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Important results published on a molecular mechanism that causes a type of serious cardiac arrhythmia
Blas Echebarria and Enric Àlvarez, researchers in the Physics department of the research group in Computational Biology and Complex Systems (BIOCOM-SC), together with researchers from the Heart Rate Analysis and Control (ANCORA) research group at the UPC, and other international scientists have identified one of the molecular mechanisms responsible for cardiac alternation. This is an alteration of the heart rhythm that facilitates the induction of ventricular fibrillation, a potentially lethal type of arrhythmia. This discovery, published in the journal Circulation Research (AHA Jounals), opens the door to new pharmacological treatments.
Recent advances on coastal remote sensing and applications to Castelldefels and Barcelona beaches
Daniel Calvete and Francesca Ribas, from the group of Nonlinear fluid dynamics, have been working for a few years on the development of image analysis techniques to extract information from video cameras installed on the beaches of Castelldefels and Barcelona, to be able to quantify their evolution
Localized core four-wave mixing buildup on the X-ray spectrum of chemical species
Carles Serrat from the research group on Nonlinear Dynamics, Nonlinear Optics and Lasers (DONLL) of the department of Physics of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) has published his last results in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters on the application of nonlinear techniques to efficiently produce the X-ray spectrum of Chemical species
Martí Beltran Gonzalez defends his thesis on the conservation of modernist stained glass
Martí Beltran defended his thesis directed by Dra. Trinitat Pradell on January 22 electronically. Titled “Analysis and degradation mechanisms of enamels, grisailles and silver Stains on modernist stained glass”, the thesis presents a study on the composition and degradation mechanisms of modernist enamels using analytical techniques
One dimensional quantum lattice liquids
In a recent article published in Physical Review Letters, a mixed team from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) and the Universitat de Barcelona (UB), present a microscopic theory of bound quantum droplets that explains their formation.
Long-lasting Salt Bridges Provide the Anchoring Mechanism of Oncogenic Kirsten Rat Sarcoma Proteins at Cell Membranes
Huixia Lu and Jordi Marti from the SIMCOM research group of the Physics department publish an article on the anchoring mechanism to the cell membrane of certain proteins relevant to oncological studies
Sandeep Babu Gawali defends his thesis on intracavitat spatial filtering in semiconductor lasers
Sandeep Babu Gawali defended his thesis co-directed by Kestutis Staliunas and Jose Trull on December 17 at the Terrassa Campus. Titled "Intracavity spatial filtering in broad area semiconductor lasers", the thesis presents a study on the improvement of the spatial quality of laser beams emitted by high-power semiconductor lasers using photonic crystal filters implemented inside the laser cavity