• A research on the influence of physical exercise on the immune system wins the 16th Edition of the National Award of Sports Medicine

    February 28, 2014

    The awards, organized by the University of Oviedo and sponsored by Cajastur, have received this year more than 30 high-level researches

    Members of the jury of the Award of Sports Medicine.

    The novel research on the influence of physical exercise on the immune system has been awarded the first prize at the 16th Edition of the National Awards of Sports Medicine, organized by the School of Sports Medicine of the University of Oviedo and sponsored by Cajastur.

    More than thirty high-level research were presented to the call for 2013 edition, covering a wide range of topics related to the field of sports medicine. The jury has published its decision of the three researches awarded this morning in Oviedo.

    The research originally titled Potenciación de la respuesta inmunológica a la vacunación en atletas sometidos a entrenamiento fuerza versus entrenamiento de resistencia was awarded with the first prize of this edition, which includes a monetary reward of €6,000. The research has proved that antibodies generated as a consequence of vaccination are three times higher in athletes that have developed their training after being vaccinated.

    The second prize, and its reward of €3,000, were given to the research by José Antonio López titled Eficiencia en el ejercicio de sprint en seres humanos, which, according to the report by the jury, brings in "a very complete vision of the relation between muscular work and energy employed to carry it out".

    Finally, the third prize and its €1,500 were granted to Entrenamiento en altitud, rendimiento y transporte de oxígeno en nadadores de élite: ensayo de tres estrategias con grupos paralelos y controles a nivel del mar, a research by Ferrán Rdoríguez.

    The jury of this edition was composed by the Vice-Rector for Research and Campus of International Excellence of the University of Oviedo, Paz Suárez Rendueles; the director of the School of Sports Medicine, Miguel del Valle; Eduardo Iglesias, researcher from the Department of Functional Biology of the University of Oviedo; Pedro Manonelles, president of the Spanish Federation of Sports Medicine; José Fernando Jiménez, director of the Unit of Assessment and Diagnosis of High-Performance Sports of the Faculty of Sport Sciences of the University of Castille-La Mancha and María del Mar Gonzalo, chief of the medical services of Cajastur.