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Pere Renom

“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

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Modeled by hormones

published on 22.05.2019

Everything we are is inscribed in our genes, but its main route of expression are hormones. We grow up to a certain size, we differentiate ourselves in men and women and we regulate the body’s temperature or energy through hormones. If the genes are the project, the hormones are the hands of the sculptor. The […]

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 […]

Robots: improving nature

published on 22.10.2012

A robotic scalpel made in the Politechnical University of Catalonia adapts to heartbeat and makes the surgeon to operate with greater precision because it has the feel of operating a stopped heart. A submarine robot that can rescue a black box at 500 meters depth, the Girona 500, and a small slave who cleans the […]

Bones against the light

published on 29.02.2012

Every five years we regenerate the entire skeleton. But we have to practise sport and maintain an equilibrated diet to prevent osteoarthritis and osteoporosis.

The cord that gives life

published on 18.06.2008

The program Quèquicom follows the case of Joel a 5 year old boy who needs a donor blood stem cells to overcome leukemia. Neither his sister nor any of his family are compatible, so that his life depends on someone has given cord blood with its features.