"Vi per Vida", a charity run by sommelier Xavi Ayala, promotes social awareness of the importance of research.
The event will be held this Sunday, February 25 in Calella.
In spite of the difference between the cell functions responsible for giving rise to a tumour and for the metastasis of this same tumour, studies at IRB Barcelona using the fly Drosophila melanogaster reveal that some genes can drive both phenomena.
The Meet Our Scientists series presents Ernest Giralt, doctor of chemical sciences, who is the head of the Peptides and Proteins laboratory at IRB Barcelona.
In the video "The power of medicinal chemistry", Giralt highlights his interest in deciphering the language used by proteins to interact with each other.
A team headed by ICREA researcher Eduard Batlle discovers that immune system-stimulating treatments combined with a TGF-beta inhibitor are effective against colon cancer.
The researchers developed a mouse model that mimics advanced human colon cancer. This model has allowed them to study the immune system response for the first time.
The donation will be destined to boost research into cancer and metastasis.
A study published in Nature Communications and led by Maria J Macias highlight new DNA motifs for the Smads proteins.
The PhD4MD Programme allows medical doctors to do a three-year research project devoted to cancer or to respiratory or neurodegenerative diseases.
There are currently eight medical doctors conducting research in centres of excellence in Barcelona, and this year this number may increase by up to four more.
A team of scientists headed by Roger Gomis at IRB Barcelona reveals one of the mechanisms that allows metastatic cells to leave a latent state.
It is a factor that has been conserved through evolution, from plants to mammals
RPAP1 regulates the activity of RNA polymerase II by means of its interaction with gene transactivators
A team headed by Antonio Zorzano at IRB Barcelona has identified activators of the mitochondrial protein Mitofusin 2 for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
The protein is a key regulator of many mitochondrial functions, as well as of the cell as a whole.