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How much does a birth cost?

According to a study conducted by the Barcelona Mar Health Park, hospital admissions and caesarean sections are the two most important factors when looking at the costs of births for the public health system. The overall cost of a birth is between 3,682 and 5,815 euros

STAFF | APRIL 29TH, 2011

Testing water without the wait

A new highly sensitive device for detecting mercury in water has been developed at Barcelona’s Institute of Materials Science. This innovation opens the door to the possibility of on-site analysis, thereby avoiding the shipment of samples to labs and long waits for rest results

STAFF | APRIL 28TH, 2011

Barcelona boasts world's most cited cancer study

With 809 citations, a clinical trial by Barcelona’s August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBAPS) is the world’s most often cited study in the field of cancer. The study, published in 2008 in the New England Journal of Medicine, demonstrates the positive effect of the drug Sorafenib on the survival of patients with advanced liver cancer

STAFF | APRIL 13TH, 2011

Noise pollution damages the hearing of cephalopods

The Laboratory of Applied Bio-Acoustics of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia has developed a study showing that low-frequency noise produced by large-scale human activities at sea causes acoustic trauma to cephalopods, a class of mollusks, that leads to severe injuries to their auditory structures

STAFF | APRIL 11TH, 2011

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