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Life Sciences - Jul 28
Life Sciences
Mitofusin 2 is a key protein in the regulation of the physiology of mitochondria -cellular organelles that produce energy- involved in several neurodegenerative and cardiovascular diseases, as well as in cancer. Now, a study published in the journal EMBO Reports reveals that the regulation of the bioenergetic activity in the mitochondria requires mitofusin 2 to be found in the endoplasmic reticulum, a system built by a complex network of membranes in the cell cytoplasm The study is led by the lecturer Francesc Soriano, from the Faculty of Biology and the Institute of Neurosciences (UBNeuro) of the UB.
Transport - Jul 19

Creating new procedures that improve mass drone traffic is the purpose of LABYRINTH, a European research project coordinated by the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) with the participation of 13 international organisations within the R&D&I, transport, emergency, and auxiliary services fields.

Health - Jul 13
Health

From the vocal cords that produce our voice to the beating of our heart, the cells of our body are subjected to mechanical forces that change cellular response constantly, regulating essential processes both in healthy individuals and in disease conditions such as cancer.

Life Sciences - Jul 16

A study led by Gustavo Deco, ICREA research professor and director of the Center for Brain and Cognition, in collaboration with Morten L. Kringelbach, a researcher at the universities of Oxford (UK) and Aarhus (Denmark), together with researchers from the Max Planck Institute and several centres in Australia, published on 14 July in Science Advances .

Health - Jul 12

An international research team has defined the molecular mechanism that drives the initial step of tumour metastasis -intravasationwhen tumour cells enter vascular and/or lymphatic vessels. Understanding tumour cell intravasation is the key to future therapeutic developments to block the spread of tumour cells from their primary site, before the onset of metastasis.


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Life Sciences - Health - 28.07.2021
New findings on the function of mitofusin 2 in the cellular energy metabolism
New findings on the function of mitofusin 2 in the cellular energy metabolism
Mitofusin 2 is a key protein in the regulation of the physiology of mitochondria -cellular organelles that produce energy- involved in several neurodegenerative and cardiovascular diseases, as well as in cancer.

Transport - 19.07.2021
An automated flight control system for drone swarms has been developed
Creating new procedures that improve mass drone traffic is the purpose of LABYRINTH, a European research project coordinated by the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) with the participation of 13 international organisations within the R&D&I, transport, emergency, and auxiliary services fields.

Life Sciences - 16.07.2021
The differential gene expression of brain areas explains the generation of complex neural dynamics
A study led by Gustavo Deco, ICREA research professor and director of the Center for Brain and Cognition, in collaboration with Morten L. Kringelbach, a researcher at the universities of Oxford (UK) and Aarhus (Denmark), together with researchers from the Max Planck Institute and several centres in Australia, published on 14 July in Science Advances .

Health - Life Sciences - 13.07.2021
Cellular stretching and softening, key in the body's response to processes like cancer
Cellular stretching and softening, key in the body’s response to processes like cancer
From the vocal cords that produce our voice to the beating of our heart, the cells of our body are subjected to mechanical forces that change cellular response constantly, regulating essential processes both in healthy individuals and in disease conditions such as cancer. Yet, despite their importance, we remain largely unaware of how cells sense and respond to these forces.

Health - Life Sciences - 12.07.2021
Researchers define the molecular mechanism that drives the initial step of tumour metastasis
An international research team has defined the molecular mechanism that drives the initial step of tumour metastasis -intravasationwhen tumour cells enter vascular and/or lymphatic vessels. Understanding tumour cell intravasation is the key to future therapeutic developments to block the spread of tumour cells from their primary site, before the onset of metastasis.

History / Archeology - 07.07.2021
Findings of a cave painting with the best scene of honey harvesting in the Levantine art
Findings of a cave painting with the best scene of honey harvesting in the Levantine art
The findings of a new site of cave paintings in Castellote (Teruel) have brought to light the scene of a person climbing a ladder to get honey from a beehive about 7,500 years ago. This is the most elaborate and well-preserved painting on this gatherer activity documented to date within the Levantine art, developed on the Mediterranean coast of the Iberian Peninsula.

Health - Life Sciences - 07.07.2021
Researchers identify an early neuronal dysfunction in Parkinson's that could help early diagnosis
Researchers identify an early neuronal dysfunction in Parkinson’s that could help early diagnosis
Parkinson's is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by the loss of dopaminergic neurons, a process involving motor manifestations such as tremors, rigidity, slow movements, and postural instability. Although in many cases the cause of the disease is still unknown, mutations in the LRRK2 gene are responsible for 5% of the cases.

Politics - 05.07.2021
A key tool for citizen participation in science
Scientists from the Science, Communication and Society Study Centre at UPF gain insight into how citizen participation in science is practised in Spain and propose a series of recommendations for its improvement. Researchers from UPF have analysed the way citizen science is practised in Spain. The paper, produced by Carolina Llorente and Gema Revuelta , from UPF's Science, Communication and Society Studies Centre ( CCS-UPF ) and Mar Carriˇ , from the University's Health Sciences Educational Research Group ( GRECS ), has been published in the Journal of Science Communication (JCOM).

