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2012-01-31 12:57:07

-A study conducted within the framework of the NUTRIMENTHE project —coordinated by the University of Granada- revealed that infants born to mothers who consumed a considerable amount of fish during pregnancy score higher in verbal intelligence and fine motor skill tests, and present an increased prosocial behavior. -Blood samples were collected from 2 000 women at 20 gestational weeks and from the umbilical cord of the infant at birth Can pregnant women improve their progeny´s...

2011-11-14 22:49:22

-A higher exposure to xenoestrogens -a type of environmental pollutants acting as hormones- -University of Granada researchers have found a correlation between estrogenic burden in women´s placenta and a higher neonatal weight at birth. University of Granada researchers have proven that infants born to women living in large cities are more likely to have higher weight at birth than those born to mothers living in rural areas. This is probably due to a higher exposure to...

2011-07-19 15:00:22

This significant progress "“based on nanotechnology"“ has been achieved by researchers of the universities of Granada, Edimbourgh and Kebangsaan (Malaisie). This therapy is based on the encapsulation of a catalyst (palladium) into microspheres, to synthesize artificial materials or activate drugs into human cells, thus avoiding any toxicity. Researchers of the University of Granada and Edimbourgh have developed a new therapy for cancer based on nanotechnology that might improve...

2011-06-16 13:05:48

Researchers at the University of Granada have proved that this method helps to reduce caesarean rate in women in labour with cardiotocographic recordings (CTG) compatible with the risk of loss of fetal wellbeing, and presents more advantages than pulse oximetry. This study was conducted with 180 women in labour who were admitted to the dilation area of the University Hospital Virgen de las Nieves in Granada, Spain. University of Granada researchers have proved that fetal electrocardiogram...

2011-04-06 21:55:11

Javier Jordán, an expert in jihadism and a University of Granada professor states that, although drones are not efficient in preventing terrorist attacks in Europe and USA, they are the only instrument that USA has to undermine Al-Quaeda's leadership and operativity in Pakistan The unmanned aerial vehicles "“also named "drones""“ that the CIA is employing against Al-Quaeda in Pakistan are inefficient to prevent new terrorist attacks against Europe and the USA. Nevertheless,...

2011-03-29 12:53:13

Women with osteoporosis in their hip suffer menopause two years earlier than healthy women, a study conducted at the University of Granada says. Additionally, although further study is required, researchers have found at least three genetic markers associated with osteoporosis in the hip in postmenopausal women. Osteoporosis in the hip increases the risk of suffering fractures, which is extremely disabling for the patient, and represents a high cost for the health public system. The aim of...

2011-03-24 18:06:53

Researchers from the Department of Optics of the University of Granada, belonging to the Laboratorio de Ciencias de la Visi³n y Aplicaciones, have developed a programme for testing alterations in night vision, and the tool required to implement it, which has been named "halometer". This instrument consists on a software named Software Halo v1.0, and a computer where the mouse is used as a response button, and a chin cup with a forehead holder to fix the observer's position. Software Halo...

2011-03-17 20:06:16

Researchers at the University of Granada have proved that neuropsychological rehabilitation helps in significantly reducing cognitive, emotional and behavioural after-effects in patients with acquired brain injury, generaly due to traumatic brain injury and ictus. These patients should not wait to be treated later by the social services, since early intervention (within six months after the traumatism) reduces further after-effects. Despite the prevention campaigns launched for reducing...

2011-03-10 15:24:34

Researchers at the University of Granada have created a video game that will serve as a model to assess all aspects related to video games; it has also established a conceptual framework that will allow experts to assess players' experiences. The researchers based their study on their own experiences in previous projects where they developed educational resources and video games aimed at educational environments What are the characteristics that a video game must have to be entertaining? Why...

2011-03-08 16:03:49

The incidence of eating disorders was found to be 2.3-fold higher among Muslim adolescents than among their Christian classmates. Similarly, body dissatisfaction was 1.8-fold higher in the former group. Finally, as a general conclusion, an average of one in four adolescents suffers some type of eating disorder, and 15% suffers body dissatisfaction. These were the conclusions drawn of a research conducted at the University of Granada. The sample was taken from a Spanish multicultural city,...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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