Research by the Department of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Technology and Parasitology of the University of Valencia (UV) has shown in a preclinical experiment with rats that physical pain induces relapsing with alcohol consumption. The study, published in journal PAIN, has also shown changes in an area of the brain related to motivation for drug intake, and in a second experiment they have shown that the kappa-type opioid receptor (a protein) is key to causing these animals to relapse.
The results of the study conducted in 2016 by the Marketing Research group have been published in the Service Industries Journal. Read More
A study carried out by Francisco González Sala, Julia Haba Osca, researchers at the University of Valencia and Julia Osca Lluch (Institute of Management and Innovation of Knowledge, INGENIO-UPV), shows that there are more women publishing articles in the field of Educational Psychology, although men have more publications per person.
Ricard Ramon, professor at the Faculty of Teacher Training at the University of Valencia, has researched the use of artistic self-portrait and photography as tools to achieve personal reflection and to also reflect on the surroundings of the individual represented. The conclusions confirm that the teacher training and visual and plastic arts students that have used it for self-conception and self-recognition are more aware of their own identity. Read More
An international astronomy team that the University of Valencia is part of, has just published in Nature Astronomy the image of the heart of the Centaurus A galaxy in the finest detail ever. The work specifies the exact point where the supermassive black hole of this galaxy is located and allows us to observe how a gigantic jet of matter escaping from the black hole at speeds very close to that of light is originated. The image challenges current models of the origin of jets in black holes.
Eighty per cent of Spanish university lecturers work more than the established 37.5 hours and fifty per cent do more than one extra day of work per week, according to the analysis of data collected in a survey on teaching and research staff at different Spanish universities by Ismael Cabero Fayos of the Department of Education and Specific Didactics and Irene Epifanio López of the Department of Mathematics at the Universitat Jaume I of Castelló and member of the University Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies. Read More
A study by professors Joaquín Aguar and Guillermo López, researchers in the Mediaflows group, concludes that the communications made by the Valencian Regional Universal and Public Health Department between February and June 2020 used an “institutional communication strategy that sought to highlight the positive elements and blurr the negative ones”.
A research team of the University of Valencia led by Social Psychology professor Enrique Gracia has produced a study on the chronic risk of gender violence in disadvantaged neighbourhoods. The study comprised an eight-year period and focused on the different neighbourhoods of Valencia (552 of the city’s census sectors were used to delimit the neighbourhoods). Read More
Research co-led by the Centre for Research on Desertification (CIDE, CSIC-UV-GVA) describes the mechanisms that make major forest fires possible. Climate emerges as one of the main triggers by fostering the flammability of the fuel, along with drought conditions and the effectiveness of ignitions. Read More
The University of Valencia (UV), in collaboration with FISABIO and the Doctor Peset University Hospital, has conducted a randomised clinical trial comparing the effects of two neuromuscular electrostimulation (EENM) protocols with different frequencies on the motor impairment of the hand in older patients after a stroke. The study looked at whether changes in hand deficits – such as strength or muscle tone – were related to patients’ day-to-day functionality.