Raúl Méndez, ICREA researcher and group leader of the Translational Control of Cell Cycle and Differentiation Laboratory at IRB Barcelona, has participated in a study led by Marcos Malumbres, from CNIO, in which a new anticancer strategy is proposed. Involving the collaboration of researchers from CSIC, the Complutense University of Madrid, the University of Santiago de Compostela, and the University of Boston (US), the study published yesterday in Nature Cell Biology has had a strong impact in the media.
These researchers propose to induce an increased need for glucose in tumour cells and cutting off the supply of this polysaccharide to kill them, in combination with drugs such...
The journal Nature Middle East has interviewed Modesto Orozco, group leader at IRB Barcelona, Director of Life Sciences at the BSC-CNS, and Professor at the UB. Orozco talks about the recent publication in Nature Methods of a study on inntags, a new method developed in collaboration with CSIC, IRB Barcelona, BSC and UB to study proteins.
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Various media, including the newspaper “El Punt Avui”, have echoed the study published in PLoS Biology by Marco Milán, ICREA researcher and group leader of the Development and Growth Control Laboratory at IRB Barcelona, and Ana Ferreira, PhD student from the same laboratory. The researchers have explained the way tumour suppressor genes regulate the growth of cells surrounding the tumour.
The non-profit association “Vi per Vida” (“Wine for Life”), an initiative launched by sommelier Xavier Ayala to boost research into cancer and metastasis, will be the beneficiary of the funds raised with the “solidarity hat” at the 35th Wines and Cavas of Catalonia Fair, to be held from 19 and 24 September at the Arc de Triomf in Barcelona. Today, Jordi Bort, delegate of Prodeca and director of the Catalan Government’s INCAVI, symbolically handed over the first solidarity hat to Ayala.
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The digital edition of the “El Periódico de Catalunya” newspaper, as well as other digital media, has published an article published in Current Biology about the discovery made by researchers led by Cayetano González, group leader of the Cell Division Laboratory at IRB Barcelona. The study shows that the absence of the protein Centrobin in cell centrioles determines their ability to form a cilium. The absence or malfunction of the cilia causes many diseases in humans (ciliopathies).
Various digital media have echoed the new function that researchers from IRB Barcelona have found for E-Cadherin (E-Cad) protein, recently published in Nature Communications. Jordi Casanova, head of the Development and Morphogenesis in Drosophila Laboratory, and Kyra Campbell, from the same lab, have discovered that E-Cad plays a key role in cell movement, although its known role to date was keeping cells static.
The Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN) magazine and other media have echoed an article recently published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS) by a group of scientists led by Modesto Orozco, Group Leader at IRB Barcelona, Director of Life Sciences at the BSC-CNS, and Professor at the UB. Comprising researchers from IRB Barcelona, the University of Cambridge, and the University of New York, this group has discovered the molecular mechanism by which a type of epigenetic markers influence gene expression.
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The newspaper “El País” includes the announcement made by US President, Barack Obama, about the project to build a supercomputer capable of performing a trillion calculations per second. The article includes statements made by Modesto Orozco, Group Leader at IRB Barcelona, Director of Life Sciences at the BSC-CNS and Professor at the UB, who gives his opinion about the impact that this project might have on the field of biomedical research.
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Various media have echoed the appointment of Montserrat Vendrell as director of the recently formed Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST). The board of the institute has unanimously chosen Vendrell, who will assume its leadership in September. The Barcelona Institute comprises IRB Barcelona, CRG, ICIQ, ICN2, ICFO and IFAE.
The newspaper “El Periódico de Catalunya” has echoed the award ceremony of the 77 grants given by the “Obra Social La Caixa” foundation to support doctoral students. This grant programme aims to retain Spanish students and attract international students with talent for research, both for Spanish universities and Severo Ochoa centres. In this edition, IRB Barcelona students Jürgen Walther, Craig Donoghue, Elzbieta Szulc, and Lada Murcia received these awards.