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2010-05-04 09:44:46

Researchers at the University of Granada (UGR) have studied the natural history and conservation status in Spain of the only known population of Polygala balansae in Europe, a thorny bush that can grow up to 1.5 meters high, which was previously thought to be exclusive to Morocco. The team of scientists is calling for it to be protected and included on the list of threatened species. In 2006, a research team from the University of Granada (UGR) embarked upon a detailed study of the bush...

2010-04-27 14:18:32

A researcher from the University of Granada has designed a reliable method that "“combined with the diagnostic criteria of the American College of Rheumatology"“ helps to diagnose fibromyalgia on the basis of patients' walk parameters, i.e. their gait. Some of the altered parameters in this type of patient are: walk speed, step length, sole pressure on the ground, time on each foot, time on both feet, and step length. Thus, as it can be drawn from the research conducted at the...

2010-04-20 12:05:31

Scientists from the University of Granada, Spain, have generated artificial human skin by tissular engineering basing on agarose-fibrin biomaterial. The artificial skin was grafted onto mice, and optimal development, maturation and functionality results were obtained. This pioneering finding will allow the clinical use of human skin and its use in many laboratory tests on biological tissues "“ which, additionally, would avoid the use of laboratory animals. Further, this finding could be...

2010-03-25 14:46:23

Scholars from the University of Granada, Spain, and the National University of Comahue, Argentina, designed an educational intervention program that achieved the integration of 100% of gypsy students in their Secondary School Centre, in the province of Granada. The program ran for two academic years and was proven to be successful in improving gypsy students' school performance and in attaining full integration with their schoolmates. The research was conducted by Prof. Sonia Cristina Iguacel...

2010-03-18 12:55:06

An expert in forensic anthropology argues that the database should include computer records of citizens such as anthropological data, physiognomic characteristics, medical information, radiographic files, dental records and numbers of different identity documents. Tzipi Kahana believes that radiographic techniques, together with information from this database, are a reliable mechanism for identifying bodies after natural disasters or attacks. Forensic Anthropology, as an independent...

2010-02-10 09:29:02

A research work performed at the University of Granada (Spain) has proved that role-playing games have a very positive effect on the knowledge and habits of physical and sports practice from a health viewpoint in students of Secondary Education, as their practice can make that exercise and healthy life habits are more attractive for teenagers. To conduct this work, its authors prepared an intervention program, based on a role-playing game and carried out from the area of Physical Education of...

2010-02-04 22:19:33

On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the Fundaci³n Tres Culturas del Mediterráneo in September 30th, 2009, Jos© Antonio Griñán, president of the Junta de Andalucía, presented a facsimile edition of a 13th century Andalusian Qur'an at the National Library of the Kingdom of Morocco. The copy was recovered fortuitously in the town of Cútar (Malaga), and its original has been studied, restored and edited by an...

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2010-02-02 09:37:21

Researchers from the University of Granada (UGR) have compared the disaster caused by the Aznalc³llar spillage in the Doñana National Park in Andalusia 11 years ago with the biggest species extinction known to date. What do these two disasters have in common? The scientists say that carrying out comparisons of this kind will make it possible to find out how ecosystems recover following mass extinctions. Until now, scientists used to study the fossil record in order...

2010-01-28 12:02:19

Despite the almost universal association of the right with life, right, positive and good things, and the left with death, inadequacy, negative and bad things, recent researches show that left-handed people hold the opposite association. Thus, left-handers become a critical case in which conceptual associations, result of a sensory-motor experience, and those that rely on linguistic and cultural uses, are contradictory. A sensory-motor experience in itself is capable of creating abstract...

2010-01-26 14:04:33

People with lower socioeconomic status and those belonging to ethnic minority groups receive worse health care in the treatment of diabetes than the rest of patients in the world's most developed countries. This conclusion emerges from a research conducted at the University of Granada which has accomplished the most comprehensive bibliographic review worldwide to date on health care of this disease in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries that have...