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Make the University visible

[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 contribute to the development of our society. The publication of research results needs to respond,

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[caption id="attachment_13774" align="alignleft" width="200"] Anna Sanchis[/caption] Few precepts have lasted as long as the Regula Benedicti: Rule of Saint Benedict. It dates back to 534, and thus has remained in force for almost fifteen centuries. The Benedictines have made many reforms, but this rule remains intact.

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Communicating medicine

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: Miguel Lorenzo[/caption] The interest in health has accompanied humans since their first steps. Medical knowledge, traditionally

Times does not exist

The sense we have of the world is build up with four dimensions, three of them are spatial and one is temporal. In effect, our brains perceive, through our sensorium, bodies of three dimensions that evolve over time. We can imagine worlds of less dimensions,


[caption id="attachment_10080" align="alignleft" width="200"] Anna Sanchis[/caption] Josep Pla, one of the brightest twentieth-century Catalan writers, asserted in an article published in 1945 that commercial aviation was «one of the most catastrophic businesses to have ever existed» while lamenting «the nonsense we have to read alleging the benefits of

Women and the future of science

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 like how, when, whom and for whom. When it comes to reflect on the relationship

Study, Imagination and Disposition against the Crisis

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 this event was somewhat erratic. The University of Valencia worked really actively on the event,

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Chemistry is here to stay

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.

Zero 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.