Health Spain  SALAMANCA 08/04/2013

Cocaine produces genetic changes in zebrafish embryos

Extrapolation to studies on humans suggests that may be a predisposition to addiction and to hyposensivity to some analgesics by children of mothers consuming this substance

The Instituto de Neurociencias de Castilla y León (Incyl) from the Universidad de Salamanca has published two articles in PLOS ONE, a prestigious journal, on the impact cocaine has on zebrafish embryos (Danio rerio). Although this research model is evolutionarily remote from human beings, molecular results may be easily extrapolated to humans and suggest that children from mothers consuming cocaine may have a greater predisposition to addiction in case of trying this substance; they may also be hyposensitive to certain opioid analgesics.

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Technology Spain  ESPAÑA 14/03/2013

New results indicate that new particle is a Higgs boson

Having analysed two and a half times more data than was available for the discovery announcement in July, they find that the new particle is looking more and more like a Higgs boson

 

At the Moriond Conference today, the ATLAS and CMS collaborations at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) presented preliminary new results that further elucidate the particle discovered last year. Having analysed two and a half times more data than was available for the discovery announcement in July, they find that the new particle is looking more and more like a Higgs boson, the particle linked to the mechanism that gives mass to elementary particles. It remains an open question, however, whether this is the Higgs boson of the Standard Model of particle physics, or possibly the lightest of several bosons predicted in some theories that go beyond the Standard Model. Finding the answer to this question will take time.

Bosón de Higgs producido en CMS.
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Health Spain  MADRID 12/03/2013

Research on the use of robots in the pediatric ward of an oncological hospital

Introducing a fleet of social robots in a hospital, so that they can interact with children affected by cancer

Introducing a fleet of social robots in a hospital, so that they can interact with children affected by cancer, will be the final outcome of a new international research project that Universidad Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M) is participating in. The objective is to design and build these devices and to advance the study of societies in which humans and robots mix.

Niña en un hospital. Foto: UC3M.

 

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Nutrition Spain  MADRID 04/03/2013

Researchers develop an infrared camera that detects one of the main causes of acid rain

A spin-off of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), SENSIA Solutions, has developed the first infrared camera for detecting sulfur dioxide (SO2)

A spin-off of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), SENSIA Solutions, has developed the first infrared camera for detecting sulfur dioxide (SO2), a gas that is considered one of the greatest causes of the acid rain generated by the energy, metallurgy, food and paper manufacturing sectors.

Cámara de infrarrojo. Foto: UC3M.
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Nutrition Spain  MADRID 20/02/2013

A system that improves the precision of GPS in cities by 90 percent

Researchers at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) have developed a new system

Researchers at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) have developed a new system which improves the ability of a GPS to determine a vehicle’s position as compared to that of conventional GPS devices by up to 90 percent, and which can be installed in any vehicle at a very low cost.

Dispositivo que mejora la precisión del GPS. Foto: UC3M.
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Technology Spain  MADRID 04/02/2013

A system that uses video surveillance cameras to alert security agents of dangerous

This platform, which combines artificial vision technology with geolocalization and ITC is part of DONDE, an R+D+i project that studies and validates mobility, localization and video processing technologies

Researchers at Universidad Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M) and the firms Abertis and Solusoft have developed an intelligent system that analyzes video surveillance camera images in real time, detects anomalous situations and alerts the nearest security agents in urgent situations, such as the presence of a vehicle moving in the wrong direction.

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Science Spain  SALAMANCA 12/11/2010

Empírika acoge la exposición ‘La Ciencia es noticia’

Hoy se ha presentado en Salamanca la exposición de fotoperiodismo ‘La Ciencia es noticia’ que resume tres años de fotografías de la Agencia de Noticias SINC

La Biblioteca Pública Casa de las Conchas acogerá hasta el próximo día 21 de noviembre la exposición de fotografías científicas ‘La Ciencia es noticia’ que resume en 50 imágenes parte de la actividad desarrollada en los últimos tres años por la Agencia de Noticias SINC de la Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología (FECYT). La acción se enmarca dentro de la actividad planteada por la Feria Empírika 2010 que se celebra estos días en Salamanca, y ha sido presentada hoy por la directora del Departamento de Comunicación Institucional de FECYT, Nuria Molinero, que ha estado acompañada por el presidente de la Fundación 3CIN , Miguel Ángel Quintanilla Fisac, y por la directora de la Casa de las Conchas, Ramona Domínguez.
 

Un momento de la presentación de 'La Ciencia es noticia'
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