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Border Disease virus infection settles down in Catalan Pyrenees

Border disease virus (BDV), which affects mainly sheep and goats, has substantial loss-related economic implications worldwide. An outbreak of a previously unreported disease, associated with a new Pestivirus belonging to the BDV virus cluster, was...

Malaltia de la Frontera al Pirineu català

New molecules with ionic liquid crystal properties

Ionic liquid crystals are a class of liquid crystals composed of ions. These compounds are interesting due to their properties as liquid crystals and to their ion conductivity. In this work we have prepared two new families of molecules which show these characteristics.

Noves molècules amb propietats de cristalls líquids iònics

Vitamin D deficit and fracture of hip

Researchers of the Institut Universitari Fundació Parc Taulí have studied in depth the relation between hip fracture and lack of vitamin D in people who suffer osteoporosis. The main conclusion is that the deficit of vitamin D in these patients is high, and especially frequent...

Electricitat i sol per desintoxicar l'aigua contaminada

Intermatrix synthesis of metal nanoparticles

Meta nanoparticles (MNPs) have interesting applications due to their special chemical and physical properties. This work describes the development of a polymer stabilized with MNPs (PSMNPs), using the membranes of ionic exchange as a nanoreactor.

Translation and Advertising: Translating Persuasion

The translation of advertising has increased in importante in the past years in the professional and academic fields. The discipline of translation studies that scrutinizes the translator process from several perspectives -linquistic, historical, cultural and...

Traduint la persuasió

Adverse Effects of Capturing and Handling Little Bustard

The little bustard is a globally near-threatened species. Their capture and radiotagging is necessary to implement conservation practices, but this may cause some adverse effects. In this research, the risk factors associated with capture and handling are...

Sisó mascle Tetrax tetrax

Tayloring light intensity profiles

Researchers from the Optics Group have been able to obtain light intensity profiles on demand, a very precise control of light behaviour. Their research allows the increase and decrease of the depth of focus and obtaining multiple foci, with interesting technological aplications.

Nanoscience for the improvement of biosensors

The advancement of nanoscience and nanotechnology is making possible the creation of new materials based on carbon structures with unique properties and wich have many technological applications. Among these applications there is the improvement of biosensors, devices that perform...

Representació esquemàtica (no a escala) de les possibles interaccions de les molècules de NADH