Pyridine, that is known to unfold DNA, can also have a strong stabilizing effect on it under acidic conditions.
A study, published today in the journal Nature, marks a milestone in the understanding of chronic lymphocytic leukemia, the most common leukemia in adu
ICREA Research professor, Angel R.
El Punt Avui & other media
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.
El Periódico de Catalunya
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 an extensive interview for the “Expansión” newspaper, Joan Guinovart, director of IRB Barcelona, emphasizes the high competitiveness of research centres in Catalonia and the importance of bringing science closer to society. According to Guinovart, research centres must generate knowledge to improve quality of life led by pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.
«Controlling a biological process from outside is the future of chemistry and opens up promising roads for advancements in pharmacological research.»
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Felice Alessio Bava
former PhD student in the Translational Control of Cell Cycle and Differentiation Lab
«We suspected that CPEB1, a protein involved in regulating mRNA translation in the cytoplasm, might also be active in the nucleus and play a role in controlling pre-mRNA processing. We discovered that it affects the alternative generation in the mature mRNA of the 3'-UTR, regions where most of the elements regulating translation in time and space are located.»
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«98% of the potential therapeutic molecules against diseases of the central nervous system cannot cross the blood-brain barrier. We develop peptides with the capacity to open the doors of the barrier and act as shuttles when attached to a therapeutic molecule.»
«Our study highlights the complexity of p38 functions, both in cancer and in the maintenance of normal tissues. It shows why an inhibitor of this molecule could effectively have undesirable side effects. But these do not exclude it from being a target against cancer.»
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Quick facts about IRB
IRB Barcelona has been awarded the "HR Excellence in Research" logo. This recognition reflects the commitment of the Institute to continuously improving its human resources policies in line with the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. The award confirms the efforts of the Institute to ensure fair and transparent recruitment and appraisal procedures. Click here for more information.
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.