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Virtual realities to relieve pain

The sensation of pain caused by an operation may be relieved thanks to: sophisticated virtual reality headsets, a simple video game and a proactive predisposition of the patient. Research psychologists at the UAB claim that this type of distraction reduces the intake of sedatives.

Realitats virtuals contra el dolor

What exactly is the obsessive-compulsive disorder? The investigations in this area advance but the cure is still unknown. Scientists of the UAB are adapting an english language measuring device to detect obsessive symptoms for spanish speakers. A surveillance that will raise possible solutions.

Punt final al comportament obsessiu

Manel Esteller studies the genetic alterations of the diseases. He has participated in the development of medicines to treat the cancer and new technologies to research in this field.

Entrevista a l'oncleg Manel Esteller

The tecno-scientific winds of the XIXth century cointed new and sophisticated words: automobile, microphone, ampere, etc. The Royal Spanish Academy of the Spanish Language had to incorporate these new pieces into the machinery of the spanish language. Gloria Clavera studies the result of this effort: the 13th edition of the Dictionary. In his...

Velles noves paraules del nostre llenguatge

The melodram is a literary popular genre of the ends of the XIXth century. The work published by Montserrat Amores analyzes two histories of this type. This approach reveals that the intrigue and the descriptions obey to the ideological ideas of his authors.

Els misteris de Barcelona i Barcelona i els seus misteris: cara i creu del follet espanyol

UAB satellite image improvement technology

Satellites silently observe natural phenomena that occur on our planet.  Nevertheless, the images produced by mechanical eyes are not as reliable as we would wish. To alleviate the myopia that satellites suffer from, a team from the UAB has proposed a method of image fusion...

Imatge fusionada obtinguda pel mtode WiSpeR

A more benevolent treatment for patients with liver transplants

In the 80s the university hospital Vall d'Hebrón was the first hospital in Spain to carry out a liver transplant. Since then, the team of research doctors led by Dr. Carlos Margarit -who passed away recently-, has followed up the clinical course...

Un tractament ms benvol per al pacient amb trasplantament heptic

To facilitate the cancer pleural diagnosis doctors realize an exploration in the toraxic cavity, this method is called thoracoscopic. Nevertheless, medical investigators of the UAB have observed that this invasive technique has often been unnecessary. For that reason, they realized a analized this case.

Nous criteris milloren el diagnstic del cncer pleural

Human activities have left his dark trace in the planet. Such is the case of the mining industry and his consequent soil contamination. In order to alleviate situations like this there exist several initiatives. The investigator of the UAB Gustavo Pérez has calibrated a complex system to measure the soil contamination, so that the...

El treball callibra un complex sistema per a mesurar la contaminaci dels sl.