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octubre 2021

Researcher analyses the masculinity of revolutionist Francisco de Miranda from a gender perspective

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Francisco de Miranda, known as a forerunner of Venezuelan independence and sometimes called the universal American, travelled for much of his life, lived through the French Revolution and the emancipation of USA and promoted the Hispano-American territories. An enlightened idealist that the historian of the University of Valencia (UV) Mónica Bolufer has studied from a new perspective in her article published in Gender & History, one of the most prestigious international journals on history.

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Female doctors and nurses are underrepresented in graphic humour linked to COVID-19

By | COVID-19, Law and Social Sciences | No Comments

A study by the University of Valencia (UV) shows the little representation that female doctors and nurses have had in cartoons on COVID-19 which depicted people from the health field. The work, carried out by Martí Domínguez and Lucía Sapiña, from the research group Two Cultures Observatory of the academic institution, also highlights the stereotypical interpretation of the medical and nursing profession.
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The first wave of COVID-19 worsened the gender gap in scientific production

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The School of Engineering of the University of Valencia (ETSE-UV) led a study of four European scientific institutions which verified that during the first wave of COVID-19, women around the world saw their research diminished, especially in the 25 to 45 age group. Published today, Wednesday, in journal Plos ONE, the largest study to date on scientific productivity analysed 2,329 journals on the Elsevier platform, with more than four and a half million articles from more than five million researchers.

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Horses were domesticated in the Northern Caucasus steppes and then spread across Asia and Europe

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Researchers from the Milá y Fontanals Institution (IMF) and the Institute of Archaeology (IAM) of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), together with scientists from the Museum of Human Evolution (MEH), the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Extremadura (UEx), the UCM-ISCIII Joint Centre for Human Evolution and Behaviour in Madrid, the Laboratory of Prehistoric Archaeology of the University Jaume I of Castellón (UJI) and the Faculty of Geological Sciences of the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) have participated in the largest genetic study carried out to date, which has made it possible to determine that the horses from which all current domestic horses descend were first domesticated in the steppes north of the Caucasus and, from there, spread to other regions of Asia and Europe. Read More

New research allows blind people to see simple shapes and letters

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A new brain implant based on intracortical microelectrodes can allow a blind person to see shapes and letters. New research by the Miguel Hernández Univresity (UMH) of Spain shows that the implantation of this micro device in the human brain can be done safely, and that the direct stimulation of the cerebral cortex produces visual perceptions with a much higher resolution than had been achieved until now. The Biomedical Engineering group of the UMH, led by Cellular Biology professor Eduardo Fernández Jover, just published the results of the experiment in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. Read More

New research rewrites the version of the Inquisition on the relations between confessors and devotees

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University of Valencia researcher María Tausiet has analysed the power relations between priests and devotees, and the implication of the Inquisition in hiding them for four centuries. Within the framework of the CIRGEN European project, on gender identities and roles in Europe and America in the eighteenth century, endowed with 2.5 million euros in aid, the expert explains how many abuses and conspiracies were silenced, in order to keep up appearances.

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