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Four CSIC scientists, awarded in the Llavor program for the creation of technology start-up companies

It is the first edition of the Llavor program, which is aimed at promoting the creation of new technological companies. Four CSIC scientists lead four of the 24 awarded projects.

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Hearten, an app to help in the treatment of heart failure

Hearten is a project funded by the European Commission aimed at developing devices and apps for tablets and mobile phones, in order to help heart failure patients and sanitarian professionals to improve adherence to therapy.

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First partial sequence of an ancient pig genome

A team of Spanish researchers has obtained the first partial genome sequence of an ancient pig. Extracted from a sixteenth century pig found at the site of the Montsoriu Castle in Girona, the obtained data indicates that this ancient pig is closely related to today's Iberian pig. Researchers also discard the hypothesis that Asian pigs were crossed with modern Iberian pigs.

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Molecule successful in treating Alzheimer's disease in mice

Researchers at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the University of Barcelona (UB) have successfully tested the ASS234 molecule in transgenic mice models of Alzheimer's diseases.

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Evolution of the subterranean beetles

For a long time it has been believed that subterranean species are an evolutionary dead-end. A group of scientists have have analysed a group of subterranean beetles in the Pyrenees and have just proven the contrary, that subterranean beetles can diversify and have a widespread radiation.

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