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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
UAB researchers propose designing a vaccine based on complexes imitating the viral particles of SARS-CoV-2. The initiative forms part of the UAB's crowdfunding programme against COVID-19, which also includes a project by the FAS to offer summer camps for children in need and an action by the UAB Open Labs to manufacture protective material for healthcare personnel.
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.
Researchers at the UAB Stress and Health Research Group, in collaboration with the UB, the UOC and more than 50 researchers from American and European institutes, will analyse the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on human behaviour in over 30 countries.