A robot so that brain-damaged patients can recover at home
To maximise motor recovery for people with acquired brain damage. This is the objective of the robot created by researchers from the Biomedical Neuroengineering Group
A mobile application for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Indra and the Universia Foundation have awarded 19,000 euros to the Anticipa-TEA project of the researcher from the Public Health Department of the Miguel Hernández
The bacterial load of chewing gum persists even weeks after being in the ground
Researchers from the Institute of Integrative Systems Biology (I2SysBio), a joint centre of the University of Valencia and the CSIC, has analysed the wasted chewing gum bacteria from five different countries. The research, just published in the journal ‘Scientific Reports’, shows that the bacterial load of gum changes in a matter of weeks and that oral bacteria persist surprisingly long enough when gum is in the ground. This research can be applied in forensic medicine or control of contagious diseases.
The role of dopamine in neurons involved in some psychiatric disorders investigated
Juan Nácher, professor of Cell Biology at the University of Valencia (UV), has conducted research on the role of dopamine – a substance in the brain important in behaviours – in a population of immature neurons in the adult brain, which could be involved in some psychiatric disorders, mainly depression. The work, published in the journal ‘Frontiers in Neuroscience’, suggests a new target in the treatment of these conditions.