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Catalan doctor Moisès Broggi died aged 104 (by ACN)

03 January 2013 02:22 AM

Catalonia mourns passing of the International Brigades Civil War doctor Moisès Broggi

Civil society and politicians joined the family of the doctor, who was 104 years old, at his funeral in Barcelona. Moisès Broggi died on the last day of 2012 at his home in Barcelona. He was renowned for his work as a surgeon and doctor during...
Maria Jesús Mier (left) and José Ignacio Wert at Wednesday's meeting (by R. Pi de Cabanyes)

19 December 2012 11:21 PM

Wert does not change his Education Reform proposal and the Catalan Government “totally rejects” it

The Spanish Education Minister, José Ignacio Wert, refuses to modify his Education Reform that will relegate the Catalan language in schools and re-centralise power. However, “technical improvements” could be included during the parliamentary...
A researcher from UdG's Cardiovascular Research Centre (by N. Guisasola)

17 December 2012 11:47 PM

Catalan universities have a research model “comparable” to the most advanced EU countries

A study undertaken by the Catalan Association of Public Universities shows that 64% of all funds for research came from public or private competition processes. This shows the Catalan university system’s capacity to attract this type of funds,...
The Borges Blanques plant (by Abantia / ACN)

13 December 2012 11:27 PM

The world’s first plant combining biomass and solar thermal energy begins supplying power in Catalonia

This pioneering energy plant, located in western Catalonia, will generate 22.5 megawatts of power, the equivalent of the electricity supply to 27,000 houses. The hybrid system combining solar thermal and biomass energy enables the production of...
A human chain surrounding Tarragona's Joan XXIII Hospital (by N. Torres)

12 December 2012 11:33 PM

Catalan hospital staff members demonstrate to support public healthcare

Staff members from Catalonia’s main hospitals, including Sant Pau, Vall d’Hebron, Clínic, Parc Taulí and Germans Trias i Pujol, carried out several protests on Wednesday. Some of these protests had already started a few days ago and might...
The VHIR team working on Notch Pathway (by VHIR / ACN)

11 December 2012 08:37 PM

Two therapeutic targets in a child cancer are identified by Catalan researchers

The Barcelona-based Vall d’Hebron Research Institute (VHIR) has identified two proteins that block the metastasis of rhabdomyosarcoma, a type of cancer that represents 8% of this sort of illness in children. These two proteins are related to...
Children in Tarragona holding the demonstration's banner: 'For a country for all, school in Catalan' (by R. Segura)

10 December 2012 11:35 PM

Demonstrations throughout Catalonia against the Spanish Government’s Education Reform relegating the Catalan language

More than 60 demonstrations have taken place to protest against the new law announced by the Spanish Education Minister, José Ignacio Wert. The demonstrators consider it to be “an attack” against the Catalan language, as it would no longer be...
Public transportation will work at 33% of its capacity at rush hours (by O. Campuzano)

13 November 2012 11:14 PM

General strike against austerity measures held 11 days before the Catalan elections

The general strike called at European Union level to protest the austerity measures and support a new strategy to deal with the economic crisis will also affect Catalonia, 11 days before the Catalan elections. Despite coinciding with the official...
A microscopy image of growing colon cancer cells surrounded by stroma cells (by E. Batlle lab, IRB, Alexandre Calon)

12 November 2012 11:25 PM

The key process behind the metastasis of colon cancer is discovered by Catalan scientists

Scientists from the Colorectal Cancer Laboratory at the Barcelona Institute of Biomedical Research (IRB) have discovered the essential process that allows colon cancer cells to metastasise. They have concluded that tumour cells need to form...
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