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<p>3D respresentation of a transfer RNA (tRNA). These molecules are crucial for the translation of genes into proteins and they are also the reason why the genetic code cannot exceed 20 amino acid. (Author: Pablo Dans, IRB Barcelona)</p>
2 May 2016

Nature is constantly evolving—its limits determined only by variations that threaten the viability of species.

15 Apr 2016

On Saturday 9 April, the “Pavelló Firal” in Mollerussa hosted the latest “Vi per Vida” charity wine-tasting session, in which more than 250 p

<p>Breast tumours have high levels of LIPG expression (F Slebe, IRB Barcelona)</p>
5 Apr 2016

A study headed by the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) and in collaboration with hospitals around Spain and the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) has unveiled breast

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20 Apr 2016

The growth of breast cancer tumours relies on the availability of fat

La Mañana Diari de Ponent

The newspaper published in Lleida devotes an article to the recent finding made by the researchers Felipe Slebe, Joan Guinovart and Roger Gomis in breast cancer. The authors of the study have discovered that breast cancer tumours must take up fat in order to keep growing.

18 Apr 2016

New research into breast cancer

RNE - Radio Exterior

In an extensive interview on Radio Nacional de España, Radio Exterior, Felipe Slebe explains the breakthroughs in the fight against cancer made at IRB Barcelona.

Listen to the interview here (From minute 3.50 to minute 20):

17 Apr 2016

"The Achilles heel" of breast cancer

La Sexta-Noticias

laSexta TV News devotes time to research that has revealed that

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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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