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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.

Almost 40% of the nursing staff working for the Andalusian Health Service (known as SAS) have high levels of psychological burnout—an occupational phenomenon that affects many workers who live in a permanent state of stress and anxiety.

Scientists from the University of Granada are participating in an international study conducted by the CARMENES research consortium, which has discovered two small Earth-like planets near Teegarden’s Star.

A study conducted by researchers from the University of Granada (UGR) recommends spending more time standing to increase energy expenditure and combat the negative health effects of a sedentary lifestyle. The research has also quantified exactly how many extra calories we burn when we remain standing: 45 kilocalories more, per six-hour period, than when lying or sitting.

On 27 September 2019, European Researchers’ Night—an event coordinated by the European Commission—will bring together over 2,000 researchers from 8 Andalusian cities to undertake over 500 fascinating activities throughout the region. This year, European Researchers’ Night will take place in over 370 cities in 30 countries.

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.

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.