University of Barcelona

The University of Barcelona (UB)was established in 1450 in Barcelona, Spain. It is ranked in the Top 200 Universities world-wide. UB has 109 departments and more than 5,000 full-time researchers. UB has over 240 research groups, and receives a significant number of national and European grants each year. The Faculty of Medicine, Pharmacy, Chemistry and Mathematics are acclaimed throughout Europe. UB has undergraduate, graduate and professional students totaling more than 62,000.

Address
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 585 08007 Barcelona, Spain
Website
http://www.ub.edu/homeub/en/
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Barcelona

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Neuroscience

A potential treatment for life-threatening neurological diseases

A group of life-threatening neurological conditions affecting children has been linked to an antibody that points to potential treatment, according to an observational multicenter study involving 535 children with central ...

Overweight & Obesity

Study links weekend 'eating jet lag' to obesity

A new study by the University of Barcelona (UB) concluded that irregularity in eating schedules during the weekend, which the authors call "eating jet lag," could be related to the increase of body mass index (BMI), a formula ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Genetic markers linked to the start of symptoms of Parkinson's disease

Researchers from the Institute of Neurosciences of the University of Barcelona (UBNeuro), Hospital ClĂ­nic and the August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBAPS) have identified a group of genetic variants related ...

Genetics

Factor that predicts long survival in brain tumors

The discoveries in the cellular and molecular biology of cancer, the development of drugs against specific genetic mutations, and the emergence of immunotherapy are allowing the cure or improvement of the quality of life ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Virtual reality to solve personal problems

People are often much better at giving useful advice to a friend in trouble than they are in dealing with their own problems. Although people typically have a continuous internal dialogue, they find it difficult to take an ...

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