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The IBIDELL's website, announcing the study (by IBIDELL / ACN)

04 July 2013 01:52 AM

The functioning of an important gene protecting cells from cancer is discovered by a Catalan-American study

50% of tumours are related to mutations of this gene, according to the researchers. A study developed by the Bellvitge Institute of Biomedical Research (IBIDELL), based in Greater Barcelona, and the University of Cincinnati have discovered the...

The website of the Institut Marquès (by Institut Marquès / ACN)

04 July 2013 12:03 AM

Musical vibes improve in vitro fertilisation according to a Catalan study

The exposure to music during in vitro fertilisation has a positive impact on the fecundity rate of egg cells according to a study developed by the assisted reproduction centre Institut Marquès, based in Barcelona. The study concludes that the...

The transborder High-Speed Railway tunnel between France and Spain (by ACN)

28 June 2013 01:12 AM

The French Government delays the construction of the High-Speed Train between Montpellier and Barcelona

France will not allow High-Speed Trains from Barcelona to Central and Northern Europe to run at their maximum velocity since it refuses to build the 156 kilometre high-speed railway stretch between Perpignan and Montpellier. This infrastructure...
Vielha flooded (by M. Lluvich)

20 June 2013 12:43 AM

Floods disappear in the Catalan Pyrenees but leave significant material damage and supply cuts

Many of the 300 people evacuated in the Val d’Aran County will have to spend a second night out of their homes to rule out any risk. The task of verifying that houses do not have structural damage is slow and the people’s return will be...
A bridge destroyed in Salardú (by M. Lluvich)

19 June 2013 12:44 AM

Severe floods in the north-western Catalan Pyrenees

The ice melting from the mountain tops and the heavy rain episodes of the last 24 hours have caused flooding of the Garonne, Noguera Pallaresa, Noguera de Cardós and other rivers in the mountain counties of the Val d’Aran, Pallars Sobirà, Alta...
The N-II road passing through the centre of Bàscara (by ACN)

17 June 2013 04:40 PM

Catalonia's infamous N-II road off limits to heavy load lorries after 17-year controversy

Poor road conditions and a high rate of traffic accidents have led the Catalan Government to approve a strict circulation restriction for four axle lorries throughout 90 kilometers (56 miles) of the N-II, a road linking Madrid with Barcelona and...
RMIT Europe's website, announcing its arrival at Barcelona (by RMIT University / ACN)

07 June 2013 01:41 AM

Australia's RMIT University opens its European campus in Barcelona

The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, which is one of Australia’s main universities, will offer Master and PhD programmes in Barcelona. The RMIT University, which has three campuses in Melbourne and two in Vietnam, is now coming to Europe...
Clínica Onyar's facilities in Girona, near the Costa Brava (by Clínica Onyar)

05 June 2013 01:04 AM

A private medical centre on the Costa Brava wants to attract more European healthcare tourism

The healthcare tourism sector is growing. Russian, British and German visitors make the most of their holiday trip by visiting specialists, passing medical tests or undergoing a surgical operation. As a response to this, a private medical center...
A reconstruction of the new species (by ICP / ACN)

29 May 2013 10:59 PM

A new primate species from 35 million years ago discovered in northern Catalonia

The new species has been named “Nievisia sossiensis” and has been discovered by researchers at the Catalan Paleontology Institute. Described as a small primate that weighed between 100 and 150 grams and lived in the Eocen epoch, the remains...
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