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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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

Study lays foundations for future medicine design

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A study by the Computational Biochemistry Research Group of the Universitat Jaume I (UJI) of Castellón, Spain, shows that enzyme activity depends on electrostatic properties, as opposed to mechanical ones. The scientists believe this result opens up new possibilities for the use of the enzymes in fields such as biomedicine for designing new medicines, or in biotechnology for the development of artificial enzymes for industrial processes that are more environmentally friendly. Results of this research have been published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society – as well as being featured on the front page. 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