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New ancestor to humans discovered
The pygmies of Andaman Islands have fragments of the DNA of this extinct hominid in their genome. Led by Jaume Bertranpetit, scientists at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology have shown that Out of Africa came in single wave.
Smoking withdrawal causes memory impairment and attention deficits
Scientists at the Department of Experimental Sciences and Health at the University Pompeu Fabra show neurological mechanisms underlying cognitive deficits associated with withdrawal symptoms of nicotine.
Students of the degree on biomedical engineering launch a crowdfunding campaign for a project to prevent colon cancer
The Polybiome project aims to develop a preventive treatment against colorectal cancer and a marker of tumor risk by using genetically engineered microorganisms.
The conferences on science communication and culture are back
This year, the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences will host the 2016 Gutenberg Campus on Science Communication and Culture that will take place on 12 and 13 September at Mar campus of UPF.
The Biology Night distinguishes research in the Catalan-speaking regions
The Catalan Biology Society yesterday granted five awards to Joan Massagué, David Martínez Alba, Jaume Llistosella, Antoni Sánchez-Cuxart, Eva Novoa and Robert Cilleros for their contributions to the field of biological sciences.
The Department of Experimental and Health Sciences hosts the first Biology Night
Tomorrow, the Catalan Biology Society - subsidiary of the Institute of Catalan Studies - will for the first time present five new awards that acknowledge people or institutions that have contributed to the development and the dissemination of Biological Sciences.
Nicotine exposure during embryonic development causes epigenetic changes in the cerebral cortex

Rafael Maldonado and Miquel Martin analyse the results obtained by Jung et al . in a study that discovers the molecular changes caused by prenatal exposure to nicotine. This review and opinion article is published in the July issue of the journal Nature Neuroscience.

The fusion of ISGlobal and CREAL makes Barcelona a global health research and knowledge transfer hub in Europe
The merger of the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, of which UPF is a member of the governing body, with the Barcelona Institute for Global Health has been approved by the Generalitat (Catalan Government) by government agreement. Josep Maria Antó, professor at UPF, will be its new scientific director.
Ten UPF researchers are among the 100 most cited Spanish scientists in the world
The Cybermetrics Lab at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) has published the ranking of the most cited Spanish scientists in the world. Out of a total of 5,000 researchers, more than one hundred belong to Pompeu Fabra University.
New learning methods for science
Education experts from Pompeu Fabra University show the benefits of combining problem-based learning with traditional learning in science degrees.
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