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History / Archeology - Campus - 28.06.2021

Life Sciences - Paleontology - 23.06.2021
The origins of farming insects: ambrosia fungi cultivated by beetles for more than 100 million years
The origins of farming insects: ambrosia fungi cultivated by beetles for more than 100 million years
A beetle bores a tree trunk to build a gallery in the wood in order to protect its lay. As it digs the tunnel, it spreads ambrosia fungal spores that will feed the larvae. When these bore another tree, the adult beetles will be the transmission vectors of the fungal spores in another habitat. This mutualism among insects and ambrosia fungi could be more than 100 years old -more than what was thought to date- according to an article published in the journal Biological Reviews .

Innovation - 23.06.2021
Diana Zavala-Rojas is a member of the group of international experts that has drafted a report on the quality of comparative surveys
The researcher of the RECSM-UPF research group has been involved in preparing a report published by the American and World Associations for Public Opinion Research that aims to break new ground in the study of survey methodology and its interdisciplinary fields.

Innovation - 22.06.2021
Patenting a fibre optic monitoring system for 5G light-powered networks
The Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), together with the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (UPV), has patented a multicore fibre optic monitoring system for future use in 5G networks.

Research Management - 18.06.2021

Social Sciences - 18.06.2021

Life Sciences - Health - 17.06.2021
New autoimmune encephalitis
New autoimmune encephalitis
Autoimmune encephalitis are a series of inflammatory diseases in the central nervous system in which the immune system mistakenly attack the proteins of the body, in this case, receptors of neurotransmitters or proteins of the neuronal surface.

Health - Pharmacology - 17.06.2021
COVID-19 vaccines pre-prepared in syringes for their administration can be safely transported
Research finds that COVID-19 vaccines pre-prepared in syringes for their administration can be safely transported This may be of great relevance in mass vaccination strategies, especially in rural and less developed areas, as the doses can be prepared in an official healthcare centre and then transported to remote vaccination sites or areas with an underdeveloped healthcare infrastructure.

Health - Pharmacology - 16.06.2021
Human milk from women infected and vaccinated for coronavirus has antibodies against COVID-19
Human milk from women infected and vaccinated for coronavirus has antibodies against COVID-19
Human milk from infected women and vaccinated for coronavirus has antibodies against COVID-19, according to two published studies in the medRxiv repository and launched by the scientific consortium M

Music - 16.06.2021
Els Vespres de la UB, like never before
Cultura The sixteenth edition of Els Vespres , the cycle of concerts of the University of Barcelona, changes its location and goes to the Agustí Pedro i Pons building, a unique place at the bottom of Collserola with a great view of Barcelona.

Environment - Life Sciences - 11.06.2021
Pollutant concentration increases in the franciscana dolphin, one of the most threatened species worldwide
Pollutant concentration increases in the franciscana dolphin, one of the most threatened species worldwide
The concentration of potentially toxic metals is increasing in the population of the franciscana dolphin -a small cetacean, endemic from the Rio de la Plata and an endangered species- according to a study led by a team of the Faculty of Biology and the Biodiversity Research Institute (IRBio), published in the journal Science of The Total Environment .

Pedagogy - Social Sciences - 09.06.2021
The UB and the UOC promote the first Spanish-speaking association of Specific Language Impairment researchers
The UB and the UOC promote the first Spanish-speaking association of Specific Language Impairment researchers
7.58% of children suffer from Specific Language Impairment (SLI). In other words, one or maybe two children in every classroom have this disorder, as roughly one ot of every 14 children are affected by it.

Social Sciences - 09.06.2021
New excavations in the Iberian sites of Kum-Castellet de Banyoles and Coll del Moro in Tivissa
New excavations in the Iberian sites of Kum-Castellet de Banyoles and Coll del Moro in Tivissa
Archaeologists of the University of Barcelona have conducted new excavations in the Iberian sites of Kum-Castellet de Banyoles and Coll del Moro in Serra d'Almos, both in the town of Tivissa (Ribera d'Ebre).

Environment - Life Sciences - 08.06.2021
Marine protected areas contribute to the conservation of Audonin's gull
Marine protected areas contribute to the conservation of Audonin’s gull
The most visited marine areas by adult and juvenile Audonin's gulls are near the coast and are partially protected by the Spanish Network of Marine Protected Areas Network (RAMPE).

Astronomy / Space Science - Event - 08.06.2021

Transport - Electroengineering - 03.06.2021
Development of a system that detects electric arcs in aircraft
Researchers from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), together with Airbus Defence and Space (ADS), have developed a system that rapidly detects electric arcs in aircraft. This technological research project is being funded by the ADS with support from the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI, in its Spanish acronym) and will contribute to developing safer and cleaner aircraft.

Innovation - Economics / Business - 02.06.2021

Campus - Chemistry - 02.06.2021
A party that never lets us down
A party that never lets us down
The Science Fest of the University of Barcelona never lets us down. Last week, the seventh edition of this annual event that opens the doors to see the research of the UB took place.

Criminology / Forensics - Social Sciences - 02.06.2021
Urban crime decreased by 80% in Barcelona during lockdown
Urban crime decreased by 80% in Barcelona during lockdown
The lockdown policies that resulted from the COVID-19 epidemic involved an important decrease in urban crimes director of the Research Group on Children and Adolescent Victimization ( GReVIA ) of the UB.

Innovation - 01.06.2021
Intelligent system designed to improve vehicle stability systems
Researchers at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) have developed an intelligent system for estimating a vehicle's dynamic behaviour and improving its stability. This will help to optimise the performance of skid and rollover control systems in cars, as well as to prevent potential traffic accidents.