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UGR scientists have examined the ethnobotanical uses of stramonium – an essential plant in Pre-Columbian medicine which is now growing in popularity in recreational drugs.

An international study published recently in the prestigious journal Science traces the genetic map of the Iberian Peninsula, covering the last 8,000 years. The results show that, around 4,000 years ago, the arrival of groups descended from people originating from Central Asia effectively prompted the replacement of almost 100% of the male population. 

An international team of researchers, led by the University of Granada (UGR) in Spain, has successfully isolated a bioactive compound present in cocoa bean extract that has proven effective in combatting skeletal diseases such as achondroplasia.

Researchers from the University of Granada are currently participating in a 3-year EU project titled ‘eTOMATO’, which aims to develop and promote the technical capabilities needed to boost sustainability in multifunctional agriculture in the 21st century.

Researchers from the University of Granada have identified that children whose parents discuss financial issues with them show a propensity to think about financial matters, leading to increased financial awareness.

Men who suffer from periodontitis, a disease characterised by inflammation of the gums and damage to the structures that surround and support the teeth, are at greater risk of experiencing erectile dysfunction.

The Granada Conference Centre (Palacio de Congresos) will host the kick-off meeting of the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) Action on ‘Trapped Ions: Progress in Classical and Quantum Applications’ between 6 and 8 March 2019.

The Faculty of Science will host the 1st SSP21 Space Conference of the University of Granada today Friday 22 February.

The University of Granada will launch this year’s edition of the 3 Minute Thesis competition on Wednesday 20 February. Originally conceived and set in motion by the University of Queensland in 2008, the contest has since spread to far-flung corners of the globe and is now held in over 200 universities worldwide.

Ninety per cent of tickets and receipts — those whose ink fades after some time because they are made of ‘thermal paper’ — contain bisphenol A (BPA). BPA is a well‑known endocrine disruptor that alters hormonal balance in people exposed to it and leads to hormonal diseases such as genitourinary malformations, infertility, obesity and cancer in hormone‑dependent organs (such as breast cancer).