A group of astrophysicists including two professors from the University of Valencia, José María Martí and Manel Perucho, published earlier this week in the prestigious Astrophysical Journal Letters an image of the jet of the galaxy M87, which shows that the plasma of the jet is configured in two large bright helixes in radio frequencies of almost 3,300 light-years from the supermassive black hole at the centre of the galaxy.
Different institutions, including the University of Valencia (UV), have studied the relationship between sarcopenia (loss of muscle mass in older people) and obesity derived from this condition with a lack of protein in the diet of women over 65 years of age. 164 Valencian women participated in the study, published in the journal Nutrición Hospitalaria.
A research group from the Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology (IATA-CSIC), in the Science Park of the University of Valencia, has published in PLOS Genetics a study that discovers the genetic mechanisms by which Saccharomyces uvarum, one of the yeasts used to make wine, acts in its fermentation. The study shows for the first time a phenomenon known as “evolutionary convergence” in two different species of yeasts that allows them to adapt to a process directed by humans.
In the third edition of the Parapez study, researchers analysed over 11,000 underwater images to detect the wild species that inhabit the surroundings of the fish farms studied. Read More
The CovidLap study was made possible thanks to the solidarity of donations from individuals and organisations during the #SomUJIcontraCOVID campaign. Read More
In a study carried out over seven years, University of Valencia researcher Gabriela Moriana, who is also the director of the University Institute for Women’s Studies (IUED), has compiled the experiences of gender violence of female and male students and their definition. This seldom coincides with that included in the Spanish Organic Law of 2004 on Comprehensive Protection Measures against Gender Violence.
The third millennium BC brought significant changes for European populations. A study published in Science Advances, led by the Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology with the collaboration of researchers from Valencia University and Alicante University, documents the arrival of the genetic ancestors of today’s human beings in the Iberian Peninsula, with the rise of Argaric culture, around 4,200 years ago. Read More
The second excavation campaign carried out at the Cova dels Diablets, located in the municipality of Alcalà de Xivert (Castellón), financed by the town council and directed and coordinated by the Castellón Provincial Council and the Universitat Jaume I, has made it possible to recover remains from prehistoric human burials that correspond mainly to the first half of the 3rd millennium BC, that is, approximately 4,800 years ago.