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Castellón University group participates in the development of sensors that avoid carbon monoxide, natural gas or bottled gas poisoning

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The Theoretical and Computational Chemistry Group of the Universitat Jaume I, led by the professor of Physical Chemistry Juan Andrés Bort, has participated in an international research project for the development of electronic sensors that prevent carbon monoxide, natural gas and bottled gas poisoning. The work has served as a basis for a bill in Argentina to establish the obligatory nature of installing toxic and explosive gas sensors that have a gas cutting mechanism in public spaces. Read More

Hormone helps reverse brain damage caused by obesity

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The Neurobiotechnology research team of the Universitat Jaume I (UJI) in Castellón, Spain, headed by professor Ana María Sánchez, has proven the positive effects of a vegetable hormone, helping reverse brain alterations caused by high-fat diets, type-2 diabetes, obesity and physical inactivity. The results of this work, developed by the Health Sciences Department, have been published in the Molecular Neurobiology journal. Read More

A study by Valencia University specifies the neuropsychological deficits of alcoholic abusers

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A Psychology and Neuroscience team of the University of Valencia has defined the specific neuropsychological profile of men with a history of violence against women in couple relationships who show several patterns of alcohol consumption. The study, published in Alcohol magazine, seeks to facilitate adherence to treatment, as well as the detection of the chances of a relapse of abusers who are brought before a court.

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International team evaluates the use of conservative breast cancer surgery

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Belén Merck Navarro, Medicine professor at Valencia and Castellón’s CEU UCH university is the only Spaniard among the 17 surgeons from 11 different countries that specialise in breast cancer who took part in a clinical trial on the usefulness of 3D images to evaluate the aesthetic results of conservative surgery in breast cancer. Part of the PICTURE Project, financed by the EU’s H2020 programme, professor Merck was a member of the panel of experts who evaluated the advantages of oblique view and image rotation that 3D images offer, compared to the frontal and lateral images available in 2D, to study conservative surgery in breast cancer cases. Read More

Scientists develop materials similar to graphene capable of having magnetism

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An international team of physicists and chemists, headed by Eugenio Coronado and Guillermo Mínguez Espallargas, researchers of Valencia University’s Molecular Science Institute (ICMol) have been able to create materials similar to graphene from a molecular synthesis. These are MUV-1, robust materials with great chemical versatility that are capable of having different physical properties such as magnetism. Read More

Robot created to monitor key wine vineyard parameters

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Grapes must be picked at the perfect point of maturation, and its plant must have the appropriate intake of water during its development so that the wine ends up having the properties that consumers request. Controlling those parameters which are so vital for vine-growers is not done on the ground because it is complicated and expensive and, if it is done, few can afford to use pressure chambers that measure water potential. Read More

Spanish university helps create and share holograms in real time

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To create digital twins with photometry is the objective of company IE Innovation, the new venture of the Scientific Park of the Universidad Miguel Herández (UMH) in Elche, headed by Jesús Manzanera. In other words, to represent items through holograms or integrated within augmented reality systems, which behave just as the originals. Users will be able to see and share the holograms online and in real time with others, who will then be able to edit or manipulate them through physical motions. Read More