Researchers in front of a building
Fri, 07/31/2020 - 09:33

Scientists identify cancer stem cell biomarkers that may help predict response to radiation therapy

A team of scientists from Andalusia has studied the effect of radiation on cancer stem cells (CSCs) and the CSC microenvironment in both in vitro and in vivo models. The study showed that this effect can be determined from patients’ blood samples, which would be very useful for developing more personalized precision treatments for women with breast cancer undergoing radiotherapy.

Two UGR students posing for a photo
Wed, 07/29/2020 - 10:09

Third application period for UGR master’s degrees to run from 30 September to 7 October 2020

The third and final application period for admissions to UGR master’s degrees in the 2020-2021 academic year will run from 30 September to 7 October 2020. This year, the University of Granada will offer over 100 master’s degrees, including 7 fully online degrees, 10 blended learning programmes, 9 international double degrees, 4 Erasmus Mundus programmes, 5 bilingual programmes (Spanish-English) and 3 taught completely in English.

A man using a driving simulator
Fri, 07/31/2020 - 10:18

UGR scientists determine the visual parameters that could predict safe driving among older drivers

A team of scientists from the Department of Optics of the University of Granada (UGR) has analysed which visual parameters can predict safe driving performance among older drivers. The results of their study, which have recently been published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE, indicate that the level of intraocular scattering, which is related to glare sensitivity, could help predict driving performance in people aged over 55 years.

A reservoir
Wed, 07/22/2020 - 10:51

UGR scientists study the role of Mediterranean reservoirs as producers of greenhouse gases

A team of scientists from the Department of Ecology at the University of Granada (UGR) has conducted the first-ever study of the carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), and nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions of 12 reservoirs located in Granada, Jaén, and Córdoba in Andalusia, Southern Spain. Their study demonstrated that reservoirs are important producers of greenhouse gases, contributing to the radiative forcing of aquatic ecosystems.