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CeRPTA develops new gluten-free bread

Researchers at the Special Centre for Plant Food Technology Research (CeRPTA) at the UAB have developed for the first time, bread with 0% gluten which is greatly superior in quality to the current products available to celiacs. The product has been100% successful in trials carried out. The...

Pa sense gluten

Researchers of the Spanish National Research Council and Catalan Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences have discovered the receiver responsible for the selective collection of esterified cholesterol in the vascular wall. This type of cholesterol is accumulated in the organism like small drops of fat that can aggravate the vascular injuries and...

Acumulació massiva de colesterol

The ageing of the Catalan population involves an increase of the number of old age patients who are admitted to the Intermediate Care Units of the hospitals. In order to apply them the best treatment is very important to assess their prognosis of life, but until now studies on these units for an integral evaluation of the old patients hardly...

Estudi sobre els pacients ancians de les Unitats de Semicrítics

In last years, forest fires have devastated wide zones of Catalonia, with serious effects on the environment and economy of involved areas. Some data to know: In 2005 there were 892 fires in all Catalonia, and this year already there have been 618, according to the Environment Department of Generalitat. The study on fire behaviour and the...

Anàlisi del comportament dels incendis. Claus per prevenir-los

Researchers of the UAB Geology Departament, in collaboration with scientists from several European universities, have carried out a chemical analysis of calcite cement, one of the most common forms of cement found on detritital sedimentary rocks (rocks constituted by fragments) in three different areas of Catalonia.

Ciments de calcita: Anàlisi de tres zones de Catalunya

The economic value of a plant does not always overlap with its cultural value. In fact, they can be quite different. A group of researchers has developed a new method that allows to measure the cultural, practical, and economic value of plants. They have used that method to a research  to an indigenous group in the Bolivian Amazon.

Dones d'una tribu amazónica treballant artesanalment amb plantes