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Lula da Silva has been awarded the 24th 'Premi Internacional Catalunya' (by Reuters / Marcelino Ueslei)

02 April 2012 09:13 PM

Lula da Silva awarded this year’s ‘Premi Internacional Catalunya’

The former President of Brazil has been awarded this prestigious International prize that recognises individuals who have decisively contributed with their work to the development of cultural, scientific and human values around the world. Last...
The façade of the old Sant Pau Hospital in Barcelona (E. Rosanas)

31 March 2012 12:26 AM

Catalan scientists show how Alzheimer's disease spreads from neuron to neuron

Research conducted on genetically modified mice opens a new field of study to prevent the progression of Alzheimer’s disease by removing the spread of the Tau protein. This protein is a cause of disease which accumulates in the entorhinal...
Àlvar Sánchez (centre), with Carles Navau and Jordi Prat (by UAB)

23 March 2012 10:32 PM

Magnetic field invisibility discovered by Barcelona-based researchers, a first step towards the invisibility of light

Researchers from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, in collaboration with a team from Slovakia’s Science Academy, have developed a cylinder that is invisible to magnetic fields and any object put inside cannot be detected. No one had ever...
The new L9 and L10 La Sagrera station, in norther-east Barcelona (by A. Recolons)

21 March 2012 04:55 PM

Barcelona Airport to be connected by metro with the city centre by 2014

The Catalan Government has modified the work schedule and funds for Barcelona’s metro lines L9 and L10 in order to connect the Catalan capital with Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 of El Prat Airport by 2014. Once finished, L9 will be the longest metro...
Jasmine, the first baby born in Catalonia in 2011, with her parents (by P. Cortina)

19 March 2012 09:42 PM

Catalonia loses inhabitants for the first time since the Spanish Civil War

Catalonia loses 1,802 inhabitants in 2011. Last year’s figures represent the first decrease in population since the Spanish Civil War. There has been a natural growth of 2.9% but the migratory growth has been -3.2%, due to the economic slowdown.
Volunteers of the Red Cross in Girona (by M. López)

16 March 2012 10:36 PM

Red Cross to distribute over 3 million kg of food in Catalonia between February and April

Over 140,000 people in Catalonia depend on the distribution of food by the Red Cross. The number of beneficiaries who have been strongly hit by the economic crisis increased by more than 2,000 people compared to the last trimester of 2011.
Families showing their babies adopted in China (by Reuters)

16 March 2012 03:56 PM

Child adoption in Catalonia: International figures fall while domestic numbers increase

Around 4,000 Catalan families are waiting to complete an adoption process. International child adoptions in Catalonia have fallen by 30% over the last five years in Catalonia whereas local adoption rates have risen.
Alaitz, in the centre, surrounded by her parents and part of the medical team (by M. Bélmez)

13 March 2012 11:12 PM

World’s pioneering surgery carried out in Barcelona saves the life of a 26 week old foetus

A medical team from the Catalan capital’s Hospital Clínic and the Sant Joan de Déu Children’s Hospital, in Greater Barcelona, cured a foetus with a lung malformation in a world pioneer intervention. The baby girl is currently 16 months old,...
Children going to school (by E. Romagosa)

09 March 2012 12:02 AM

Catalonia’s Supreme Court validates the current linguistic immersion public school model

The highest Catalan court has clarified how to execute the sentence of the Spanish Supreme Court that had recognised the right of 3 families to school their children in Spanish and not in Catalan. These families will have their individual rights...
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