Human gut virus found in over one-third of the world's countries

An international research with the involvement of the UAB demonstrates that the presence of a bacterial virus of the human microbiota, called crAssphage, is commonly found in the wastewaters of one-third of the world's countries, albeit with genetic variations depending to their geographic origin. The study was published in Nature Microbiology. Read more

Unravelling the three-dimensional genomic structure of male germ cells

Unravelling the three-dimensional genomic structure of male germ cells

A study led by the UAB and the CNAG-CRG reveals the three-dimensional genomic structure of male germ cells and how this structure determines their function. Published in Cell Reports, it represents a significant advance in our understanding of how the dynamics of insulator proteins and transcriptional activity are coupled during the 3D genome re-organisation that takes place during the formation of male germ cells. Read more

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Spontaneous synchronization achieved at the nanoscale

A group of physicists have led a research which synchronized for the first time a couple of optomechanical oscillators. This work sets a solid basis for producing reconfigurable networks of such oscillators, with potential applications in neuromorphic computing. Read more


The UAB conducts an archaeological rescue campaign in Saqqara

Researchers from the Department of Antiquity and Middle Age Studies are at the end of an archaeological survey in one of the most emblematic areas of Egypt, the Saqqara Desert. The mission is characterised as a “rescue campaign”, given that the site has been plundered on several occasions. Read more

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