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Simulación de circuitos cerebrales

Remembering and forgetting by selective changes in brain circuits

Memories make us who we are. From one day to the next, we acquire new memories and build a directory of facts and events and their associations. With this «directory of memories» stored in our brain, we make sense of our surroundings and ourselves, judge, make decisions, and take calculated behavioral actions. Living independently would become extremely challenging without the[Leer más…]

Responsables de las universidades de EURESTRA en la Universidad de Szczecin (Polonia)

University Pablo de Olavide cooperates with 11 European universities in EURESTRA

Twelve HE institutions across Europe have joined forces to enrich the European Higher Education and Research Areas with a portfolio of creative and cutting-edge joint activities working towards a responsible transformation with an innovative approach. In the future, they hope to cooperate in EURESTRA – a European University for Responsible Transformation.

Advances in research on cell mechanisms that interact with mitochondrial activity to regulate ageing

Understanding the complex interaction between different cell signaling pathways and mitochondrial function means advancing to counteract ageing. This is the basis of a study carried out by a research group from Universidad Pablo de Olavide, led by researcher Marta Artal Sanz from the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Engineering. The study has been published in the scientific journal Aging Cell and it has been funded by the program H2020 ERC-Starting Grant ‘Mitochondrial signaling crosstalk in the regulation of ageing (MitoSigAge)’.

The UPO heads the academic performance among the public universities from Andalusia with 81.9%

The foundation Fundación CYD (Knowledge and Development, after its Spanish acronym) has recently published the statistical report ‘Las universidades españolas. Una perspectiva autonómica. 2020. Andalucía’ (‘Spanish universities. A regional perspective. 2020. Andalusia’, written in Spanish) in which it offers the main data of its annual report about the Spanish university system divided by regions. The report, which has been written using the data from the SIIU (Integrated System of University Information, after its Spanish acronym), places the Pablo de Olavide University as the only one among the public universities from Andalusia with an academic performance rate over 80% (81.9%) and the one with the lowest dropout rate of first year students (15.2%). The UPO also heads the percentage of traditional age graduates (below 25 years old for the undergraduate studies and below 30 for the master’s and doctorate degrees) with 84.6%, and it is the university with the highest percentage of full time students (84.4%). This data shows that the UPO heads the academic performance among the Andalusian public universities.

The UPO’s scientific production impact is 36% above the world average between 2015 and 2019

Through its Research Support Service, the Library of the Universidad Pablo de Olavide has published the UPO’s Scientific Production Bibliometric Report for the five-year period of 2015-2019. The report, which was compiled with the bibliographic data from Web of Science and Scopus, shows that the volume of the university’s scientific production increased by around 20% in these five years and it places the standardized impact of the publications 36% above the world average (1.36), surpassing the average for Andalusian universities (1.26).

Corina Knipper (CEZA) y Alesssandro Achilli (Pavía) trabajan con restos de individuos de los periodos pre-hispánicos y colonial temprano conservados en el Patronato Panamá Viejo

Advances in genetics shed light on the human history of the Isthmo-Colombian area from the last ten thousand years

Based on the analysis of DNA from present-day and ancient individuals on the Isthmus of Panama, an interdisciplinary research team, led from the Universities of Pavia and Pablo de Olavide (Seville), explains complex pre-Hispanic burials excavated in Panama City and highlights the genomic distinctiveness of the Isthmo-Colombian area. The research has also revealed a previously undescribed ancestry among ancient Indigenous peoples of the Americas, unique to the region and detectable in the ancient pre-Hispanic individuals as well among the self-identified descendants of current Indigenous, African and Hispano-Indigenous groups.

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