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Researcher in the laboratory using the microscope (by ACN)

30 March 2016 07:10 PM

Joan Massagué's team identify how cancer cells spread

A team of oncologists led by Joan Massagué has made a breakthrough in cancer research. The team´s new study, one which lasted six years, was published on the 24th of March in the journal ‘Cell’. The study...

Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont received Italian PM, Mateo Renzi at his arrival in Tortosa (by ACN)

21 March 2016 07:21 PM

Matteo Renzi and eight families related to the coach crash victims arrive in Catalonia

Italian Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi, travelled this Monday to Catalonia on a private visit, as he was related to one of the victims of the coach crash which occurred in the South of Catalonia on Sunday, killing at least 13 internationals who...

The coach overturned after hitting a car travelling in the opposite direction (by ACN)

20 March 2016 11:24 PM

13 international students die in a coach crash south of Barcelona

At least 13 women have been killed after a coach which was carrying foreign students crashed this Sunday on the AP-7 motorway between Barcelona and Valencia. 48 have been injured and 23 are still in hospital, some of them in a...

Dr. Jaume Pauné of the Universitat Politècninca de Catalunya has devised a new type of progressive contact lens which  impede the onset of myopia (by ACN)

07 March 2016 07:04 PM

Catalonia develops the first contact lenses which impede the onset of myopia

Dr. Jaume Pauné of the Universitat Politècninca de Catalunya has devised a new type of progressive contact lens, the first of its kind. These contact lenses actually slow the onset of myopia, or near-sightedness, by as much as...

The European Patent Office's president, Benoit Batistelli (by ACN)

04 March 2016 04:50 PM

Catalonia leads Spain in patent applications, surpassing Madrid

The number of patent applications submitted in Barcelona exceeded those of Madrid, leading Spain in number of applications filed, and registering an increase from 2014. Within the EU, Spain is “at the tail end of the main group”,...

The author 'Universal Catalan Contributions', cultural promoter Joan Amorós and Ramon Mir (by ACN)

03 March 2016 09:54 PM

Catalonia’s forgotten contributions to the world, resurrected in a book

“Universal Catalan Contributions” features over 200 illustrated and chronologically organised contributions made by Catalans throughout history, including the blood bank, the submarine, the Christian calendar and the first reaction...

One of the stands at Mobile World Congress (by ACN)

24 February 2016 10:09 AM

Catalan app ‘Sharing Academy’ wins Mobile Premier Awards

Sharing Academy connects students with other peer tutors at different universities. Through the app, students can sort through a marketplace of tutors that can help them in various course subjects. According to Jordi Llonch, the CEO and creator...

Congressists at the MWC entrance, at Barcelona's Fira (by ACN)

18 February 2016 07:12 PM

Mobile World Congress participants expected to nearly fill Barcelona hotels

Hotels around Barcelona are starting to fill as the city prepares to host the 11th edition of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) from the 22nd to the 25th of February at the Gran Via venue of the Fira de Barcelona....

A fire in an abandoned train station in the centre of Barcelona led to the interruption of railway service to six stations in the Catalan capital (by ACN)

09 February 2016 02:34 PM

Fire in abandoned station left Barcelona without trains throughout the morning

The short-distance train network has been interrupted this morning in the centre of Barcelona due to a fire in an abandoned station in the centre of the Catalan capital. Although the fire was extinguished by 7 am CET this Tuesday, the smoke...

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