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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 a research  to an indigenous group in the Bolivian Amazon.

Dones d'una tribu amazónica treballant artesanalment amb plantes

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.

Producció microbiana de proteïnes

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 miastènia gravis

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 contaminació 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