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“We have given you, O Adam, no visage proper to yourself, nor endowment properly your own, in order that whatever place, whatever form, whatever gifts you may, with premeditation, select, these same you may have and possess through your own judgement and decision […] We have made you a creature neither of heaven nor of earth, neither mortal nor immortal, in order that you may, as the free and proud shaper of your own being, fashion yourself in the form you may prefer.”
Oration on the Dignity of Man – Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

medicina

Alcohol, a dangerous molecule

published on 13.11.2019

The ancient Greeks were very fond of social celebrations, and called them “symposia,” which literally means “to drink together”. The reporter Pere Renom organizes a scientific symposium with a group of friends, to drink together and analyze how alcohol affects them. We will understand what causes alcohol toxicity, why it causes addiction, what determines its […]

Impressive

published on 9.04.2018

3D printing is a technology for manufacturing three-dimensional objects by superimposing layers of material, that is why it is also called additive manufacturing. In the last 15 years it has grown a lot in the industrial field since it allows to develop prototypes cheaper than the usual technique of molds for injected plastic, without limitation […]

Pain, not so much not so little

published on 19.02.2018

Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience, typical of all living beings with a central nervous system. It works as an alarm signal, which warns and protects against physical damage. To survive, it is necessary to perceive the pain and react in time, fleeing or fighting it. In the report we will see that […]

What small little therapies

published on 15.11.2017

Three revolutionary medical therapies, that act on a nanometer scale, a billionth of a meter, are explained. Self-propelled and dirigible nanorobots designed to transport drugs to target cells and greatly increase pharmacological efficiency. Peptide launchers, small molecules capable of crossing the blood-brain barrier and improve the treatment of diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, or brain […]

The pig in the heart

published on 16.05.2017

The pig is much more than meat, you get hundreds of different products, some related to health such as heart valves or heparin, an anticoagulant molecule essential in blood transfusions or open heart operations. We will know the case of Joan Fàbregas a patient with a cardiac abnormality who is implanted with a prosthesis of […]

The caganer

published on 18.04.2017

It is often said that Catalans are eschatological. They have the “caganer”, a figure of the Christmas manger of a man defecating, they also have the “tió” a trunk of tree that shits gifts at Christmas, and in the industrial field they have the company Roca, one of the most important of the world in […]

Fleas, ticks and bed bugs

published on 7.02.2017

Fleas, ticks and bedbugs are hematophagous invertebrates, that’s blood-eaters. Each has its own particular life cycle and preferences when itching. Apart from causing annoyance, they can transmit diseases of a certain severity like Lyme, and in exceptional cases, even to be mortal. The following spoke: Joaquim Castellà, parasitologist of the Department of Animal Health and […]

Extraordinary centenarian

published on 27.12.2016

There is no magic formula to live 100 years, depends on a lucky combination of genetics and healthy habits. We will analyze the case of two extraordinary centenarians and we will understand that aging is rusting. The following spoke: Mireia Farré from Idescat, Reinald Pamplona from UdL-IRBLleida, Manel Esteller from IDIBELL and the centenarian Joaquim […]

Science in dance

published on 13.12.2016

Dance is expressiveness through the movement of the body. We follow a dancer from the Theater Institute to understand how human anatomy takes advantage of the laws of physics to create beauty. Speakers include Clara Font, dance teacher of the Emi Vivas School; Núria Massó, Faculty of Health Sciences Blanquerna (URL); Irene Lapuente, of Newton’s […]

Dogs, beast friends

published on 24.05.2016

We discover the extraordinary olfactory abilities of dogs to detect diseases such as diabetes or lung cancer, or their attentive social behavior that makes them ideal for the care of disabled people. Involved, dog handlers Armand Flaujat, Cal Manistró, Ramon Pampin of ACATH and Ingrid Ramon, of Argusdogs. Also Dr. Laureano Molins from Clinical Hospital […]