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The biology of memory. This has to be the topic of the literary and graphical works presented to the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB) El·lipse award for the popularization of science, that this year will be celebrated within the Alzheimer International 2011 initiative (Pasqual Maragall Foundation).

This award started three years ago by initiative of a group of young researchers of the park, and it is aimed at anyone interested in biomedical research - whatever their training and profession. It gives them the opportunity to explain a particular concept related to biomedicine using amongst other genres, a fictional story, a poem, an essay, a theatrical script or any form of graphical work. The texts can be written in Catalan, Spanish or English.

This year the prize will be awarded to the best works that address any aspect related to the Biology of memory from a scientific perspective:  the biochemistry of memory, its physiological conditions, the diseases that cause its alteration or the potential treatments to restore it.

The prize is €1000 for the winning entry in each category: graphics and written, and the deadline for sending works is 15th July 15, 2011.

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