<p>Age-related hearing loss involves several environmental factors and genes. Image: CIBERER</p>
23 Feb 2018

Age-related hearing loss is a multifactor-origin disease which affects almost one out of three people aged between 65 and 74.

<p>The 10th “Vi per Vida” (Wine for Life) will be held on Sunday 25 February in Calella. Image: "Vi per Vida"</p>
21 Feb 2018

On Sunday 25 February, the non-profit organisation “Vi per Vida” (Wine for Life), will be holding a new wine-tasting event for 300 people at the Llobet i Gurí Factory in Calella (Barcelona).

<p>The overexpression of the gene Serpent in the Drosophila wing causes permanent overgrowth and it is sufficient to promote tumour development. Image: Kyra Campbell, IRB Barcelona</p>
19 Feb 2018

In cancer research, there has been a tendency to differentiate between the genes responsible for tumour development and those that give rise to metastasis and to study these processes separately si

<p>Ernest Giralt</p>
14 Feb 2018

The chemist Ernest Giralt (Viladecans, 1948) is the head of the Peptides a

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<p>The overexpression of the gene Serpent in the Drosophila wing causes permanent overgrowth and it is sufficient to promote tumour development (Image: Kyra Campbell, IRB Barcelona)</p>
22 Feb 2018

Genes activated in metastasis also drive the first stages of tumour growth

La Vanguardia, EFE, La Sexta, RTVE, among other media, have published articles about the study by Jordi Casanova, at IRB Barcelona, that reveals that the same genes can activate tumour growth and metastasis and that therefore some tumours are conferred metastatic capacity from their very outset.

<p>Workshop "Drosophila Melanogaster, a small superhero in the fight against cancer"</p>
19 Feb 2018

“Al càncer, donem-li recerca!”

El Periódico

The newspaper El Periódico has published an interview with Dani Infante, a physicist and cancer patient who organised the event "Al càncer, Donem-li recerca!" on the occasion of International Childhood Cancer Day.

<p>Eduard Batlle, head of the Colorectal Cancer Laboratory at IRB Barcelona</p>
19 Feb 2018

The immunotherapy for the treatment of aggressive colon tumours and their metastasis

TV3, RTVE, Rac1, La Vanguardia, and Ara, among other important media, have published articles about research led by Eduard Batlle, head of the Colorectal Cancer Laboratory at IRB Barcelona, on the effectiveness of treatments that enhance immune system function in colon cancer.

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