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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

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.

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 .

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.

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 .

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).

Environment - Life Sciences - 25.05.2021
First report of 'Stephanitis lauri' in Catalonia, an insect spreading in the European continent
First report of ’Stephanitis lauri’ in Catalonia, an insect spreading in the European continent
The species Stephanitis lauri -an hemipteran insect that lives on laurel plants- has been identified for the first time in Catalonia, according to an article published in the Boletín de la Asociación Española de Entomología. The populations of this insect, firstly found in the province of Girona and then in the province of Barcelona, are the first ones to confirm the presence of the insect in the Iberian Peninsula.

Life Sciences - Health - 20.04.2021

Life Sciences - Social Sciences - 18.04.2021
What does the study of domesticated birds tell us about the evolution of human language?
What does the study of domesticated birds tell us about the evolution of human language?
Language is one of the most notable abilities humans have. It allows us to express complex meanings and transmit knowledge from generation to generation. An important question in human biology is how this ability ended up being developed, and researchers from the universities of Barcelona, Cologne and Tokyo have treated this issue in a recent article.

Health - Life Sciences - 15.04.2021
Study identifies epigenetic factors that predict COVID-19 severity
Study identifies epigenetic factors that predict COVID-19 severity
COVID-19, caused by the infection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, has changed people's behavioural patterns since the moment it became a global pandemic.

Environment - Life Sciences - 13.04.2021
How do Mediterranean and Atlantic seabirds interact with the fishing fleet and fish farms?
How do Mediterranean and Atlantic seabirds interact with the fishing fleet and fish farms?
Most of the food areas of the Mediterranean and Atlantic seabirds are in the spaces of the Spanish Network of Marine Protected Areas (RAMPE), which gathers several protection figures for the conservation of the marine natural heritage.

Health - Life Sciences - 06.04.2021
Call for cardiovascular scientists to contribute data to multinational platform
Implemented by seventeen partners and led by the University of Barcelona and the European Society of Cardiology ( ESC ), the project will enable researchers on cardiology to use the platform for data browsing, deposit and analysis.

Health - Life Sciences - 25.03.2021

Environment - Life Sciences - 18.03.2021
The project of the old Fish market takes a decisive step towards its implementation
The project involves the creation of a new research and innovation complex focusing on biomedicine, biodiversity and planetary wellbeing, which will be located right next to the UPF Ciutadella campus and Ciutadella park.

Life Sciences - 09.03.2021
Computational biology to improve drug design
Computational biology to improve drug design
Recerca The Ramon Margalef Prize has been awarded to a study in the field of computational biology. Specifically, the award has been given to Sergio Ruiz, for his work on an alternative and more efficient method to design drugs.

Health - Life Sciences - 18.02.2021
Launch of four European projects to develop avantgarde technologies
Scanning electron microscopy image showing an array of silicon pillars such as those that will create the nanosystem of the StretchBio project Cultius neuronals customitzats, una tècnica que servirà de base per desenvolupar el projecte Neu-ChiP.

Agronomy / Food Science - Life Sciences - 02.11.2020
A study led by the UB reveals the nutritional properties of the oil from the Medes Islands wild olive trees
The study represents a first approach to the characterization of wild ivory-white olive trees in Catalonia. The research team states that the organoleptic properties of olive oil from olive trees are similar to those varieties from cultivated olive trees. The fruit from the olive is featured for its low oil content but they have unique features as white fruits with a high content in phenolic elements.

Life Sciences - Health - 02.11.2020
New transposon-derived genes related to autism and other neurological diseases
Professor Jordi Garcia Fernàndez, from the Faculty of Biology and the Institute of Biomedicine of the University of Barcelona (IBUB), leads the work along with the researcher Jaime Carvajal (CSIC-UPO). From left to right, the experts Eduardo Soriano, Gemma Marfany, Jordi García-Fernández, Fausto Ulloa and Serena Mirra, at the Faculty of Biology of the UB.