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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

A new marker to detect HIV

Researchers at the Institute of Biotechnology and Biomedicine at the UAB have managed to develop a new protein, called NF795gpC, which acts as a sensor when it comes into contact with the serum of a patient infected by HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) and allows it to be easily detected.

Nou marcador per detectar la SIDA

A new type of colorectal cancer has been defined

Researchers at the UAB have undertaken the EPICOLON project, in which they analysed 2,000 patients with colorectal cancers diagnosed over the year in 25 hospitals throughout Spain. As a result of this work they have defined hereditary syndrome clearly differentiated from...

Nou tipus de cncer colorectal

Mercury is one of the most dangerous chemical elements for the environment and humans. This makes it important to analyse how much mercury there is and what happens when it reaches the ground from industrials emissions. UAB researchers have studied the land closest to a chlorine-alkali plant located in the Netherlands.

Investiguen el comportament del mercuri quan arriba al terra