10 April 2021

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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

Researchers from the Universitat Rovira i Virgili’s research group TecnATox have optimised the website FishChoice, which helps to consume fish and seafood in a sustainable fashion and not just maximise benefits and minimise risks. The tool has been developed in the framework of a project funded by the European Commission’s programme H2020

The Nobel Prize has been awarded to Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice, who have had a significant impact on improving global health. Thanks to their discovery, there are now highly sensitive blood tests that enable hepatitis C to be eliminated after a blood transfusion