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Bergmann’s rule for lizards: They’re larger, retain heat longer in colder high-altitude habitats

001-2015 Scientists at the University of Granada have found that the long-tailed lizard, Psammodromus algirus, is larger when living at high altitude, with a cold climate, than at a lower, and therefore warmer, altitude. In addition, lizards living at over 2,000 meters retain heat longer because they are larger.   The study in the Journal… Seguir Leyendo Bergmann’s rule for lizards: They’re larger, retain heat longer in colder high-altitude habitats

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Research team proves the efficacy of new drug against stem cells that provoke the growth of cancer

73843 An Andalusian team of researchers led by the University of Granada has demonstrated the efficacy of a new drug against cancerogenic stem cells, which cause the onset and development of cancer, of relapse after chemotherapy and metastasis. This drug, called Bozepinib, has proved to be effective in tests with mice. The results have been published… Seguir Leyendo Research team proves the efficacy of new drug against stem cells that provoke the growth of cancer

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Research project emphasizes the need to persuade parents to make their children walk to school

73532 An international research project, which includes researchers from the U. of Granada, has proved the need for campaigns to persuade parents of the benefits involved in having their children walk to school. This also includes work on the perception about the security of the paths their children need to follo won the way to… Seguir Leyendo Research project emphasizes the need to persuade parents to make their children walk to school

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High-protein diets, like the Dukan diet, increase the risk of developing kidney disease

69964 High-protein diets, like the popular Dr. Dukan diet, increase the long-term risk of developing kidney disease and have a negative effect on renal urinary and morphological markers. What’s more, they may promote serious pathologies like nephrolithiasis (calcium kidney stones) because they drastically reduce urinary citrate (an inhibitor of calcium salt crystallization) and urinary pH,… Seguir Leyendo High-protein diets, like the Dukan diet, increase the risk of developing kidney disease

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Scientists have been able to grow artificial skin using stem cells from the umbilical cord

68546 Spanish scientists, from the Tissue Engineering Research Group, from the Dept. of Histology at the University of Granada, have managed, for the first time, to grow artificial skin from stem cells of umbilical cord. Their study, published in the prestigious journal Stem Cells Translational Medicine, shows the ability of Wharton jelly mesenschymal stem cells… Seguir Leyendo Scientists have been able to grow artificial skin using stem cells from the umbilical cord

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Research shows that the more chocolate you eat, the lower your body fat level is

68455 University of Granada researchers from the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences have scientifically disproven the old belief that eating chocolate is fattening. In an article published this week in the journal Nutrition, the authors have shown that higher consumption of chocolate is associated with lower levels of… Seguir Leyendo Research shows that the more chocolate you eat, the lower your body fat level is

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New mechanism preserving genomic integrity and is abnormal in the rare DiGeorge syndrome

67208 An international team of scientists—including researchers at GENYO, the Centre for Genomics and Oncological Research (Pfizer-University of Granada- Andalusian Regional Government)—has described a molecular mechanism that facilitates the defence of the human genome against “bombarding” by mobile DNA sequences. Abnormalities in the mechanism could be responsible for some symptoms of DiGeorge syndrome, a rare disease.… Seguir Leyendo New mechanism preserving genomic integrity and is abnormal in the rare DiGeorge syndrome

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Melatonin helps control weight gain as it stimulates the appearance of ‘beige fat’

67310 Melatonin is a natural hormone segregated by the body and melatonin levels generally increase in the dark at night. It is also found in fruit and vegetables like mustard, Goji berries, almonds, sunflower seeds, cardamom, fennel, coriander and cherries. Spanish scientists have discovered that melatonin consumption helps control weight gain because it stimulates the… Seguir Leyendo Melatonin helps control weight gain as it stimulates the appearance of ‘beige fat’

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Melatonin helps control weight gain as it stimulates the appearance of ‘beige fat’

67310 Melatonin is a natural hormone segregated by the body and melatonin levels generally increase in the dark at night. It is also found in fruit and vegetables like mustard, Goji berries, almonds, sunflower seeds, cardamom, fennel, coriander and cherries. Spanish scientists have discovered that melatonin consumption helps control weight gain because it stimulates the… Seguir Leyendo Melatonin helps control weight gain as it stimulates the appearance of ‘beige fat’

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Cognitive performance is better in girls whose walk to school lasts more than 15 minutes

65394 Cognitive performance of adolescent girls who walk to school is better than that of girls who travel by bus or car. Moreover, cognitive performance is also better in girls who take more than 15 minutes than in those who live closer and have a shorter walk to school. These are some of the conclusions… Seguir Leyendo Cognitive performance is better in girls whose walk to school lasts more than 15 minutes