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Health - Nov 25
A study by the University of Valencia has interviewed people with obesity who use gyms and has analysed how they experience discrimination in these spaces. It affirms that this group suffers direct discrimination there, through offensive comments from the staff and from colleagues. They also suffer from indirect and structural discrimination, as they are stereotyped people due to their physique, who have difficulties using sports machinery that does not adapt to their body. Among other measures, they propose some modifications in gyms and, above all, train professionals in attitudes that overcome fatphobia.
Health - Nov 24

Fernando Hueso González, CIDEGENT researcher at the Corpuscular Physics Institute (IFIC, UV-CSIC), has received the Bruce H. Hasegawa Young Investigator Medical Imaging Science Award 2022 for his career in the field of Medical Imaging. The award is given annually by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) through the Nuclear Medical and Imaging Sciences Technical Committee (NMISTC).

Physics - Nov 23

An international research team in which the Institute of Materials Science of the University of Valencia (ICMUV) participates has managed to control individual photons integrated into a chip with great precision aiming at applications in quantum acoustic technologies or integrated photonic networks. The method, carried out using nanoscale sound waves, will be a step forward on the path to hybrid quantum technologies. The finding was published in the journal Nature Communications.

Life Sciences - Nov 18
Life Sciences

The Universitat de València is in fourth place globally when it comes to the number of scientific publications about the applications of the Bacillus thuringiensis bacterium and its insecticide proteins. The Universitat is also in the eight position for the number of citations of these publications, a fact that proves the impact of the study in this bacterium that appears in many insecticides. Some publications of the Universitat de València are among the 10 that have received more citations, and among the 20 that have been essential when boosting research in some aspects of this field.

Environment - Nov 17

The European REACT4MED project, directed in Spain by Artemi Cerdà, a researcher at the University of Valencia (UV) and with the aim of restoring Mediterranean ecosystems, has been exhibited at the UN Conference on climate change (COP27) which is held until this Friday in Egypt. This initiative, included in the PRIMA (Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area) project, seeks to provide innovative solutions that prevent soil degradation and desertification, two of the greatest risks for the conservation of ecosystems and livelihoods of Mediterranean communities.

Earth Sciences

The full professor of Geography at the University of Valencia Josep Vicent Boira has studied what the landscape of El Grau of València was like in pre-industrial times through 16 engravings and maps by different authors. The research, published in the journal Cuadernos de Geografía of the University of Valencia, encompasses the shape and elements of this territory from the sixteenth century to the alterations that occurred after the political and urban processes of the nineteenth century.

Agronomy - Nov 11

The CADENUSA project (Awareness Campaign on Misinformation and Hoaxes in Nutrition and Food Safety), funded by the UNESCO Chair and directed by three researchers from the ScienceFlows group of the University of Valencia, seeks to educate the population on nutrition issues through the detection of hoaxes on the Internet, especially in university students. The study has launched a survey to find out which are the main sources of information on hoaxes and has published a manual with good practices for communication and promotion of healthy eating.

History - Oct 26

Domingo Carlos Salazar, molecular archaeologist and researcher at the University of Valencia, has participated in the first analysis of zinc isotope ratios (atoms of different masses of the same chemical element) in the dental enamel of a Neanderthal to determine his position in the food chain. The study, published in the journal PNAS, and led by a researcher from the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) in France, has determined that the Neanderthal to which the tooth belonged probably had an almost carnivorous diet.

Computer Science

A research led by the Open University of Catalonia (UOC) and with the participation of researchers from the University of Valencia (UV), the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) and the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), among other centres, proposes measures to eliminate gender bias in Internet algorithms.

Health - Nov 22

The conference opens a debate on the benefits of this new technique against cancer and addresses the technological challenges necessary to achieve its application in the medical field. Organised by the Institute of Corpuscular Physics (IFIC-UV/CSIC), the Centre for Energy, Environmental and Technological Research (CIEMAT) and the Castellón Provincial Hospital Foundation, the debate will take place at the CSIC House of Science in Valencia.

History - Nov 18

The Cloister of the La Nau Cultural Centre of the University of Valencia (UV) hosts this Saturday, November 19 at 1:00 p.m. the play La farsa de les Germanies , a theatrical performance that evokes this revolt that shook the city of Valencia 500 years ago and in which the popular classes rose up against the nobility.

Research Management - Nov 16
Research Management

Gustau Camps-Valls, Francisco J. Barba, Andrés Cervantes and Juli G. Pausas, researchers of the Universitat de València (UV), appear on the Highly Cited Researchers (HCR) of this year, a ranking with the global scientific elite when it comes to the number of citations in their research works, according to the supplier of bibliometric data Clarivate Analytics.

Life Sciences - Nov 11
Life Sciences

Neurobiologist José Ramón Alonso has won the XXVIII «Estudi General» European Award for the Dissemination of Science with his work Son nuestros amos y nosotros sus esclavos , in which he analyses how very varied beings (bacteria, protozoa, viruses, fungi...

Health - Nov 3

A study by Marina Cuquerella and Ana M. García, researchers from the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health of the University of Valencia, investigates the profile of people treated for addiction to Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in the 33 Addictive Behaviour Units (UCA) of the Valencian Community between 2018 and 2020. They conclude that people with this type of addiction are mostly men, under 30 years of age, with primary education or less, and who live with their parents. However, in the period studied there is a trend towards an increase in age and in the proportion of men and active workers affected by this pathology.

Health - Oct 25

Pilar Domingo, a researcher at the Institute of Integrative Systems Biology (I2SysBio), a joint centre of the University of Valencia and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), has launched the crowdfunding campaign -Adopta un Fago- (-Adopt a phage-), hand in hand with the Spanish Federation of Cystic Fibrosis, to obtain funding to study new antimicrobial therapies. The study focuses on phage therapy, a practice that tries to alleviate diseases caused by multiresistant bacteria through the use of phages, viruses that exclusively affect the bacteria of interest.

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