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The metabolism of the intestinal microbiota in the first year of life, described for the first time

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A research team with the participation of the Institute for Integrative Systems Biology (I2SysBio) of the University of Valencia, together with FISABIO and CIBERESP, has carried out the first metatranscriptomic study of the gut microbiota of babies, which has allowed to unveil the metabolism of the intestinal bacterial community during the first year of life, with a level of detail unknown until now. Read More

Researchers design mathematic algorithms to improve the detection of early cognitive impairment

By | Biomedicine and Health, Chemistry | No Comments

Researchers of the Pharmacy and Mathematics departments of the CEU UCH university in Valencia have collaborated in the design of two artificial intelligence algorithms that improve the screening of positive cases in the early detection of cognitive impairment in chemists. These algorithms also make it possible to identify the main risk factors of developing some type of dementia in the future. The study, published by scientific journal Frontiers of Pharmacology, lies within the framework of the research project financed with the kNOW Alzheimer grant, headed by Pharmacy Degree Vice-Dean Lucrecia Moreno in collaboration with researchers María Dolores Guerrero and Maite Climent, president of the SEFAC-CV, and professors of the Embedded Systems and Artificial Intelligence Group of the CEU UCH, Juan Pardo and Javier Muñoz. Read More

Tomato plant aroma to protect crops

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Tomato plants emit an aroma in order to resist bacterial attacks. This aroma– volatile compound –is named hexenyl butyrate (HB) and, according to the test done by researchers at the Institute for Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology, a joint center of the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC, in Spanish), has great potential for protecting crops from infections, drought, etc. The finding has been published in the journal Frontiers in Plant Science.

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The press encouraged the exodus of Spanish nurses to the United Kingdom during the last economic crisis

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Carolina Moreno-Castro, professor of Journalism at the University of Valencia (UV) and researcher at the ScienceFlows group, concluded in a study, after analysing the most read, on paper, general information newspapers between 2007 and 2015 (El País, El Mundo, ABC and La Razón), that they promoted the “push factors” for the nurses exodus. Read More

Primary school teachers of Physical Education in Valencia support an increase in the use of ICT in teaching

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A study of the professors of the Faculty of Teaching of the University of Valencia José Díaz Barahona, Javier Molina García and Manuel Monfort has concluded that primary school teachers of Valencia and their metropolitan area specialised in Physical Education have good aptitudes and interests towards the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in the classroom. In addition, these staffs, the younger, the more receptive they are to this practice. The work has been published online in the magazine “Retos: nuevas tendencias en educación física, deporte y recreación”. Read More

Researchers validate the viability of pigments that decrease building temperature and clean air pollution

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The Environmental Inorganic Chemistry and Ceramic Materials Group of the Universitat Jaume I (UJI) in Castellón, Spain, has developed a research project to assess, transfer and exploit refreshing and photo-catalytic pigments (cool pigments) with a base of Scheelite that are used to decrease the temperature of buildings and also to absorb part of the environmental pollution. Read More

Fail-safe and reconfigurable chips

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Researchers of the Telecommunications and Multimedia Applications Institute (iTEAM) of Valencia’s Polytechnic University (UPV) have taken one more step towards creating an infallible chip. From their laboratories, they have developed an advanced method for the analysis and à la cart configuration of photonic circuits, which makes it possible to pre-emptively deal with the possible faults that a chip may suffer and ‘reduce its impact’ in the design phase, before they become operational. Read More