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Chemistry - Physics - 21.05.2024
Membranes for the degradation of water pollutants
Membranes for the degradation of water pollutants
A team of researchers from the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) has developed hybrid membranes based on a functional porous nanomaterial and a polymer, capable of effectively degrading emerging contaminants present in water. The work, published in the journal Nanoscale , promises to significantly improve water quality and contribute to the development of sustainable treatment methods.

Life Sciences - 16.05.2024
Discovery of cellular mechanisms that direct the folding of epithelia by which organs are formed
Discovery of cellular mechanisms that direct the folding of epithelia by which organs are formed
A study by the Autonomous University of Madrid and CSIC demonstrates the role of cell proliferation and an intercellular communication mechanism in the formation of organisms. The research team validated the results with a mathematical model that predicts epithelial shape and cell behavior. A research group at the Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa (CBM-CSIC-UAM), a joint center of the CSIC and the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), has described the cellular mechanisms that contribute to the folding of tissues to give our organs their characteristic shape.

Physics - 26.02.2024
New quantum light source in the terahertz spectrum
New quantum light source in the terahertz spectrum
A team at the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) has developed a tunable light source that can emit single photons in the terahertz (THz) regime. The finding opens up new frontiers in quantum technology, promising innovative applications in sectors such as spectroscopy, microscopy, medical diagnostics, communications and security.

Agronomy / Food Science - 30.01.2024
Intensive agriculture causes decline in farmland bird diversity in Europe
A study led by the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) has revealed how the intensification of agriculture is drastically altering the composition and functional diversity of bird communities in cereal agroecosystems in Europe. The research, which analyzes the impact at field and landscape level, reveals a predominance of smaller and shorter-lived bird species, with a reduction in the diversity of parental investment strategies and an increase in generalist species.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 15.01.2024
Atlantic diet: key to lower mortality in Europe
Atlantic diet: key to lower mortality in Europe
Researchers from the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), CIBERESP and IMDEA Alimentación have associated the Atlantic diet with a reduction in mortality in countries such as Spain, the Czech Republic, Poland and the United Kingdom. The results, published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology , open up new possibilities for the development of nutritional guidelines adapted to this diet in Europe.

Health - 14.12.2023
Altered Antiviral Pathways Identified in Autoimmune Disease
Altered Antiviral Pathways Identified in Autoimmune Disease
A team from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) and the Hospital Universitario de la Princesa has identified previously unknown alterations in a subtype of immune system cells in patients with Sjögren's syndrome. The finding, published in The EMBO Journal , could open up new avenues for the development of more specific and effective treatments against this chronic autoimmune disease.

Physics - Computer Science - 11.12.2023
Gravitational quantum entanglement simulated
A researcher at the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) has succeeded in simulating on an IBM quantum computer the creation of quantum entanglement by means of the gravitational field. The work, published in the journal EPJ Quantum Technology , could help in the experimental validation of gravity as a quantum force.

Innovation - 05.12.2023
Artificial intelligence helps to understand complex soil dynamics
Artificial intelligence helps to understand complex soil dynamics
In 1941 Hans Jenny made a seminal contribution to Soil Sciences by proposing a mathematical equation within the so-called soil-landscape model, which, although essentially descriptive, constitutes the central paradigm of this discipline.

Health - Pharmacology - 29.11.2023
Use of pharmacogenetic biomarker in personalized therapy questioned
A team of pharmacogenetics experts from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) and the Hospital Universitario de La Princesa have questioned the clinical utility of a biomarker that has been assumed to hold promise for personalized drug treatments. The results, published in the journal Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics , highlight the importance of rigorous and continuous evaluation of pharmacogenetic biomarkers prior to their implementation in clinical practice.

Psychology - 13.11.2023
Subjective stress plays a key role for caregivers of people with dementia
Subjective stress plays a key role for caregivers of people with dementia
Family care of a person with dementia imposes an emotional burden that often leads to the joint appearance of symptoms of anxiety and depression in caregivers. A recent study by the CUIDEMOS team, formed by researchers from the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) and the Rey Juan Carlos University (URJC), highlights the relationship between the subjective stress of family caregivers and the appearance of anxious and depressive symptoms, highlighting the need for adaptive interventions to improve their well-being.

Health - Pharmacology - 09.10.2023
Bovine lactoferrin shows antiviral potential against coronaviruses
Bovine lactoferrin shows antiviral potential against coronaviruses
Researchers at the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) have discovered that lactoferrin, a protein with anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, exhibits significant antiviral activity against coronaviruses such as SARS-CoV-2. This finding, published in the journal Viruses , could open new avenues for the treatment and prevention of viral infections.

Environment - Chemistry - 25.09.2023
A promising method for the degradation of nanoplastics in water
A promising method for the degradation of nanoplastics in water
Researchers at the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) have developed a process based on the photo-Fenton method that allows the efficient degradation of polystyrene nanoplastics in water. This breakthrough could be key in the fight against plastic pollution, especially in wastewater treatment plants (WWTP).

Life Sciences - Health - 06.09.2023
HIV drug may be used to treat Alzheimer's disease
HIV drug may be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease
Researchers from the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) and CSIC have studied the effect of lamivudine, a drug used in the treatment of HIV, in a transgenic model of Alzheimer's disease. The results, published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences , suggest that retranscriptase inhibitors may be a promising strategy to be developed in the field of neurodegenerative diseases.

Environment - 26.06.2023
Mapping of areas best suited to restore ecosystems after a mega-fire
A study led by the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) has created a method to predict the optimal conditions of different tree species in areas affected by fires in Spain. Using ecological niche models (ENM), the researchers were able to generate valuable information for the management and restoration of areas affected by mega-fires.

Life Sciences - 12.01.2023
Unraveling the evolutionary history of ivies
UAM researchers have studied the evolution of the ivy family using massive genome sequencing techniques. The results, published in the Journal of Systematics and Evolution , show that the genera of this family, including ivy, arose in a very short time and as a result of hybridization between species.

Physics - Chemistry - 01.12.2022
New method for "capturing" changes in chemical bonds due to electronic dynamics
An international collaboration involving the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) has succeeded in bringing X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy to the femtosecond time scale. This advance, published in Nature Communications , will not only make it possible to investigate the effects on chemical bonds due to the movements of atomic nuclei, but also those caused by electronic dynamics.

Economics - Innovation - 03.10.2022
Explanatory factors of regional development and poverty risk in European regions.
A study by the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) shows that improvements in technology, institutional quality and geographic endowment improve regional economic development and reduce the risk of poverty and social exclusion in Europe.

Environment - Life Sciences - 08.09.2022
Magnitude of the impact of illegal poisoning on biodiversity revealed
A study in which the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) is participating has managed to estimate the number of species that are actually affected by the illegal use of poison. The magnitude of this threat had remained unknown until now due to the low detection of poisoning cases in the wild.

Environment - Innovation - 14.07.2022
Species song: new tool for climate change study
Species song: new tool for climate change study
Through the combined use of new technologies, sound recognition algorithms and mathematical models, ecologists from the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) have proposed a method to assess the consequences of climate change on biodiversity. The results, published today in Methods in Ecology and Evolution , have been successfully tested on an Iberian amphibian, the San Antón frog ( Hyla molleri ).