Media mentions

<p>Interaction of the androgen receptor and chaperone Hsp70 (in red) inside the cell. Blue indicates cell nuclei. Xavier Salvatella, IRB Barcelona.</p>
14 Aug 2019

A posible therapeutic target for Kennedy’s disease and prostate cancer

The radio station COPE, the newspaper ABC, RTVE and the scientific news agency SINC, among other media, have echoed news about a study led by Xavier Salvatella, head of the Molecular Biophysics Laboratory at IRB Barcelona.

<p>The escape room “The #MetastasisChallenge against the clock” organised by IRB Barcelona.</p>
29 Jul 2019

A scientific, fundraising escape room

TVE, the local TV channel Betevé and the newspaper La Vanguardia, among other media, have echoed on news about an escape room, “The #MetastasisChallenge against the clock”, organised by IRB Barcelona. In this game, participants have to solve a scientific puzzle in a real research lab.

<p>Structure of a blood vessel. Raquel Batlle, IRB Barcelona.</p>
25 Jul 2019

The p38 protein regulates the development of new blood vessels in tumours

RAC1La Sexta and the newspapers La Vanguardia and ABC, among other media, have echoed on news of a study done by researchers of IRB Barcelona that has demonstrated that the p38 protein regulates the formation of new blood vessels in tumours.


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