Maria Àngels Calvo: the resistance of microorganisms to antibiotics

Maria Àngels Calvo, full academician of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED) and president of the Section of Health Sciences, addressed during her intervention in the Third International Act of the RAED, held between the past 15 and 22 July in various Baltic cities, the public health problem of resistance to antibiotics seen in microorganisms that cause infectious diseases. “This is a serious public health problem that must be addressed from the concept of a world, a single health -said the academician-. Less than a year ago, at an unprecedented meeting, researchers from around the world tackled...

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Albert Bosch warns of the high presence of norovirus and proposes the elaboration of a protocol to combat them

Albert Bosch, full academician and president of the Experimental Sciences Section of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED), warned of the increasingly prominent presence of noroviruses that cause most gastroenteritis and food poisoning and called for the development of protocols to help combat what he defined as a major threat to public health. “Two hundred million people suffer gastroenteritis in the world according to the data we handle and could be more -said the academician-. A number that isn’t reassuring, especially if we compare the level of infection of this and other infectious. Many restaurants in Spain...

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Rafael Blesa presents a hopeful study to diagnose and combat Alzheimer’s disease

The relationship between Down syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases can contribute to the knowledge and fight against these pathologies that affect a high percentage of the older population. This was assured by Rafael Blesa, full academician of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED), during his speech at the Third International Act of the RAED, held between 15 and 22 July in various cities of the Baltic. Blesa presented the conclusions of a study carried out by the Catalan Down Syndrome Foundation and the Sant Pau Hospital in Barcelona, ​​which has determined that 85% of people with Down syndrome end up developing Alzheimer’s disease. “The process begins 20 years before the onset of the first symptoms, when there is an alteration in the amyloid protein, and now, through a lumbar puncture, we can know what is happening in the brain of a person and detect the disease many years before it manifests itself”, explained the academician. “The program currently being developed with people with Down syndrome will help to understand the complexity of this disease, because only by knowing it can we combat it effectively. The key is to make an early diagnosis”, he...

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José María Bové requests for measures to guarantee the fidelity of the economic and financial information of any society

José María Bové, full academician of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED), stressed the need for a comprehensive reform that even reaches the Spanish Penal Code to ensure that financial reports, balance sheets and accounts and audits of companies are transparent and reliable and reflect their real economic and accounting situation. A well-known auditor and consultant, Bové was especially critical during his speech at the Third International RAED, which took place between 15 and 22 July in different Baltic cities, with administrations that have been too lax in this area and have contributed to the effects of...

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Enrique Tierno analyzes the evolution of art and the figure of the artist during the Third International Act of the RAED

Enrique Tierno, full academician of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED), envisions the future of art and the artist increasingly linked to an Administration that has assumed the role of dealer and social networks as the main channel of artistic diffusion. “From the vision of the artist as a creator often compared to a god we had in the Renaissance, his figure has been degrading. Today, Today, neither the poverty nor the cursed art of Romanticism as a revolutionary motor have any validity. Artist today isn’t enough with the creative spirit and innovation, it is necessary to...

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José Luis Salido calls for a reform of the legal regime of cooperatives that allows them to compete with trading companies

José Luis Salido, full academician of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED) and secretary general of his Government Board, insisted on the need for a reform of the legal system of cooperatives that allows them to compete on equal terms with the trading companies during his intervention in the Third International Act of the RAED, held between 15 and 22 July in various cities in the Baltic. For the academician, who read the paper “Instrumentos para la creación de empleo: las cooperativas del trabajo” (Instruments for job creation: labor cooperatives), the European Union and its member states should strengthen the social economy to make it more competitive and turn it into a new job generator. “One of the challenges that remain after the most difficult phase of the recent economic crisis is that of job creation. Entrepreneurs and administrations are at work and this is demonstrated month by month, quarter by quarter, with the publication of surveys. But it’s clear that more needs to be done and jobs can be facilitated and it seems that it’s more difficult to move forward in sectors such as the social economy. We must ensure that cooperatives are on an equal footing with trading companies to compete in the market and burst with force as a new source of occupation”, he...

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Ana María Gil takes possession of her chair in the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Barcelona

Ana María Gil, full academician of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED), took her chair at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Barcelona during a solemn session held on 25 July In the Rectorate of the centre. Gil has taught this faculty since 1992 and has a wide and recognized scientific...

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The RAED wishes them a happy summer and will begin their academic activity in September

The Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED) wishes its academicians, collaborators and friends a happy summer break and informs them that it will resume its activity next September 14 with the entrance as full academician of the prestigious Spanish ophthalmologist Borja Corcóstegui. The sessions will continue with the current debate “El impacto social de las grandes infraestructuras: el caso de la Sagrada Familia” (The social impact of the great infrastructures: the case of the Sagrada Familia), organized by the section of Technological Sciences. The schedule of activities can be viewed on the RAED website (raed.academy). The Newsletter of the Royal Academy, however, will continue to inform...

