Noticias

<p>Mouse cells with DOR protein. (M. Romero, IRB Barcelona)</p>
19 Apr 2018

Obesity is a world health problem since excessive accumulation of fat tissue (or adipose tissue) increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes and some types of cancer.

<p>Illustrative image of how scientists have deciphered the covalent nature of beta-amyloid dimers, an article published in Analytical Chemistry. Authors: Marina Gay, IRB Barcelona, and Lorena Markovich</p>
17 Apr 2018

The most widely used biomarkers for the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) are currently the concentrations of beta-amyloid and phosphorylated Tau in cerebrospinal fluid.

<p>Image: University of Barcelona</p>
13 Apr 2018

A scientific team has described for the first time the in vivo synergy action of the neutral amino acid transporters LAT2 and TAT1 and their participation in the renal absorption.

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Media mentions

<p>Salvador Aznar Benitah, head of the Stem Cells and Cancer laboratory at IRB Barcelona</p>
16 Apr 2018

Eight Catalan science projects among the best in Europe

La Vanguardia

La Vanguardia newspaper has published an article about the eight Catalan projects that have been awarded a grant from the European Research Council. The research of Salvador Aznar Benitah from IRB Barcelona is among these projects.

<p>Antonio Zorzano, head of the Complex Metabolic Diseases and Mitochondria Lab</p>
13 Apr 2018

The absence of a single mitochondrial protein causes severe inflammation

Gen magazine, Phys Org, News Medical Life Sciences, among other international media, have published an article on the latest study led by Antonio Zorzano from IRB Barcelona, which supports the notion that mitochondrial defects underlie a set of diseases of unknown origin that involve chronic muscle inflammation.

<p>Image: La Vanguardia</p>
11 Apr 2018

"Vanguardia de la Ciencia" Awards ceremony

La Vanguardia

La Vanguardia has published an article about the "Vanguardia de la Ciencia" award ceremony. The winners of these awards were selected by readers, who vote among eight Spanish researchers in the field of physics, chemistry, biology and social sciences.

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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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