The newspaper ABC has reported on a new project to be launched by IRB Barcelona researcher Roger Gomis thanks to a grant from the Fundación Fero y Mango. Focusing on luminal breast cancer, one of the most common subtypes, the project aims to decipher the “dialogue” between tumour cells and bone stem cells.
Researchers at IRB Barcelona study how altered protein degradation contributes to the development of tumours
International scientists point to immunotherapy as a new approach for treating diseases related to ageing
Genetic alterations caused by cancer therapies identified
Salvador Aznar Benitah receives the “Premio Fundación Carmen y Severo Ochoa 2019”
In its “Preguntas Big Van” section, the newspaper La Vanguardia has interviewed IRB Barcelona researcher Meritxell Teixidó about her project, which seeks to develop “shuttles” that transport drugs into the brain.
The newspapers El País and ABC, among other media, have echoed on the last Barcelona Biomed Conference, called “Immunotherapy beyond cancer.
«98% of the potential therapeutic molecules against diseases of the central nervous system cannot cross the blood-brain barrier. We develop peptides with the capacity to open the doors of the barrier and act as shuttles when attached to a therapeutic molecule.»
Felice Alessio Bava
IRB Barcelona Alumni member
«We suspected that CPEB1, a protein involved in regulating mRNA translation in the cytoplasm, might also be active in the nucleus and play a role in controlling pre-mRNA processing. We discovered that it affects the alternative generation in the mature mRNA of the 3'-UTR, regions where most of the elements regulating translation in time and space are located.»
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«Our study highlights the complexity of p38 functions, both in cancer and in the maintenance of normal tissues. It shows why an inhibitor of this molecule could effectively have undesirable side effects. But these do not exclude it from being a target against cancer.»
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Alumni - Research Associate
«Controlling a biological process from outside is the future of chemistry and opens up promising roads for advancements in pharmacological research.»
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