Vicent Pelechano lab

The biochemist Vicent Pelechano, together with his team in Sweden, has developed a simple, fast, and affordable method to detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus in patients. He explains in this interview.
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covid crisis climate emergency

Losing sight of climate change in the media could run the risk of strengthening the consensus for a narrative in favour of economic growth that leaves environmental issues in the background.
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Once again this year, science and literature merge in this tenth edition of the Inspiraciencia short story competition. Before 7 June, those who want to participate can submit their short science-based stories in Spanish, Catalan, Gallician, and Basque.
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coronavirus black swans

Although the coronavirus is a microbe, the author uses two animal analogies to explain the sudden and unexpected (or otherwise) appearance of phenomena such as COVID-19, but also other «unexpected» disasters of an economic, social, or political nature.
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chinaberry tree valencia nature balcony

During the quarantine, the song of swallows at sunset or the soft dance of the leaves have become shows bringing spring to our balconies.
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image SARS-COV-2

We need to rethink many aspects of our daily lives, of our values, of our economic and cultural practices; in short, of our coexistence with the rest of nature and, especially, of our respect for non-human animals.
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image empty Valencia confinement COVID-19

Is the planet benefiting from a halt in human movement? Is pollution decreasing? Experts from the Polytechnic University of Valencia and the University of Valencia reflect on the environmental impact of confinement policies.
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pandemia multitud persones ciutat

Most probably, the current coronavirus1 pandemic represents the uncertain epilogue of an epidemiological period marked by the renewed prominence of the infectious disease in the last decades of the twentieth century
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mistakes covid19 airport

Next time we could be facing an even deadlier virus than SARS-CoV-2. Now is the perfect time to start working.
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image coronavirus

The history of coronaviruses as human pathogens dates back to the mid-1960s, when they were first isolated from respiratory tract samples extracted from adults with symptoms of the common cold. Currently, seven types of coronavirus are known to infect humans.
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illustration coronavirus

The current healthcare crisis forces us to reflect on the way to act, the resources available to science, or the importance of good communication.
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Illustration women masks

Knowing the detailed genomes of viruses and their phylogenies allows us to understand the origin of the outbreak. Was it a zoonosis from bats or were other hosts involved? Where did this fatal transition occur? What is the rate of change of the virus?
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reporting on coronavirus

Gema Revuelta, Ángela Bernardo, Margarita del Val, and Salvador Macip offer their opinion on the media coverage of the pandemic.
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Mètode 104

The monograph, coordinated by José Pío Beltrán, CSIC research professor at the Institute for Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology (CSIC-UPV), analyses biotechnological advances in plant production.
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2020's volume focuses on the challenges of science, forensic sciences, the involvement of the scientific community in Nazism, and the different evolutionary scenarios that help us understand biodiversity.
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We want to say goodbye to 2019 collecting the most popular interviews of the year in our website.
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The fourth volume of 2019 explores the crossroads between current biodiversity and evolution on Earth.
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call for papers citizen science

New Mètode Call for Papers about citizen science. Deadline for submission: 1st June 2020.
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Mètode collects Fernando Sapiña's articles from Science at the table in a new volume of the collection «Monografies Mètode»  edited by Juli Peretó.
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call for papers oceà i canvi global

New Mètode Call for Papers. The monograph for issue 107 (volume 4, 2020) will be devoted to oceans and global change. Deadline for submission: 15 April 2020.
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The third volume published by Mètode in 2019 sheds light on the involvement of science in the policies of the Third Reich.
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Barcelona's City Council passed ZOOXXI Citizens’ Initiative, an international proposal in defense of animals' rights.
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Monograph 101 delves into forensic science and its contribution to historical memory.
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The exhibition «Mètode: 100 volumes of science» offers to the visitors the chance to participate in the contest «Your whys and wherefores», which will draw five annual subscriptions to the journal (only in Spanish or Catalan).
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