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Animal Science

Effectiveness of a New Treatment for Atopic Dermatitis in Dogs

An estimated 10% of dogs suffer atopic dermatitis, a common type of allergy for which there are few treatments. A clinical trial has shown that topical administration of the immunosuppressant cyclosporine, possible thanks to advances in nanotechnology, is effective in reducing the severity of injuries and does not cause adverse reactions.

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Economics

Effectiveness of Temporary Policies Aimed at Reducing Petrol Consumption

In late February 2011, the government announced a set of measures to reduce fuel consumption. His forecast was that it fell by 15%. According to one study based on publicly available information, these measures achieved a lower effect than those predicted by the government because of their temporary character.

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Biology

Thermophilic Microorganisms in Biofilms from Greenhouse-Enclosed drip Irrigation Systems

Drip irrigation optimises water reuse and more efficient irrigation, but the system often presents problems of obstruction caused by the accumulation of biological material, starting with bacterial biofilms. The study of a drip system has detected prevalence of microorganisms adapted to growing in environments with high temperatures.

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Animal Science

Genetic Studies of Influenza A Viruses Circulating in Pigs in Spain

A genetic study of influenza virus circulating in pigs in the north-east of Spain reveals their belonging to three family subtypes of influenza virus. Those genetically related to other European families indicate a cross-border introduction or reintroduction in Spanish herds. This divergence suggests the persistence of some viruses in certain regions.

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A Tailor-Made Video Game play play

A Tailor-Made Video Game

Researchers from the Centre for Ambient Accessibility of Catalonia, the UAB Engineering School and the CIPO psychology team have created a video game to strengthen the cognitive and motor skills of people with intellectual disabilities and mental disorders. [ + Videos ]

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DL B.11870-2012 ISSN 2014-6388