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Environment - Life Sciences - 08.07.2022
Knowing and protecting the marine biodiversity in Catalonia with acoustic telemetry and citizen science
Knowing and protecting the marine biodiversity in Catalonia with acoustic telemetry and citizen science
The behaviour and movements of many marine species in the different marine ecosystems is still quite unknown.

History / Archeology - Life Sciences - 09.06.2022
The origin of human societies to be analysed in Mètode magazine
New issue: -Vida social: Una historia natural de las sociedades- (-Social Life: a natural history of societies-) What is the role of cooperation in our evolution?

Life Sciences - 20.05.2022

Career - Life Sciences - 01.04.2022
Four postdoctoral researchers will bring their talent to UPF thanks to the grants obtained in the European Marie Curie 2021 call
They will join the departments of Medicine and Life Sciences (Artemy Kolchinsky and Elena Muscolino), Humanities (Marija Blasokovic) and Information and Communication Technologies (Piotr Przybyla), u

Life Sciences - Health - 22.03.2022
Correct mitochondrial function prevents muscle loss during ageing
Correct mitochondrial function prevents muscle loss during ageing
Loss of muscle mass and power related to ageing —sarcopenia— is a degenerative process that reduces the quality of life and increases the dependency levels of the elderly.

Health - Life Sciences - 03.03.2022
A new study relates liquid fructose intake to fatty liver disease
A new study relates liquid fructose intake to fatty liver disease
A high-fat diet is not enough to cause short-term fatty liver disease. However, if this diet is combined with the intake of beverages sweetened with liquid fructose, the accumulation of fats in the liver accelerates and hypertriglyceridemia —a cardiovascular risk factor— can appear.

Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 02.02.2022
Statement from Barcelona Science Park and University of Barcelona regarding project under Research Challenges programme
Institucional The Barcelona Science Park is home to a company that is heading up a project through the Research Challenges programme, of the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, aiming to develop a drug to treat hepatic fibrosis and myelofibrosis.

Physics - Life Sciences - 17.01.2022

Environment - Life Sciences - 21.12.2021
New UB Antarctic campaign to study global threats affecting the marine benthos
New UB Antarctic campaign to study global threats affecting the marine benthos
Studying the impact of the anthropic pressure and the natural threats that affect the Antarctic benthos —organisms that live in the seafloor— is the main objective of the new Antarctic campaign of the Challenge research project, led by Professor Conxita Àvila, from the Faculty of Biology and the Biodiversity Research Institute ( IRBio ) of the University of Barcelona.

Health - Life Sciences - 09.12.2021
A diet rich in plant-based products reduces the risk of cognitive impairment in the elderly
A diet rich in plant-based products reduces the risk of cognitive impairment in the elderly
A diet rich in plant products reduces the risk of cognitive impairment and dementia in the elderly.

Environment - Life Sciences - 01.12.2021
How does the climate crisis affect the Antarctic fur seal?
How does the climate crisis affect the Antarctic fur seal?
The climate crisis is limiting the availability of krill —small crustaceans that are vital in the marine food chain— during summer in some areas of the Antarctica.

Paleontology - Life Sciences - 30.11.2021
Dinosaurs and amber: a site in Teruel opens a unique window to the Cretaceous world from 110 million years ago
Dinosaurs and amber: a site in Teruel opens a unique window to the Cretaceous world from 110 million years ago
New findings of amber in the site of Ariño in Teruel have enabled the reconstruction of a swampy paleoenvironment with a rich coastal resin forest from 110 million years ago, from the era of dinosaurs. This place featured conifers and understories of gymnosperms and ferns, and flower plants, where insects, turtles, crocodiles, mammals and dinosaurs such as the species Proa valdearinnoensis and E uropelta carbonensis lived.

Health - Life Sciences - 23.11.2021

Health - Life Sciences - 26.10.2021
The UB improves positions in the BGU and NTU rankings
Institucional The University of Barcelona improves positions in the international ranking Best Global Universities (BGU) , in which it holds the 87th position worldwide, compared to last year's 90th position.

Health - Life Sciences - 11.10.2021
Two new genetic variants associated with suicide attempts help to decode risk factors of this problem
Two new genetic variants associated with suicide attempts help to decode risk factors of this problem
A genetic study with more than half a million patients has identified two new variants related to the risk of suicide attempt.

Environment - Life Sciences - 10.09.2021
Landfills and meat industry: new food sources for the Medes Islands yellow-legged gull
Landfills and meat industry: new food sources for the Medes Islands yellow-legged gull
The diet of the yellow-legged gull in the Medes Islands has changed extremely over the last decades, according to a study that analyses the changes in the diet of this species over the last twenty years.

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

Life Sciences - Innovation - 08.07.2021