The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a Starting Grant worth 1.6 million euros to scientist Carlos Martí-Gastaldo, a Ramón y Cajal researcher at the University of Valencia’s Institute of Molecular Science (UV, ICMol). Read More
Researchers in Valencia participated in an international study that has debunked the association between milk and dairy products and increased cardiovascular risk. Lecturer Óscar Coltell of the Universitat Jaume I de Castellón led the computational analysis of the masses of data obtained in relation to an innovative new biomarker.
The University of Alicante presents the results of a project to establish European guidelines for preparing the population for life after full-time employment. The results urge people to start planning as soon as 50. Read More
Scientists at the Universitat de València’s Cavanilles Institute have studied the microbial communities of toxic plant feeders in the Albufera lake in Valencia, Spain. Aside from explaining the insects’ tolerance to a toxic diet, their findings may have applications in bioremediation: a waste management technique that involves the use of organisms to remove or neutralise pollutants from a contaminated materials. Read More
A study led by researchers at the Global Change Unit at the Universitat de València (UV) shows the impact the current 2015/2016 El Niño is having in Amazonia. Areas of extreme drought and changes to their typical distribution in the region are among the most evident consequences. Read More
Maintaining a positive social image is an essential feature of human psychology, as it fosters collaborative group behaviour more efficiently than other motivations. This is the main conclusion of a study led by Gianluca Grimalda of the Universitat Jaume I, published in Nature Communications.
Experts from the University of Alicante (UA) have found that prolonged exposure to the sun increases the chance of developing alterations in the lens by 4%. Choosing the right pair of sunglasses can reduce such complications. Read More
Researchers at the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), Valencia’s Oceanogràfic and the University of Alcalá (UAH) are carrying out a study to analyse the possible influence of anthropogenic or human-generated disturbances on different cetacean mammals in the Mediterranean Sea. Read More
One of the biggest problems when studying black holes is that the laws of physics as we know them cease to apply in their deepest regions. Large quantities of matter and energy concentrate in an infinitely small space, the gravitational singularity, where space-time curves towards infinity and all matter is destroyed. Or is it? Read More
Researchers from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, the rail company AZVI and the University of Seville have developed a material for use in the subballast layer of train tracks that incorporates shredded rubber from used tyres. Read More