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The Royal European Academy of Doctors welcomes the successful participation and high academic level of its Third International Act

The Governing Board of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED) values ​​the high academic level, the success of participation and the impact of its III International Act, the European Congress of Interdisciplinary Research, which under the title “La evolución de la ciencia en el siglo XXI” (The evolution of science in the 21st century) has been held in different Baltic cities between 15 and 22 July. Especially significant is the admission as honorary academicians of three new Nobel prize who confirm the institution as a leading European scientific benchmark. “This International Act marks a before and after in the history of the Royal Academy. We have taken a decisive step forward in the internationalization of our academic mission”, says the RAED president, Alfredo Rocafort. Fifty papers were presented at the sessions and four academic events were held, including the reception of Erwin Neher, Nobel prize in Medicine in 1991; Jerome Isaac Friedman, Nobel prize in Physics in 1990, and Christopher Pissarides, Nobel prize in Economics in 2010. The RAED also visited the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences in Stockholm....

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Joan Francesc Pont appeals to tolerance as a basis for coexistence in a plural Europe

Joan Francesc Pont, full academician of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED) and president of its section of Social Sciences, called for tolerance as a basis for coexistence in Europe during his intervention in the III International Act of the RAED, held between 15 and 22 July in various Baltic cities. “What did the French do after the ‘Charlie Hebdo’ bombing? -asked Pont- They put the Voltaire’s ‘Treaty on Tolerance’ on sale for two euros, because there is something more serious than intolerance: collusion with the intolerance”. “Voltaire called for a social pact in which to live, some limits, to be able to construct a space in which the distance between disagreements is reduced -recalled the speaker-. Tolerance as a subjection to the laws and not as a pass to break them. In the end, the itinerary of building a society based on tolerance allows us to follow principles respected by all, to develop universal values ​​that ultimately lead to living together in complexity”. Pont opened the debate block “Una sola Europa, espacio de libertad, seguridad y justicia” (A single Europe, an area of ​​freedom, security and justice), in which the speakers proposed their work themes with reference to the European dimension, both inside and...

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Joan Francesc Corona warning of the lag of the Spanish debt assessment and control system

Joan Francesc Corona, full academician of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED) and director of the Spanish Institute of the Family Business, made a strong criticism of the Spanish debt assessment and control system and, by extension, of the European Union during his opening conference of the Third International Act of the RAED, which took place between 15 and 22 July in different Baltic cities. “We should do with the public economy what has already been done with the political system, even if in Spain we have to change the Constitution. The world has changed radically in the last 200 years, but there are legislations that still remain to this day”, he assured. Corona warned of the risk of allowing debt markets to operate without any control. “Politicians have to govern, and if you govern without any control over the debt the country can be exposed to serious risks. Austria went bankrupt under the command of an enlightened economist who didn’t know or didn’t want to apply his knowledge to practice“, he claimed. “Politicians are so imbued with their ideologies that they don’t dare to change the pricing model. It should not be forbidden to borrow, but only if states are able to take on the debt and the consequences of borrowing”, he said....

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Ferran Guedea, unanimously appointed holder of the chair of Radiation Oncology at the University of Barcelona

Ferran Guedea, director of Radiation Oncology of the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO) and full academician of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED), held last July 20 the opposition competition for the chair of Radiation Oncology at the University of Barcelona (UB) in the Hall Pau Viladiu of ICO L’Hospitalet. Before the court presided over by Francesc Gudiol, professor of the Faculty of Medicine, Guedea gave a presentation of his extensive curriculum and an exposition of his research project. The members of the court gave their approval unanimously and, soon, the rector of the University of Barcelona will make the official appointment of Ferran Guedea as holder of the...

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Teresa Freixes defends before the Spanish Congress of Deputies a unitary educational model in all Spain

Teresa Freixes, a professor of Constitutional Law at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and full academician of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED), has presented a report to the Subcommittee on the Social and Political Pact for Education in the Spanish Congress of the Deputies arguing the need for an educational model that ends with the current 17, one for each Autonomous Community, and warning of the falsification of history and the promotion of independence of the Catalan model. “We need education to be the backbone of citizenship in the global era, that the contents be comparable, that the results be evaluated at the Spanish level to ensure that equality of rights among all Spaniards is real and effective. Other European states, some decentralized, such as Germany, where it has had to intervene so that the quality of education is guaranteed equally across the territory. Autonomy, federalism, are not at odds with equal quality for all”, has defended...

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Video summary of admission as honorary academician of Nobel prize in Economics Finn Kydland

The Youtube channel of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED) already has the video summary of the admission as honorary academician of Finn Kydland, winner of the Nobel prize in Economics in 2004, which was held in Barcelona on 12 June. Received the new member on behalf of the RAED the full academician José Ramón Calvo. The session was sponsored by the Cajasol Foundation and its president and also full academician of the RAED, Antonio Pulido, co-chaired the session with the president of the Royal Academy, Alfredo Rocafort. Doctor by Carnegie Mellon University, Kydland received the Nobel prize with Edward Prescott for his contributions to dynamic macroeconomics, the consistency over time of economic policy and the driving forces of the business cycle. He is currently a professor at the University of California Santa...

