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<p>3D structure of the protein relaxase bound to a DNA fragment. The histidine residue that performs the DNA nicking, is shown in blue (bottom right) (Radoslaw Pluta, IRB Barcelon</p>
26 Jul 2017

Antibiotic resistance of the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus is responsible for 11,300 deaths a year in the United States alone—a figure that corresponds to half of all deaths caused by Gr

<p>Gonzalo Fernández-Miranda, Project Leader and associate researcher with the Translational Control of Cell Cycle and Differentiation Lab. Image: CaixaImpulse.</p>
20 Jul 2017

The third edition of the CaixaImpulse, a programme run by the Banking Foundation La Caixa and Caixa Capital Risc that supports the development of bio-health projects, is to fund an immunotherapy pr

<p>The experiments have been carried out using Xenopus laevis oocytes, an animal model used by the laboratory to study fundamental processes involved in gene regulation. Image: microscopy, Eulàlia Belloc.</p>
18 Jul 2017

Translation regulation—the process by which the amount of protein synthesized from its messenger RNA (mRNA) is controlled—is a crucial step in establishing the degree of gene expression during even

<p>Cross sections of wild type or TLK2 deficient embryos stained for the proliferative marker Ki67. Embryos lacking TLK2 (left) appear morphologically normal but developmentally delayed. (S. Segura-Bayona, IRB Barcelona)</p>
17 Jul 2017

The placenta, a transient organ that links the developing embryo to its mother, is responsible for nutrient, waste and gas exchange between the foetus and the mother.

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<p>Lidia, Marcos and Irene are 3 out of the 68 "la Caixa" Phd Students 2016. Photo: Javier Barbancho (El Mundo)</p>
24 Jul 2017

The scientists from Madrid who will change the world

El Mundo

IRB Barcelona PhD student Marcos Fernández is one of three researchers featured in the article published today in El Mundo, following Friday's ceremony in Madrid, where 68 young scientists received their "la Caixa" doctoral fellowships.

18 Jul 2017

“Bee venom to treat central nervous system diseases”

Valencia en la Onda

In an interview on the programme “Valencia en la Onda”, presented by Mª Paz Fernández on Radio Onda Cero, Meritxell Teixidó, research associate at IRB Barcelona, talks about his research at the Design, Synthesis and Structure of Peptides and Proteins Laboratory. 

<p>Image: 24Hours Naija News.</p>
17 Jul 2017

"Wasp venom in cancer therapy"

24Hours Naija News

The Nigerian website "24Hours Naija News" devotes a report to the use of insects such as termites and grasshoppers in the treatment of cancer, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis or Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV).

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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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