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Doctor Carlos Margarit, head of the Adult and Paediatric Liver Transplant Program at Vall d'Hebron Hospital, died last December as a result of an accident while out trecking in the mountains. Dr Itxarone Bilbao, who worked with him for 15 years, reviews his life and his achievements in this article.

El doctor Carlos Margarit va morir el propassat mes de desembre.

The Catalonian donkey is one of the most endangered donkey breeds in the world. In this study, the investigators J.P. Gutierrez, J. Marmi, F. Goyache i J. Jordana analysed the pedigree information of the Catalonian donkey herdbook to assess the genetic diversity and population structure of the breed. They found that the Catalonian donkey has...

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Alcoholism and the hepatic alcoholic illness are heterogeneous clinical entity. We still don't known why people become alcoholic. We also don't known why only a part of them develop the hepatic alcoholic illness. Since the environmental factors do not explain everything, the research efforts are studying the genetic determinants of people. This...

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In according with our temperament we run the risk of being an addict. Investigators of the Institute of Neurosciences suggest that people who search constantly new sensations are potentially addicts. This conclusion is the fruit of a study produced with morphine and snooper rats.

Un estudi relaciona l'addicci i la tendncia perseverant a explorar

Sometimes and without a clock we are capable to tell what time it is or to wake up an hour in particular. Scientists suspect that this skill is mechanized in some place of our body. Investigators of the Service of Neurology have stimulated and inhibited parts of the brain supposedly implied. The results discard the role of the prefrontal lobe...

Un marcapassos incrustat al cervell

A team of researchers of the UAB have developed a process which could increase the computer storage capacity. This application is due to the study of the magnetical properties of circular structures with submicrometrics size. By means of these tiny disks, the researchers have obtained "Exchange Biased Vortices", that could rise the magnetic...

Un nou procs de nanotecnologia pot augmentar la memria dels ordinadors

To achieve an optimum, sure and clean industrial process is a challenge even now-a-days. It depends on several factors: macroscopic ones and those invisible to our eyes. Investigators of the ICMAB-CSIC at UAB are working at this level of approach. They closely study the physics and chemistry effects of industrial materials from a molecular...

Un model molecular que perfecciona processos industrials