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Technology/Science news and information for Spain

Tech & Science Wed, Nov 15, 2017

Blood tests could replace needle biopsies

A GALICIA hospital is trying out a new method of taking biopsies from patients using only a blood test. The Álvaro Cunqueiro Hospital in Vigo, Pontevedra province, has launched clinical trials to see whether the so...

Tech & Science Tue, Nov 14, 2017

Antibiotic abuse 'kills more Spaniards than car crashes'

TAKING antibiotics without prescription causes more deaths per year in Spain than car crashes, according to the European Medications Agency. Residents in Spain consume some of the largest amounts of antibiotics on the...

Tech & Science Sun, Nov 5, 2017

DNA test replaces amniocentesis at Valladolid hospital

A HOSPITAL in northern Spain has replaced risky amniocentesis tests on unborn babies with DNA analyses – a pioneering system which is less painful, less invasive and much safer for the foetus. Expectant mothers have...

Tech & Science Sat, Nov 4, 2017

Thousands queue for iPhone X in Spain

THOUSANDS of customers queued up all over Spain today (Friday) to buy the iPhone X on the day it first hit the shelves in 55 countries worldwide – some after camping out all night. By 08.00, over 400 people had...

Tech & Science Sun, Oct 29, 2017

Spanish researchers find possible obesity remedy

SCIENTISTS at a Madrid hospital have discovered a protein which may be helpful in treating obesity in the future – an epidemic which currently affects 2.2 billion people worldwide, or over a third of the planet's...

Tech & Science Thu, Sep 7, 2017

Cancer rates will start to decline from 2025, say top...

CANCER diagnoses will start to drop off after the year 2025 thanks to increased and more stringent routine testing and prevention campaigns, according to oncologists in Spain. At present, as many as one in three people...