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Gasol brother face-off digitally recorded by Valencian company NBN23

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Three years after the 2015 All-Star Game, last Sunday, July 8, brothers Pau and Marc Gasol played each other again. It was in the charity match ‘Pau vs. Marc ‘, which took place in the Girona-Fontajau municipal pavilion and included basketball stars on both teams. In this event of great media attention, the Valencian start-up NBN23, linked to the University of Valencia Science Park, has played an important role. The company has digitized the minutes of the game so that it can be shared live, and has monitored statistically everything that happened in the match from start to finish. Read More

New biodegradable plastics developed

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The Polymer and Advanced Materials research group of the Universitat Jaume I in Castelló (UJI) participates in a European project, financed by the Horizon 2020 programme, which investigates the design of biodegradable containers that may reduce the use of petroleum and greenhouse gas emissions, in addition to advancing towards finding a solution for avoiding plastic waste pollution. The UJI is part of the consortium of 21 members from 11 countries that develops, until the end of 2020, the YPACK initiative, led by the group directed by José María Lagarón from the Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology (IATA) of the Spanish Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (CSIC). Read More

Polymer Technology Unit receives status boost

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The Polymer Technology Unit of the Universitat Jaume I has obtained the status of an associated unit of R & D & i in the Spanish Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (CSIC), through the Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology (IATA), for a three-year period. Lecturer Luis Cabedo Mas, as the head of the unit, and José Gámez Pérez, both from the Department of Industrial Systems Engineering and Design of the UJI, along with IATA researcher José María Lagarón Cabello, will make up the new unit. Read More

Organic components of Levantine rock art investigated for the first time with massive DNA and protein analysis techniques

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The aim of the project was to identify the organic binding agents and the bacterial communities of the sites through omic technologies, that is, those that study the totality of genes, organisms or proteins. It has been done through metagenomic techniques (science that studies the DNA of microorganisms, directly extracted from environmental samples) and proteomics (the massive biochemical study of proteins). Read More

Robotic exoskeleton allows disabled people to eat or drink by themselves

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Researchers of the Biomedical Neuro-engineering group of the Universidad Miguel Hernández (UMH) of Elche, Spain, have developed a worldwide pioneering robotic exoskeleton which, attached to a robotic wheelchair, helps people with varying degrees of disability carry out daily activities on their own, including eating, drinking or washing. The project, named “Adaptive Multimodal Interfaces to Assist Disabled People in Daily Activities” or AIDE, has been coordinated by UMH Systems and Automated Engineering professor Nicolás García, and financed by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme. Read More

Pain control app effectiveness trials continue

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The app developed by the Psychology and Technology Laboratory of Castellón’s Universitat Jaume I (Labpsitec) to control chronic pain will be tested in nine hospitals in Catalonia, after positive results were obtained improving the treatment among patients in Barcelona’s Vall d’Hebron hospital. The computer application developed by the UJI’s Labpsitec in collaboration with the Universitat de Barcelona and the Instituto Carlos III’s CIBERobn, is used to evaluate and monitor the influence of pain in the life of patients with chronic pain and the effectiveness of its treatment, setting itself apart from others by being scientifically validated, as confirmed by the results of the study recently published in the prestigious Clinical Journal of Pain. Read More

Researchers complete myotonic dystrophy treatment research

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Researchers at the Translational Genomics laboratory (www.uv.es/gt) of Valencia University and the INCLIVA health research institute have just discovered a new approach for the treatment of myotonic dystrophy, a rare and incurable neuromuscular disease which does not have specific treatment. Their work has been published in the prestigious ‘Nature Communications’ journal. Read More

Controlled deficit irrigation contributes to improve flavour and functional value of tomatoes

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Watering tomatoes with less water once the fruit has set has helped to increase its functional value and improves its flavour. This is the main conclusion of a study developed by researchers from the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), the Universitat Jaume I (UJI), the Navarra Institute of Agrifood Technologies and Infrastructures (INTIA, S.A.) and the Scientific and Technological Research Centre of Extremadura (CICYTEX). The study, partially funded by INTIA and FEDER funds, has been published in the journal Food Chemistry. Read More

Advances being made in the design of LEDs to improve lighting in high definition screens

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Research carried out by the Universitat Jaume I in Castelló (UJI) advances in the design of white LEDs based on quantum dots in order to improve lighting in high definition screens, among other applications. The results of this work, directed by the lecturer of Applied Physics Iván Mora Seró, member of the Institute of Advanced Materials (INAM), have been published in the Nano Research journal. Read More