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Amantadine, ineffective against essential tremor

Involuntary shaking of the hands, legs, voice or head. These are symptoms associated with essential tremor, a disorder which while not severe, affects the quality of life of those suffering from it, generally those over 60. One of the drugs that was, up to now, thought of...

L'amantadina, inefica contra el tremolor essencial

Researchers of the UAB Geology Departament, in collaboration with scientists from several European universities, have carried out a chemical analysis of calcite cement, one of the most common forms of cement found on detritital sedimentary rocks (rocks constituted by fragments) in three different areas of Catalonia.

Ciments de calcita: Anlisi de tres zones de Catalunya

The economic value of a plant does not always overlap with its cultural value. In fact, they can be quite different. A group of researchers has developed a new method that allows to measure the cultural, practical, and economic value of plants. They have used that method to aresearch toan indigenous group in the Bolivian Amazon.

Dones d'una tribu amaznica treballant artesanalment amb plantes

Increasing the performance of wastewater treatment plants

Wastewater treatment plants are currently one of the most important systems at hand to minimise the dumping of pollutants into the environment. One of the processes, which are used in these facilities, is what is known as EBPR (Enhanced Biological Phosphorus...

Imatge microscpica d'aigues residuals

A cerebrovascular accident (CVA), commonly known as a stroke, is an interuption, through breakage or obstruction, of the blood supply to part of the brain. It is the leading cause of death in women and second leading cause in men in Spain, and also causes disability to most people who survive. Researchers at Neurovascular Research Laboratory at...

The causes of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) are still unknown to researchers. However, it is believed that the main cause is resistant prion protein (PrPres). A recent study carried out by researchers at the UAB Animal Health Research Centre (CreSA) looks at this neurodegenerative disease in greater depth.

Encefalopatia Espongiforme Bovina

UAB Chemical Engineering Department works in the development of new technologies to improve the recombinant protein -obtained by genetic modification of a microorganism- production processes in both ways, qualitative and quantitative. Now, it has just presented a new control system to automate the whole process.

Producci microbiana de protenes

Myasthenia gravis is an chronic autoimmune disease that leads to muscle weakness. A clinical trial made over a five-year period by the Myasthenia Unit of the Vall d'Hebron university hospital has just demonstrated the benefits of including tacrolimus in the treatment of this disease.

Millora en el tractament contra la miastnia gravis

A vaccination to shorten treatment of Tuberculosis

A group of research scientists at the Experimental Tuberculosis Unit of the Fundació Institut Germans Trias i Pujol have created a vaccination that reduces the length of treatment of the latent infection which causes tuberculosis from nine months to only one...

vacuna Ruti contra la tuberculosi

The construction of an industrial composting unit often leads to conflict due to the social rejection it causes among local residents because of the contamination to the atmosphere and bad smells it creates. Researchers of the Organic Waste Compost Group of the Department of Chemical Engineering have now managed to minimise contaminant gases...

Com reduir la contaminaci per compostatge