research

Quality research is – and will always be – one of the hallmarks of the University of Valencia. But, in addition, we believe that dissemination and popularisation can help deepen the exchange of wisdom and ideas, which are the basis of the knowledge society.

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Good medical practice is always linked to scientific evidence. In line with this axiom, the public health administration, as the responsible party and guarantor of the right to health, is required to combat practices that violate this inalienable principle.
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Since the first worlds were found orbiting other stars in the 1990s, in barely two decades, more than three thousand extrasolar planets have been found.
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I write this article in the midst of a controversy among Spanish scientists regarding an alleged fraud in the works of one of them. If the accusations were true, published

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Jocelyn Bell

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The day 11 February 2016 will be difficult to forget for the members of the Faculty of Physics of the University of Valencia. Three major events took place at

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[caption id="attachment_47319" align="alignleft" width="320"] Photo: TAU. Audiovisual Workshop of the University of Valencia[/caption] One of the most essential goals of the University of Valencia is promoting prestigious research with international impact to

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The disappearance of Oliver Sacks on 30 August 2015 marked the end of an era. His final farewell represented the loss of a great figure, an immensely influential voice truncated.
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Climate change constitutes the greatest environmental threat humanity will face in the coming decades. A verifiable piece of information is the fact that the planet’s average temperature has increased almost

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Hunc igitur terrorem animi tenebrasque necessest […] sed naturae especies ratioque.1 Titus Lucretius Carus. De rerum natura, Liber tertius: 91-93 I always found these verses by Lucretius following his praise of Epicurus, «honour

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In 2012, the Royal Statistical Society issued the following question to the members of the British Parliament, probably regarding the International Year of Statistics (2013): «If you toss a coin twice,

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Scientists are used to write, whether for the purposes of taking notes of our observations, experiments or intuitions (notes which are later on consulted and need to be decipherable by the

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In 2003, European Union (EU) countries devoted an average of 1.9% of their GDP to research and technological development (RTD), while the USA and Japan were closer to 3%. The

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A sad end has the most robust health, continuously spurring sickness on, which lives near, with just a wall separating them. Aeschylus, Agamemnon [caption id="attachment_13663" align="alignleft" width="150"] Esteban Morcillo / Photo:

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The beginning of science is uncertainty. Many people, however, including scientists, look in science for a system of certainties thus fleeing the unrest that comes hand in hand with questions

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Here at Mètode, we could take a look back and consider the journey undertaken by our journal since its very first issue, which came out in 1992. In the first

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[caption id="attachment_8297" align="alignleft" width="200"] Photo: Miguel Lorenzo[/caption] The Mediterranean is surrounded by three continents, Europe in the North, Africa in the South and Asia in the East. A common space identified

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© CSIC Some of the scientists in the game Plants in our lives. From left to right: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Matthias Jakob Schleiden, Gregor Mendel, Charles Darwin, Martinus Willem Beijerinck

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Study is not enough without imagination, and study and imagination together are not enough without natural disposition. J. W. Goethe The International Year of Forests was celebrated in 2011; however –unfortunately– the following of

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[caption id="attachment_1254" align="alignleft" width="200"] Olga Gil Medrano. Pro-Vice-Chancellor for International Relations and Cooperation, University of Valencia / © M. Lorenzo[/caption] Little by little, and almost imperceptibly, globalization has come to fully

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[caption id="attachment_5315" align="alignleft" width="200"] Manuel Vicent. Writer and Journalist./ © Jesús Císcar[/caption] Every once in a while, one dreams of what could have happened to the towns, villages and beaches of

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Laboratori química

Nowadays chemistry is a reality spreading its leafy branches towards medicine and pharmacy. Chemistry is key in the search for alternative energy sources, vital for food and health.
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pain

The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) declared 2011 the Global Year against Pain. Within this context, September 2011 witnessed the seventh European Conference on the Social Impact of Pain in Europe while the European Week against Pain was held from the 10th to the 14th of October.
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