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Crohn disease causes ulcers in the small and large intestine. Disease symptoms, medicine secondary effects and the potential complications contribute to a psychosocial and emotional worsening that can cause anxiety or depression. A case-control study carried out by the Digestology Unit of the Parc Taul Sabadell Hospital has demonstrated that,...

Eduard Valent

UAB and CREAF Scientists have demonstrate that the changes involved in the forest structure after a wildfire also imply changes in the animals that lived before. In order to validate its hypothesis, the investigators have studied ones of the most sensible communities to the changes in plant cover: the ant communities.

Formigues

Researchers of the University Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol and the pharmaceutical company Laboratorios Almirall carried out a study to verify what is the therapeutic effect of almotriptan -a drug used in the treatment of migraine crisis- in relation to alcohol consumption. The results obtained show that it is not necessary to modify the...

Pastilles

UAB researchers have developed a making method of magnetic elements with submicrometric dimensions more simple and economic than usuals. The process is to deform locally no magnetic material. These structures have many possible aplications: magnetic data storage systems, magnetic sensors, biomedical aplications or magnetoelectronic micro and...

Imatge de microscpia

Myopathies and celiac disease

Inflammatory myopathies are immunological diseases that cause inflammation in the muscular tissue. The cause and mechanisms of these diseases are not yet right known. Their origin could be an unusual immunological answer of human organism. Sometimes, myopathy appears at the same time that celiac disease....

Miopaties

In the 21th Century tuberculosis is still a very important cause of many deaths every year. There are vaccines, but their efficacy is not very high. UAB researchers have collaborated in a research for improving the treatment based in the study of Toll-like receptors. The trials with animal models have demonstrated a role for Toll-like receptors in...

The genetic variability of pigs is greater than was thought

The porcine species is much more variable than was once thought. Researchers have found a genetic variability for the gene FABP4 (which is involved in the quantity of fat that the animal deposits) ten times greater than that found in humans and similar to...

Porcs