Cafès científics, malaties mentals, 26/01/2017


Seminar on transcriptional control of vertebrate neurogenesis
Researcher Diogo Castro, from the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia in Portugal will give a talk tomorrow, Thursday 19 January at room 473.10 of the PRBB.
Scientists show in 4D-imaging how neuronal and sensory cells form in the ear

The first dynamic map of early neuronal and sensory progenitors in the whole otic vesicle reveals how progenitor domains remodel upon morphogenesis. The study, led by Cristina Pujades, has been published in journal eLife.

The bone remains of the person exhumed from the mass grave in Tremp have been genetically identified
Vicente Santolaria, who died in Tremp during the Franco dictatorship, had been accused of being a maqui resistance fighter, which is why he hid in the Pallars Jussà where he was arrested by the Guardia Civil.
Pompeu Fabra University runs almost 300 kilometers to fight amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Nineteen athletes belonging to UPF community, among students, administrative and services staff, teachers and researchers, participated on December 17 and 18 in the 24 hours ultra track fund, organized by the association
Why does exposure to rhythmic stimulation at certain frequencies facilitate the occurrence of epileptic seizures?
A study helps to understand the phenomenon that occurred in the 1990s, when hundreds of Japanese children suffered epileptic seizures while watching a chapter of the cartoon series Pokémon. The results, published in the journal NeuroImage, suggest a mechanism explaining why the occurrence of epileptic seizures correlates with a preceding increase of power in delta and theta brain rhythm bands.
Spanish scientists sequence de genome of the Iberian lynx, the most endangered felid
Genomic analysis of the Iberian lynx confirms that it is one of the species with the least genetic diversity among individuals, which means that it has little margin for adaptation. The research, which is published today in  Genome Biology, has counted with the collaboration of researchers at UPF.
The biotechnology company ZeClinics receives a grant of 1.87M euros from the European Commission
ZeClinics has been granted the SME Instrument Phase 2 within the European Union's Horizon 2020 framework programme. The grant will allow ZeClinics to develop and accelerate the commercialization of one of its flagship products:  ZeCardio®, a predictive system for the analysis of the cardiovascular effects of drugs during the discovery phase.
Fighting against antibiotics resistance
On 13 December at 18:00 pm, the expert in clinical microbiology Jordi Vila will give a seminar on the state of the art in the fight against resistance to antibiotics in the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park.
Funcas distinguishes research into atherothrombosis
PhD student Rosa Suades has received one of the four Enrique Fuentes Quintana Awards for the best doctoral theses for her work "Role of microparticles in atherothrombosis".
Biomedical Engineering students display their innovative research
Yesterday, 1 December, at the Poble Nou campus auditorium within the framework of the subject "Introduction to Medical Devices and their Design" coordinated by Oscar Camara, professor of the Department of Information and Communication Technologies. A teaching activity enjoying the collaboration of organizations linked to the field of biomedicine.
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