09-07-2015

A hand-held sensor selective for benzene

The collaboration between the groups of Prof. Pau Ballester at ICIQ and Prof. Eduard Llobet at URV has allowed the development of a sensor highly selective for benzene in air with a lower limit of detection to the extent permitted by law. The work has been published in Advanced Functional Materials and selected for the back cover.

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07-07-2015

More than 5.000 archaeological remains of over 14.000 years found in Molí del Salt site

Most of them lithic artifacts and faunal remains from different species. New evidences of mobile art, shell beads and several stones covered with red pigment have been also found.

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29-06-2015

Six top Catalan research centres constitute 'The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology'

CRG, ICIQ, ICN2,ICFO, IFAE and IRB Barcelona come together in this new institution. The Barcelona Institute emerges as one of the leading scientific institutes in Europe, ranking fourth in the number of ERC grants awarded per volume of researchers. ts Board of Trustees is formed by non-profits and renowned international scientists including Profs. Rolf Tarrach (Chair), Joan Massagué, and Ignacio Cirac, among others. The Barcelona Institute will promote joint research strategies, transfer of technology, and graduate programs.

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26-06-2015

120 secondary school students from across Spain participate in the 5th Summer Science Campus

The first group of 30 secondary school students to participate in the URV's science workshops arrived on 29 June. In total four groups of 30 students will take part in the week-long workshops which will run until 24 July. They will participate in activities relating to science, technology and innovation at the Sescelades campus and will also be able to enjoy cultural and leisure activities.

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23-06-2015

An early marker of diabetes has been identified in adolescents with polycystic ovary syndrome

A scientific article published in "Nature Scientific Reports" reveals that the oxidation of the amino acid methionine is a blood marker that indicates the oxidation of good cholesterol. This oxidation prevents the cholesterol from maturing and, therefore, from carrying out its protective function. This study -carried out by CIBERDEM/URV researchers jointly with researchers from the Sant Joan de Déu Hospital- has been carried out in a group of girls in the initial stages of polycystic ovary syndrome, which can lead to a high risk of anovulatory infertility, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and metabolic syndrome in adulthood.

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CEICS in images

Video overview of the main activities carried out in the CEICS project since 2010.

Duration : 6m 18s

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The ICAC participates in the biomedical research project Medigene

The Catalan Institute of Classical Archaeology (ICAC) participates in an European project to...

Duration : 5m 57s

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International Staff Training Week: "Train the trainers"

The URV's International Staff Training Week - Train the trainers is aimed at providing trainers...

Duration : 3m 28s

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