One kind of stem cell, those referred to as ‘facultative’, form part—together with other cells—of tissues and organs. There is apparently nothing that differentiates these cells from the others.
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News & Events
A mechanism that allows a differentiated cell to reactivate as a stem cell revealed
Flies with colon cancer help to unravel the genetic keys to disease in humans
Laying siege to beta-amyloid, the key protein in Alzheimer’s disease
IRB Barcelona receives the support of the ERC to develop a test to predict metastasis of colon and liver cancer
05NovHost membrane alterations by a non-canonical viral replicase
05NovAn analysis of taenidial folds formation via the study of Blimp-1 and pri
06NovFrom neural stem cells to neural circuits
14NovIRB Barcelona PhD Retreat 2014
Researchers at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) have managed to generate a fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) model that reproduces human colon cancer.
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
Today the European Research Council (ERC) has announced the “Proof of Concept” awards for 50 European projects.
Speaker: Diego S. Ferrero,
Structural virology and large biological complexes (IBMB-CSIC), Barcelona, Spain
Speaker: Arzu Ozturk,
IRB Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Speaker: Javier Morante,
Instituto de Neurociencia, Alicante, Spain