A study by two URV-IISPV research groups shows that in patients with a lupus flare up, when artery cells come in contact with LDL lipoproteins, the reaction is similar to arteriosclerosis, which involves a blockage of the arteries. It is shown for the first time that, during flare ups, these lipoproteins cause cells to respond differently and are therefore more dangerous for the arteries
For the fourth consecutive year, the Universitat Rovira i Virgili appears in the QS World University Rankings by Subject. Chemistry and Chemical Engineering retain their places and two more have been added: Archaeology and Medicine, which until now had not featured on this list
Jennifer Masip will present the paper at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, which brings together more than 4000 leading researchers in HIV from almost 90 countries. Ms Masip is a member of the Infection and Immunity Research Group of the Joan XXIII University Hospital in Tarragona, the Pere Virgili Health Research Institute and the Universitat Rovira i Virgili.