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The University of Barcelona will contribute to promote the knowledge on the Antarctic marine ecology

Studying the impact of the anthropic pressure and the natural threats that affect the Antarctic benthos —organisms that live in the seafloor— is the main objective of the new Antarctic campaign of the Challenge research project, led by Professor Conxita Àvila, from the Faculty of Biology and the Biodiversity Research Institute (IRBio) of the University …

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The Doctors’ Senate has awarded a study on Parkinson’s disease

The Doctors’ Senate Award of the UB reaches its twenty-fifth edition with a consolidated prestige among the university community. The award, which receives more and more candidates every year, honors those doctoral theses presented at the UB that have made the most relevant contributions to the field of human knowledge and scientific progress.

This year, 253 …

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A collaboration between the University of Barcelona and the Russian Academy of Sciences opens the way for reducing emissions of automotive pollutants

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Air pollution from fuel combustion is one of the greatest environmental problems, especially in urban environments. In densely populated cities, the presence of nitrogen oxides, very small carbon particles, and carbon monoxide (CO) in the air seriously harms the human health and increases mortality. A collaboration between researchers from the University …

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Modern science and engineering with Ivan Stepanyan

Our activity has made the earth grow beyond its own borders, said the Deputy Director of Pic du Midi, Nicolas Bourgeois, a doctorate in geography specialised in star gazing and amateur astronomer

Opened to the general public in 2000, Pic du Midi was categorised in 2003 as a natural park due to the beauty of its landscape. On 19 December 2013, it was labelled as an International Dark Sky Reserve – the first in France. The Deputy Director of Pic du Midi, Nicolas Bourgeois, a doctor in …

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