Environment - 02.07.2021
The ocean plastic sink that went away with the rivers
The ocean plastic sink that went away with the rivers
The amount of plastic discharged by rivers to our oceans and seas has been overestimated by two to three orders of magnitude. This would explain why a large volume of microplastics seems to disappear in a mysterious ocean sink.

Computer Science - 01.07.2021
A new framework to improve the performance and flexibility of supercomputing
Researchers from the European research project ASPIDE, coordinated by the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), have created a tool and utility pack for high-performance software developers to improve performance and flexibility when creating applications within the supercomputing industry. As a result, they have accelerated massive data processing in mobile telephony industries, the diagnosis of mental illnesses and the detection of parasites in beehives, among other fields.

Astronomy / Space Science - 01.07.2021
Oversized black hole population in the star cluster Palomar 5
Oversized black hole population in the star cluster Palomar 5
Palomar 5 is a unique star cluster. This is firstly because it is one of the "fluffiest" clusters in the halo of our Galaxy, with the average distance between the stars being a few light-years, comparable to the distance from the Sun to the nearest star. Secondly, it has a specular stellar stream associated with it that spans more than 20 degrees across the sky.

Life Sciences - 29.06.2021
Intestinal wall folds by measuring forces
Intestinal wall folds by measuring forces
The human intestine is formed by more than 40 square meters of tissue, with many folds in the internal surface that remind of valleys and mountain peaks. Among other functions, these folds enable an increase in nutrient absorption. Also, the intestine is under a constant renewal, which involves that, approximately every five days, all cells of its internal wall are renewed to guarantee a proper intestinal functioning.

Life Sciences - Health - 22.06.2021
Protein involved in the memory loss and inflammation associated with alzheimer
Protein involved in the memory loss and inflammation associated with alzheimer
A study led by researchers of the Institute of Neurosciences of the UB ( UBNeuro ) has determined the levels of the RTp801 protein increase in the hippocampal formation in post-mortem samples of patients with Alzheimer's and in animal models of the disease. The study, published in the journal Cell Death and Disease , states that such protein is related to the neuropathological severity of the illness.

Health - 22.06.2021
Detection of covid-19 via automatic cough analysis
So reveals a study accepted by the Interspeech 2021 congress, to be held in Brno (Czech Republic) this coming August. A study led by AdriÓ Mallol and Helena Cuesta, UPF alumni and researcher at the University of Augsburg and researcher with the Music Technology research group, respectively. The covid-19 crisis has tested healthcare systems throughout the world.

Life Sciences - 16.06.2021
The fundamental ideas of Leonardo da Vinci are relevant to modern neuroscience
Half a millennium after Leonardo, the continuous search for order in dynamic processes is a cornerstone of modern biology, highlight the authors of an essay published in Current Biology of which Gustavo Deco, director of the Center for Brain and Cognition, is the first author. Finding order in chaos is a hallmark of science and art.

Health - Mathematics - 14.06.2021
Mathematics to improve macular degeneration treatment
Researchers from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) have created a mathematical model and simulated numerically the progression of age-related macular degeneration, one of the main causes of blindness. This model can be used to better understand how this disease appears and assess the most effective treatments.

Health - 14.06.2021
Are probiotic foods beneficial for the health?
Advertisements would certainly uphold such a benefit, but there are doubts about their veracity, according to a new assessment by Nutrimedia, a project of the Science Communication Observatory and the Iberoamerican Cochrane Center. The term probiotic ("pro-life") seems to implicitly involve a health benefit.

Linguistics / Literature - 08.06.2021
Finding of the first Spanish translation of a Dickens' text
Finding of the first Spanish translation of a Dickens’ text
An article published in the prestigious journal Dickens Quarterly discovered what could be considered to be the first direct translation of a Dickens text from English to Spanish. The article explains the research on this finding by the lecturer John Stone, from the Faculty of Philology and Communication.

Mechanical Engineering - 07.06.2021
Artificial intelligence and data mining are being used to measure aerodynamic flows
Artificial intelligence and data mining are being used to measure aerodynamic flows
Developing new ways to measure turbulent flows that are more efficient and reliable is the main objective of the NEXTFLOW research project at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), funded by an ERC Starting Grant from the European Union. These techniques, which use new developments in artificial intelligence and data mining, can be used to improve the aerodynamics of means of transport and reduce their environmental impact.

Politics - 07.06.2021
When and why do politicians use emotive rhetoric in parliamentary speeches?
A study involving Toni Rodon, a professor with the UPF Department of Political and Social Sciences, argues that emotive rhetoric is one of the tools that politicians use strategically to attract voters. Published in American Political Science Review , the article analyses two million parliamentary speeches delivered in the lower houses of parliament in the UK (between 2001 and 2019) and Ireland (between 2002 and 2013).
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