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The "normal pressure" hidrocephalia is a rare illness that we don't know quite well. The most frequent cause is an anomaly in elimination mechanisms of a substance inside of the skull, cephalorraqudeus liquid. Habitually, the processing consists of placing an internal derivation that corrects cephalorraqudeus liquid elimination. Up to now it was...

Liquid crystal screens are a very common display in present devices of consumer electronics. Researchers of the UAB Phisics Department, the Miguel Hernndez Elche University and the Alacant University have written an article where they show how to model the reflections produced inside of the LCD screen and what is the effect in the modeling...

Imatge d'una pantalla LCD.

CeRPTA develops new gluten-free bread

Researchers at the Special Centre for Plant Food Technology Research (CeRPTA) at the UAB have developed for the first time, bread with 0% gluten which is greatly superior in quality to the current products available to celiacs. The product has been100% successful in trials carried out. The...

Pa sense gluten

A key to understand bivalve biodiversity and evolution

There are ca. 20.000 living species of bivalve molluscs, one of the oldest and evolutionary most successful classes of invertebrates. An ongoing research project at the Paleontology Area of the UAB Department of Geology deals with the question of how ontogeny and...

Ricard Guerrero

Guerrero has taken part in various scientific projects and is known in Spain as the first person to introduce the theory of microbial ecology. "Without microbes, life on our planet would be impossible", says Guerrero. "From the moment we are born we need bacteria to live".

Discovered a new cholesterol massive accumulation mechanism

Researchers of the Spanish National Research Council and Catalan Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences have discovered the receiver responsible for the selective collection of esterified cholesterol in the vascular wall. This type of cholesterol is...

Acumulaci massiva de colesterol

Psychologists of the UAB detect emotional upheavals in children

Many emotional problems have their roots in trauma that developed when we were between 3 and 6. A group of researchers at the UAB have carried out a study to prevent the after-effects of these psychological disorders in later life. More than 1,000...

The ageing of the Catalan population involves an increase of the number of old age patients who are admitted to the Intermediate Care Units of the hospitals. In order to apply them the best treatment is very important to assess their prognosis of life, but until now studies on these units for an integral evaluation of the old patients hardly...

Estudi sobre els pacients ancians de les Unitats de Semicrtics

In last years, forest fires have devastated wide zones of Catalonia, with serious effects on the environment and economy of involved areas. Some data to know: In 2005 there were 892 fires in all Catalonia, and this year already there have been 618, according to the Environment Department of Generalitat. The study on fire behaviour and the...

Anlisi del comportament dels incendis. Claus per prevenir-los