• 27-10-2014

    The excavation works have been carried out during October in the gully of La Boella in La Canonja (Tarragona), under the IPHES (Institut Català de Paleoecologia Humana i Evolució Social) direction, which succeeded increasing the list of new species found at the site, as is the case of the skeletal elements of turtle, saber-tooth cat and the abundant hyena coprolites. Also the remains of lithic industry, with an age over a million years have been found, are of great importance to explain the origin of the earliest human populations in Eurasia. These findings have taken place in La Mina, the nearly 25 square meters area where this year an excavation has focused.

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  • 20-10-2014

    A paper titled Performance, structure, and mechanism of CeO2 in HCl oxidation to Cl2, published by Prof. Núria López et al. in Journal of Catalysis has been recognised as a Top Cited Article during 2012.

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  • 28-07-2014

    A scientific paper published in the journal of Quaternary Science Reviews, in which a researcher at the Catalan Institute of Human Paleoecology and Social Evolution (IPHES) participates, endorses a strong hydrothermal activity in the area during the last million years. 1.5 million years ago there was a lake with a permanent sheet of water that was partially fed by hot springs around 36 ºC.

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  • 27-11-2014

    How to acquire the key competencies needed to build a better future? This was the maxim of the Southern Catalonia International Workshops on Transformative Competencies which were organized by the Campus of International Excellence Southern Catalonia (CEICS) from 20 to 26 November and attended by over a hundred people.

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  • 03-09-2014

    The study on the identified rock engraving in Gorham's Cave in Gibraltar  has confirmed that the imprint of the artistic lines observed was most probably made intentionally ¿¿by neanderthals, which confirms the ability of this species to abstract expression. The finding is presented in a scientific article in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Among the signatories is the archaeologist Jordi Rosell, IPHES (Institut Català de Paleoecologia Humana i Evolució Social) researcher.

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  • 31-07-2014

    Investigating the identity of head and neck tumours will enable personalized treatment and save lives. The first biomarker to have been discovered is known as Tweak and has been implicated in inflammation. The discovery is the result of a joint study between researchers from Joan XXIII University Hospital in Tarragona, the Pere Virgili Health Research Institute (IISPV) and the URV.

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