<p>Shuttle peptides are molecules that have the capacity to transport drugs across the blood-brain barrier and thus treat diseases affecting the central nervous system</p>
25 Aug 2016

IRB Barcelona scientists Benjamí Oller, Macarena Sánchez, Ernest Giralt, and Meritxell Teixidó, all from the

<p>Structure of the Androgen Receptor. NTD: N-terminal domain; DBD: DNA binding domain; LBD: Ligand binding domain. Numbers indicate the first and last aminoacids of the protein, and the domain limits.</p>
16 Aug 2016

Prostate cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s...these three diseases are associated with proteins that share a common feature, namely disordered regions that have no apparent rigid three-dimensional st

<p>Biomathematician Camille Stephan-Otto Attolini heads the Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Unit</p>
1 Aug 2016

Camille Stephan-Otto Attolini (Mexico, 1978) knows one thing for sure: biostatistics in the health sciences is here to stay.

<p>Skin stem cells. In blue, a marker of the cell nucleus. In green, a marker for the Dnmt3a protein, which is critical to ensure that cells retain stem cell features (Lorenzo Rinaldi, IRB Barcelona)</p>
28 Jul 2016

Our skin renews, heals wounds, and regenerates the hair that covers it thanks to a small group of stem cells.

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Media mentions

18 Aug 2016

The common enemy of Parkinson's, prostate cancer and Alzheimer's

El Heraldo de Aragón

El Heraldo de Aragon and other media have echoed the research headed by Xavier Salvatella, group leader of the Laboratory of Molecula

29 Jul 2016

Two proteins safeguard skin stem cells

Ideal de Granada

Local, national and international headlines have echoed the study on a new epigenetic mechanism that ensures the maintenance of skin stem cells. The study, done by ICREA researcher Salvador Aznar Benitah and published in Cell Stem Cell, provides further information on the basic biology and regulation of stem cells in a constantly renewing tissue.

23 Jul 2016

Cancer research receives the Catalonia International Award

La Vanguardia

Local media have devoted considerable attention to the award of the Catalonia International Award (Premi Internacional de Catalunya), presented by the Government of Catalonia, to Joan Massagué, Josep Baselga, and Manel Esteller.

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IRB Barcelona is home to nearly 450 research, technical and support staff from 35 countries who share the common goal of contributing to the advancement of the biomedical sciences through investigator–driven research, and improving quality of life by applying advances in this field.

The convergence of biology, chemistry, and structural and computational biology is unique at IRB Barcelona and opens a strategic window to gain insight into basic molecular processes in health and disease.

Research is conducted by 23 groups organized into 5 interdisciplinary programmes. Each programme includes a diverse faculty of researchers with overlapping scientific interests. The research areas have been structured to be highly interactive, fostering multidisciplinarity by combining modern molecular biology, classical genetics, biochemistry, structural biology, bioinformatics, systems biology, advanced microscopy, and genomic and proteomic approaches.

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