Scientists from the multidisciplinary research group ECsens of the University of Granada (UGR) have developed and tested a new system that enables a large number of chemical analysis techniques to be performed in situ, using a smartphone. This platform, featured in the prestigious Biosensors & Bioelectronics journal, presents results comparable to those of standard laboratories and has been validated in its measurement of various important compounds, such as glucose and pH.
The system, tested on an industrial scale, prevents foul odours and reduces by up to two months the treatment time for the organic matter deriving from the excess sludge, for its subsequent agricultural use
Researchers from the University of Granada recently published a study in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, in which they analyse for the first time the link between sedentary time vs. objectively-measured physical activity levels and systemic concentrations of glycaemic, lipid, and inflammatory markers among women in the early stages of pregnancy.
With a view to establishing new collaboration projects and strengthening current agreements, a UGR delegation headed by the Rector, Pilar Aranda, recently visited several Russian universities and institutions.
Researchers from the University of Granada, in collaboration with the universities of Berkeley and Minnesota, have conducted a review of the most important international scholarship on environmental regulation and firms.
A multidisciplinary team of scientists from Granada, Spain, has detected bisphenol A (BPA) and parabens (PBs) in a wide range of plastic medical devices, fabrics, and personal care products commonly used in hospital neonatal intensive care units (NICUs), coming into direct contact with new-born babies.
The General Coordination for Entrepreneurship (UGRemprendedora) at the University of Granada is currently running the 8th University Entrepreneurship Competition, which is designed to encourage and boost the entrepreneurship potential of the university community.
Scientists from the University of Granada have used magnetic materials in “smart” asphalts that modify their properties in the presence of external magnetic fields. This work—part of the wider research field of “smart cities”—would enable roads to signal to scooters when to slow down, for example, or could automatically cut off the electric motor or engine in case of danger.
Scientists successfully deliver “Trojan horse” catalysts into cancerous tumour cells to destroy them
Researchers from the Universities of Granada and Zaragoza and the Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre have developed a new tool in the fight against cancer. Their study, recently published in the prestigious journal Nature Catalysis, delivers palladium catalysts directly into cancer cells inside tiny vesicles (exosomes) to activate the chemotherapeutic drug in situ
Researchers from the University of Granada (UGR) are to participate in VIRTUOUS—a project with funding of 1.1 million Euros from the European Commission. VIRTUOUS stands for “Virtual tongue to predict the organoleptic profile of Mediterranean ingredients and their effect on human homeostasis by means of an integrated computational multiphysics platform”, and the project is being delivered as a Marie Skłodowska Curie RISE (Research and Innovation Staff Exchange) Action of the Horizon 2020 Programme.