News channel of the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences Universitat Pompeu Fabra en Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona en Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona News channel of the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences Universitat Pompeu Fabra Consumption of "Cannibal drug" in adolescence has prejudicial effects on adulthood A new study, conducted with laboratory animals, warns about the consumption of the psychoactive substance MDP -known as 'cannibal drug'- in adolescence increasing vulnerability of cocaine addiction during adulthood. Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:20:00 GMT 2017-03-22T12:20:00Z A view on Biomedicine's training Matti Nikkola, an expert on biomedical training, will give a brief talk on Tuesday focusing on the past and future of biomedical degrees. Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:30:00 GMT 2017-03-22T10:30:00Z The DCEXS fights for gender equality in its research It does so through the Gender Action Plan, an initiative that includes financial aid for young researchers that are mothers and are determined to consolidate their scientific career. Tue, 14 Mar 2017 12:57:00 GMT 2017-03-14T12:57:00Z Brain Awareness Week is back in UPF From 13-17 March, the 22 <sup>nd</sup> edition of Brain Awareness Week is being held, and the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences at UPF is offering several talks on neuroscience and neurobiology. Mon, 13 Mar 2017 12:37:00 GMT 2017-03-13T12:37:00Z Pura Muñoz-Cánoves and Laura García-Prat win the Vanguardia de la Ciencia Award <em>La Vanguardia</em> readers have valued their work on cell aging as the most important research done in Spain in 2016. Tue, 07 Mar 2017 16:40:00 GMT 2017-03-07T16:40:00Z The Congress of the Spanish Pharmacological Society comes to Barcelona The deadline for advanced registration is on Friday 10 March. Josep Eladi Baños (UPF) is leading the organizing committee of the conference along with Elisabet Vila (UAB) and Francisco Ciruela (UB). Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:54:00 GMT 2017-03-07T11:54:00Z Entre la medicina i la "màgia", una xerrada a mans de Lucia Conte Amb motiu del dia internacional de la dona, la Facultat de Ciències de la Salut i de la Vida organitza aquesta i d'altres activitats al llarg de la setmana de 6 al 10 de març. Fri, 03 Mar 2017 10:20:00 GMT 2017-03-03T10:20:00Z Mapping the family tree of stars, a collaboration with the University of Cambridge Astronomers are borrowing principles applied in biology and archaeology to build a family tree of the stars in the galaxy. ... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:02:00 GMT 2017-02-24T18:02:00Z The DCEXS joins the first Youth Mobile Festival in Barcelona Visualization of chick embryos and a talk about neuroscience and music are some of the activities offered by UPF at the festival. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:47:00 GMT 2017-02-24T12:47:00Z The Gimbernat Surgical Association turns five And it celebrates it with a conference by Dr. Joan Sala followed by a snack with cake and cava. You are all invited! Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:38:00 GMT 2017-02-24T11:38:00Z New role of cholesterol in regulating brain proteins discovered It was believed that cholesterol could only exercise its regulatory action from outside a protein. It has now been shown that it is capable of leaving the neuronal membrane, accessing the protein's active site and modulating its function. Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:55:00 GMT 2017-02-23T12:55:00Z Researcher Tomàs Marquès-Bonet is the new director of the Institute of Evolutionary Biology The Board of Trustees of the IBE, a joint centre of Pompeu Fabra University and the CSIC, has appointed the adjunct lecturer and ICREA research professor at UPF as the new director of the Institute. Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:59:00 GMT 2017-02-17T09:59:00Z The second scientific coffee on mental illnesses is focused on addictions The session will be attended by Rafael Maldonado, of the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences; Marta Torrens, psychiatrist at Hospital del Mar; Antònia Domingo, researcher at the Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute, and Judit ... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:26:00 GMT 2017-02-16T14:26:00Z Would you like to participate in an international synthetic biology competition? On February 20, the assistants of last year's iGEM competition will explain their experience and advise those students who want to participate in future editions. Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:54:00 GMT 2017-02-16T11:54:00Z Nanoparticles to fight against cardiovascular disease The NANOCARD project, focusing on the creation of nanoparticles to improve the diagnosis of cardiovascular lesions, is born. Pilar Rivera is participating as principal investigator of the research. Tue, 14 Feb 2017 11:43:00 GMT 2017-02-14T11:43:00Z