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2009-07-14 09:20:00

The "ËœAnalysis of the structure of language and dynamic of personality' research group of the University of Granada has developed a method to analyze the personality of people with psychopathologic disorders by means of their drawings. It consists of a series of Graphic Projective Tests (TPG) where patients draw what a psychologist says. Each element of the picture has a meaning and it will give information about conscious and unconscious aspects of the analyzed person.With Dr....

2009-05-28 10:55:55

In the context of the climatic change of the planet, those research works that throw light on global warming are of great interest. That is the case of the studies on atmospheric aerosol, a suspension of solid or liquid particles on a gaseous environment that can contribute to the warming or cooling of the atmosphere. Juan Luis Guerrero Rascado developed his doctoral thesis "Lidar Technique for atmospheric characterization by elastic and Raman dispersion" precisely in this research line,...

2009-04-02 16:33:50

Six out out of 10 university students present mathematical anxiety or fear of this subject, researchers in Spain found. The study involved 885 first-year students at the University of Granada who took mathematics courses. Patricia Perez-Tyteca, Enrique Castro, Isidoro Segovia, Encarnacion Castro, Francisco Fernandez and Francisco Cano said the students included four of the five university fields of study: Health Sciences, Experimental Sciences, Technical Education and Social Sciences. The...

2009-03-26 09:51:54

The daily consumption of cannabis predisposes to the appearance of psychosis and schizophrenia, and those episodes of psychosis which are fruit of this substance present certain specific characteristics, both before their appearance and in the clinical presentation of the psychosis. This is one of the conclusions of the doctoral thesis "Neurodevelopment and environmental stress in initial psychosis: transversal analysis of the ESPIGAS study", carried out by researcher Miguel Ruiz Veguilla, of...

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2009-02-05 13:17:42

Researchers of the Catalonian Institute of Oncology (Spain) and the University of Granada (Spain) have discovered that extra virgin olive oil may help to combat breast cancer, according to a paper published in the last issue of the renowned scientific journal BMC Cancer. The scientists have confirmed the bioactivity of polyphenols (this is, natural antioxidants) present in olive oil in breast cancer cell lines. The study has proved the anti-HER2 effect of fractions of phenolic compounds...

2009-01-28 14:37:53

A research work carried out at the department of Microbiology of the University of Granada has carried out an analysis of the DNA extracted from different varieties of craft goat's cheese, determining that most of them belong to the group of lactic bacteria, which could have important technological and functional properties, and be even beneficial for health. The doctoral thesis by Antonio M. Martín Platero has been supervised by Professors Manuel Martínez...

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2009-01-22 11:20:02

Lately, every drought, flood or hurricane which happens on the planet is connected with climatic change, and therefore the interest of society and scientists is getting to know this phenomenon better. Climatic change is connected at present with the phenomenon of global warming. This is characterized by the increase of carbon dioxide (CO2 gas), which produces the reduction of heat emission to the space and provokes a higher global warming. Although gases in the atmosphere tell us about this...

2009-01-08 11:01:44

Researchers from the University of Granada and the University of Barcelona have shown that treatment with maslinic acid, a triterpenoid compound isolated from olive-skin pomace, results in a significant inhibition of cell proliferation and causes apoptotic death in colon-cancer cells. Maslinic acid is a novel natural compound and it is able to induce apoptosis or programmed death in human HT29 colon-cancer cells via the intrinsic mitochondrial pathway. Scientifics suggest this could be a...

2008-12-05 12:50:39

A group of scientists of the University of Granada has developed a new optical technique which permits to know if a Compact Disc (CD) is original or a copy. This new technique is economical, fast and effective, and allows to detect illegal CD copies.Optical CDs are at present the most extended physical means of distribution of digital information around the world. However, bootlegging in this sector is a serious problem which involves important economic losses and which has not been solved up...

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2008-11-05 10:17:10

Could life have started in a lump of ice? The universe is full of water, mostly in the form of very cold ice films deposited on interstellar dust particles, but until recently little was known about the detailed small scale structure. Now the latest quick freezing techniques coupled with sophisticated scanning electron microscopy techniques, are allowing physicists to create ice films in cold conditions similar to outer space and observe the detailed molecular organization, yielding clues to...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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