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Allergens need collaborators to cause allergy

Researchers from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) find direct evidence that the ligands, compounds carried by allergens, are actively involved in the allergic sensitization phase.


Mussels can be saved from red tides

We can produce mussels that do not accumulate toxin by using genetic selection techniques. This is the conclusion of an extended research carried out by researchers from diverse institutions including Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM).


New technique to reveal defect densities in graphene layers

A UPM researcher has been involved in the development of a method that determines the density of defects in two-dimensional nanomaterials due to measurements of spatial coherence of light that strike them.


Improving urban green spaces increase thermal comfort of citizens

A female architect from UP has assessed the link between urban green spaces and the thermal comfort sensation of people. The results provide significant suggestions to improve thermal comfort of citizens.