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Medicine

Elías Campo named member of US medical body

The director of research at Barcelona’s Hospital Clínic and Idibaps, Elías Campo, has been elected as a member of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) of the United States, one of the highest recognitions...

Supreme Court to decide on bank tax November 5

An emergency meeting was convened yesterday by the president of the Supreme Court and the General Council of the Judiciary, Carlos Lesmes, his deputy, Ángel Juanes, the president of the Contentious Administrative...

music

Luri takes “change of direction” with new album, Cru

Two years since his last album, Planetes càlids, the singer from Reus, Fito Luri, has a new collection of songs out aimed at “a change of direction” that has resulted in the album Cru, from Kasba...

Spain

Migrant dies trying to enter city of Melilla

Amigrant died yesterday and three more were injured in trying to climb over the fence that separates Morocco from the Spanish enclave of Melilla. In all, some 300 sub-Saharan people attempted to cross...

economy

iVascular buys 10% shares in US heart valve group

The Catalan biotech group iVascular has acquired 10% of shares in the US group, NaviGate Cardiac Structures Inc., which is based in Lake Forest (California), and specialises in developing heart valves....

Espanyol go second after beating Huesca

Espanyol got their first away victory of the season yesterday against Huesca, and at the same time moved into second place in La Liga behind Barcelona. Both goals came from Borja Iglesias, who deprived...

media

El Punt Avui journalist Montse Oliva dies aged 52

El Punt Avui journalist Montse Oliva died in the early hours of Sunday in Madrid aged 52. Oliva was the newspaper’s delegate in the Spanish capital, where she had worked for many years. Montse’s sudden...

Paris pays tribute to the work of Joan Miró

The Grand Palais in Paris is paying tribute to Catalan artist Joan Miró in a retrospective taking place 44 years since the French capital last had a major exhibition of the painter. Since October 3, the...

Dangers of sharing roads

AMB proposes reducing width of traffic lanes to widen hard shoulder used by cyclists, as well as reducing speed limit to 80km/h and more warning signs