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Part of Grecat's incinerator, in Constantí (by R. Segura)

27 January 2014 08:28 PM

Catalan company applies for Syrian chemical weapon destruction contract without City Council approval

SITA Ibérica, a Catalan company located in Martorell, close to Barcelona, is one of the fourteen companies to have submitted a petition to destroy 500 tons of chemical weapons from Syria. But the submission was made without the prior...

The press conference announcing the agreement, with the Catalan Health Minister (centre) by P. Solà)

24 January 2014 07:47 PM

Catalan Oncology Institute will pay Roche drugs depending on clinical results

The Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO) and Roche pharmaceutical company have signed an agreement stating that the Catalan public institute will pay for treatments against cancer depending on clinical results adapted to each specific patient....

The Vall d'Hebron Research Institute's website (by VHIR)

22 January 2014 08:02 PM

Antibiotics are unnecessary to treat acute bronchitis according to clinical trial

A clinical trial conducted in nine Catalan health care centres and published in the ‘British Medical Journal’ found that “in the case of mild respiratory infections such as acute bronchitis, there is a misuse...

A slide of the mSchools project (by Mobile World Capital)

20 January 2014 07:20 PM

6,000 Catalan pupils follow a specific course on mobile phone applications

Since it was named Mobile World Capital for a 7-year period in 2011, Barcelona has worked on becoming a world leader in the mobile phone industry. Since 2006, it is hosting the world’s main event of the sector, the Mobile...

Taking a walk along Mataró’s seaside (by ACN)

18 January 2014 04:19 PM

Foreign population in Catalonia decreases by 2.4% in 2013

There were 7,553,650 people living in Catalonia in January 2013, meaning 0.23% less than the same time last year, according to the Spanish Statistics Institute (INE). Out of this population, 1,158,472 people, which is to say 15.34 % came...

The Spanish Education Minister, José Ignacio Wert, on December 2013 (by R. Pi)

17 January 2014 03:32 PM

Spanish Government defends teaching a single history of Spain

The Spanish Education Minister, José Ignacio Wert, emphasised the need to have a common and single history of Spain taught in all the Autonomous Communities. With the Education Reform he is currently proposing, the history curriculum...

Barcelona's Park of Biomedical Research building, where the CMRB is located (by ACN)

16 January 2014 07:28 PM

Change in Barcelona’s Centre for Regenerative Medicine due to need for direct management, say authorities

Referring to yesterday’s announcement, Carles Constante, the Director General for Regulation, Planning and Health Resources at the Catalan Ministry of Health, said that the Director of Barcelona’s Centre for Regenerative Medicine...

Juan Carlos Izpisúa (right) next to the former Catalan President, Pasqual Maragall (by ACN)

15 January 2014 07:21 PM

Budget cuts hit Barcelona’s Centre for Regenerative Medicine and Izpisúa resigns

The Director of Barcelona’s Centre for Regenerative Medicine (CMRB), world-famous scientist Juan Carlos Izpisúa, resigned due to the lack of financial and political support from both Spanish and Catalan Governments. Such news was...

Bottles of virgin olive oil fron Catalonia (By ACN)

11 January 2014 04:46 PM

Mediterranean diet reduces by 40% the risk of having diabetes

People who follow a Mediterranean diet enriched with extra virgin olive oil will reduce by 40% the risk of having diabetes, and by 18% if the diet is enriched with nuts. This is one of the main conclusions of a scientific study conducted by 18...
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