A project led by the ICTA-UAB, ISGlobal and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in the Peruvian Amazon analyses the health effects of oil spills in people living close to oil extraction areas in developing countries.
Problematic use of the internet and mobile phones is more common in girls, while boys struggle with controlling their use of video games, according to a study conducted with 5,538 secondary school students and the participation of UAB researchers. Good family relations and participating in extra-curricular activities reduce problematic use of ICTs.
Two projects with the involvement of the UAB dedicated to Alzheimer's disease and to quantum physics experiments were among the 22 proposals selected by the European Commission to receive FET-OPEN grants from the Horizon 2020 programme.
A study by the UAB Centre for Demographic Studies published today estimates that in a country with full occupation, the dependence ratio for pensions in Spain would be 1 for every 3 taxpayers, but at the moment the ration is 4 for every 5 taxpayers. There is a disuse of the demographic potential.
Researcher at ICMAB and lecturer of the UAB master's degree in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology has been awarded 15,000 Euros to research nanomaterials for biomedical applications.
The UAB participates in a project to research the role of universities in innovation and regional development and strengthen the relation between the two. The project is part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Training Network programme and the European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU) network.
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