The Research Group on the Evolution of Cancer Genome of the Universitat Jaume I has conducted an international study, The effect of age on the acquisition and selection of cancer-driving mutations in normal sun-exposed skin. The main conclusion of this work is that age is the factor that explains most of the genetic mutations associated with the appearance and development of different cancerous tumours that affect the skin. The authors have published an article on the research in Annals of Oncology, the prestigious official journal of the European Society of Medical Oncology. Read More
Specialists from several centres, including the University of Valencia, have developed customised software that makes it possible to study the spatial distribution of the Covid-19 pandemic online. The tool works by tracking patients in space and time and thus facilitates controlling the transmission of the virus and making decisions on eventual area-based confinements. Read More
Medicine repositioning is the quickest way to find treatments for the disease among existing medicines, without waiting to complete the clinical trial phases required to develop a new one. Read More
The Institute of Corpuscular Physics (IFIC, UV-CSIC) has launched the DIRAC project with the support of the AVI and with the collaboration of the FISABIO Foundation and the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Aimed at developing a technological system based on Artificial Intelligence (AI), the project will improve the interpretation of medical images and can be applied in hospitals, clinics and health centres. Read More
The Catholic University of Valencia (UCV) recently showcased the FFPCOVID MASK masks created by Visormed-UCV Research at the Valencia-San Carlos campus. These masks are capable of inactivating SARS-CoV-2 and other enveloped viruses such as the flu in under a minute, as well as multi-resistant bacteria. Read More
Professor Ángel Serrano, principal investigator at the Biomaterials and Bioengineering Laboratory of the Catholic University of Valencia (UCV), recently published an article in journal ACS Nano, from the American Chemical Society, which shows that carbon-based nanomaterials (CBNs) with low or zero toxicity for humans, are “promising treatments” against the pneumonia caused by Covid-19, as well as other viruses, bacteria and fungi, including those that are multi-resistant to medicines. Read More
A study by the Faculty of Physiotherapy of the University of Valencia (UV), in collaboration with the Autonomous University of Madrid, has shown that a physiotherapy programme that uses the Nintendo Wii console improves the functionality, balance and daily activities of patients who have suffered a cerebrovascular accident or stroke. The research, published in the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association (JAMDA), uses an innovative and efficient, low-cost method compared to more conventional physiotherapy techniques.
Researchers from the Department of Analytical Chemistry and the Institute of Materials Science (ICMUV) of the University of Valencia (UV) have developed a method for the detection in water of PFRs (organophosphate flame retardants), compounds used in pest control that cause serious health and environmental problems due to their accumulation.
57 high school students from the American School of Valencia, the Santa María school of El Puig and the San Pedro Pascual school have conducted the experiments, guided by 22 students of the SWICEU team. Read More