We are all the same, yet we are all different. With the participation of researcher Josefa Antón, from the University of Alicante’s Departament of Physiology, Genetics and Microbiology, a new study has shown how a family of tiny viruses lives in the guts of humans around the world, yet changes depending on which country we are from. Read More
Recent research has studied the relation between environmental pollution and climate change, and suggests the use of covariables to establish sampling points that are representative of the quality of air in urban surroundings Read More
A new book produced as a result of a pioneering meeting that took place in 2017 deals with research on the structure of glasses and geopolymers obtained from wastes.
The work has been published in Nature Communications, and provides a better understanding of the environmental preferences and global distribution of dominant fungi on the planet’s soils. Read More
The Ecophysiology and Biotechnology research group warns that global warming will reduce the productivity of traditional and iconic fruit trees in the Mediterranean área Read More
Led by the University of Alicante and the Swedish University of Upsala, it suggests a new model for the advance in fertility and reproduction studies in humans.
The research has been published in the prestigious scientific Journal of Evolutionary Biology Read More
A Spanish and French team of researchers including Universidad de Alicante (UA) researcher Santiago Soliveres, members of the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, the National Agronomy Research Institute of France (INRA) and the Spanish National Research Council, has studied the multiple facets of vegetable biodiversity in 123 arid and semi-arid ecosystems across the planet. The results, which are compiled in an article published in journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA (PNAS) show the importance of species with scarce presence and their evolutive history to maintain land fertility and productivity in arid areas around the world. Read More
The laboratory of researcher Eloísa Herrera, of the Institute of Neurosciences, mixed centre of University Miguel Hernández (UMH) of Elche and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), has discovered that, during the development of the brain’s visual areas, the two retinas communicate with each other temporarily through nervous projections. This connection is important for the representation in the visual cortex of the two images from the eyes to be done in a synchronised way and perfectly aligned, which ensures they can merge coherently. Read More
The study has been carried out by researchers from the University of Alicante and the University of Valencia, and was published in the journal Biological Conservation. Read More