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Science "encapsulated" in 120 seconds

In the XI workshop of research in Experimental and Health Sciences of the University of Navarra, science comes out of the laboratories with 70 communications.

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26/03/18 11:58 Laura Juampérez

The workshop of Experimental and Health Sciences of the University of Navarra celebrates its eleventh edition with the goal of taking science out of the laboratories of the Schools Sciences, Medicine, Pharmacy and Nutrition, and Nursing and making it available to the university community in a workshop in which this year 70 communications have been presented. There was also a space for speed networking with oral presentations of different projects in 1 or 2 minute capsules.

The nearly two hundred attendees were able to soak up the projects being carried out in the different Departments experimental and health sciences, many of which were exposed with the format of poster -as happens in scientific meetings- and that facilitates the exchange of ideas or the emergence of collaborations between different Departments, as stressed by one of its coordinators, the professor of the School of Pharmacy and Nutrition Fermín Milagro.

Science to solve real problems

Among the communications - oral and in format poster- there were nursing papers such as the one by Naia Hernantes, Elena Bermejo and Agurtzane Mújica -from department e Enfermería Comunitaria y Materno Infantil- on health promotion in adolescence. This project, which is part of Naia Hernantes' doctoral thesis , analyzes the possibility ofinvolving adolescents in health promotion campaigns from a positive perspective, not exclusively focused on the prevention of pathologies.

In the area of Sciences, the future doctor of the department of Physics and Applied Mathematics Ruddy Urbina presented his work "Water Vapor Condensation On Ice", in which he develops image processing techniques that show the state of condensation of ice and that could be applied to understand the climatic dynamics in the polar regions.

In the School of Pharmacy and Nutrition the project of doctorate of Ana Ojeda Rodríguez aims to understand the influence of parents on eating behavior and weight in an infant-juvenile population already suffering from obesity. In her work of thesis -which she develops in the department of Food Science and Physiology and in her own Clínica Universidad de Navarra- she has counted on data of 122 children and adolescents whose behaviors have allowed her to confirm that the weight and eating behavior of parents and children is indeed related.

Finally, Yadira Pastor, from the department of Microbiology and Parasitology -adjoined to the School of Medicine- offered a preview of the work of doctorate that she is carrying out on a vaccine against Shigella flexneri, a subject bacterium that causes shigellosis: one of the most serious and recurrent diarrheal diseases, especially in developing countries development.