An X-ray of a hand
Mon, 11/04/2019 - 14:50

15,000 Spaniards may be unaware they are suffering from the rare bone disease hypophosphatasia

Scientists from the research group CIBERFES and the University of Granada (UGR) have implemented a protocol for effectively detecting hypophosphatasia and have discovered two new genetic mutations associated with this disease, which is often confused with other bone ailments. Extrapolating the data from their study, published in Scientific Reports, they estimate that between 4,000 and 15,000 Spaniards may be undiagnosed.

6 Arqus representatives sitting on a stage in the Hospital Real building
Fri, 10/25/2019 - 13:30

The Council of Rectors of the Arqus European University Alliance is formally established in Granada

The Arqus European University Alliance was publicly presented at an event held at the Hospital Real – the seat of the Rectorate of the University of Granaa, on Friday 18 October. This event followed the formal establishment of the Council of Rectors of the Arqus Alliance — the governing body that will be responsible for developing the general policies, medium and long-term strategies, and primary objectives of the Alliance.

Fri, 10/25/2019 - 13:54

The benefits that carnivorous animals bring to society are less studied than conflicts

For a period of 17 years, the scientific studies conducted around the world on the relationships between humans and carnivores focused excessively on the conflicts between them, overlooking the benefits that carnivores bring to society. This is just one of the conclusions of an international study in which the University of Granada is participating, which also identifies other research deficiencies related to location, type of species, or methodology applied, for instance.  

Illustration of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range
Mon, 10/14/2019 - 09:39

The UGR launches MOOC on the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range

The University of Granada recently launched the 2nd edition of its MOOC on the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, which has been developed by 25 academics, researchers, professional practitioners, and mountain experts from the University of Granada, the University of Almería and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).

A pregnant woman
Tue, 09/17/2019 - 10:10

Study finds that resilience protects women against the negative effects of stress in pregnancy

Researchers from the University of Granada have, for the first time, analysed the protective role of resilience in pregnancy, by studying the levels of cortisol present in the expectant mother’s hair, along with her psychological state. This novel approach enables objective analysis of the amount of cortisol—the stress hormone—secreted by the woman in recent months.