<p>Image: BIST</p>
20 Jun 2018

Next Wednesday 27 June, more than 300 leading researchers will meet at CosmoCaixa to debate the latest scientific advances in cutting-edge fields (energy, health, environment) with a huge impact on

<p>Tàndem Schools</p>
18 Jun 2018

Today 18 June marks the end of a three-year educational innovation project based on science called

<p>Travis Stracker, Renata Basto and Jens Lüders, organizers of the BioMed Conference</p>
11 Jun 2018

Cilia are the oldest known cellular organelle, first described in 1675. Centrosomes were discovered two hundred years later, in 1883.

8 Jun 2018

The Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer (AECC) has given a prize to a study called Circadian- and UPR-dependent control of CPEB4 mediates a translational response to counteract hepatic steatos

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Media mentions

<p>Tàndem Schools</p>
19 Jun 2018

The Montserrat school in Cornellà brings science into the classroom

El Punt Avui & other media

El Punt Avui, Ara and El Mundo, among other media, have published an article about the closing ceremony of the Escuelas Tàndem (Tandem Schools) project. This initiative, run by the Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation, has applied science as a core theme to enhance the innovative activities in the Montserrat School in Cornellà with the collaboration of IRB Barcelona.

<p>Image: El País</p>
15 Jun 2018

Two studies show that CRISPR works better in cells more prone to mutations

El País-Materia

The newspaper El País has published an article about the implications of applying the CRISPR-Cas9 technique in human cells that could facilitate the appearance of tumours, according to two articles published in the journal Nature Medicine.

<p>Salvador Aznar Benitah and Xavier Trepat. Image: La Vanguardia</p>
14 Jun 2018

The music of science

La Vanguardia

The newspaper La Vanguardia has devoted an article to the two Spanish researchers who have become members of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) this year, namely the biologist Salvador Aznar Benitah, head of the Stem Cell and Cancer laboratory at IRB Barcelona, and the physicist Xavier Trepat, at IBEC.

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