An investigation led by the INc-UAB, carried out from the study of a drug that modifies the memory of fear, shows for the first time that the neural processes and behaviours related to the formation of memory can be opposite between male and female mice. The study, published in Nature Communications, emphasizes the need for more basic and clinical research that includes females.
The competition to find the best presentation of a PhD thesis under 5 minutes will take place on 18 May at 11:30 a.m. A total of twelve PhD students from the UAB will give an oral presentation of their research. The two top presentations will receive 1st and 2nd prize, and a third prize will be awarded to the one most liked by the public.
The Centre for Demographic Studies (CED), located at the UAB, has worked jointly with Social Explorer Inc and with funding from the "la Caixa" Foundation, presented the "Explorador Social" digital platform, a portrait of Spanish society through maps and infographics. Data made reality.
The Government of Catalonia's PANDÈMIES 2020 call was created to analyse the impact of COVID-19. Seven projects proposed by UAB research groups will receive funding for a total of over 1.5 million euros.
The new drug improves on current treatments and helps reduce costs and improve patients' quality of life. This is one of the major achievements of the European Smart4Fabry project, which is now coming to an end after four years of work.
A study by the ICTA-UAB warns that tourism generates 80% of the marine litter accumulating on the beaches of the Mediterranean islands in summer. For researchers, the global COVID19 pandemic may be an opportunity to rethink the model of sustainable tourism.
A team from the Computer Vision Center and the University of Barcelona has evaluated the accuracy and bias in gender and skin colour of automatic face recognition algorithms. Although the top solutions exceed the 99.9% of accuracy, researchers have detected some groups that show higher false positive or false negative rates.