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Catalan Oncologist Joan Massagué has shed light on the biological mechanisms used by cancer cells to metastasise in the brain.

28 February 2014 05:10 PM

Scientific study directed by Dr. Joan Massagué uncovers the mechanisms of brain metastasis

A scientific research conducted at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Centre in New-York, and directed by Catalan Oncologist Joan Massagué has shed light on the biological mechanisms used by cancer cells to metastasise in the brain. The study,...

FOCIR's website (by FOCIR / ACN)

27 February 2014 08:34 PM

Catalan Public Diplomacy Council promotes the projection of civil society organisations abroad

The Public Diplomacy Council of Catalonia (Diplocat) has launched its first call for applications for ‘Grants for the International Projection of Catalan Civil Society Organisations’, designed to cover the participation costs of...

The presentation of the study at the Mobile World Congress (by L. Roma)

25 February 2014 07:27 PM

Pope Francis, the world leader with the greatest success on Twitter

Within a year, Pope Francis’ Twitter account, @Pontifex, has reached 12 million followers while his tweets are 4 times more re-tweeted than the ones of U.S. President Barack Obama. Indeed, each of Pope Francis’ messages generates an...

Some of Sant Pau Hospital's Art-Nouveau pavillions (by Robert Ramos / Fundació Privada Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau)

24 February 2014 10:00 PM

Barcelona unveils Art-Nouveau Hospital de Sant Pau premises after a 5-year renovation

The premises of Barcelona’s Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, the largest Art-Nouveau structure in Europe, were unveiled on Monday by the President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, the Vice President of the European Commission,...

The new facilities of the ICN2 (by J. Pujolar)

19 February 2014 12:41 PM

Catalan Institute of Nanoscience sets up its new headquarters at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

The Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2) has set up its new headquarters at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) campus. The new faculties are located in a 6,000 square meter building with 40 laboratories,...

Spain’s Supreme Court insists on making Spanish a language of instruction in Catalonia (by ACN)

18 February 2014 07:52 PM

Spain’s Supreme Court insists on making Spanish a language of instruction in Catalonia

The Spanish Supreme Court has ruled against the Catalan school model again. The model, which is based on the linguistic immersion principle, has been in place since the mid-1980s and totally guarantees the pupils’ knowledge of both...

A Catalan Police car (by ACN)

13 February 2014 07:25 PM

Catalan Police Mossos d’Esquadra to have an Ethic Committee

The Catalan Ministry of Home Affairs has constituted an Ethics Committee for the Catalan Police Force, called Mossos d’Esquadra. It will be chaired by Francesc Torralba, Director of Applied Ethics at Barcelona’s...

The MUCE representatives this Tuesday in Barcelona (by G. Sánchez)

11 February 2014 04:04 PM

Catalan school system against Hispanicisation and the Spanish Government’s Education Reform

On Tuesday Catalonia’s education stakeholders – including unions, pedagogic organisations and parent associations – asked the Catalan Executive and Parliament to lead “the boycott” of the Spanish Government’s...

The website of the Escola Pia school network (by Escola Pia)

07 February 2014 08:26 PM

Privately-owned school: “we choose to teach in Catalan because we are deeply rooted to this country”

‘Escola Pia’, one of the largest Catalan networks of privately-owned schools, believes that the Catalan High Court (TSJC) ruling forcing one of its school in Barcelona to teach 25% of classes in Spanish, “goes against”...

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