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Maria A. Blasco, appointed Vice-chair of SOMM alliance

CNIO | 26.01.2019
In January 2019, the Director of the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), Maria A. Blasco, took office as Vice-chair of SOMMa. SOMMa is an alliance that encompasses the Severo Ochoa Centres…

'Martian' lakes in the driest desert on Earth

Centro de Astrobiología CAB (INTA CSIC) | 26.01.2019
Rain episodes have been recorded for the first time in the hyperarid heart of the Atacama Desert and, surprisingly, the sudden abundance of water was devastating for the existing microbial life. 

Hexenyl butyrate

Universitat Politècnica de Vàlencia UPV | 19.01.2019
The IBMCP (UPV-CSIC) shows that tomato aroma protects plants from bacterial attacks.

Taking graphene mass production to the next era

CORDIS | 19.01.2019
Graphene's unique combination of properties paves the way for a wide variety of applications, from energy and electronics to biomedical devices and aircraft. To meet these increasing demands, researchers…

Giving water a second life

EASME-EU | 19.01.2019
On 14th December, the Spanish embassy in Brussels hosted the final conference of the iMETland project (A new generation of Microbial Electrochemical Wetland for effective decentralized wastewater treatment). 

Age and foaming: how to predict when a volcano will erupt

Horizon Magazine | 19.01.2019
The eruption of a volcano can have devastating consequences - killing people and destroying livelihoods, as well as releasing vast amounts of ash into the sky that disrupts air travel and alters the climate.