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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).

The University of Granada’s research potential once again stands out in the 2018 list of Highly Cited Researchers compiled by the North American company Clarivate Analytics, with 8 highly cited researchers featuring in this prestigious ranking system.

Researchers from the University of Granada have carried out a study to evaluate the influence of a computer-based attention-training intervention on the intelligence scores and brain functioning of a group of preschool-age children.

Today, Wednesday 5 December, the Rector of the University of Granada, Pilar Aranda, will officially open the new multidisciplinary exhibition entitled the ‘Origins of the Altiplano of Granada’ (Granada High Plains).

Researchers from the University of Granada’s Mind, Brain and Behaviour Research Centre (CIMCYC) and the Faculty of Economics and Business have proven that adolescents who suffer from obesity derive less enjoyment from food than those who are of normal weight.

A pioneering study led by the University of Granada (UGR) has revealed that Málaga is the province with the highest rate of attempted suicide in Andalusia, followed by Granada and Cádiz, respectively.

The University of Granada will coordinate a pioneering new H2020 project called CogniTastED, which aims to shed light on how what we think about certain types of food can diminish or enhance their flavour. It will explore how this phenomenon can lead to extreme loss of appetite and weight, as well as to compulsive eating habits, among those suffering from eating disorders.

Researchers from the University of Granada and RMIT University in Melbourne have developed personalised and low-cost wearable ultraviolet (UV) sensors that warn users when their exposure to the sun has become dangerous.

European Researchers’ Night 2018 got under way this morning, Friday 28 September, under the slogan “Women and men who conduct research for you (“Mujeres y hombres que hacen ciencia para ti”). The event will involve over 500 researchers from Granada—300 of whom are from the UGR—who will conduct fascinating experiments on the streets of the city.