Two young people on an electric scooter
Mon, 11/11/2019 - 12:00

Researchers design “smart” asphalts with magnetic materials for safer electric scooters

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.

A researcher standing in front of the Genyo building
Thu, 11/07/2019 - 13:12

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

The research team
Tue, 11/05/2019 - 08:20

International team of scientists to create a “virtual tongue” to predict the taste of food products

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.

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).