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Lourdes Campos and Francisco Acosta-Reyes, researchers from the UPC research group Crystallography, Structure and Function of Biological Macromolecules (MACROM).Researcher Lourdes Campos with a member of her team, Francisco Acosta-Reyes, observing 3D images of the structure of CD27 and its behaviour in the DNA on two computer screens. The effectiveness of a new drug against malaria has been proved using synchrotron light Researchers from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC), the Instituto de Química Mèdica (IQM-CSIC) and the University of Glasgow have proved that the CD27 drug is a true alternative against malaria. They have analysed the crystalline structure of the DNA with the drug by performing X-ray diffraction experiments at the ALBA synchrotron.
Jul 21, 2014

The 3D model of the CIM Foundation helped surgeons at Sant Joan de Déu Hospital to carefully plan the operation. 3D printing by the CIM Foundation helps to simulate operations on children with cancer Surgeons at the Sant Joan de Déu Hospital in Barcelona have planned a complex operation to remove a tumour by printing it using the 3D printing technologies developed by the CIM Foundation, a UPC technology centre.
Jul 02, 2014

U-Multirank positions the UPC among the 150 best universities in the world for bachelor's degrees The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) ranked 146th for bachelor's degrees in U-Multirank, the new university ranking by the European Commission, and is one of three Spanish universities that are among the top 150 universities in the world. The UPC also ranks among the top 160 universities for master's and doctoral degrees.
Jun 02, 2014

Image of a voice simulation from the EUNISON project. The UPC’s CIMNE and La Salle R&D are participating in the creation of the first human-voice simulator The project, aimed at developing a simulator to “visualise” the voice, will have innovative applications in speech synthesis, medicine, speech therapy, biomechanics, robotics, and even the creation of new forms of cultural expression.
May 26, 2014

The centre has developed a system for improving the early detection of cancer. One small chip designed by the ICFO, one giant leap forward for early cancer detection An international team of researchers led by the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) has developed a platform for a lab-on-a-chip that is capable of detecting protein cancer markers in the blood using the latest developments in plasmonics, microfluidics, nano-fabrication and surface chemistry. The device has the ability to detect very low concentrations of these proteins in the blood, allowing the disease to be diagnosed at an early stage.
May 18, 2014

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