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Politics - Religions - 28.07.2021
A book analyzes the representation of motherhood and its political dimension
The dominant narrative on motherhood relegates the woman to the private ambit and to the dimension of emotions and of sentiment, as something that is the opposite of the public and the theoretical.

Research Management - 26.07.2021
New transformative agreements to promote open-access publications
Transformative agreements are contracts between library consortiums and publishers to transform the current subscriptions at no cost to open-access publications, maintaining the access to reading.

Health - 26.07.2021
What impact has covid-19 had on public support for the European Union?
An international research project on, involving Toni Rodon, a professor with the UPF Department of Political and Social Sciences, will analyse how the crisis caused by the pandemic has affected Europ

Health - 22.07.2021
Being born with a low weight can cause changes in the heart that persist into adulthood
Being born with a low weight can cause changes in the heart that persist into adulthood
People who have been born underweight, that is, babies in the first decile (corresponding to 10% of babies born with the lowest weight), have more cardiovascular problems when they are adults.

Research Management - 22.07.2021

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 21.07.2021
Management measures improve the conservation of the steppe bird in Lleida
Management measures improve the conservation of the steppe bird in Lleida
Over the last forty years, the agricultural intensification, as well as the urban and farming development in the Lleida Plain, have reduced the expansion and quality of the available habitat for the steppe birds of this area, which covers a great part of species of such kind in Spain.

Health - Pharmacology - 21.07.2021
A bachelor’s degree final project identifies the best covid-19 vaccination strategy
The impact of the pandemic according to socioeconomic origin is the subject of research in the framework of the UPF bachelor's degree in Mathematical Engineering in Data Science, by Genona Torruella, supervised by professor Miguel Ángel Cordobés.

Research Management - Career - 20.07.2021
Melanie Revilla presents four new types of data that complement or replace web surveys
The deputy director of the UPF Research and Expertise Centre for Survey Methodology, which in 2019 received a grant from the European Research Council to study the subject, gave one of the keynote speeches at the 2021 conference of the European Survey Research Association (ESRA).

Health - Life Sciences - 19.07.2021
Predicting the risk of cerebrovascular thrombosis in patients with heart disease
This was the main goal of a study published in Frontiers in Physiology by a team of researchers led by Oscar Camara, a member of the PhySense group, attached to the BCN MedTech research unit, of whic

Health - Life Sciences - 16.07.2021

Environment - Earth Sciences - 16.07.2021
The African lake Sonachi: behind the mysteries of the great production of methane in extreme habitats
The African lake Sonachi: behind the mysteries of the great production of methane in extreme habitats
A study published in the journal , from the Nature publishing group, reveals the unusual high concentrations of methane in surface waters of the volcanic soda lake Sonachi (Kenya), in the African Rift Valley.

History / Archeology - 15.07.2021

Environment - 14.07.2021
Sharks in Costa Brava: evidence of an ongoing decline
Some shark species, such as the basing shark and the spiny dogfish, are in populational decline in the Costa Brava, and even blackspotted smooth-hounds can have disappeared due to the fishing pressure of this marine region in the Catalan coasts.

Campus - Health - 14.07.2021

Health - 12.07.2021
Eating less saturated fats may slightly reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack, but does not affect mortality
For every 100 people who reduce their consumption of saturated fats, between 1 and 2 cases of stroke or heart attack may be prevented.

Life Sciences - Innovation - 08.07.2021

Environment - Earth Sciences - 08.07.2021
Team analyses the impact of climate change in dry and hot periods in the Pyrenees
Team analyses the impact of climate change in dry and hot periods in the Pyrenees
A team of the University of Barcelona has analysed for the first time what the dry and hot periods could be like in the area of the Pyrenees depending on different greenhouse emission scenarios.

Social Sciences - Research Management - 08.07.2021
The first international study of birth cohorts, which involves UPF, considered a priority research infrastructure in Europe
The project Growing Up in Digital Europe-EuroCohort (GUIDE), with prominent participation by the RECSM-UPF research group, has been recently included in the roadmap 2021 of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI).

Health - Pharmacology - 08.07.2021
A system for the early detection of tumour cells has been developed
Altum Sequencing, a start-up in the biotechnology sector that is part of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid's (UC3M) Incubation and Acceleration of Companies and Industrial PhD programmes, has paten

Innovation - Computer Science - 07.07.2021

Environment - 06.07.2021
Schools in Barcelona create a map of the city's air pollution thanks to citizen science
Schools in Barcelona create a map of the city’s air pollution thanks to citizen science
A study led by UB researchers and carried out together with more than 1,650 students and their family members from 18 educational centres in Barcelona shows that citizen science is a valid approach a

Life Sciences - Environment - 05.07.2021
A specific protein complex from plant stem cells regulates their division and response to stress
A specific protein complex from plant stem cells regulates their division and response to stress
A multidisciplinary research team led by the CSIC biologist at CRAG Ana I. Caño Delgado and the physicist from the University of Barcelona Marta Ibañes, found that two plant stem cell proteins

Environment - 05.07.2021
KAI Challenge: swimming 120 kilometres in Costa Brava for its environmental protection
KAI Challenge: swimming 120 kilometres in Costa Brava for its environmental protection
On August 21, a team of swimmers will swim the whole Costa Brava (120 kilometres) to raise funds for the sustainability project "Stop ghost fishing", through the KAI project.

Life Sciences - Health - 29.06.2021
LSL60101 compound reduces neuroinflammation and improves cognition in animal models with Alzheimer's
LSL60101 compound reduces neuroinflammation and improves cognition in animal models with Alzheimer’s
The LSL60101 compound, a specific ligand of the I2-IR receptors in the brain, could shed light on the development of future strategies against Alzheimer's disease.

Religions - Social Sciences - 28.06.2021
Severity of abuses of minors within the Catholic church
Severity of abuses of minors within the Catholic church
Last April, the Spanish Catholic Church recognized, for the first time, 220 cases of abuses to minors by Spanish priests since 2001, according to what the representative of the Spanish Episcopal Conference stated in a press release.
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