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

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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

Researchers discover for the first time how a specific cell gene affects the transformation of others

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An international team of seven institutions from Spain and the US including the University of Valencia has discovered for the first time that the biological activity of the c-MYC gene is necessary so that cell reprogramming occurs, that is, the process by which a specialised cell –for example, a neuron– is transformed into a different cell type. According to the results published in Stem Cell Reports magazine, internal cellular activity favoured by the genes of the MYC family may be the cause of any cellular transformation. Read More

Researchers design molecules that inhibit enzymes in infectious diseases

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A multidisciplinary study by the Computer Biochemistry Research Group of the Universitat Jaume I (UJI) from Castellón, Spain, in collaboration with groups from universities from Canada and the United Kingdom, have designed small molecules that are able to bond with and inhibit the activity of enzymes in infectious diseases. The conclusions of this work, developed together with the Simon Fraser University of Saint Andrews, have been published in the journal Nature Communications. Read More

Valencia laboratories have created the most ecological concrete

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Researchers at the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), belonging to the Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología del Hormigón (ICITECH), have obtained for the first time at the global level a lightweight, insulating, cellular concrete (HCT) in which 85% of the materials are waste. Domestic aluminum foil, rice husk ash and waste from producing iron in blast furnaces or the extraction of fuels are used to manufacture it. Read More

Spanish research team creates beach sand that produces white light similar to that of the sun

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The team led by chemist-technologist Rubén Costa, from the IMDEA Materials (Madrid) and chemists Jesús Berenguer, from the University of La Rioja, and Javier García, from the University of Alicante, have overcome with this development one of the biggest challenges in the progress towards new healthier artificial lighting sources

The research work has been published in Materials Horizons, a leading journal in the field of applications of new materials
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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