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Karin Faber, a graduate in exact sciences and nature photographer, donates to the Library of the RAED the work “Aquellas aves de Pompeya. Un paseo ornitológico en el año 79 d.C.”, edited by the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando

The photographer and animal defender Karin Faber, wife of the academy of number of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED) Enrique Tierno, has donated and dedicated to the Library of the Academy the book “Aquellas aves de Pompeya. Un paseo ornitológico en el año 79 d.C.” (Those birds of Pompeii. Ornithological ride in 79 AD), edited by the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando. The work compares the parietal paintings found in the disappeared city of Pompeii with current photographs of the same birds, captured by the author in positions often almost identical. The text...

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Xabier Añoveros recalls the figure of Agustín de Betancourt before the arrival of the RAED to Saint Petersburg

Xabier Añoveros, vice-president of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED), has participated in the III International Event celebrating the institution, the European Congress of Interdisciplinary Research entitled “La evolución de la ciencia en el siglo XXI” (The evolution of science in the XXI century) and is celebrated until July 22 in different cities of the Baltic, with the presentation “Agustín de Bethencour, un ingeniero genial de los siglo XVII y XIX entre España y Rusia” (Augustine de Bethencour, a genius engineer of the seventeenth and nineteenth century between Spain and Russia). The work shows the importance of the aforementioned engineer as designer of the city of Saint Petersburg, by order of the czar, before the arrival of the delegation of the Royal Academy to the Russian city. “Agustín de Betancourt has a scientific personality so outstanding that any detail of his life collects interest alone -assured Añoveros-. Betancourt develops his life and his work in four disparate countries: Spain, Russia, France and England. He lived his youth being already a recognized scientist and working of spy for the Spanish count of Floridablanca to ascertain the operation of the French technology. Years later he worked for the French government building an own steam engine that imitated the English in full bloom of the Industrial Revolution. Due to his poor relationship with Manuel Godoy in Spain, Betancourt decided to...

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Nobel prize Christopher Pissarides: artificial intelligence will favor human contact

Christopher Pissarides, Nobel prize in Economics in 2010, believes that artificial intelligence will end up favoring human contact and professions with greater personal interaction, since in the next few decades machines will only perform manual mechanical work, but many services that today provide people. “Machines are replacing the human brain for the first time in history after replacing the workforce. But that won’t mean that we don’t need the rest of the people anymore, just the opposite: these changes will favor human contact and the professions which are associated with it”. This was the main conclusion of his speech as admission as honorary academician of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED), which was held during the European Congress of Interdisciplinary Research that the Royal Academy carried out these days in various cities of the Baltic. Pissarides has read the paper “Robots, Artificial Intelligence and the future of work”. The answer was given to full academician of the RAED José Ramón Calvo on behalf of the also academician and treasurer of the RAED Jordi...

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The Nobel prize in Medicine Erwin Neher highlights the usefulness of basic research in his admission speech at the Royal European Academy of Doctors

Erwin Neher, Nobel prize in Medicine for the studies that defined the biophysical and molecular basis of the transmission of information between neurons, has put his work as an example of how the research that sought only to expand knowledge about the functioning of the brain has used to treat diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia or autism, among others. “To understand such complex diseases we have to understand the cellular process behind it. This is a clear example of how basic research leads to important applications”, he said. Neher has shared these reflections during his admission as honorary...

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The Nobel prize Jerome Friedman wonders if there are unknown particles inside the quarks during his admission as honorary academician of the RAED

Jerome Friedman, Nobel prize in Physics for his empirical demonstration of the existence of quarks, wonders if the interior of these fermions, considered the smallest elementary particles that exist, doesn’t hide anything else. “The latest discoveries from the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) confirm the actual existence of these particles, but are there more particles within the quarks? We don’t know. Probably what we have yet to discover in particle physics is more than we know”. Friedman has launched this question during his admission as honorary academician of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED), which was held in the framework of its III International Event, the European Congress of Interdisciplinary Research, which the RAED carries out these days in different Baltic cities. The Nobel has read the speech “Are we really made of quarks?”. The answer in the name of the Royal Academy has been in charge of the full academician and president of the Section of Health Sciences Maria Àngels...

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The Royal European Academy of Doctors visits the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering in Stockholm

Participants in the European Congress of Interdisciplinary Research of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED) have visited the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering in Stockholm, stopping at its Library, which has a large collection of engineering books, some them incunabula. The Academy has a great recognition in the Swedish society, since it has 1300 academics and 230 collaborating companies. Among its projects is the development of smart cities, cybersecurity, forestry innovation and electric rails that will allow the catenary to be eliminated. During the visit, Christer Fuglesang, the first Swedish astronaut and collaborator of the Academy, has recounted his experience on the International Space Station. The president of the RAED, Alfredo Rocafort, has delivered a plaque commemorating the visit of the Spanish delegation. Vice-President of IVA Magnus Breidne Chriter Fuglesang Delivery of the commemorative plaque from the hands of Dr. Alfredo...

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