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Technology/Science news & information for Spain

Spanish scientists develop Zika vaccine
Tech & Science Wed, Nov 28, 2018

Spanish scientists develop Zika vaccine

SCIENTISTS in Spain have created a vaccine against the Zika virus, a tropical disease caused by the Aedes Aegypti mosquito (pictured). In testing it on rats already infected with Zika, they found the animals made a...

'Smart mattress' cuts cot-death risk and remoulds deformed skulls
Tech & Science Thu, Nov 22, 2018

'Smart mattress' cuts cot-death risk and remoulds...

SPANISH scientists have invented a 'smart mattress' for babies which prevents and corrects skull deformities and can even reduce the risk of cot death. The first baby mattress with a European medical kitemark...

New-found planet may have life on it: Here's what we know so far
Tech & Science Sun, Nov 18, 2018

New-found planet may have life on it: Here's what we...

COULD there really be life on other planets, and would it resemble any known species on Earth...even the human race? Popular culture has been full of inventions of extraterrestrial creatures, from little green men with...

Facebook 'fake news filter' comes to Spain
Tech & Science Sat, Oct 27, 2018

Facebook 'fake news filter' comes to Spain

FACEBOOK users in Spain can now access the Article Context button, which helps filter out 'fake news'. When clicking on it, the icon provides a description of the source of the information found on Facebook, how...

Woman gives birth despite early menopause thanks to pioneering surgery
Tech & Science Thu, Oct 25, 2018

Woman gives birth despite early menopause thanks to...

A WOMAN who went through an early menopause has just given birth to a baby girl – using her own eggs. Pioneering day-surgery carried out by Barcelona's Hospital Clínic has so far enabled six post-menopausal women...

Cancer research breakthrough: Scientists discover test predicting response to immunotherapy
Tech & Science Thu, Oct 11, 2018

Cancer research breakthrough: Scientists discover test...

SCIENTISTS in Barcelona have found a tumour marker which predicts how cancer cells will respond to immunotherapy treatment – hailed as the future of oncology medication. The report, published in and carried out by the...

Under-14s will need parents' consent to use social media
Tech & Science Wed, Oct 3, 2018

Under-14s will need parents' consent to use social media

SPAIN'S new data protection law will prevent children under 14 years old from using social media without their parents' express consent, a year older than at present. For the moment, any teenager of 13 years old...

Turning purple: 'Alzheimer's translator' helps patients and carers communicate
Tech & Science Sat, Sep 22, 2018

Turning purple: 'Alzheimer's translator' helps...

WE'RE LIVING longer and are healthier with it than ever before in history: medical science is moving so fast that even a few years can change the face of treatment to an unrecognisable degree, and what was once the...

Spanish scientists challenge origins of Parkinson's
Tech & Science Sat, Sep 22, 2018

Spanish scientists challenge origins of Parkinson's

SCIENTISTS at a Madrid neurobiology laboratory have made a ground-breaking discovery as to the origins of Parkinson's disease, throwing into conjecture previous assumptions about where the condition starts. The HM...

More Valsartan blood-pressure drugs taken off sale
Tech & Science Thu, Aug 23, 2018

More Valsartan blood-pressure drugs taken off sale

MORE batches of the high blood pressure drug Valsartan have been taken off the shelves after tests revealed the presence of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a substance which could be cancerous, in some samples. Changes...

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