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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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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 analyses the evolution the last ten thousand years of the hepatitis B virus

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A study published in the journal Science traces the evolution of the hepatitis B virus from prehistory to the present, revealing dissemination routes and changes in viral diversity. Domingo Carlos Salazar García, researcher from the Prehistory, Archeology and Ancient History Department of the University of Valencia, has participated in this study led by the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History (Germany). The research uncovers the evolution of the hepatitis B virus since the Early Holocene by analyzing the largest dataset of ancient viral genomes produced to date.

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New research details the genetic material transfer mechanisms of bacteria that worsen infections

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A group of nine researchers have just published new findings on the mechanisms that regulate how bacteria from the Staphylococcus aureus genus transfer genetic material, awarding them greater pathogenic virulence and resistance to antibiotics. The study, which was just published in Nature Microbiology, was led by professor José R. Penadés, researcher from the Imperial College London who collaborated with the Biomedical Science Department of the CEU Cardenal Herrera University (CEU UCH) of Valencia. Read More

Researchers demonstrate for the first time the influence of pheromonal signals on memory generated in the hippocampus

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The work, published recently in Nature Communications, used a model of rodents and managed to connect for the first time the influence of feronomic signals on memory. This will make it possible to explore the deficits of integration of spatial memories and social studies in transgenic models of Alzheimer’s disease in the future. The research, directed by professors Enrique Lanuza (Faculty of Biological Sciences) and Vicent Teruel Martí (Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry), has been carried out entirely by research staff from the University of Valencia.

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