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Researchers develop a compact and portable detector with medical and nuclear safety applications

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Researchers from the Corpuscular Physics Institute (IFIC, CSIC-UV) have patented a device capable of simultaneously detecting and displaying gamma radiation and neutrons, and in a wide energy spectrum. Both radiations are essential to detect hidden nuclear products or to minimise the side effects of a novel cancer therapy, hadrontherapy.

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New study concludes that diabetes complications affect patients of different ethnic groups very unevenly

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Professor and researcher of the Faculty of Nursing and Podiatry of the UV, Yasmín Ezzatvar, together with researchers from other centres, concludes that the racial or ethnic group of patients with type 1 and 2 diabetes mellitus influences the prognosis of the disease, due to differences in mortality, risk of kidney disease or risk of cardiovascular disease. In their research, they analysed data from 2,416,516 diagnosed people. This is the first study to quantify these differences.

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Emotional instability proves key in half of the depressive traits among teenagers

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Research directed by lecturers Generós Ortet and Manuel Ignacio Ibáñez, from the Department of Basic and Clinical Psychology and Psychobiology of the Universitat Jaume I, has concluded that a large part of the depressive symptoms shown by teenagers and young adults have their origin in the neuroticism/emotional stability dimension. The study has evaluated the personality variables and other types of psychological or social variables «and how they impact the person, making them more vulnerable to the development of common problems in adolescence», explains Ibáñez. Read More

New pandemic simulator helps predict their evolution in different epidemiological scenarios

By | Biomedicine and Health, COVID-19 | No Comments

The University of Valencia and the Biotechvana company of its Science Park have participated in the development and validation of a new pandemic simulator that helps predict their evolution in different epidemiological scenarios. The system, called LOIMOS, has been developed in the context of COVID-19 and its results are limited to the SARS-CoV-2 virus, although they could be applied to the study of other pandemics. The work is published in journal microLife.

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Researchers complete a pioneering study on muscle injury repair

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Researchers from the INCLIVA Health Research Institute, the Clinical Hospital of Valencia, and the University of Valencia (UV) have participated in a study, the results of which have just been published in Science, which paves the way for a better understanding of muscle injury. The work will allow, in the future, the application of interventions that accelerate its repair both in the physiological field, in sports performance, and probably also in the clinical field, for frail or sarcopenic patients (loss of muscle mass and strength in older adults).

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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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