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marzo 2020

European Neanderthals intensively exploited marine resources 100,000 years ago

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Ernestina Badal, professor at the Department of Prehistory, Archeology and Ancient History at the University of Valencia, has participated in research published today in the prestigious journal Science that confirms that fishing and shellfishing contributed significantly to the subsistence economy of European Neanderthals about 100,000 years ago. The work, in the Portuguese cave of Figueira Brava, prooves that the human relationship with the sea and the subsequent appearance of a symbolic material culture began earlier than previously believed. Read More

Study calls for the legitimisation of public policies through participatory processes

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The research, based on the process of preparing the Valencian Community Social Services Law, concludes that citizen participation results in greater co-responsibility of society in the elaboration of public policies. The work of Glòria Maria Caravantes, researcher-in-training at the Interuniversity Institute for Local Development (IIDL) of the University of Valencia, exposes, however, the difficulty of people using social services to participate in these processes. Read More

Researchers obtain the first complete genomes of the SARS-CoV2 virus in Spain

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The genomic analysis has been carried out by the Joint Unit on Infection and Public Health of the University of Valencia and the Foundation for the Promotion of Health and Biomedical Research of the Valencian Community Fisabio, the Research Group in Molecular Epidemiology, both led by Fernando González Candelas, Professor of Genetics and researcher at the Institute for Integrative Systems Biology (I2SysBio) of the University of Valencia and CSIC, and the Fisabio Sequencing and Bioinformatics Service coordinated by Giuseppe d’Auria and Llúcia Martínez.

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Educational robotics to help reduce the gender gap in computational thinking

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The GREAT research group has analysed the digital competence of students of Early Childhood and Primary Education.

The research group “Ensenyament, aprenentatge i tecnologia” [Teaching, learning and technology] (GREAT) of the Universitat Jaume I has designed and implemented a training process in educational robotics to reduce the gender gap in computational thinking of the students of Early Childhood and Primary Education. The conclusions of this UJI research on digital competence have been published in the Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice. Read More

Fernando Maestre explains the rules for healthier work in the hypercompetitive research environment

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Fernando Maestre, one of the most cited researchers in the world of Ecology and Environment, has participated in a seminar at the Institute for Integrative Systems Biology (I2SysBio, mixed centre of the University of Valencia and the CSIC) in which he analysed how to favour well-being in research work environments. The two final messages of Maestre’s conference were very commented and applauded by the audience: “If you get sick or need help, your articles will not take care of you (people will!)” and “Our laboratories should be used to train scientists, not to destroy people”. Read More