The peptide —a small protein— beta-amyloid is strongly associated with Alzheimer’s disease; however, researchers are still looking for unequivocal proof that this peptide is the causal agent of the
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Today the European Research Council (ERC) has announced the “Proof of Concept” awards for 50 European projects.
To mark World Alzheimer's Day on 21 September, the newspaper ARA publishes an article about research trends into Alzheimer's disease.
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Imperial Cancer Research Fund London and member of the IRB Barcelona External Advisory Board
«IRB Barcelona is gaining a fine international reputation. Since it was founded in 2005, it has attracted talented group leaders, postdocs and graduate students from around the world. Prestigious awards and grants are flowing in and its training programmes are in full bloom. Innovation activities are beginning to pay off and its outreach programmes are extending the institute’s positive influence to the community.»
2001 Nobel Prize Laureate in Physiology and Medicine
Mark Ian James
Group: Colorectal cancer laboratory
«The research quality at IRB Barcelona is very high, and the good weather is a bonus! I also had first-class help from the Institute to get settled in.»
«As we improve our understanding of the molecular bases of disease, the possibilities of intervening with molecular tools are multiplying. We need a XXI-century chemistry that is subtle and complex, and that will be able to design any type of molecule. One that is not limited to what we currently have to see if it works, but that will be able to tailor specific molecules from natural products. In other words, a chemistry that is capable of pushing the limits of complexity of synthesis.»
«Our Friedrich's Ataxia project is maginificent because it has come about from the patients. It reminds us that answers are provided by basic research, the cornerstone of all future applications.»
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Claudio Di Sanza
«At IRB Barcelona I found a solid scientifc project, and the opportunity to 'contaminate' myself working with biophysicists. The solvency of the Institute, the competitiveness of the science together with the unparalleled quality of lifeof the city convinced me that this was the best choice for my career.»
Group: Cell division laboratory
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IRB Barcelona Alumni
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Joan J. Guinovart
«We are at an unprecedented position in history to bring about change in the way we deal with human health and disease.»
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