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  • The global gene pool of the goat is seriously under threat Español

    SINC | January 21 2013 11:03

    Amongst the range of domestic livestock species, the goat is not just the ‘black sheep’ but a resource of survival in impoverished countries, and many breeds are at great risk of disappearing. This is the case according to researchers of the Regional Service of Agro-Food Research and Development in their first monographic study tackling the global impact of this species.

  • Semen quality of young men in south-east Spain down by 38% in the last decade Español

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    SINC | January 16 2013 10:31

    The first comparative study on the evolution of sperm quality in young Spanish men over ten years, headed by researchers at the University of Murcia, reveals that spermatozoid concentration in men between 18 and 23 years in the regions of Murcia and Almeria has dropped by an annual average of 2%.

  • Breast cancer mortality has not declined in women over 85 Español

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    SINC | January 15 2013 09:30

    Since 1992 the number of deaths linked to breast cancer in Spain has decreased among young and middle aged patients but not among the elderly. Spanish researchers also predict that it will continue to decline over the next decade, although more slowly as observed up until now.

  • The muscle response of footballers depends on their position on the field Español


    SINC | January 14 2013 08:56

    Football players display different muscle response parameters depending on the position that they hold on the pitch, according to a study conducted by a team of Spanish researchers which has been published in the ‘Journal of electromyography and kinesiology’.

  • The Teotihuacans exhumed their dead and dignified them with make-up Español

    Calzada de los Muertos  de la ciudad de Teotihuacan. Imagen: Hector García.

    SINC | January 08 2013 11:39

    In collaboration with the National University of Mexico, a team of Spanish researchers has analysed for the first time remains of cosmetics in the graves of prehispanic civilisations on the American continent. In the case of the Teotihuacans, these cosmetics were used as part of the after-death ritual to honour their city’s most important people.

  • Breast milk contains more than 700 bacteria Español

    SINC | January 03 2013 10:17

    Spanish researchers have traced the bacterial microbiota map in breast milk, which is the main source of nourishment for newborns. The study has revealed a larger microbial diversity than originally thought: more than 700 species.

  • An inadequate diet during pregnancy predisposes the baby to diabetes Español

    Cuando las mujeres embarazadas asimilan cantidades adecuadas de energía, sus hijos tienen un peso normal al nacer. Imagen: Cscott2006.

    SINC | December 04 2012 09:52

    Experts already know that pregnant women should not eat for two. A study now insists on the importance of a healthy diet as a way of avoiding increased insulin and glucose levels in the child, both of which are indicators of diabetes and metabolic syndrome risk.

  • Fear of the dentist is passed on to children by their parents Español

    SINC | November 15 2012 09:59

    Fear of visiting the dentist is a frequent problem in paediatric dentistry. A new study confirms the emotional transmission of dentist fear among family members and analyses the different roles that mothers and fathers might play.

  • Men who do exercise produce better quality semen Español

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    SINC | October 30 2012 09:35

    A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Cordoba links moderate physical activity in males with better hormone levels and sperm characteristics that favour reproduction compared to sedentary men.

  • Fear of treatment puts stress on women undergoing fertility therapy Español


    SINC | October 02 2012 10:15

    Fertility treatment has a strong emotional impact on women who want to have children. A study of European countries with the highest number of assisted reproduction cycles identifies which aspects of reproduction treatment contribute to psychological stress.