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The Mediterranean diet reduces by 6% the risk of developing breast cancer (by

14 February 2013 03:57 PM

The Mediterranean diet reduces by 6% the risk of developing breast cancer

Researchers from the Catalan Institute of Oncology have led the largest international study on breast cance4r and nutrition. The 8-year study has been based on 335,062 women between 35 and 70 years old. It has involved 23 centres in 10 European...
The research team with two of the dogs cured thanks to gene therapy (by M. Belmez)

07 February 2013 11:14 PM

Type 1 diabetes has been totally cured for the first time in large animals thanks to the work of Catalan researchers

Researchers from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) have managed to completely cure dogs with type 1 diabetes through a single session of gene therapy. It is the first time ever that the effectiveness of a treatment against this illness...
In 2012, 872 organ transplants were made in Catalonia (by ACN)

05 February 2013 07:04 PM

Catalonia, leader in organ transplants despite donor reduction

A better use of body organs has led to an increase in transplant rates in Catalonia despite a lower number of donors. In 2012, 872 organ transplants were made in Catalan hospitals and waiting lists were reduced by 4.6%. Lung transplants increased...
The website of the Catalan Institute of Nanotecnology (by Institut Català de Nanotecnologia / ACN)

30 January 2013 10:17 PM

Catalan centres are at the core of the billion-euro graphene and human brain research projects funded by the European Commission

Through its FET-Flagship programme, the European Commission is allocating €1 billion to each of the two main research projects in Europe. The first one is a project to explore the properties of graphene, a new material deriving from graphite...
The entrance of a social shelter in Barcelona (by ACN)

30 January 2013 07:21 PM

Barcelona has now a soup kitchen in every district of the city

A new soup kitchen opened a week ago in the Eixample district, in downtown Barcelona, with a capacity for a hundred places. Barcelona City Council has increased the funding intended for social dining facilities in its 2012 budget by 69%. Expanding...
An image of the Cap de Creus natural park, in the northern part of the Costa Brava (by M. López)

29 January 2013 09:01 PM

Scottish multinational requests permission to look for gas and petrol on Catalan coast

A Scottish multinational has asked permission from the Spanish Ministry of Industry in order to look for hydrocarbons on the Catalan coast, in front of the Costa Brava and Maresme areas. This request has been made shortly after another company,...
A mouse heart with new blood vessels in green (by Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol)

25 January 2013 08:06 PM

Catalan scientists discover that umbilical cord stem cells can treat heart attacks and strokes

According to experiments tested on mice, Catalan scientists have affirmed that the stem cells located in the human umbilical chord, which are multipotential and therefore can become different types of cells, can be used to regenerate the tissue...
The main entrance of the Hospital del Mar (by R. Pagano)

23 January 2013 06:17 PM

Time spent between the first and the second chemotherapy treatment increases survival rate in bladder cancer

A research group led by Catalan doctor Joaquim Bellmunt at the Hospital del Mar has shown in a study how important the time between two chemotherapy treatments is in increasing the curing rates of bladder cancer. The study was published by the...
The website of the IDIBAPS' research team on AIDS/HIV and infectious diseases (by IDIBAPS / ACN)

18 January 2013 12:11 AM

Treating HIV just after the infection delays the damage to the immune system

An international study with the participation of the Hospital Clínic IDIBAPS, which is a leading research centre at a world level on AIDS/HIV and other common diseases, has proved that an anti-retroviral treatment carried out just after the...
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