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    Núria Sara Miras: “Differences are a source of joy”

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    09/03/2022

    Núria Sara Miras has been appointed rector’s delegate for the management of the UB Equality Unit just the week before International Women’s Day (March 8). She tells us she is linked to feminism from three sides: as a researcher, she specialized in pragmatist feminism and has focused on the...

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    The Barcelona School of Economics turns twenty

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    02/06/2022

    The celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the Barcelona School of Economics, a research centre with UB participation, took place in the Historical Building. The event combined the institutional commemoration with the reflection on current economic issues. ...

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    •  - Research campaign in the Arctic 30/05/2022
      Research campaign in the Arctic

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      The University of Barcelona organizes a new scientific campaign in the Arctic, which will start on June 26. The objective is to study whether the recent climate tendencies in Greenland —temperature rise and acceleration of ice loss— respond to a pattern that had been recorded other times...

    • Antarctic landscape in the area of study.- Climate change can amplify heatwaves in the Antarctic continent 27/05/2022
      Climate change can amplify heatwaves in the Antarctic continent

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      Scientists from the Antarctic Group of the State Meteorological Agency —belonging to the Spanish Ministry for Ecological Transition and Demographical Challenge (MINECO)— and the University of Barcelona, the CSIC Institute of Geosciences and the University of Lisbon published the results...

    • Galactic RainCloudS is a pioneering project in Europe in the use of computational infrastructures on the cloud for research on astronomy.- Cloud computing to unveil the enigmas of our galaxy 25/05/2022
      Cloud computing to unveil the enigmas of our galaxy

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      The Galactic RainCloudS project, an initiative led by members of the Faculty of Physics, the Institute of Cosmos Sciences (ICCUB) of the UB and the Institute for Space Studies of Catalonia (IEEC), was awarded the first position in the framework of the Cloud Funding for Research call of the European...

    • The 10th Environmental Session will put emphasis on the challenges of this transition both in Spain and Catalonia. - 10th UB-Torres Environmental Session will address challenges of energy transition to halt climate emergency 24/05/2022
      10th UB-Torres Environmental Session will address challenges of energy transition to halt climate emergency

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      “Wind farms, nuclear power plants, blockchain technology… Energy and environment under debate” is the title of the 10th Environmental Session to be held at the Aula Magna of the Historical Building of the UB, on Monday, May 30, at 10:00 a.m. This session, organized together with Família...

    • Olive oil is a product with a great economic and business interest.- UB team creates new tool to verify the geographical origins of virgin olive oil 20/05/2022
      UB team creates new tool to verify the geographical origins of virgin olive oil

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      Olive oil is one of the most prestigious agri-foods in Spain and it is the base of the Mediterranean diet. This is why adulteration and commercial fraud cases occur when it comes to the origin and varieties of a product with such an economic and business interest. Now, a team from the Faculty of Pharmacy...

    •  - Enjoy the UB Science Fest 20/05/2022
      Enjoy the UB Science Fest

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      This year, the UB Science Fest brings a wide range of playful activities to share the research of the university with all publics. For the first time, the Science Fest will last for two days. There will be workshops for school groups on Friday, May 27, and the activities aimed at families and everyone...

    • Anna Alfocea.- 4-Minute Doctoral Thesis 19/05/2022
      4-Minute Doctoral Thesis

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      Anna Alfocea, from the doctoral program on Engineering and Applied Sciences, will represent the UB in the 4-Minute Doctoral Thesis contest, from the Catalan Foundation for Research and Innovation (FCRI). Alfocea’s research assesses the possibility of revaluating waste from the iron and steel industry...

    • The Symposium will gather together distinguished figures of the sector to talk about sustainable and healthy food.- Challenges in nutrition, health and sustainability, under debate at the UB 18/05/2022
      Challenges in nutrition, health and sustainability, under debate at the UB

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      Food security, healthy and sustainable diets, local foods and current market trends are some of the current issues to be treated in the 2nd Symposium of Food, Health and Sustainability, from May 25 to 26, in the Aula Magna of the Historical Building of the University of Barcelona. This science forum,...

    • Innovation aims to improve conflict management and online harassment in environments of digital interaction in virtual and augmented reality.- GuestXR: machine learning agent for improving conflict management in virtual environments 16/05/2022
      GuestXR: machine learning agent for improving conflict management in virtual environments

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      Creating a machine learning agent to ease interactions between participants in virtual and augmented reality environments —such as the metaverse— in order to help them achieve their goals and address conflict situations. This is the main objective of GuestXR, the European project under the...

    • The experts Marta Carol and Núria Fabrellas (UB-CIBEREHD-CLÍNIC-IDIBAPS).- Seven out of ten patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease feel stigmatized 12/05/2022
      Seven out of ten patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease feel stigmatized

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      About seven out of ten patients (69%) who suffer from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) perceive some stigmatization in their daily life, according to a study led by a team of the University of Barcelona, the Liver and Digestive Diseases Networking Biomedical Research Centre (CIBEREHD), the...

    • Acute psychosocial stress can stimulate immunoglobulin secretion. After puberty, however, children who have suffered maltreatment experiences show a similar response to that of adolescents - Children with history of maltreatment could undergo an early maturation of the immune system 11/05/2022
      Children with history of maltreatment could undergo an early maturation of the immune system

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      The acute psychosocial stress states stimulate the secretion of an antibody type protein which is decisive in the first immune defence against infection, but only after puberty. However, children with a history of maltreatment present a similar response to that of adolescents, which suggests there is...

    • The gene <i>YWHAZ</i> is related to psychiatric and neurological disorders such as autism and schizophrenia.- Findings on how &lsquo;YWHAZ&rsquo; gene can alter neuronal development 10/05/2022
      Findings on how ‘YWHAZ’ gene can alter neuronal development

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      An article published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry reveals the molecular mechanisms to explain how the YWHAZ gene –related to psychiatric and neurological disorders such as autism and schizophrenia– can alter the neurodevelopmental process. The study, which uses a zebrafish as animal...

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