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Mowafak Kanfach during the interview with CNA (by M. Fernández Noguera)

08 June 2011 01:03 AM

“Al-Assad’s tanks won’t stop us, the revolution will go on until there is a democracy” states a Syrian exile in Catalonia

Mowafak Kanfach asks for the Syrian regime to be taken to the International Criminal Court. He is living in Barcelona because he was forced to leave his country because of political reasons.
A researcher from Barcelona's Hospital Clínic (by ACN)

06 June 2011 11:55 PM

Leukaemia’s genome is sequenced for the first time by scientists from Barcelona and Oviedo

Researchers from Barcelona’s Hospital Clínic and the University of Oviedo (Asturias) have sequenced Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia’s entire genome for the first time. Mutations in four genes have been identified as one of the illness triggers....
SOS Racisme's website (by SOS Racisme / ACN)

02 June 2011 09:59 PM

'SOS Racisme' warns of rising hatred in Catalonia

The NGO against xenophobic discrimination denounces that public expenditure cuts hit immigrants hardest. 'SOS Racisme' also denounces police abuse cases against immigrants and alerts on the raise of extreme-right in some Catalan towns.
A radiotherapy equipment at the Catalan Institute of Oncology (by B. Cazorla)

01 June 2011 11:17 PM

The vaccine against the human papilloma virus (HPV), responsible for cervical cancer, works on adult women

An international study led by a Catalan team of researchers finds that the vaccine is not only effective in women between the ages of 9 and 26 , but in women older than 26. Women up to 45 years old could use this preventative vaccine. The study is...
A station monitoring air pollution in Sabadell, in Barcelona's Metropolitan Area (by N. Vidal)

30 May 2011 09:59 PM

Catalan Government asks EU for extra time to comply with atmospheric pollution levels

In 2010, Catalonia exceeded the pollution limits for nitrogen oxide defined by the European Union, but not for the polluting particles. The large number of diesel vehicles would be one of the main causes. An extension until 2015 has been asked by...
The logo of the former International Press Centre of Barcelona (by CIPB / ACN)

27 May 2011 03:58 PM

Foreign correspondents in Catalonia unite to create a new International Press Centre

The old International Press Centre of Barcelona closed earlier this year due to financial problems. A group of journalists has created the Foreign Correspondents Association of Catalonia (ACEC). They are in negotiations to use a space in the...
Trade unions alert of a possible future shortage of nurses in Catalonia (by J. Pujolar)

25 May 2011 11:38 PM

Nurse shortage foreseen for 2013 in Catalonia according to unions

Staff drain and changes in training programs, the main causes according to the Catalan Nurses Association. In the last years, Catalonia has been “exporting” nurses abroad, mainly to the United Kingdom, the US and Italy.
A family photo of the Hispania Racing Team with the Catalan President Artur Mas in Catalonia's F1 circuit (by R. Moreno)

23 May 2011 05:24 PM

Catalonia, in the spotlight of the motor industry

This last weekend Catalonia’s F1 Grand Prix and the Barcelona’s International Automobile Fair were held. These two events emphasise the weight the motoring industry has in Catalonia. Actually, Barcelona Metropolitan Area is one of Europe’s...
A Catalan study analyses alternative indicators for Alzheimer's early diagnosis (by J. Pérez)

17 May 2011 11:06 PM

People with Alzheimer’s may not lose their memory during the early stages of the illness

Researchers from Barcelona’s Hospital Clínic find other indicators about the beginning of Alzheimer’s. They recommend using alternative biomarkers to get an early diagnosis.
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