Researchers from the University of Granada have developed new medication which could help to treat and prevent chemotherapy and radiotherapy-induced oral mucositis in head and neck cancer patients. The melatonin compound, in the form of a gel, has now passed phases 1 and 2 of clinical trials and is expected to be on sale by 2022.

A study conducted by researchers from the University of Granada and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), recently published in Nature Communications, found that rather than living alone, microbial plankton in the ocean come together in complex albeit short-lived communities.

The third edition of the annual conference Researchers in Training: Promoting Interdisciplinarity (JIFFI) will be held from 20 to 22 June 2018 at the UGR, with the aim of encouraging doctoral candidates to engage in cutting-edge interdisciplinary research.

Researchers from the University of Granada, University Hospital La Paz (Madrid) and the University of Texas (USA) have identified a new molecular mechanism underlying the anti-obesity effects of the chronic administration of melatonin, a naturally occurring hormone released by the pineal gland overnight.

An international study, involving researchers from the University of Granada, has established that the escalation of armed conflicts in the Sahara-Sahel region is leading to the extinction or near-extinction of 12 of the 14 species of large vertebrates in the region, such as the African elephant and dorcas gazelle.


A study led by the University of Granada and involving scientists from the University of Seville, Pablo de Olavide University and Marche Polytechnic University (Italy) has opened the door to treatment options for Papillon-Lefèvre syndrome, a rare genetic disorder.

The results of a study recently published in the prestigious international journal Science Advances have enabled researchers to better understand the role of eggshells in embryo development and hatching.

Researchers from the University of Granada, together with scientists from the Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC), have identified the area of the brain that is directly involved in our aversion to toxic, spoiled or poisonous foods.

Archaeologists from the University of Granada have carried out excavations in the Biniadris Cave located on the Balearic Island of Menorca, uncovering enigmatic funeral rituals.

This Bronze Age cave was used by different societies over 3300-2600 years ago.

Researchers from the University of Granada have analysed the changes that occur in the default mode network of the brain as a result of musical training throughout life, establishing that these changes could entail better decision-making and problem-solving skills.