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.
Researchers from the Mind, Brain and Behaviour Research Centre (CIMCYC) of the University of Granada (UGR) have designed a test to detect dysphagia, a disorder that prevents people from swallowing when eating. It currently affects 8% of the world’s population.
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.
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.
The Modern Languages Centre (CLM) is one of the leading institutions in Spain for language learning and offers general and intensive Spanish language courses at all levels (A1-C2), language and culture programmes, and Hispanic studies courses. The registration period for the first semester at CLM is open until the 18 October.
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).
Today Friday 27 September, European Researchers’ Night – an event coordinated by the European Commission – will bring together over 500 researchers from diverse disciplines to celebrate popular science in Granada.
According to data released in the 12th edition of the Ranking of Scientists in Spain—a ranking system developed by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) based on Google Scholar profiles, 233 University of Granada researchers are among the 5,000 most-cited in Spain.
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.
The vast majority (97.4%) of players with the Spanish League are unfamiliar with the list of substances banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). Furthermore, 95% do not even know what this agency is for.