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Life Sciences - History / Archeology - 08.02.2024
Lack of names of women in microbiology
Lack of names of women in microbiology
Mčtode magazine publishes a report on the research developed at the Universitat de Valčncia on the scientific names dedicated to female researchers. Cytophaga johnsonae. This is the name of the bacterium named after Delia E. Johnson, American microbiologist and the first woman in the history of microbiology to name an organism, one hundred and twenty-five years after a man did so.

Life Sciences - Health - 30.01.2024
New mechanism to control cell division
New mechanism to control cell division
Research from the University of Valencia describes a new mechanism to control cell division The Cell Cycle Regulation in Eukaryotes research group at the University of Valencia (UV) has discovered a new way to control cell division, a key process to understand diseases such as cancer, in which cell proliferation loses the correct operation of its control and braking mechanisms.

Health - Life Sciences - 24.01.2024
Bacteria in the syphilis family were present in America at least a thousand years before the arrival of Christopher Columbus
Bacteria in the syphilis family were present in America at least a thousand years before the arrival of Christopher Columbus
A new study reveals that bacteria in the syphilis family were present in America at least a thousand years before the arrival of Christopher Columbus One of the greatest mysteries in the history of epidemics is whether or not syphilis was introduced into Europe after Columbus- first voyage to the Americas.

Health - Life Sciences - 17.01.2024
Microbe discovered which prevents mosquitoes from harbouring malaria parasite
Microbe discovered which prevents mosquitoes from harbouring malaria parasite
Scientific research, in which a researcher from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) has participated, has identified a bacteria that prevents the malaria parasite from completing its cycle inside mosquitoes. This advance, recently published in the journal Science, could provide an additional weapon against the spread of malaria in the world.

History / Archeology - Life Sciences - 11.01.2024
Great genetic differences of the European population in the Palaeolithic and Neolithic
Great genetic differences of the European population in the Palaeolithic and Neolithic
A study shows great genetic differences of the European population in the Palaeolithic and Neolithic The University of Valencia (UV) participates in an international study published in Nature magazine and led by the University of Copenhaguen in which more than 1,600 ancient human genomes are analysed to shed unprecedented insights into the past human gene pools of western Eurasia (current Europe).

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 Valčncia (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.

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.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 23.10.2023
Scientists design a protein capable of filtering and degrading plastics
Scientists design a protein capable of filtering and degrading plastics
A team of scientists from the Complutense University of Madrid, the Institute of Catalysis and Petrochemistry of the CSIC (ICP-CSIC) and the Barcelona Supercomputing Center have added a new function -through computational methods- to a defense protein of the strawberry anemone (Actinia fragacea ).

Life Sciences - Health - 17.10.2023
The genetic heritage of the Denisovans may have left its mark on our mental health
The genetic heritage of the Denisovans may have left its mark on our mental health
A research team led by the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (IBE) and Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) has identified the most widespread genetic contribution by Denisovans to date. The study reveals that the genetic variant observed, which affects zinc regulation, could have signified an evolutionary advantage in our ancestors' adaptation to the cold.

Life Sciences - Health - 27.09.2023
First experimental study to propose a therapy to correct memory deficit caused by disorders in the fetal alcohol spectrum
Research conducted in a mouse model identifies the neurobiological mechanism responsible for alterations in the memory of young individuals exposed to alcohol during pregnancy and lactation. This study proposes a therapy that can reverse the deficit, paving the way for treating a disorder that is underdiagnosed in humans.

Life Sciences - 26.09.2023
The poisonous mushroom Galerina marginata colonised Antarctica about two million years ago from northern Europe or America
The poisonous mushroom Galerina marginata colonised Antarctica about two million years ago from northern Europe or America
The poisonous mushroom Galerina marginata colonised Antarctica about two million years ago from northern Europe or America A research team including Isaac Garrido, from the University of Valencia (UV

Life Sciences - Music - 21.09.2023
The ’ring’ of regions orchestrating brain function
New research published in a high impact journal shows that there could be "one Ring to rule them all" orchestrating brain dynamics, in some ways similar to Tolkien's famous poem in The Lord of the Rings. The study has identified a ring of regions of the prefrontal cortex which sits at the top of the hierarchical system governing brain dynamics.

Life Sciences - Health - 21.09.2023
Rosario Gil: ’In Valencia we are developing a system to fight the tiger mosquito plague with the bacterium Wolbachia ’
Rosario Gil: "In Valencia we are developing a system to fight the tiger mosquito plague with the bacterium Wolbachia " Rosario Gil García is a professor at the University of Valencia (UV) in the Department of Genetics and a researcher at the Institute of Integrative Systems Biology (I2SysBio), a joint centre of the UV and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).

Life Sciences - Health - 12.09.2023
Reducing the population of the Asian tiger mosquito in Valencia by inoculating males with the Wolbachia bacteria investigated
Reducing the population of the Asian tiger mosquito in Valencia by inoculating males with the Wolbachia bacteria investigated
Reducing the population of the Asian tiger mosquito in Valencia by inoculating males with the Wolbachia bacteria investigated A team of researchers from the University of Valencia (UV) is working on

Life Sciences - 12.09.2023
Research coordinated by the University of Valencia discovers bacteria that could improve biogas production
Research coordinated by the University of Valencia discovers bacteria that could improve biogas production
Scientists from the European research project Micro4Biogas have discovered and characterised a new taxonomic order of bacteria which specialise in the decomposition of organic matter and could hold the key to improving biogas fuel production. The order, which they have dubbed Darwinibacteriales, is one of the most abundant in biogas-producing tanks but had never been characterised scientifically before.

Life Sciences - Health - 07.09.2023
Pioneering research by the University of Valencia and the CSIC uses bacteria viruses against Xylella fastidiosa in the Balearic Islands
Pioneering research by the University of Valencia and the CSIC uses bacteria viruses against Xylella fastidiosa in the Balearic Islands
Pioneering research by the University of Valencia and the CSIC uses bacteria viruses against Xylella fastidiosa in the Balearic Islands Pilar Domingo-Calap, researcher at the Institute of Integrative Systems Biology (I2SysBio), a joint centre of the University of Valencia (UV) and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), directs research with phages (bacterial viruses) that has started treating crop plants affected by the bacteria Xylella fastidiosa in the Balearic Islands.

Life Sciences - Health - 06.09.2023
HIV drug may be used to treat Alzheimer's disease
HIV drug may be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease
Researchers from the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) and CSIC have studied the effect of lamivudine, a drug used in the treatment of HIV, in a transgenic model of Alzheimer's disease. The results, published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences , suggest that retranscriptase inhibitors may be a promising strategy to be developed in the field of neurodegenerative diseases.

Life Sciences - 01.09.2023
Toddlers learn to reason logically before they learn to speak, according to a study by UPF
19-month-old toddlers already use natural logical thinking, even before they learn to speak, to deal with uncertainties about the world. This natural logic contributes to their learning process, both in terms of language and in other fields of knowledge. This is one of the main conclusions of a study led by UPF's Center for Brain and Cognition, that has been published today in the journal Current Biology .

Life Sciences - 10.07.2023
Key gene discovered in the daily and annual cycles of the pea aphid, applicable to pest control
Researchers from the Institute for Integrative Systems Biology (I2SysBio), a joint centre of the University of Valencia (UV) and the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC), among other centres, have discovered that the Pigment-Dispersing Factor protein gene (PDF), which is part of the insect circadian clock (responsible for daily rhythms), is also found in the pea aphid.
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