational quantum entanglement simulated
Gravitational quantum entanglement simulated
A researcher at the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) has succeeded in simulating on an IBM quantum computer the creation of quantum entanglement by means of the gravitational field. The work, published in the journal EPJ Quantum Technology , could help in the experimental validation of gravity as a quantum force.

Innovation - 05.12.2023
Artificial intelligence helps to understand complex soil dynamics
Artificial intelligence helps to understand complex soil dynamics
In 1941 Hans Jenny made a seminal contribution to Soil Sciences by proposing a mathematical equation within the so-called soil-landscape model, which, although essentially descriptive, constitutes the central paradigm of this discipline.

Physics - Materials Science - 05.12.2023
New twist on graphene through the development of two-dimensional magnetic materials with 'on demand' properties
New twist on graphene through the development of two-dimensional magnetic materials with ’on demand’ properties
A team from the Institute of Molecular Science (ICMol) of the University of Valencia has taken a step forward in the field of twistronics, an area that brings together physics, chemistry and nanotechnology towards the search and control of new and extraordinary properties in graphene and other two-dimensional materials.

Life Sciences - Health - 01.12.2023
Advances in the integration of metabolomics in an in vitro study of hepatotoxicity of new medical drugs
Advances in the integration of metabolomics in an in vitro study of hepatotoxicity of new medical drugs
A Universitat de ValŔncia (UV) and IIS La Fe team, integrated in the Biomedical Research Centre in Network of Hepatic and Digestive Diseases (CIBERehd), has proven the potential of metabolomics for the study of hepatotoxicity of new medical drugs thanks to its relevance as a discovery tool of new biomarkers.

Health - Pharmacology - 29.11.2023
Use of pharmacogenetic biomarker in personalized therapy questioned
Use of pharmacogenetic biomarker in personalized therapy questioned
A team of pharmacogenetics experts from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) and the Hospital Universitario de La Princesa have questioned the clinical utility of a biomarker that has been assumed to hold promise for personalized drug treatments. The results, published in the journal Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics , highlight the importance of rigorous and continuous evaluation of pharmacogenetic biomarkers prior to their implementation in clinical practice.

Social Sciences - Career - 27.11.2023
A new study analyses how we choose friends at school
A new study analyses how we choose friends at school
Similarity is not the key, according to this research which UC3M is taking part in Researchers from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) and Loyola University have discovered that personality does not seem to have much influence when it comes to choosing social friendships at school, which are based more on the closeness of our contacts, according to a study recently published in the journal PNAS.

Social Sciences - 23.11.2023
Study reveals the largest animal sacrifice in the Western Mediterranean of the Early Iron Age
Study reveals the largest animal sacrifice in the Western Mediterranean of the Early Iron Age
A team of researchers, including Jaime Lira Garrido, from the UCM-ISCIII Joint Center for Human Evolution and Behavior, participates in this work on the Tartessian site of Turu˝uelo (Badajoz), which since 2015 has not stopped giving surprises to the scientific community. The research entitled ' Mass Animal Sacrifice at Casas del Turu˝uelo (Guare˝a, Spain): a Unique Tartessian (Iron Age) Site in the Southwest of the Iberian Peninsula', has been published in the international journal PLOS ONE.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 22.11.2023
Chemistry researchers develop a protein capable of eliminating microplastics
Chemistry researchers develop a protein capable of eliminating microplastics
From November 13 to 19, the third Global Plastics Treaty Meeting was held in Nairobi (Kenya), which tried, albeit in vain, to find an agreement to hold "countries and companies accountable for their action, or inaction, on plastic pollution and its impact on our health, environment and economy". World leaders have set themselves a date to further discuss the issue in April 2024 in Ottawa, Canada, but in the meantime, plastics and microplastics continue to produce pollution, primarily in waters around the globe.

Life Sciences - Health - 21.11.2023
IBiS develops new tools for spina bifida prevention research
IBiS develops new tools for spina bifida prevention research
IBiS research has discovered new phenotypes of neural tube defects in the loop-tail mouse model resistant to folic acid supplementation. These findings not only broaden our understanding of the disease, but provide valuable tools for future research into the prevention of conditions such as spina bifida.

Health - Social Sciences - 20.11.2023
The economic damage of a pandemic is inevitable, but targeted interventions can save more lives and lessen its social impact
According to an international scientific study in which the universities of Zaragoza and Carlos III de Madrid are participating 11/20/23 In order to minimise the impact of a pandemic on the economy, which would be more effective: a lockdown or letting individuals spontaneously reduce their risk of infection? Research recently published in the journal Nature Human Behaviour by Spanish scientists suggests that these two widely debated options lead to similar outcomes; that is, the economy will always be damaged, but at least a lockdown will save more lives.

Health - Pharmacology - 16.11.2023
A 17-kilogram suit for empathy training
A 17-kilogram suit for empathy training
How does a person with physical and sensory limitations feel? What are the restrictions for an elderly person who sees and hears poorly and whose joints are no longer what they used to be? Clinical researchers, especially those who deal with patients, have asked themselves that question and have tried to find the answer, and one of them has been the design of an aging and disability simulation suit.

Physics - Materials Science - 15.11.2023
New experimental technique developed to analyse the protection of 3D printed metal structures
New experimental technique developed to analyse the protection of 3D printed metal structures
Scientists from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and the IMDEA Materiales Institute have developed a new experimental technique in fragmentation tests to evaluate the energy absorption capacity in the event of impact of metallic structures manufactured using 3D printing. This technique, which is more flexible, simpler and faster than others currently used, makes it possible to test the mechanical performance of these materials as protective structures.

Psychology - 13.11.2023
Subjective stress plays a key role for caregivers of people with dementia
Subjective stress plays a key role for caregivers of people with dementia
Family care of a person with dementia imposes an emotional burden that often leads to the joint appearance of symptoms of anxiety and depression in caregivers. A recent study by the CUIDEMOS team, formed by researchers from the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) and the Rey Juan Carlos University (URJC), highlights the relationship between the subjective stress of family caregivers and the appearance of anxious and depressive symptoms, highlighting the need for adaptive interventions to improve their well-being.

Astronomy / Space - 08.11.2023
James Webb Space Telescope identifies the farthest Milky Way-like galaxy ever observed
James Webb Space Telescope identifies the farthest Milky Way-like galaxy ever observed
An international scientific team, led by the Center for Astrobiology (CAB), CSIC-INTA and including Cristina Cabello, postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Particle Physics and Cosmos of the Complutense University of Madrid (IPARCOS-UCM), has discovered the most distant Milky Way-like barred galaxy known to date.
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