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People's size variation is related to genetic factors. How can we know if the size of a person is in the normal variability margin or it's a genetic defect? A UAB researchers group has described the 25 polymorphisms that can present the gene of a hormone that regulates the growth. So we can already study which changes -different from the 25...

Anomalies en el creixement

Nature is formed of atoms that they use to form more or less complex molecules. Chemical bonds and interactions keep atoms joint. This research has studied a very unknown chemical bond, the agostic bonds or interactions. They are very special because they don't join two atoms, so an atom and a bond.

Interaccions agstiques

Biofuels: An Advisable Strategy?

Daniela Russi, Ph.D. Candidate of the UAB's Department of Economics and Economic History, has made a thesis to study the environmental consequences of the production and use of biofuels. She concludes that using public funding to support a large scale biofuel production is not an advisable strategy.


One of the globalization side effects is the arrival of new species from abroad. UAB researchers have studied the effect of two invasive species that reached the archipelago of Madeira. Against what was widely believed, and published, these intruders have not affected significantly the species of indigenous ants.