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A school canteen in the Catalan Province of Tarragona (by R. Segura)

12 August 2013 09:40 PM

The Catalan Society of Paediatrics denies that children in Catalonia suffer from food deprivation due to economic reasons

Last week, the Catalan Ombudsman issued a report stating that 4% of children in Catalonia under the age of 16 suffer from food deprivation (50,000 children) and he linked it to the current economic crisis. The Primary Care section of the...

An ICFO lab in its Castelldefels building (by B. Cazorla)

09 August 2013 09:09 PM

Barcelona’s Institute of Photonic Sciences is ranked first in the world in the fields of physics and astronomy

The Catalan Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), based in Greater Barcelona, is the highest ranked centre in the world in the fields of physics and astronomy, according to a survey carried out by Excellence Mapping. This ranking sorts the...

A school canteen in Central Catalonia (by E. Escolà)

05 August 2013 09:14 PM

50,000 children suffer from food deprivation in Catalonia, according to the Catalan Ombudsman

The Catalan Ombudsman, Rafael Ribó, announced on Monday that 4% of children under the age of 16 suffer from food deprivation. Almost 50,000 children are not eating meat or fish at least once every two days, meaning they do not have a...

Researchers working on a vaccine against HIV-AIDS at the Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital, in Greater Barcelona (by J. Pujolar)

25 July 2013 04:49 PM

'The HIV vaccine is an international effort' states HIVACAT Scientific Director Christian Brander

Christian Brander is a researcher at the IrsiCaixa AIDS Research Institute and Scientific Director of HIVACAT, the programme for the development of a HIV vaccine. He graduated from the University of Bern in 1994 with a PhD in Immunology and has...

The two MSF workers kidnapped in Kenya 21 months ago (by ACN / MSF)

18 July 2013 09:17 PM

The two Spanish MSF workers kidnapped in Kenya 21 months ago are released

The family of Montserrat Serra has confirmed to CNA the release of the two aid workers. The Catalan Montserrat Serra and Blanca Thiebaut, from Madrid, were working for Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and they were captured in the Ifo2 refugee...

The Catalan Education Minister, Irene Rigau, presenting the multilingualism plan (by R. Garrido)

16 July 2013 09:17 PM

Catalan schools to provide part of their curriculum in English and to teach a second foreign language

Plans have been made by the Catalan Ministry of Education that will adjust the curricula of primary, secondary and vocational training schools to provide part of them in English. In addition, pupils will be taught a second foreign language,...

Gervasio Deferr at his training centre (by M. Ferragut)

16 July 2013 05:52 PM

Olympic Gymnastic champion Gervasio Deferr teaches children in Barcelona’s La Mina suburb

Gervasio Deferr is a two-time pommel horse Olympic champion. The former Catalan gymnast won gold in Sydney (2000) and Athens (2004) and one silver medal in Beijing (2008) in the Floor category. He retired in 2011 after more than twenty years in...

The VHIR's new facilities (by A. Fandos)

09 July 2013 01:05 AM

Barcelona's Vall d’Hebron Research Institute (VHIR) enlarges its space for clinical trials

The Catalan research centre has unveiled a new 625-square-metre space where the Academic Research Organisation (ARO) will be based. The ARO will provide support for clinical trials developed throughout the world regarding quality control,...

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...

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