Posters

Gestational diabetes: What do stem cells have to say?

Francisco Algaba-Chueca

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) is an usually transitory glucose intolerance induced by pregnancy. This kind of “temporary diabetes” may suppose more than 10% of all pregnancies and is widely associated with long-term complications both for the mother and the offspring. Due to its privileged location, the placenta, an organ responsible of  fetal nutrition, immunotolerance and metabolic homeostasis, has a key role in all …

Study of the eco-physiological behaviour of Eucalyptus Camaldulensis and Solanum Lycopersicum grown under greenhouses differentiated by the cover film.

Asma Belhachemi

The various polymer films used as agricultural greenhouse cover protect the vegetation against climatic hazards, allow to modify the production calendar (dates of seeding, plantation and yield) and constitute an essential factor in the management of the greenhouse microclimate. However, they are progressively degraded by climatic and environmental factors (temperature, humidity, wind, insolation, etc.) and the multitude of climates that …

Exploring Enzymatic Reactions to Propel Micromotors

Francesc Xavier Arqué

In the past years, there has been a thriving enthusiasm on seeking efficient enzyme-powered micromotors1 for their encouraging biomedical applications promoted by self-propulsion, for instance targeted delivery,2 sensing, surgery, and detoxification.3 However, a better understanding of the fundamental aspects of enzyme-powered self-propulsion is required before any feasible implementation. Enzymatic reactions are divided in two steps: the binding-unbinding processes of an …

An assessment of regional sea ice predictability in the Arctic ocean

Rubén Cruz García

Arctic sea ice plays a central role in global climate, and its evolution on seasonal to interannual timescales is of importance for ecosystems, populations and a growing number of stakeholders. A prerequisite to achieve better sea ice predictions with models is a better understanding of the underlying mechanisms of predictability. Research has shown that sea ice predictability varies greatly depending …

Implication of isotopic variations of precipitation in determining the origin of runoff

Carles Cayuela

Water stable isotopes (δD and δ18O) tracer studies often assume spatial and/or temporal homogeneity in the input signal. Nevertheless, even in small catchments the variability in precipitation isotopic signatures can be significant. This can increase the uncertainty in the hydrological process understanding that these tracer studies seek to gain. Moreover, in forested or partially forested catchments, the input signal can …

Efficacy of music therapy intervention in children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

OFORI AGYEMAN BADU

Objective: To investigate the effectiveness of music therapy interventions on social, emotional, and behavioral deficits of children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Background literature: Evidence is mixed regarding the success of music therapy over controls in randomized controlled trials (RCT) in ASD. Such results may be due to study characteristics, such as limited sample size or short treatment …

Analysing the ethical dimension and values involved in socio-educational relationships

Laura Corbella Molina

Social Education and Social Pedagogy are supported by solid values linked to the human dignity and the social justice. The socio-educational action is governed by three mainstays: knowledge, skills and values. The values are included through a professional and collective moral and the educator professional ethics. Nevertheless, social pedagogy and social education currently have developed more strongly the cognitive and …

Optimization of the warehouse through the installation of those references, which by their characteristics are optimal, in dynamic shelves

Joan Call Espinalt

Optimization of the warehouse through the installation of those references, which by their characteristics are optimal, in dynamic shelves. Joan Call-Espinalt, Rosa Giralt Mas, Carla Vintró Sanchez Technical College of Manresa   Summary This poster explains how a change in how to store a part of the entire stock can affect the improvement of the entire store. Initially, the study …

Design of peptide-based antibiotic adjuvants in the fight of antimicrobial resistance

Núria Crua Asensio

INTRODUCTION: The increasing rate of antibiotic-resistant bacteria has become a serious health threat. Thus, it is important to discover, characterize and optimize new molecules to overcome infections caused by these bacteria. One approach to tackle this problem is the use of antibiotics in combination with adjuvants. Adjuvants are bioactive compounds that enhance the antimicrobial activity of antibiotics and can minimize …

A global perspective for indigenous languages in Mexico: language policy at work

Daniel Isaac Hernández Espíndola

Mexico is one of the countries with the greatest linguistic diversity in the world (Skutnabb-Kangas, 2009). Despite this, its native languages ​​continue struggling to barely gain visibility in different social contexts. Current language policy sets indigenous languages ​​in basic education only at the primary level but there is still no legislation for the following educational levels (secondary and high school). …