Catalonia Today

UAB hopes for cure of obesity and diabetes (2)

Gene therapy has succeeded in curing obesity and type 2 diabetes in mice, the results of the work of a team of researchers from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) led by Professor Fátima Bosch....

A thawing out in relations

Sánchez and Torra end the standoff between Barcelona and Madrid and accept an open dialogue that should lead to another meeting in September

international

Operation halted in Thailand after four rescued

Four of the 12 children trapped in an underground cave were successfully rescued yesterday and taken to the Chang Rai hospital. The rescue operation will resume tomorrow and hopefully all the children...

society

Taking the plunge for Multiple Sclerosis

It is now a tradition and in its 25th year. All over Catalonia people lined the shores of Catalan beaches and if they could not make it there, filled municipal swimming pools to “take the plunge” for...

society

Authorities close 46 cannabis clubs in three years

The Barcelona City Council has closed 46 illegal cannabis establishments in the last three years in the Ciutat Vella. Council inspectors and municipal police have also acted against about 60 premises which...

Vettel takes British Grand Prix from Hamilton

In a race filled with all the drama a crowd could wish for, the UK driver Lewis Hamilton fought back from last place to take second behind Sebastian Vettel. For the German it was his fist victory at Silverstone...

spain

Zealots attend last masses for Francisco Franco

Some 600 die-hard zealots headed for the Valle de los Caidos near El Escorial over the weekend to attend masses dedicated to the former Spanish dictator Francisco Franco. Most were taking advantage of...

Lack of skilled workers a concern

Catalan companies are more concerned about the lack of skilled workers than in the past, according to the latest report on the economic and labour situation of Catalan SMEs, prepared by Fepime, the small...

House prices on the rise

Housing prices are experiencing sustained increases with last year’s rise of 4.6%, although prices are still well under those of the 2007 housing boom