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  • The invasion of wild cats could see the end of a seabird endemic to the Mediterranean Español

    The discovery of a new genus of crustacean and five new species

    SINC | January 31 2013 10:28

    The population of Yelkouan Shearwater of the French island of Le Levant is seriously under threat due to the invasion of wild cats, according to a French and Spanish joint study. The archipelago is home to the main colonies of this species.

  • 24 new species of flower fly have been found in Central and Southern America Español

    Investigadora en la Laguna Azul

    SINC | January 29 2013 08:52

    A team of scientists have described twenty four new species of dipterans belonging to Quichuana genus, of which only a further 24 species were known. The researchers, including two Spanish biologists, have been studying the forests of Central and Southern America for ten years and they have now published their results in the ‘Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society’.

  • 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

    célula seminal

    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

    tres ancianos en un banco

    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.