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2nd Research Symposium on Coronavirus/ XIX Jornada de Virologia

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM 9:00 h BENVINGUDA/WELCOME: Núria Busquets 2nd Research Symposium on Coronavirus 9:10 – 9:40 (20 + 10’) SESSION I: Chairs: Juana Diez and Josep Quer OPENING LECTURE: Dr. Luis Enjuanes (CNB-CSIC): Coronavirus-host interaction and protection: vaccine development. 9:40- 10:00 h (15 + 5’) INVITED SPEAKER: Dr. Júlia Vergara-Alert (IRTA-CReSA): Advances in animal models for the study of SARS-CoV-2. 10:00 – 11:00

Identified a new pharmacological target against Alzheimer’s disease

A IBUB study published in the journal Neurotherapeutics has validated a new pharmacological target for Alzheimer’s disease. The results show the inhibition of the enzyme soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH) in murine models with the disease reduces the neuroinflammatory process, improving the endogen response of the organism and reducing the neuronal damage and death that cause this type

New Code of Conduct for Research Integrity

“Honesty in the commitment to truth; independence in the preservation of freedom of action in relation to pressures outside the profession; and impartiality in the neutrality of professional practice in relation to private interests outside the research” is the definition of scientific integrity in which this year’s Code of Conduct for Research Integrity of the UB is

RESOLUCIÓ – Convocatòria de 6 ajuts d’iniciació a la recerca

Resolució adjudicataris [+] ____________ Les sol·licituds es poden enviar  fins el 7 de juliol (dia inclòs), per correu electrònic a (g.moreno@ub.edu) Resum dels documents que cal aportar: CV del sol·licitant, que reculli els estudis anteriors, publicacions…i en definitiva, tots aquells aspectes que consideri rellevants per a la valoració de la candidatura. Expedient acadèmic del grau

A genomic analysis in samples of Neanderthals and modern humans shows a decrease in ADHD-associated genetic variants

The frequency of genetic variants associated with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has decreased progressively in the evolutionary human lineage from the Palaeolithic to nowadays, according to a study published in the journal Scientific Reports. The new genomic analysis compares several ADHD-associated genetic variants described in current European populations to assess its evolution in samples of the human species (Homo

Cells in the intestine nervous system and oligodendrocytes are affected in Parkinson’s disease

A new study published in the journal Nature Genetics highlights the involvement of the intestine nervous system cells in Parkinson’s disease and it suggests the disease could be originated in this organ. Moreover, conclusions state that oligodendrocytes -brain’s supporting neurons- are affect early. The study puts emphasis on knowing the affected cell types in disorders such as

Research Symposium on Coronaviurs

The Catalan Society of Biology (Societat Catalana de Biologia, SCB) has organized a Research Symposium on Coronavirus, a scientific meeting online with the purpose of sharing ongoing research on SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19. The Symposium has been held on Wednesday 6th May. This virtual congress -the first held in the State on SARS-CoV-2– had the objective of presenting and sharing all the research that is