Trace Fossils Discovered of an Unknown Reptile Species

A team of researchers from the Department of Geology and the ICP recently published in PLOS ONE the description of a large set of tracks made by archosauromorphs, reptiles which later evolved into crocodiles and dinosaurs. Among the tracks, there is evidence of a new species, the Prorotodactylus mesaxonichnus. Read more

Image: El Sindrůn archaeological site. CSIC

New proof that Neanderthals used plants to treat illnesses

An international study published in Nature, with the participation of Karen Hardy, ICREA researcher at the UAB, for the first time analyses the dental plaque DNA of Neanderthals and reveals the complexity of their behaviour, regional differences in their diets and even their use of plant-based medicine to treat pain and illness. Read more


A European project to improve HIV prevention

The objective of COBA-Cohort project is to establish a European cohort of HIV-negative men who have sex with men to better understand HIV testing patterns and the spread of the virus among this population. Read more

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