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Music alliviates collective grief

Music alliviates collective grief

In February 2020, a group of musicians from around the world living in China recorded their cover of a song by Michael Jackson on video to express their support to the families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and to those working in the frontline. The video went viral. Now, in a study conducted by Dr Lydia Giménez-Llort, she analyses why the video and song had such a profound effect.

Activities to disseminate our research

Activities to disseminate our research

We have participated in many outreach activities so far this month: the Festa de la Recerca en Directe, the Open House, and today the visit of the children participating in CROMA, a program organized by the Fundació Autònoma Solidària. We really enjoyed receiving them and showing them to our labs.

Sant Jordi contest

Sant Jordi contest

The communication department organizes every year a Sant Jordi contest to disseminate neuroscience. It was very difficult for the jury to decide the winners this year, due to the high general level of the pieces, but in the end the verdict was:

Thanks to all who participated!

A new treatment reduces inflammation in multiple sclerosis mice models

A new treatment reduces inflammation in multiple sclerosis mice models

A team led by Dr. Rubèn López-Vales managed to reduce chronic inflammation associated with multiple sclerosis in mice thanks to the administration of a type of lipid that mediates inflammation. The team found that these types of mediator substances, responsible for resolving the inflammatory process when it is no longer beneficial, are minimized in people with multiple sclerosis as well as in animal models of the disease.

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Nieto-Nicolau N, López-Chicón P, Torrico C, Bolívar S, Contreras-Carreton E, Udina E, et al. (2022).
“Off-the-Shelf” Nerve Matrix Preservation
Biopreserv Biobank,
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34542324/

Giménez-Llort L. (2022).
‘You’re Not Alone for China’: The First Song in Times of COVID-19 to Keep the Faith in a World Crying in Silence.
Behav Sci (Basel),
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35447660/

Zhang Y, Chen Y, Zhang Z, Tao X, Xu S, Zhang X, et al. (2022).
Acox2 is a regulator of lysine crotonylation that mediates hepatic metabolic homeostasis in mice.
Cell Death Dis,
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35351852/