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.
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A study demonstrates that p38 protein regulates the formation of new blood vessels in tumours
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.
RAC1, La 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.
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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«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.»
«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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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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