A woman doing a cartwheel on a beach
Fri, 07/26/2019 - 10:59

Increasing physical activity levels is found not to improve the functioning of brown adipose tissue

A study conducted by researchers from the University of Granada (UGR) has found that, in contrast to scientific thinking to date, higher levels of physical activity are not linked to a greater volume or activity of brown adipose tissue (BAT). BAT is a thermogenic organ that burns glucose and fats, releasing the energy that is produced in the form of heat.

A group of UGR researchers posing for a photo at the Faculty of Medicine
Mon, 07/15/2019 - 14:29

UGR scientists design a new hydrogel that helps regenerate cartilage

An international team of scientists demonstrates that polyacrylate hydrogels create the support and microenvironment necessary for the growth and maintenance of cartilage cells (chondrocytes), and could be optimal candidates for use in clinical practice. The results have been published in the prestigious journal Acta Biomaterialia.  

The UGRTerm logo
Thu, 07/11/2019 - 10:11

UGRTerm language database now features over 40,000 terms in English and Spanish

UGRTerm, the Spanish-English language resource that was launched in 2018, contains the official nomenclature of the University of Granada and a considerable number of terms and expressions related to research and higher education. It also features terminology from spheres such as the social sciences and humanities; law; economics and statistics; information, communication and public events; public infrastructure; and politics, government and administration. The resource now contains over 40,000 terms.

A satellite floating in space
Mon, 07/08/2019 - 10:00

The UGR participates with NASA in the discovery of the fastest “rapidly-oscillating star”

An international team of scientists, including researchers from the University of Granada and the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA-CSIC), has identified five new rapidly-oscillating Ap (roAp) stars. Two of these stars are of particular interest: one of them is cooler than the norm, and the other is the fastest–pulsating roAp star discovered to date: it completes an oscillation every 4.7 minutes.

A jug of milk
Sat, 07/06/2019 - 14:21

Adequate intake of milk and dairy products in different life stages helps prevent chronic diseases

Ángel Gil, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Granada, has recently coordinated a study reviewing worldwide scientific literature on the role of dairy products in health and in the prevention of chronic diseases (cardiovascular, metabolic syndrome, colon or bladder cancer, and type 2 diabetes). The review also covers the effects of dairy products on growth, bone mineral density, generation of muscle mass, and during pregnancy or breastfeeding.

A doctor with two patients
Tue, 06/25/2019 - 11:33

UGR study investigates the role of family doctors in advanced therapies

A recent study conducted jointly by the Tissue Engineering Research Group of the Department of Histology and the Family Medicine Unit of the University of Granada (UGR) has highlighted the conceptual, attitudinal, and procedural profile of resident hospital doctors specialising in Family Medicine, in relation to the so-called advanced therapies.