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<p>Staining of mouse liver sections showing steatosis of the liver (fatty liver), with accumulation of fat, lipid droplets (in red), within cells. Cell nuclei stain blue (C. Maíllo, IRB Barcelona).</p>
17 Jan 2017

A team co-headed by scientists at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) and the IDIBAPS Biomedical Research Institute (part of the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona) has revealed the

<p>Participants of the “Crazy About Biomedicine”  2017 course.</p>
16 Jan 2017

On Saturday, the 24 students chosen from more than 250 applicants for the “Crazy About Biomedicine” course at IRB Barcelona will have their first theory class in the centre, which

<p>Examples of computationally designed proteins made of curved beta-sheets and helices forming cavities with different sizes and shapes (E.Marcos, IRB Barcelona-UW)</p>
13 Jan 2017

An international team of scientists led by the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle has deciphered key rules that govern how proteins form pocket-like structures that are essential for many key

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<p>Staining of mouse liver sections showing steatosis of the liver (fatty liver), with accumulation of fat, lipid droplets (in red), within cells. Cell nuclei stain blue (C. Maíllo, IRB Barcelona).</p>
17 Jan 2017

A protein that protects against fatty liver

Medical News Today & OTHER MEDIA

Various media have echoed the new function of CPEB4 protein in the prevention of fatty liver disease discovered by IRB Barcelona researchers.

Carlos Maíllo, first author of the article and PhD student in Raúl Méndez lab, has described the molecular function of CPEB4. He reveals that this protein is essential to drive the liver stress response.

17 Jan 2017

IRB Futur at Lab24 TV programme

Lab24 RTVE

The science programme Lab24, broadcasted by RTVE channel, devotes a space to IRB Barcelona’s fundraising campaign called "Futur" (#IRBfutur). 

The campaign aims to increase public awareness of biomedical research and to raise 25,000 euros to fund the first year of a PhD student at the centre.

<p>Examples of computationally designed proteins made of curved beta-sheets and helices forming cavities with different sizes and shapes (E.Marcos, IRB Barcelona-UW)</p>
16 Jan 2017

"How to computationally design artificial proteins for novel applications"

La Mañana Diari de Ponent & OTHER MEDIA

The local newspaper “La Mañana Diari de Ponent” has echoed a computational study of proteins performed by an international team led by the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle. The first author of the study, Enrique Marcos, is currently working in IRB Barcelona's Molecular Modelling and Bioinformatics Lab.

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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.

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