Valencian astrophysicists reveal the nature of the double helix observed in the energy jet of galaxy M87

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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.

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Low protein intake is associated with muscle mass and strength loss in women over 65

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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.

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Researchers observe the same genetic adaptation in two different yeasts used in the fermentation of wine for the first time

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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.

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