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The team is working on a BBVA Foundation project to improve the conservation of sea turtle nesting places.
The Minister of Environment and Rural and Marine Affairs, Elena Espinosa, and BBVA Foundation president Francisco González were guests of honor at presentation ceremony for the BBVA Foundation Awards for Biodiversity Conservation.
The Second BBVA Foundation International Study on Attitudes to Biotechnology undertakes an in-depth comparative analysis of the attitudes of citizens in 12 European countries plus the United States, Japan and Israel towards research with embryos for the purpose of obtaining stem cells. In general, the use of spare embryos left over from fertility treatments meets with a high level of acceptance (most notably in Denmark and Sweden). Conversely, opinions are divided over the creation of embryos for biomedical research, with ethical reservations being voiced in most countries (lowest levels of acceptance in Germany and Austria).
Twenty-three of the most renowned scientists working in the field of metastasis come together in Barcelona, invited by IRB Barcelona and the BBVA Foundation. Among these, Tyler Jacks, Joan Massagué, Josep Baselga and the Nobel Prize winners Michael Bishop and Harold Varmus.
The Second BBVA Foundation Study on the Internet in Spain shows a sizeable increase in the numbers of Internet users (from 37% of the population in 2005 to 44% today). However it also reveals a persistent digital gap, with age and socioeconomic status as its main determinants.