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A doctor looking at a mamography in Girona's Güell Health Centre (by T. Tàpia)

03 March 2011 09:04 PM

New drug to treat breast cancer’s metastasis developed by a team lead by Catalan scientists

The new drug, called ‘Eribulin’, improves the survival rate of patients with a metastasis from breast cancer by 20%. The drug has been developed by a multinational team lead by staff from Barcelona’s Vall d’Hebron Hospital. The study has...
Waiting lists will increase in Catalan healthcare (by B. Cazorla)

02 March 2011 11:26 PM

The Catalan healthcare system cuts 900 million euro

The Catalan Health Minister, Boi Ruiz, announced today that waiting lists will increase - with the exception of “life or death” situations. Hospitals will see their budget in health treatments and explorations decrease by 2%. In addition, the...
Maria Busqué moved to Berlin to pursue her pianist career (by N. Pérez)

02 March 2011 10:13 PM

Germany offers a haven to Catalan musician

Maria Busqué decided to move to Berlin so that she could live off a musician's income, something she found almost impossible in Catalonia. This is a story from the new Catalan emigration.
Health Transport Technician is one of the degrees offered within the vocational training system (by ACN)

02 March 2011 12:19 AM

Vocational training is adapted to modern times

With the aim of fostering vocational training in Catalonia, the Catalan Government approved a decree to modify it today. All students will have to learn foreign languages. Combining studies and a job will be easier. Programmes’ curriculum will...

21 February 2011 10:22 PM

Franco's symbols are still visible in some streets in Catalonia

More than 30 years after the end of the fascist dictatorship of Francisco Franco, some towns have yet to remove the symbols that celebrated the victory of the general back in 1939. In Tortosa, the council is following procedures to change the name...
Irene Rigau (left) at the press conference (by O. Vazquez)

15 February 2011 10:40 PM

Education halts the introduction of laptops in classrooms

The Catalan Minister for Education said that not all the 40,000 students that were meant to start the laptop programme at the next academic course will be able to do so. Although the main reason is due to the economic cutbacks, the Minister said...
The first cars with the new speed limits progressively going to 100 and 120 km/h (by P. Solà)

14 February 2011 11:17 PM

The speed limit of the highways in Barcelona’s Metropolitan Area is increased

The previous Left-Wing Catalan Government had set a maximum speed limit of 80 km/h for the highways inside Barcelona’s Metropolitan Area. Less pollution and fewer accidents were the measure’ aims. However now, after some controversy, the...
Deciphering the human genome to prevent leukemia (by A. Moldes)

09 February 2011 10:10 PM

Deciphering the human genome to prevent leukemia

A year after setting up, the CNAG (National Centre for Genome Analysis) is the second most important DNA centre in Europe. It is located in Scientific Park of Barcelona and each day processes 100 Gigabytes of information, stored a 1.2 Petabyte...

07 February 2011 11:01 PM

Homeless in Barcelona Airport refuse to leave

Barcelona-El Prat Airport’s terminals become home to many homeless people from Barcelona Metropolitan area but also from around the world, but not for much longer. The Spanish Airport Authority decided to close the terminal from midnight to 5am...
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