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

14 Aug 19




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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. This study indicates that chaperone protein Hps70 could be an attractive therapeutic target for the treatment of Kennedy’s disease, a rare neuromuscular disorder, as well as castration-resistant prostate cancer.

Link to COPE

Link to ABC 

Link to RTVE

Link to SINC 


COPE (1.11 MB)

About IRB Barcelona

Created in 2005 by the Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia) and University of Barcelona, IRB Barcelona is a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence, a seal that was awarded in 2011. The institute is devoted to conducting research of excellence in biomedicine and to transferring results to clinical practice, thus improving people’s quality of life, while simultaneously promoting the training of outstanding researchers, technology transfer, and public communication of science. Its 27 laboratories and eight core facilities address basic questions in biology and are orientated to diseases such as cancer, metastasis, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and rare conditions. IRB Barcelona is an international centre that hosts 400 employees and more than 30 nationalities. It is located in the Barcelona Science Park. IRB Barcelona is a CERCA center, and a member of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST).