ANALYSING ALZHEIMER'S MECHANISMS WITH SYNCHROTRON LIGHT

Researchers from the ALBA Synchrotron and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) have analysed with synchrotron light different Alzheimer's aggregates, their location and their effect in cultivated neuronal cells. Results, published in Analytical Chemistry, pave the way to better understand the development of this disease that affects more than 30 million people worldwide.

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LEAPS INITIATIVE IS MAKING PROGRESS

From 12th to 14th February 2018, ALBA is hosting the Coordination Board and Task Force meetings of the LEAPS Initiative, the League of European Accelerator-based Photon Sources.

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ON-SURFACE POLYMERIZATION ONTO A RARE-EARTH SURFACE-ALLOY

A team of researchers Centro de Física de Materiales (CSIC-UPV/EHU) and Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC), San Sebastián have demonstrated that it is possible to realize atomically-organized organic nanostructures on a magnetic substrate of a reare-earth surface alloy without altering the magnetic properties of the substrate. The results, published in the journal ACS Nano, demonstrate that by clever engineering of the magnetic substrate it is possible to attain on-surface synthesis of tailored organic nanostructures thus opening the possibilities to study and control the magnetic properties of carbon-based magnetic nanostructures such as graphene nanoribbons.

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NANOTECHNOLOGY BRINGS TOGETHER COMPANIES AND RESEARCH FROM BOTH SIDES OF PYRINEES

A new European-funded project starting today will enable greater cooperation between SMEs and research centres in the Spain-France border regions. Coordinated by the Basque company BihurCrystal, ALBA industrial office and BOREAS beamline are taking part in the project.

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SYNCHROTRON LIGHT ALSO FOR HOSPITALS

The ALBA Synchrotron, in collaboration with Manel Sabés, organizes training sessions in hospitals all over Spain addressed to medical and scientific staff. The main goal is to show how synchrotron light sources can help with medical diagnostic and analysis.

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