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Astr˛cits APOE4 en cultiu amb una alteraciˇ de lÝpids

New brain alterations induced by main genetic risk factor in Alzheimer's disease discovered

A study led by the INc shows that APOE4 produces an alteration in the astrocytes' signaling mechanisms in male mice, which could be key for the development of this pathology. In females this alteration occurs in different variants of APOE. The study moves forward in the description of APOE functions in the brain, and in understanding its role in the development of the illness.

La UAB digitalitza en 3D l’estÓtua de l’Esculapi d’Emp˙ries

La UAB digitalitza en 3D l’estÓtua de l’Esculapi d’Emp˙ries

Un equip de recerca de la UAB treballa aquests dies en la digitalització en 3D de l’estàtua del déu Esculapi d’Empúries, una icona de l’arqueologia catalana. La iniciativa permetrà obtenir una rèplica digital molt precisa de la peça i innovar sobre noves formes d’estudi, difusió i ús del patrimoni cultural.

Els investigadors de l’INC-UAB JosÚ Miguel Lizcano (dreta) i Pau Mu˝oz

New pathway to attack tumor cells identified

A study led by the INc describes a new strategy to tackle cancer, based on inducing a potent stress in tumor causing cell destruction by autophagy. The mechanism has been revealed using the new antitumor drug ABTL0812, currently in clinical trial. Results has been validated using samples from oncologic patients, and published in Autophagy.

Salut mental

The UAB leads a transnational study on mental health during the pandemic

Researchers at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology are preparing a study to identify the main mental health risk and protection factors in different populations of Latin American countries and Spain during the pandemic, in order to discover the impact it has had and offer recommendations on how to cope.

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The UAB celebrates a new edition of the “Four Minute Thesis” competition

The competition will begin on 4 June at 10 a.m. at the UAB YouTube. The event will be streamed live and will consist in ten PhD students who will have a maximum of four minutes to defend their thesis. At the end of the competition the jury will select the two best thesis and all those attending will be able to vote for the thesis they liked best.

Material metamagnŔtic

Nanoneedles to increase the capacity and robustness of digital memories

Researchers have developed a new technique to locally modify the properties of a metamagnetic material. The method consists in applying local pressure to the surface of the material using nanometric needles and allows an easy and local modification. The research opens the door to a more accurate and precise control of magnetic materials, and can improve digital memories.