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New Gene Causing Fanconi Anemia Identified

Researchers from the group led by UAB Chair Professor Dr Jordi Surrallés at the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Barcelona, the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and the CIBER of Rare Diseases (CIBERER) have participated in the study which has led to the identification of a new gene involved in Fanconi anemia, a rare genetic disease. Read more

Nanogenerator developed to stimulate living cells

Researchers from the UAB and CSIC have shown that the use of piezoelectric nanogenerators to stimulate living cells electrically is possible. The nanogenerator developed is extremely small and does not need any external power source, two characteristics no one had achieved before. Read more

Decline in bee population a reality

Specialists at CREAF and the UAB state that bee populations are diminishing and that pesticides such as neonicotinoids, are a direct cause. It is of utmost importance to promote ecological and sustainable agriculture and to prohibit the use of these compounds immediately. Read more

Pioneering Technology Could Transform Treatment Plants into Biorefineries

A pilot treatment plant developed by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Aigües de Manresa S.A. Empresa Municipal generates added value products while simultaneously treating wastewater. The technology used improves the treatment process and at the same time extracts the phosphorus and materials used to manufacture bioplastics. Read more

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