Scientific information in the news coverage (2009)

The fourth series of debates on science journalism met on this occasion to discuss an unpublished study on coverage of scientific news by the major Spanish television networks. Paul Francescutti, director of the studyScientific Information in the News, conducted by the Group for Advanced Study of Communication at the King Juan Carlos University and sponsored by… 2009

16ª edición - Igualada, 19 y 20 de octubre de 2009

16th edition – Igualada, October, 19-20 2009

The 16th edition of these training seminars to provide the basic skills and techniques to write and publish scientific articles in health sciences was held on October 19-20 2009 at the Igualada’s Hospital. Esteve Fernandez, editor of Gaceta Sanitaria, and Ana Maria Garcia, editor of Archives of Occupational Risk Prevention, conducted some thirty students the methodology of these… 2009

The genetics of drug addiction

For an individual to enter an addictive process involves both their social environment and their individual vulnerability factors, which involve both personality and genetic components. Advances in research have identified genes and pathways involved in the process of addiction, leading to the description of common molecular mechanisms in drug dependencies. On October 7th and 8th… 2009

5th edition – Maó, September, 21-22 2009

Teachers face a new challenge with the introduction of the European Higher Education Area. The new system places the student at the center of the teaching process, emphasizing self-directed learning where the student is the protagonist and not merely a passive recipient of knowledge. In this sense, the new teaching methods require active student participation,… 2009

Aula El País: Women in science (2nd)

In her position as Secretary of State for Universities and Research in Felipe González’s first government, Carmina Virgili found but one obstacle for the fact of being a woman in a traditionally male-dominated environment: on more than one occasion, La Moncloa’s doorkeepers would block her way on the grounds that only high-ranking positions were allowed in. She… 2009

11th Award: A truncating mutation of HDAC2 in human cancers confers resistance to histone deacetylase inhibition

Santiago Ropero and Manel Esteller worked together in the epigenetics laboratory of the National Cancer Research Center (Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas) (CNIO) when they published in Nature Genetics in 2006 the discovery of the mutation in an epigenetic gene in human cancer. Three years later, Ropero, from the department of biochemistry and molecular biology at the University…