A study identifies new genetic alterations involved in the development of Autism Spectrum Disorders
The research, published in the journal Molecular Autism, has been led by Ivon Cuscó and Luis Pérez Jurado, researchers at the Genetics Unit of the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences at UPF, and members of the CIBERER network for the study of rare diseases.
Factors that influence when publishing scientific papers
A study of all the master's degree final projects - TFMs or dissertations - defended at five consecutive editions (2006-2010) of the master's degree in Public Health taught jointly by Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) and the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB).
Inbreeding among mountain gorillas may help save the species
The study, by an international research team in which a fundamental role has been played by the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (IBE), a joint CSIC and UPF centre, and the National Centre for Genome Analysis (CNAG), has been published in the 10 April edition of the journal Science.
Pura Muñoz-Cánoves wins the "La Vanguardia Science"
The award aims to recognize and showcase the research of excellence conducted in Spain. 
Bioengineering could save the biosphere from the ravages of climate change
According to the work of scientist Ricard Solé, ICREA researcher at the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences, recently published in the journal Ecological Complexity.
Effects of alcohol and cannabis consumption on the adult brain and behaviour
The Spanish Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality has published in the Official State Gazette the decision of 4 December awarding eleven grants to pursue research projects on drug addiction, within the call of the National Drug Plan. At this call, researchers from the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences have received two of these grants which started in early 2015 for a period of three years.
The promiscuity of chemical probes discovered
A new computer tool lets the interaction between small molecules and thousands of proteins be predicted to study their relationship to different diseases. The study has proven that many of these small molecules or chemical probes are not as selective as believed, but instead interact with multiple proteins, which could lead to confusion in experimental results. Understanding these interactions is key to developing more efficient and safer pharmaceuticals
Project iPIE: Testing the environmental impact of drugs

The project iPIE: Intelligence Led Assessment of Pharmaceuticals in the Environment starts on February 2015 with a kick off meeting at Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB) and the participation of the GRIB research groups of Integrative Biomedical Informatics (IBI) and PharmacoInformatics (PhI) of Institut Hospital del Mar d'Investigacions Mèdiques (IMIM) and Pompeu Fabra University (UPF).

Pura Muñoz, nominated for the La Vanguardia Science prize
For her research into ageing. UPF is the only institution to have had nominees at the five editions held to date. The general public can vote until 28 February for the most relevant research in 2014.
UPF's researchers are going to study migraine thanks to a grant from the Migraine Research Foundation
Personalized treatments for the hemiplegic migraine will be on study by José M. Fernández-Fernández, member of the Laboratory of Molecular Physiology and Channelopathies at CEXS and the principal investigator of the study.
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